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Miscellaneous Frequently Asked Questions

Who do I call to have an abandoned vehicle removed from a City street?

To have an abandoned vehicle removed, contact the San Diego Police Department/Vehicle Abatement Unit at (858) 495-7856.

How do I recover an impounded vehicle?

If you believe your vehicle may have been towed by the City of San Diego, first search AutoReturn online at  https://www.autoreturn.com/san-diego-ca/find-vehicle/ (link is external) , email [email protected], or call (619) 527-4392. AutoReturn searches for vehicles towed by the City of San Diego only; if unable to locate your vehicle through AutoReturn, call the Police Non-Emergency phone number at (619) 531-2000.


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