Southside Wrecker Service: Towing Vehicles for Austin Police Arrests

Southside Wrecker is the independently owned company that contracts with the City of Austin to tow vehicles when a person is arrested by the Austin Police Department.  I am often asked by clients wanting to know where their vehicle is and how to get it back, so that contact information is below.

However, if you are not the registered owner of the vehicle, this is the information that Southside Wrecker will require before releasing the vehicle to you, and if you are looking for contact information about the process, you must contact Southside Towing, as I cannot answer questions on behalf of their business:

Instruments Accepted for Release of Vehicle

[A] A Notarized Power-Of-Attorney;
[B] A Court Order;
[C] A Certificate of Title;
[D] Notarized proof of loss claim of theft from an insurance company to show a right of possession;
[E] Positive name and address information corresponding to that contained in the files of the Department’s Vehicle Titles and Registration Division;
[F] A department approved affidavit of right of possession and control, as in 18.82 of this title(relating to definitions), which is to be furnished by the licensee upon request (an Affidavit of Right of Possession and Control is not to be used as a repossession instrument).  This instrument is available upon request at Southside Wrecker.

The contact information for vehicles impounded as a result of an arrest by the Austin Police Department is as follows:

8200 South Congress
Austin, TX 78745
Telephone:  (512) 441-7094
Fax : (512) 441-7179