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Snow Emergency Impound lots

1129 Cathlin St
St.Paul, MN 55108
Phone (651) 603-6895  Fax (651) 603-6897

830 Barge Channel Rd.
St.Paul, MN 55107
Phone (651) 266-5642 Fax (651) 298-4938

Closed for the season

Costs Include:
  • Parking Ticket: $56.00 (payable at the Impound Lot, by mail, by phone, online or at the Violations Bureau)
  • $209.00  (cash or credit) to get your vehicle out of the impound lot if you pick it up before midnight the day it is towed. 
  • Total for ticket and tow at the Impound Lot on the first day of Impoundment would be $265.00.
  • A $15 storage fee is added to this amount for each additional day the vehicle is on the lot.

To reclaim a vehicle, residents are reminded to bring the following items with them to the impound lot:

  • Proof of vehicle ownership: Title, Bill of Sale or Lease Agreement If the vehicle has been registered within the last 4-8 weeks
  • Valid Photo ID* or Driver's License is sufficient proof of ownership for vehicles that have been registered for more than 8 weeks.
  • Proof of current insurance for the vehicle that you are picking up
  • Cash or Major credit cards to pay your fees
  • Keys to the vehicle

Accepted forms of ID- State issued ID, Permit or Drivers License, Passport, Military ID or Consulate ID

If you are not the registered owner you will need:
- Personal Vehicle - Same last name and same address or a notarized letter with a copy of the owners photo ID.
- Rental or Company owned vehicle - The company must be notified by the driver and will only be released with faxed authorization from the company.
- Repossession - An Affidavit of Repossession (or Writ of Replevin) and a lien holder's card are required in order to release a vehicle to a lien holder or their authorized representative- NO EXCEPTIONS!

Tow Lot Locations
  • Generally, if a vehicle is towed south of the Mississippi River, or south of  I-94 and east of Lafayette Road, it will be taken to the impound lot at 830 Barge Channel Road. (651) 266-5642 

          Map of Barge Channel Road lot 

  • Vehicles towed from elsewhere in the city will be taken to the impound lot at 1129 Cathlin Street, across from the State Fairgrounds. (651) 603-6895 or (651) 266-5642 Map of Cathlin Street lot 

Before traveling to either lot, the city recommends that residents check the City Wide Map to determine where their vehicle has been taken. 

         City-wide map showing where towed cars are taken

        The impound lots are managed by the Saint Paul Police Department (651) 291-1111

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