Athens Police Department impounds vehicles for a variety of reasons. Some cars and trucks are abandoned or disabled on the roadside posing a hazard to traffic. Others are towed because the driver was arrested during a traffic stop and no licensed and insured driver was immediately present to take possession of the vehicle. Many cars are also impounded because the driver's license was suspended, revoked, or expired (more than 60 days). The Current List of Vehicles (XLS) are recorded impounded by Athens Police Department.
Instructions for Release
Owners must come to Athens Police Department to obtain a release form before going to the wrecker lot where the vehicle is stored. Detailed instructions describing the process to recover an impounded vehicle are included in our Impound Release Instructions (PDF).