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Police Help Lines

Dial 9-1-1 for Emergencies ONLY

Non-Emergency Help
Crime Stoppers Anonymous Tips
720-913-7867 (STOP)
Gang Hotline
Report Graffiti
311 or
(720) 913-1311
Sex Offender Hotline
Hate Crimes Hotline

The Boot

If there are 3 or more unpaid tickets (or other outstanding citations) on a vehicle, a seizure warning notice will be issued, and a boot may be placed on your car. The boot won't be removed until all outstanding fines (including the additional $100 boot fee) are paid. If a vehicle is booted for 72 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) without payment, it will be considered abandoned and towed to impound. If a vehicle is towed to impound, an additional $100 tow fee will be charged.

Learn more about boot removal...

Towing: Impound vs. Relocation

If your vehicle has been towed it doesn't necessarily mean it's been impounded.
Denver, unlike many municipalities, doesn't automatically impound towed vehicles. Vehicles that are towed are often relocated to a nearby location and parked legally there. There is a $100 tow fee incurred for moving a vehicle.
If your vehicle's been towed, contact the Denver Police Non-Emergency line to locate it: (720) 913-2000 (when you get the recorded message, hit 0 for the operator, they will look up your vehicle's location)


If your vehicle has been impounded, call 720-865-0470 to retrieve it. More information on vehicle impound can be found at the Denver Sheriff's Vehicle Impound Facility.