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Abandoned Vehicles

If this is a police, fire, medical, or other emergency, please call 911 immediately. 

  • SF Transportation Code Section 7.2.29 PARKING PROHIBITED FOR MORE THAN 72 HOURS (3 DAYS)
  • SF Health Code Section 8.1 prohibits abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, or inoperative parts on private property.
  • Please provide the following information with your request:
    • Location where abandoned vehicle is located (Specific address needed if on private property)
    • Description of vehicle (Make/Model, Color, Number of Doors, and License Plate Number, if possible)


 Select from the list to report a problem

Expected Response Time

 Abandoned Vehicle on Public Property

Inspection: 2 Business Days

 Abandoned Vehicle on Private Property

Inspection: 5 Business Days


Vehicle towed?  Use a web service to find information about your vehicle and instructions to release - San Francisco AutoReturn.

Having trouble finding a service? Need assistance in another language?
Dial 3-1-1 (within SF only) or (415) 701-2311; TTY direct (415) 701-2323
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Last updated: 1/16/2014 3:21:23 PM