The police impound is located near postal 167, and appears as a blue timer on your map .
There are two ways a vehicle could end up in the police impound:
- If a police officer impounds the vehicle
- If the vehicle despawns from the map
If your vehicle is impounded by a police officer (due to an arrest or criminal investigation), it will appear in the impound after the next server restart. You will then be able to see if your vehicle is eligible for release, or when your release date is. Vehicles that are despawned from the map will not be obtainable at the police impound until the server is restarted. See "When does the server restart?"
There are some very rare cases where your vehicle will despawn randomly. To decrease the chances, always try and stay within the general area of your vehicle. Do not assume if you park your vehicle somewhere and leave it, that it will be there hours later. Always store your vehicle in a private or public garage, at your house, or in the motel parking (coming soon).
How to Get a Vehicle Out of Impound
Walk up the department main steps, by the front door, and press E once prompted.
A menu will pop up showing your impounded cars, with a release date. If your car is eligible for release you will be allowed to pay the fine and retrieve your vehicle.
Your car will be released and parked inside the impound lot, ready for you to pick up.
Simply walk back down the stairs and walk into the lot.