Vehicle Release

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Impounded Vehicle Release

For the complete text of laws governing the forfeiture of a motor vehicle in the California Vehicle Code, click here.


Prior to obtaining a release for a vehicle that has been towed by the Ripon Police Department, STATE LAW requires the following:

  1. Two (2) Valid Drivers must be present.
  2. The vehicle registration MUST be CURRENT with all registration fees paid.

If you are the registered owner of the vehicle, and your drivers license is NOT VALID, you must bring two people with VALID drivers licenses to obtain your vehicle. You must present your drivers license and/or photo identification when obtaining a vehicle release. We can only release the vehicle to the registered owner or a representative of the owner, holding a notarized letter giving them permission to take possession of the vehicle, OR a letter from the San Joaquin County Jail with the registered owner’s and witnessing Deputy’s signatures.

Vehicle Release Fee: $195.00

Print a Vehicle Release Form

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  • Ripon Police Department

    259 N. Wilma Avenue
    Ripon, CA 95366

    9-1-1 Emergency

    (209) 599-2102 Non-Emergency
    (209) 599-5022 Emergency
    (209) 599-4034 Fax
    (209 599-7847 (599-RTIP)
    24/7 Anonymous Tip Line

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