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The City of Philadelphia has multiple sites which can be used to find a towed or relocated car.  In Philadelphia sometimes cars are towed and other times they are relocated.  The sites that we link to on this page can help you find a car that was towed or a car that was relocated in Philly.

CLICK HERE to go to the Philadelphia Booting Towing & Impoundment page (Philadelphia Parking Authority.  This site gives you Philadelphia towed vehicle information and Philadelphia relocated vehicle information.  Find a towed car or relocated car in Philadelphia.

Common Towing Questions – Philadelphia

For common towing questions (TOWING FAQ) from Philadelphia Parking Authority, CLICK HERE

To get information about Philadelphia Parking Laws, CLICK HERE

To pay a Philadelphia Parking Ticket, CLICK HERE

To Pay a Philadelphia Red Light Violation under 30 days old, CLICK HERE

To Pay a Philadelphia Red Light Violation over 30 days old, CLICK HERE

To Pay a Philadelphia Traffic Ticket or to Get Philadelphia Traffic Court Information (Municipal Court), CLICK HERE

  • The Traffic Division is located at 800 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123-2690. The court is open to the public from 8:30 A.M. until 7:30 P.M., Monday through Friday.
  • The Traffic Division’s mailing address is: 800 Spring Garden Street, P.O. Box 56301, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130-6301. The main telephone number is (215) 686-1675.

For a list of Philadelphia Parking Garages, CLICK HERE (Information on specific locations, such as hours of operations and hourly rates for Garages in Philly)

If you are looking for your towed car in Philadelphia, you can always call 311 or Call search the City’s website.


Towed Car Locator

If your car has been towed or impounded by the Philadelphia Parking Authority, you can call  215-561-3636 to get information about your vehicle.

In order to reclaim a towed or impounded vehicle you must pay for all outstanding tickets as well as tow and storage fees. Payment must be made in person at one of two locations:

Parking Violations Branch
913 Filbert Street
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. weekdays
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday

Parking Authority Impoundment Lot
2501 Weccacoe Avenue
(near Columbus Boulevard and Oregon Avenue)
215 683-9550
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. Friday
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. Saturday
4:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Sunday

When you pay your fines and fees, they will tell you where to reclaim your vehicle. If it is not at the Weccacoe Avenue Impoundment Lot, it will be at one of Philadelphia Parking Authority’s other lots:

Lot 2
2535 Swanson Street
215 683-9563
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. weekdays
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday

Lot 44
3201 North Delaware Avenue
215 683-9521

Lot 6
4701 Bath Street
215 683-9510

Lot 7
6801 Essington Avenue
215 683-9880

The hours at lot 6, lot 77 and lot 44 are:
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. weekdays
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday

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)

Source: Philly 311

If your Car was booted in Philadelphia, it can be towed.  Booted vehicles may be towed for several reasons:

Booted vehicles will be towed within 72 hours from the time the boot was put on, if the boot has not been resolved.  Booted vehicles can also be towed for obstructing the rush hour traffic, or for concern that damage might be done to the vehicle.  A Vehicle must be removed within two hours of the boot release, especially if the booted vehicle obstructs traffic. The Vehicle can be ticketed.

Philadelphia Parking Violation Information can be obtained from:

Philadelphia Parking Authority

701 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA.

This facility is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (215) 683-9600

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