What do I need to do to get my vehicle released to me?

Vehicles can only be released to the registered owner. If the vehicle's registered owner is not present, a notarized release letter is needed from the owner authorizing the person present to take possession of the vehicle. If you are a lienholder, please contact the Department at 317-838-3565 for more information. Vehicle releases are only issued at the Plainfield Police Department between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The following must be provided to obtain the vehicle release form:

  • $20 Administrative Fee (payable in cash, money order, Visa or Master Card)
  • Proper Identification of the owner
  • Valid registration or proof of ownership (purchase paperwork) if purchased from a dealer within the last 45 days or from a private individual within the last 72 hours

Impounded Vehicles

Vehicles impounded by the Plainfield Police Department are typically stored at Whitlows Towing Service - Joe's Garage, located at 10659 E County Road 251 S, Indianapolis, IN 46231

The facility is southeast of the intersection of U.S.40 and Ronald Reagan Parkway. You may contact Whitlow's Towing Service by calling 317-839-3804.

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4. Can I get a copy of an accident or incident report and how much does it cost?
5. How do I commend an officer or employee of the Plainfield Police Department?
6. How do I file a complaint with the Plainfield Indiana Police Department?
7. Can I file an incident report over the phone or through email?
8. I have locked my keys in my car. Can you help?
9. What do I need to do to get my property released to me?
10. Is there a cost for being fingerprinted for non-criminal purposes?
11. How can I register the security alarm for my home or business?
12. What do I need to do to get my vehicle released to me?
13. What do I need to do to get a handgun permit?
14. I have moved or changed my name. How can I update my information on my gun permit?
15. I have misplaced or lost my gun permit. How can I get it replaced?
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