In accordance with state laws, to recover your car at a VSF you MUST
1. Provide your photo identification
2. Prove you are the owner or authorized user of the car
3.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
  • The below TDLR form that you can download, print and fill out is form VSF011


Pay all fees for towing and storage:

  • TOW CHARGE: $174.00
  • DAILY STORAGE CHARGE of $20.00 A daily storage fee may be charged for any part of the day, except that a daily storage fee may not be charged for more than one day if the car remains at the VSF less than 12 hours. A day is considered to begin and end at midnight.
  • NOTIFICATION FEE. After 24 hours- $50
  • City FEE. $21.43
  • Sales tax 8.25%