To recover your car at a VSF you MUST:
-Provide your photo identification,
-Prove you are the owner or authorized user of the car, and Pay all fees for towing and storage.
-Provide your photo identification. Acceptable forms of ID include:
Any state issued driver's license or identification card
Any photo ID issued by the Federal Government
Any photo ID issued by a foreign government such as a Mexico driver's license or a "matricula consular"
Prove you own or have the owner's permission to use the car with any ONE of these:
-Your government issued driver's license that shows your name matches the owner information from the DMV's car registration database
-An insurance card showing that you are a named insured for the car
-The certificate of title to the car showing your name as the owner
-A notarized power-of-attorney signed by the car owner
-A tax collector's receipt and a car registration renewal card with your conforming identification
-A current automobile lease or rental agreement signed by the operator of the car, or
This TDLR form that you can download, print and fill out is Removal and/or Inspection of a Motor Vehicle at a VSF (PDF)
The VSF must also make this form available to you.
Pay all fees for towing and storage:
The TOW CHARGE: The maximum charge for a private property tow is:
$255 for a car weighing up to 10,000 lbs
$357 for a car weighing more than 10,000 but less than 25,000 lbs
$459 per unit for unit for cars weighing more than 25,000 lbs with a $918 total maximum
These are the maximum rates statewide. Lower rates may be set by local municipal or county rule.
A DAILY STORAGE CHARGE of between $5.00 and $20 per day or part of a day for a car that is 25 feet long or less.
A VSF must charge $35 per day or part of a day for a car that is longer than 25 feet.
To learn more, please visit the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation