Seized Vehicles

Every day several vehicles are seized by the Police for any number of reasons.Reasons for seizing a vehicle may include:

  • Impaired driving or 12 hour licence suspension
  • Highway Traffic Act offence
  • The occupant was arrested and cannot care for the vehicle
  • Impeding traffic
  • Parking violations
  • The vehicle may be evidence to a crime

When a vehicle is seized the police will ensure the vehicle is safe and secure.  Ordinarily the vehicle will be towed to the police impound yard in the geographical area in which it is seized.  The police will then make an effort to contact the Registered Owner of the vehicle.  This may not always be the person that had been recently driving it.  Only the owner is authorized to pick up the vehicle.

When the registered owner is notified of the vehicle seizure they will be required to attend the police division where the vehicle is being held.  Upon providing sufficient identification the vehicle will be released to the registered owner.  The police will provide that person with a release form.  This form must be taken to the tow yard to claim the vehicle.

A vehicle will not be released from the tow yard without a properly authorized release form.

When the vehicle is claimed at the tow yard the registered owner will be provided with a bill for towing and storage expenses incurred.

The cost of the tow and subsequent storage are the responsibility of the registered owner of the vehicle.

The locations of the Peel Regional Police pound facilities are as follows:

11 DivisionLight & Heavy Towing

Lyons Auto Body Limited

1020 Burnhamthorpe Road West

Mississauga, Ontario

905-277-1457
12 Division & Airport Division Light Towing

Atlantic Auto Body

6121 Atlantic Avenue

Mississauga, Ontario

905-564-7072

 

Heavy Towing

Lyons Auto Body Limited

1020 Burnhamthorpe Road West

Mississauga, Ontario

905-277-1457
21 Division & 22 Division Light & Heavy Towing

Hansen Auto Parts & Towing

236 Rutherford Road South

Brampton, Ontario

905-459-1011

For further information, see the Pounds webpage.