Impounded Vehicles

The Topeka Police Department operates an impounded vehicle lot at 322 NW Crane. This is a secured environment with limited access to people with approved business. Released items may be claimed at the impound office. Vehicles and other items that are not claimed will be auctioned either in the monthly impoundment auction or through the contracted auction service.

Hours Of Business

Normal hours – 8:30am – 4:30pm; Monday through Friday. Closed holidays.
We are open over lunch hours. We may be unavailable to assist you before noon on auction days, which are generally the last Wednesday of the month. Check the auction page for those dates.

Phone Numbers

  • 785-368-9230
  • 785-368-9264 (fax)

Process For Claiming Impound Vehicle

The registered owner must present:

  • Current, valid registration and tag
  • Current, valid insurance
  • A valid drivers license or state issued photo ID card

If some of the necessary documents cannot be found, you will be required to obtain new originals from the appropriate agencies. As a rule, we DO NOT release property from any vehicle. The property goes with the vehicle. You must present a valid drivers license in order to drive a vehicle off the lot.


If you are not the registered owner of the vehicle, in addition to the above documents you must also have an affidavit from the owner, dated, signed and notarized authorizing release of the vehicle to you. The notarized authorization may be no more than one week old.