Civil Impound Hearings

Any individual that wishes to contest the validity of the impoundment and/or the amount of towing and storage fees may file a civil impound hearing request with the court. This request is pursuant to the provisions of RCW 46.55 and WAC 308-61.

Generally the petitioner will provide the court with the request form already pre-filled by the towing company, the agency authorizing the impound, and the location of impound. The request for hearing must be filed with the court within 10 days of the date that the vehicle was redeemed or attempted to be redeemed. A $73 filing fee must be paid to the court to process the request.