To determine if the Baton Rouge Police Department has towed your vehicle, contact the Impound Division at (225)389-3819 during normal business hours. We need a permanent license plate number or VIN (vehicle identification number) to check our records for any vehicle that has been impounded.
If your vehicle has been impounded it will be with either of the two wrecker companies that have contracts with the Baton Rouge Police Department:
9101 Veteran's Memorial Blvd.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70807
Thornhill Wrecker Service
6271 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70819
If your vehicle is in "Official Storage" (meaning this vehicle was involved in a crime), you must bring Proof of Ownership, and a valid driver's license to the Impound Office to obtain a release. If the vehicle is not currently registered in your name, and it has been longer than the 20th day of the month following purchase, (e.g. vehicle purchased June 1st; you must pay your tax, title, and license fees by the 20th of July. This is state law.) You must get the car properly registered in your name before obtaining a release from the Baton Rouge Police Department.
If your vehicle was impounded for no proof of insurance, you must go to DMV to get a hold release letter. The letter should then be taken to the Wrecker Company that holds your vehicle. The "Hold" on your vehicle is by DMV, not the Baton Rouge Police Department.
If your vehicle was impounded for any other reason, go directly to the Wrecker Company to obtain release of your vehicle.