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Columbus Police Impound Lot

Hours of Operation:
Impound: Monday - Friday 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Parking Services: Monday - Friday 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Any further Questions, Please Contact (844) 565-1295.

Additional information can be obtained by calling (614) 645-4620.

Id/Paperwork Required to Claim Vehicle:
Must have a valid Driver’s License AND vehicle registration or vehicle title.

Impound and Storage Fees:
Contact the Parking Violations Bureau at 614-645-6400 for information about impound and storage fees.

Vehicles seized for OVI or DUS arrests:
Vehicles that have been seized by the State of Ohio for OVI or DUS CANNOT be released by the Division of Police. ONLY the judge assigned to the case can release the vehicle. Such vehicles will only be released with a judge’s order.

The Division of Police does NOT have ANY authority to release ANY vehicle that meets the State Law Requirement for a Court Ordered Seizure.

Police Impound Lot Auction Information:
Police Impound Lot Auctions are held at the Columbus Police Impound Lot located at 2700 Impound Lot Road, Columbus, OH 43207.  All vehicles are sold in "AS IS" condition and most are sold on salvage titles. Admission is free; however, all bidders must be at least 18 years of age. All bidders must provide identification and register to bid before the auction begins. Registration begins at 8:30am on the day of the auction. Public viewing of auction items is from 8:00am until 10:00am on the day of the auction. All auctions begin at 10:00am.

Payment is due by 1:00pm on the day of the auction for all winning bids. All vehicles purchased must be removed from the sale lot by noon on the Wednesday after the auction.

While cash is the preferred method of payment, checks may be accepted if the following conditions have been met:
1. You have a signed letter with you from your bank stating you have sufficient funds, and
2. Your letter has been approved by Impounding Unit staff during registration.

Police Impound Lot Auction Schedule
Registration begins at 8:30AM on the day of the auction. Public viewing of auction items is from 8:00AM until 10:00AM on the day of the auction.

2023 Schedule:
~ March 4, 2023
~ April 22, 2023
~ June 17, 2023
~ August 19, 2023
~ September 30, 2023
~ November 4, 2023
~ December 9, 2023
The above dates are tentative. Please contact the Police Impound Lot at (614) 645-4620 to verify dates.