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The front desk is open Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Traffic Bureau counter is open Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed all major holidays. The Records counter is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For after-hour vehicle releases, call (714) 744-7380.
The registered owner of the vehicle needs to come to the Orange Police Department’s Records counter, which is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday. The registered owner needs to provide a valid California Driver’s License, or provide a valid identification and have another person with a valid California Driver’s License present. If possible, please bring a copy of any paperwork the officer gave to you at the time the vehicle was impounded. The fee to release an impounded vehicle is $239.
The following is required: - The registered owner or their agent must be present with a valid driver’s License. - If the registered owner does not possess a driver’s license, he/she must have a VALID California Government issue identification card. - Current registration and insurance for the impounded vehicle. - A fee to be paid for the release at the Orange Police Department for $239.00. For information on your impounded vehicle, call (714) 744-7451
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