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Vehicle Seizures

According to the Impounding Bylaw, the City may seize or tow a vehicle when... 

It is not registered.

Vehicles parked on the street must be registered and have a license plate properly displayed at all times.  The City has the authority to impound your vehicle or trailer immediately if it is not registered.

It has outstanding unpaid parking fines.

If you do not pay your parking ticket(s) and do not make your scheduled court appearance to contest the fine(s), the City has the authority to impound your vehicle.  You will have been given prior notice.

It is parked in violation of the Traffic Bylaw.

Vehicles that are parked longer than 36 hours on the street, impede traffic, park in “No Parking” zones, park hazardously, block alleys or driveways, etc. are in violation of the Traffic Bylaw and can be seized by the City.

It is parked on a scheduled street sweeping or designated snow route.

Vehicles that block street sweeping or snow routes are towed out of the way to a nearby street.  If your vehicle has been moved, search for where to find it or call 306-975-2548.

Vehicles may be immobilized (booted) and seized from both public and private property.  Fines of up to $10,000 for individuals or $25,000 for corporations can be issued to anyone who obstructs or interferes with the seizure of a vehicle, or tampers with an immobilization device.

Reclaim Your Vehicle

You have 30 days from the date your vehicle is impounded to pay outstanding parking tickets and/or register your vehicle.  If an impounded vehicle is not claimed within 30 days, it may be sold at a public auction or scrapped to recover the amount of unpaid fines.

Seized vehicles can be reclaimed at the Impound Lot: 150 Jonathon Avenue, Saskatoon. 

  • Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 7:00pm
  • Saturdays from 11:00am to 4:00pm
  • Closed Sundays and holidays.

You will need:

  • A valid driver’s license or other Government-issued ID
  • A valid vehicle registration
  • Payment of all outstanding parking fines
  • Payment of all impound and tow fees (non-negotiable)

If your vehicle was impounded by the Saskatoon Police Service, you will need a Saskatoon Police Service Release Authorization form, which can be picked up at the front desk of the Saskatoon City Police headquarters: 76 25th Street East, Saskatoon.

Fees:

  • Towing: Actual cost of tow service (varies between $100.00-$200.00)
  • Impound Fee: $50.00
  • Storage Fee: $15.00 per day
  • Administration Fee: $25.00

Cash payment is not accepted at the Impound Lot; only debit or credit card at this location.

For more information on vehicle seizures and the Impound Lot, call 306-975-2548 or send us an email.