Types of Violations

Abandoned Vehicles

Vehicles broken down on the side of the road, or those left on private property without the owner's permission.

County Road—Report to (253) 798-3444

Pierce County removes vehicles abandoned in the Pierce County right-of-way. Report to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department at (253) 798-3444.

Private Property or Road

The property owner is responsible for removing unauthorized vehicles on private property. Contact a licensed tow operator to impound the vehicle.

State Highway—Report to (253) 536-6210

The state removes vehicles abandoned in the state highway right-of-way. Report to the Washington State Patrol at (253) 536-6210.

Rules & Regulations

RCW 46.55.085
Enforcement procedure for impoundment

RCW 46.55.010
Further defines abandoned vehicles as those having been impounded by a registered tow operator


Junk Vehicle Affidavit
When no title or proof of ownership is available

Licensed Tow Operators
PDF version. Updated 2/2017
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