Add your voice to improving the Minneapolis Impound Lot
The City has launched an online survey to gather feedback for the Impound Lot Facility Improvement Project from Minneapolis residents. Project organizers will use survey results to identify additional improvement ideas and understand community perceptions about the impound lot.
The project is in the master planning phase, which will determine whether to renovate and expand the existing impound lot building or replace it with a new structure. Additionally, the facility’s footprint will be reduced and new landscaping, fencing and security improvements, and energy efficiency improvements will be made. Construction is expected to start in summer 2017 and take about a year to complete.
The survey is available in English, Spanish, Hmong and Somali. Take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MplsImpound.
Within 72 hours, the City mails a notice to the registered owner of the vehicle. If the vehicle is not picked up within 15 days of the notice, it may be sold at auction.
Why did it get towed?
Vehicles are towed for many reasons, including:
- illegally parking or blocking traffic
- by police orders (e.g. it's in an accident, stolen, or involved in a crime)
- violating snow emergency rules
- blocking street sweeping, seal coating, or street maintenance
- if it's abandoned
- if it poses a danger to public safety
Avoid Being Towed
Reduce the possibility of your car being towed:
- Follow permanent and temporary street signs carefully
- Be sure to adhere to parking meter rates and restrictions
- Learn the rules about parking during a Snow Emergency
Last updated Feb 23, 2017