If the court issued a warrant to impound your vehicle due to unpaid parking citations, to obtain a release for the vehicle, you MUST:
- Be the registered owner; AND
- Have a valid driver's license; AND
- Pay, in full, all outstanding citations with cash, a money order, a cashier's check or credit/debit card that is in your name.
If you wish to use a credit/debit card that is in another person's name, the cardholder must appear with you and present a valid driver's license.
You cannot pay for tow warrants over the phone or online.
You and the person paying for the release of the vehicle MUST appear in person at the Multnomah County Circuit Court.
Upon providing all of the above, the court will issue a release for the vehicle and direct you to the tow yard where the car was impounded. The tow company will also charge a fee before releasing the vehicle.
For more information on towing vehicle regulations see the City of Portland 16.30 codes.