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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………………………..…. $100.00, $500.00 or $1,000.00

Release Charge……………………..… $ 75.00

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


Effective January 1, 2015, the impound fee for a vehicle impounded is increased from $500 to $1,000 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, November 9, 2016 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 November 7, 2016.


Vehicles listed below are newer than 7 years old: - NEXT SCHEDULED AUCTION IS NOVEMBER 9, 2016, ALL UNCLAIMED VEHICLES WILL BE SOLD


RED 2015 CHRYSLER 200 4 Door PC 1C3CCCAB4FN590435 Q373287
GRY 2011 Chevrolet Malibu 4 Door PC 1G1ZC5E19BF325364 S915192
RED 2009 Pontiac G6 4 Door PC 1G2ZH57N294115627 Q144161
BLK 2013  NISSAN Versa  4 DOOR PC 3N1CN7AP3DL879086




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 , 2016)

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 420 West State Street Rockford, IL 61101-1288
Phone: 779-500-6514 Fax: 815-961-3208 TDD: (815) 987-5495
Emergency: 911 Non-Emergency: (815) 966-2900

Page last updated: 10/19/2016 8:00:52 AM

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