Vehicle Releases

In the event that your automobile is impounded and you are seeking to obtain its release, you must 1st come to the South Gate Police Department to obtain a vehicle release form. The vehicle can be released only to the registered owner who must possess a valid California driver's license. The vehicle must be currently registered.

Regular impound releases are $121, vehicles impounded for Driving Under the Influence are $401. Only cash is accepted for impound fees. After you obtain the vehicle release, you will be directed to the towing company that has stored your vehicle. The tow yard will charge it's own storage fees. Photo identification is required and a person with a valid drivers license must be present.

Tow Companies
The following towing companies are used in rotation:
  • Mr. C's
    4421 Mason Street
    South Gate, CA 90280
    Phone: 323-249-0575
  • HP Tow
    7300 Roseberry Avenue
    Huntington Park, CA 90255
    Phone: 323-583-1831
California DMVs Close to South Gate
  • Bell Gardens DMV
    6801 S Garfield
    Bell, CA 90201
    Phone: 800-777-0133
  • Compton DMV
    2111 S Santa Fe Avenue
    Compton, CA 90221
    Phone: 800-777-0133
  • Bellflower DMV
    9520 E Artesia Boulevard
    Bellflower, CA 90706
    Phone 800-777-0133
  • Montebello DMV
    424 N Wilcox Avenue
    Montebello, CA 90640
    Phone: 800-777-0133
  • Los Angeles DMV
    3615 S Hope Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90007
    Phone: 800-777-0133
Access the California DMV for more information.