Abandoned or Inoperable Vehicles
In the City of San Diego, it is illegal to leave an operable or inoperable vehicle parked for more than 72 consecutive hours without being driven at least 1/10th of a mile on a public street. It is also illegal to park an abandoned, wrecked, dismantled or inoperable vehicle on private property in public view.
The Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Unit is responsible for removing wrecked, dismantled and inoperative vehicles on both public and private property.
What to Do if Your Vehicle Has Been Towed
Vehicles may be impounded or towed for several reasons for violation of both State and City laws. Learn how you can find and retrieve your vehicle if you believe it has been towed by the City of San Diego. The City will not have information on a vehicle that was towed from private property.