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How to Recover Property and Vehicles

Vehicle Impounds





 Recovering an impounded vehicle

Impounded vehicles eligible for release are stored at the Greater Rockford Auto Auction (GRAA), 5937 Sandy Hollow Road. Rockford IL  815-874-7800.

Please contact GRAA for questions about recovering impounded vehicles.  A representative from GRAA will give you the total impound fee and explain how to pick up your vehicle.  The impound fee must be paid in cash.   You will be required to show proof of vehicle ownership and proof of vehicle insurance to a GRAA representative before the vehicle is released.

Greater Rockford Auto Auction
5937 Sandy Hollow Road
Rockford, IL


FEES - The following fees will be due at the Greater Rockford Auto Auction (GRAA) to claim your vehicle: (FEES SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Tow Bill……………………………………. $ 43.00

Impound Fee………………………..…. $108.00, $508.00 or $1,000.00

Release Charge……………………..… $ 75.00

Storage (per calendar day)……….. $ 27.00


The impound fee for a vehicle impounded is $1,008 for the listed offenses:

  • Prostitution
  • Solicitation of a Sex Act
  • Promoting Prostitution
  • Promoting Juvenile Prostitution
  • Trafficking in Persons
  • Patronizing a Prostitute
  • Patronizing a Minor Engaged in Prostitution


Monthly Auction
The following list of vehicles abandoned and/or unclaimed in the City of Rockford will be sold at public auction on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the Greater Rockford Auto Auction, 5937 Sandy Hollow Road, Rockford, IL.  The owners may claim said vehicle at the Greater Rockford Auto Auction by paying the associated redemption fees on or before May 8, 2017.


Vehicles listed below are newer than 7 years old: - NEXT SCHEDULED AUCTION IS May 10, 2017, ALL UNCLAIMED VEHICLES WILL BE SOLD


SIL 2012 CHEVROLET MALIBU 4DR 1G1ZD5E00CF348540 Q884357
GRY 2010 NISSAN ALTIMA 4DR 1N4AL2AP5AN452815 Q134885




Gold 1997 Hyundai Sonata 4dr KMHCF34T9VU865174 PIZ6068
Blue 1986 Lincoln Towncar 4dr 1LNBP96F4GY678049 L760660
Tan 1998 Nissan Altima 4dr 1N4DL01D7WC242775 EWF7128



Impounded Vehicles Auctions    

Only specially licensed dealers are allowed to bid on vehicles eligible for auction.  The  Greater Rockford Auto Auction, located at 5937 Sandy Hollow Road, Rockford, IL, holds auctions every Wednesday.   Please contact the GRAA at 815-874-7800 with any questions. 

Purchasers will be issued a "Certficate of Purchase".  Payment is due at the conclusion of the auction.  Only case or check made payable to the "Greater Rockford Auto Auction" will be accepted.





To recover items that are classified as property (found purses, wallets, cell phones, etc.) and not considered evidence,  please call 779-500-6514 during business hours (8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday) for assistance and instructions on how, when and where you can recover your property. 

Property claims should be made to the Rockford Police Department, Evidence and Property Unit, 420 W. State Street, Rockford IL  61101.  779-500-6514

Persons claiming property shall provide reasonable and satisfactory proof of his or her ownership or right to possession of the property being claimed. 

Listed Property (List as of March 10, 2017)

3/11/2016 c46354 SILVER CERTIFICATES
12/15/2014 1414392600201 USC (BALDEMAR GARCIA)
8/22/2016 16-103342003 LOUIS VUITTON PURSE
Recovering items classified as evidence
(Recoverd by police during an investigation) 
The Evidence and Property Division can not release any item classified as evidence until the item has been released by the Winnebago County States Attorney’s Office (815-319-4700) or the Rockford Police Department, District Commander (779-500-6555) and it has been reclassified as property.  Please contact the Winnebago County State's Attorney’s Office or the Rockford Police Detective Bureau with questions about all items, including vehicles, classified as evidence.
Buying seized property                
Items seized by the Rockford Police Department that are not claimed and/or the Police Department is unable to otherwise return to an owner, are sold at auction on  Items auctioned include bicycles, electronic equipment and numerous other items.





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Rockford Police Department 557 S. New Towne Drive, Rockford, IL 61108-2385
Phone: (779) 500-6555 Fax: (815) 227-0324
Emergency: 911 Non-Emergency: (815) 966-2900

Page last updated: 4/21/2017 3:31:20 PM

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