The City has a strong interest in deterring drivers from committing serious traffic and drug offenses, such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, fleeing or eluding a police officer, driving on a revoked driver's license, operating a vehicle when the registration is cancelled, suspended or revoked and driving while possessing felony amounts of cannabis, controlled substances or methamphetamine.
The implementation of an administrative fee for towing of vehicles used in the commission of certain offenses will deter drivers from committing these offenses. The fee imposed will help reasonably compensate the City for the damages done by persons who commit these offenses.
Acceptable forms of payment: cash, money order, certified check or credit card. No personal checks will be accepted.
To make payments in person or by mail:
City of Urbana Finance Department 400 S. Vine St., Urbana, IL 61801 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (217) 384-2346
City of Urbana Police Department 400 S. Vine St., Urbana, IL 61801 (217) 384-2320
To pay a $250.00 Vehicle Impound Fee online:
ATTENTION: Once the Vehicle Impound Fee is paid, please go to the Urbana Police Department located at 400 S. Vine St., Urbana, IL to obtain a release form. This form is a requirement for the release of a vehicle by a towing company.
The owner(s) of record may contest the vehicle impoundment by filling out a written request for an administrative hearing through the Finance Department no later than ten (10) business days after vehicle seizure. In addition, the owner(s) of record may request the hearing before or after impound and storage charges have been paid.
To request a hearing, please stop by the Finance Department during business hours, or download and complete the hearing request form and mail it into the Finance Department.