The vehicle will be impounded for 30 calendar days. At that time the registered owner will be responsible for paying the law enforcement fees, towing and storage fees to reclaim the vehicle.
Hanford Police Department will, on request give the registered owner an Impound Hearing on the impounded vehicle.
Monday through Friday 9 am - 3 pm
Fees charged by the Hanford Police Department to release an impounded vehicle are:
With Impound Hearing: $101
Without Impound Hearing: $ 85
On January 1, 1995, new laws were enacted to unlicensed drivers. These laws, California Vehicle Code (CVC) Sections 14602.6 and 14607.6 authorize law enforcement agencies to tow and impound vehicles for 30 days when driven by unlicensed, suspended, or revoked drivers. There is a possibility that the vehicle can be forfeited (taken from you by the State) if you have a prior conviction for driving while unlicensed, or suspended, or revoked.
If you allow yourself or someone else to drive your vehicle unlicensed, drive with a suspended or revoked license, your vehicle can be impounded.