Towed Vehicles


When a vehicle has been towed, the registered owner has ten business days from the tow date to redeem the vehicle. To find out who towed the vehicle, how to pay unpaid fines, receive a vehicle release form, reclaim personal property from a towed vehicle, and more, please use the links below;

Stopping a Tow in Progress
If you come across your car being put on a tow truck, you can stop the tow if you call 1-877-207-2134 immediately to pay your judgment debt and fees over the phone. You will not be charged the full tow fee but must pay a tow dispatch fee of $69.50.

Note: If your vehicle was booted before it was towed, you must first contact PAYLOCK at 1-877-207-2134. You must pay all of your outstanding judgment debt. You will then receive information for getting your vehicle back.
For additional assistance locating a towed vehicle:

  • Call 311
  • Call 212-NEW-YORK (Out-of-City)
  • TTY 212-504-4115 (Hearing Impaired)