Can I get my vehicle back before the 30 days are up?
Under certain limited circumstances, you may be able to have the vehicle returned to you prior to the end of the 30-day period. In some cases this may require a Post Impound Hearing (see Post Impound Hearings for ARS § 28-3511).

You may be eligible to have the vehicle released early only if you meet one of the following conditions or circumstances:
  • If the owner presents satisfactory proof that the owner’s driving privilege has been reinstated (if this applies to you, bring proof to the Vehicle Impound Unit of the Show Low Police Department that your license is now valid)
  • If the vehicle was reported stolen at the time it was impounded
  • If the vehicle is subject to bailment under ARS §28-3511(A)(2) and was driven by an employee of a business establishment including a parking service or repair garage
  • If all of the following apply: the owner or owner’s agent was not the person driving in violation at the time of the impoundment; and the owner or the owner’s agent is in the business of renting motor vehicles without drivers; and the vehicle is registered pursuant to ARS §28-2166

In certain situations, the spouse of the owner may also enter into an agreement with the Show Low Police Department stating they will not let a driver arrested for Extreme DUI or Aggravated DUI, or a minor in possession of alcohol to drive the vehicle within 1 year. If the agreement is violated, there is no relief available from the 30-day impound period within the next year.

In addition, the vehicle may be released to the lien holder or repossession agent identified on the Motor Vehicle Department record before the end of the 30 days.

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1. For how long will my vehicle be impounded?
2. How much will it cost to get my vehicle back?
3. How do I get my vehicle back?
4. What if someone other than the owner was driving the vehicle when it was impounded?
5. What if I own the vehicle but have not yet transferred the title into my name? Can I still get the vehicle back?
6. What will happen if I cannot claim my vehicle?
7. Can I get my vehicle back before the 30 days are up?
8. If the owner was driving on a suspended license but has since had the license restored to valid status, can the vehicle be released prior to the 30-day period?
9. Would I still have to pay fees and charges if the vehicle is released early to me?
10. At the end of the 30 days, can I just go to the towing company and get my vehicle?
11. If I am found “not guilty” on my criminal or traffic charges will that affect the impoundment of my vehicle?