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Snow Emergency Impound

Snow

New Fast Track Window NOW OPEN for *SNOW EMERGENCIES* at Ramp A!

The New Snow Emergency Fast Track System allows people to pay their fees online prior to going to the impound lot. Paying online and using the Fast Track System will greatly reduce your vehicle release wait time. 

 

BUSINESS HOURS: DAY 2 & DAY 3 10:00AM-10:00PM

 

I think my vehicle was towed by the City of Minneapolis, what do I do?

Search our online database to see if your vehicle is in our system. If it was towed due to a Snow Emergency you can use our new Fast Track system to expedite the release of your vehicle!

 

Not a Snow Emergency tow? Find out more here!

 

Online Vehicle Search

Use our Online Vehicle Search to find out if the City has your vehicle.

 

Paying online and using the Fast Track system will greatly reduce your vehicle release wait time. 

 

 

 

Online Vehicle Search
Picking up your vehicle

Once you receive an email confirming your payment has been received your vehicle will be released to you.  IMPORTANT: RAMP A FAST TRACK SNOW EMERGENCY WINDOW NOW OPEN.

Visit the business window located in the lobby of Ramp A (for snow emergency only).  (101 North 9th St., Minneapolis, MN 55403)

  • Ramp A is located on the bus and near the light rail blue line.
  • If you will be driving in please park at Ramp A or the Hawthorne Transportation Center (31 North 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403) and your parking will be validated (please bring the ticket you pulled at the entrance).

A shuttle will bring you to your vehicle at the Minneapolis Impound Lot.

Directions to Ramp A

Ramp A Fast Track Location: 101 N 9th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Ramp A is located on the bus line and 2 blocks from the light rail stations.

Driving in? Park in Ramp A or the Hawthorne Transportation Center 33 N. 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403.

Parking is validated (only if you park at Ramp A or Hawthorne) – must bring the ticket you pulled at the entrance with you to the impound counter.

Click on thumbnail for full-size static map or click link below for Google map directions.

Map to Ramp A
Snow Emergency Tow - Documents Needed

If your vehicle was towed and impounded due to a snow emergency, street sweeping, or because you parked in a temporary no parking area. The following documents may be required to release your vehicle from impound:

  • Proof of insurance in your name
  • Current registration, title, or lease agreement
  • License Plate Number or Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Picture ID, such as a Driver’s License or Minnesota ID Card

Unpaid Citations - Documents Needed

If your car was towed and impounded due to unpaid citations the following documents may be required to release your vehicle from impound:

  • Proof of insurance in your name
  • Current registration, title, or lease agreement
  • License Plate Number or Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Picture ID, such as a Driver’s License or Minnesota ID Card
  • Letter from Hennepin fines have been paid and vehicle can be released

Owners of vehicles with 5 or more unpaid parking citations must present a letter from Hennepin County Violations Bureau stating that all citation fines have been paid before their vehicles can be released by the Impound Lot. If any citations on the owner’s vehicle are in collections, the owner must pay those fines in person at the Minnesota Department of Revenue and then bring those receipts to Hennepin County Violations Bureau, which will then provide the owner with a letter stating that all fines have been paid.

Rental Vehicle - Documents Needed

If your vehicle was a rental and towed and impounded the following documents may be required to release your vehicle from impound:

  • Proof of insurance in your name
  • Rental lease agreement
  • License Plate Number or Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Picture ID, such as a Driver’s License or Minnesota ID Card

To release a rental vehicle, a person must present the rental agreement and the matching ID or Driver’s License on the agreement.

In some cases, the rental company must be notified by the renter and the vehicle will only be released with a faxed authorization letter from the rental company naming who can pick up the vehicle.

Authorizing Someone Else to Release Vehicle

A person who is not the registered owner may pick up the vehicle, or remove property from the vehicle if they have a notarized statement from the registered owner that includes:

  • The name of the authorized person
  • A photocopy of the registered owner’s ID or Driver’s License.
  • License Plate Number or Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Make and year of the vehicle

Police Holds

If the vehicle was involved in a crime it must be cleared of any police holds. Call (612) 673-5777 for details on clearing police holds.