Towing and Storage Rates

The City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Police Commission regulate and set the towing and storage rates for the Official Police Garages. The towing and storage charges must be paid before the release of a vehicle.

Vehicles may be towed for various reasons by several different city agencies. The towing and storage rates are uniform throughout the City of Los Angeles.

If a vehicle is not redeemed on the same day that it was towed, additional daily storage charges will incur.

In January 1st 2017, the OPG towing and storage rates were increased. In accordance with California Civil Code Section 1748.1(a), Official Police Garages offer a discount rate to all individuals paying for towing and storage fees by a means other than credit card. The rate for paying by a means other than by credit card is discounted to encourage payment by cash, check, or other means not involving the use of a credit card and it is offered to all consumers.

Standard Vehicle Rates Payment by Credit Card Non-Credit Card Payment
for the first hour or fraction thereof: $124.00 $121.50
for each additional half-hour or fraction thereof beyond the first hour $62.00 $60.50
Upright Heavy Duty Vehicle Payment by Credit Card Non-Credit Card Payment
for the first hour or fraction thereof $239.00 $233.50
for each additional half-hour or fraction thereof beyond the first hour $120.00 $117.00
Per hour or fraction thereof for each additional person required: $53.00 $52.00
Specialized equipment required – heavy duty removal for the first hour or fraction thereof: $360.50 $352.50
Hazardous or dangerous cargo - heavy duty removal: $540.00 $528.00
Daily Storage Rates Payment by Credit Card Non-Credit Card Payment
Standard Vehicle: $39.00 $38.00
Trucks Over One Ton - Trucks, Boats and trailers Under 20’: $43.00 $42.00
Trucks Over One Ton - Trucks, Boats and trailers 20’ to 40’ $54.50 $53.50
Trucks Over One Ton - Trucks, Boats and trailers over 40’ $68.00 $66.50
Motorcycles $10.00 $10.00
Major Component Parts $8.00 $8.00
Bulk Items per Square Foot $0.50 $0.50
Miscellaneous Rates Payment by Credit Card Non-Credit Card Payment
Mileage Rate (per mile) $7.00 $7.00
Removal of Stolen Component Parts $70.50 $69.00
Removal of Bulk Items $124.00 $121.50
City of L.A. Release fee:
$115.00 for each vehicle released *
City Parking Tax:
10% city parking occupancy tax is collected on all storage fees **
Forms of Payment:
Cash, Mastercard, Visa
ATM Bank Debit Card that allows withdrawls from checking accounts only

* Fee is remitted to the City of Los Angeles on a quarterly basis

** Tax is remitted to the City of Los Angeles on a quarterly basis

Lien Sale Processing Fees

All vehicles are subject to applicable California Civil Code Section 3074 lien sale processing fees.

Civil Code Section 3074: "The lienholder may charge a fee for lien-sale preparations not to exceed seventy dollars ($70) in the case of vehicle having a value determined to be four thousand dollars ($4,000) or less and not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100) in the case of a vehicle having a value determined to be greater than four thousand dollars ($4,000), from any person who redeems the vehicle prior to the disposal or is paid through a lien sale pursuant to this chapter. These charges may commence and become part of the possessory lien when the lienholder requests the names and addresses of all people having an interest in the vehicle from the Department of Motor Vehicles. Not more than 50 percent of the allowable fee may be charged until the lien-sale notifications are mailed to all interested parties and the lienholder or registration service agent has possession of the required lien processing documents. This charge shall not be made in the case of any vehicle redeemed prior to 72 hours from the initial storage."