The Snow Lot will open when the City declares the first Snow Emergency of the 2021-2022 season.

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Costs Include:

  • Parking Ticket: $56.00 (payable at the Impound Lot, by mail, by phone, online or at the Violations Bureau)
  • $275.08 (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 $331.08.
  • 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

Map of Barge Channel Road lot - All vehicles towed by the Police Department (with the exception of vehicles towed for violating snow emergency parking rules).

 Map of Cathlin Street lot - All vehicles towed for violating snow emergency parking rules are towed to 1129 Cathlin Street.

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

Last Edited: November 22, 2021