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Providing towing and storage services for law enforcement for over fifty years is our primary function. Vehicles may be towed and stored for a myriad of reasons but usually deal with a violation of a California Vehicle Code Section. We do not make the decision regarding the impounding of any vehicle. That is the duty and responsibility of the police officer. We simply provide the service at the officers request. If you feel that your vehicle was towed without "probable cause", you may request a Post Impoundment Hearing either before or after you remove your vehicle from our possession.   Howard Sommers Impound Area
Howard Sommers' Evidentiary/Investigative Hold Facility

We release impounded vehicles 24 hours a day. Vehicles may be inspected and unattached personal property removed between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. Acceptable forms of payment include, cash, cashier's check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover or ATM.

We will need the following information in order to release or allow you to inspect your vehicle or permit you to remove unattached personal property:
  1. Make of Vehicle
  2. License or Vehicle Indentification Number (VIN)
  3. Governmental issued photo identification such as a Drivers License or Identification Card
  4. Proof of ownership such as current registration, Pink Slip or rental agreement. In certain circumstances, possession of the keys to the vehicle may suffice for proof of ownership
If the impounding agency has placed a HOLD on your vehicle, you must obtain a release from that agency before we can release any property, or allow you to inspect or obtain possession of your vehicle.

Vehicle Release and Post Impoundment Hearing Locations:
Los Angeles Police Department
West Valley Detectives
West Valley Community Police Station
19020 Vanowen Steet
Reseda California 91355
Desk: 818-374-7611
Detective: 818-374-7730
  Los Angeles Police Department
Valley Traffic Bureau
7870 Nollan Pl
Panorama City, Ca 91402
Department of Transportation
12544 Saticoy Street South
North Hollywood, California 91604
  California Highway Patrol
5825 DeSoto Avenue
Woodland Hills, California 91367
Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department
Lost Hills Station
27050 Agoura Road
Agoura, California 91301

Los Angeles Police Department
Topanga Detectives

Topanga Division Police Station
21501 Schoenborn St
Canoga Park CA. 91304
Desk: 818-756-4800

Impound Hearing Forms
If you feel your vehicle was towed without probable cause, you may download forms in order to request a Post Impoundment Hearing for City of Los Angeles Agencies.
LAPD Impounds
LAPD Hearing Form
  Department of Transportation Impounds
DOT Hearing Form
Neither the California Highway Patrol or the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department have Hearing Forms you can download. For Post Impoundment Hearings with those agencies, please call the telephone numbers listed above.

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