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In order to reclaim an impounded vehicle, you must pay for all outstanding tickets as well as tow and storage fees.

You may make payment in full at the following locations:

Parking Violations Branch
913 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Weekdays
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday

Lot 10
6 E. Oregon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 683-9601
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Philadelphia Municipal Court – Traffic Division
800 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Please note that you must present the following to the staff at the Impoundment Lot before your vehicle will be returned to you:

  • Your valid driver’s license
  • Current vehicle registration
  • Proof of current insurance for the vehicle
  •  Cashier’s receipt(s) along with the accompanying BAA/PVB Release Authorization for payment and/or adjudication of the tow and storage charges
  • Release authorization from the Philadelphia Traffic Court (only applies to vehicles impounded through Live Stop


If you cannot pay the entire amount due, you can arrange for a payment plan through an expedited hearing at the Bureau of Administrative Adjudication during the below-referenced hours:


Bureau of Administrative Adjudication
913 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Weekdays
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday

NOTE: The hours above are for expedited hearings regarding booted or impounded vehicles. We encourage you to appear as early as possible in the day to ensure a place in line.  The end time for accepting walk-in (expedited) hearings may vary due to the volume of people already waiting to be heard.