Registered owners or title holders of vehicles that have been impounded by the Johnston Police Department can make an application for the release of their vehicle at the Johnston Police Department Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (excluding holidays).
Release Requirements and Fees
Vehicle registration and title must be current and valid before release. Impounded vehicles will only be released to the vehicle's registered owner or title holder who will be required to provide a valid state-issued photo identification and pay a $20 CASH ONLY administrative processing fee in order to claim their vehicle.
In some cases, additional requirements must be satisfied before a vehicle will be released from impound. For this reason, the Johnston Police Department recommends that vehicle owners contact the Johnston Police Department prior to making claim for their vehicle to ensure that they have all the necessary documentation required to complete their vehicle release request.
Once all applicable requirements have been satisfied and the release request has been approved, the vehicle owner will be directed to the private towing and storage company where their vehicle is being held. The vehicle owner will then be responsible for any/all additional towing and storage fees associated with the vehicle's impound. Owners will not be allowed to access their vehicle or remove any items until a release request has been approved and all applicable fees have been paid.
Neither the Johnston Police Department nor the City of Johnston have any involvement in the towing and storage fees associated with the vehicle impound nor do either receive any monetary incentive or revenue relating to the impounding of said vehicles.