Vehicle Impound Instructions

Rather than searching all over for information for how to recover an impounded vehicle, we at TechniCraft Collision Repair Experts, LLC wanted to give you an easy-to-follow guideline to claiming your vehicle at our facility. If your vehicle has been impounded by law enforcement, below are instructions on how to claim your vehicle. Give us a call at 708-430-1177 for more information on impound instructions.

Instructions to Recover Your Impounded Vehicle

Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday By Appointment Only from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Closed on Sunday and Holidays

You may pick up property or your vehicle after office hours, but an after hours fee will be charged on holidays and after normal business hours.

A. Proof of vehicle ownership (one of the following must be presented):

B. Current valid registration
C. Title in your name
D. Signed-over title with a notarized Bill of Sale for each transfer (within 30 days of transfer date)
E. A valid current vehicle moving permit from the department of motor vehicles
F. A current DMV printout showing you as the vehicle owner
G. A current dealer’s report of sale (within 20 days of purchase date)
H. Rental vehicles require a valid rental contract in your name
I. (Insurance documents are NOT accepted as proof of vehicle ownership)

A. Photo Identification (valid US Driver’s license, state ID, military ID, or passport)

B. A police department release

Please note that payments for all impounds must be provided in Cash Only. No Personal Checks and no Credit Cards will be accepted. If you have a question on any of the above procedures, please call our office at 708-430-1177.

Instructions to Retrieve Property From Your Vehicle

NOTE: We will only release property from a vehicle to the legal registered owner. There are no exceptions to this rule. You must be able to show valid identification and proof of current registration in your name to claim any property.

Illinois Vehicle Code

(625 ILCS 5/4-203) No contents of a vehicle may be released until the tow bill is paid, with the exception of: Food, medicine, perishable property, operator’s licenses, cash, credit cards, checks or checkbooks, wallet, purse, or other property containing any operator’s license or other identifying documents or materials.

Items That May Be Released

1. Legal papers
2. Medications
3. Purse / wallet
4. Perishable Items.

Items That Will NOT Be Released

1. Stereos (including speaker boxes and amps)
2. Battery or other engine parts
3. Wheels and/or Tires

All other property will remain under the same hold as the vehicle until full payment is made.

Abandon Your Vehicle

It is our policy to pursue all means necessary to resolve your legal obligation. We have the right to take you, and all parties listed by the secretary of state to have an interest in the vehicle, to small claims court. We also have the right to refer this matter to a collection agency for the balance owed. We will report any unpaid debt to credit reporting agencies.

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