Retrieve Towed or Booted Vehicles & Impounded Bicycles

Retrieve Towed or Booted Vehicles & Impounded Bicycles

September 10, 2013

UCLA Parking Enforcement will tow or immobilize vehicles with a booting device for specific violations of University Parking Regulations and/or California Vehicle Code. Follow these instructions to retrieve your vehicle:


Booted Vehicles

If an immobilization (booting) device has been placed on your vehicle’s tire(s), you will find an Immobilization Notice on your windshield. Bring this notice to UCLA Transportation lobby. Vehicles can only be released during regular business hours.

If immobilized under California Vehicle Code section 22651 (I), you will have 72 business hours to pay all outstanding penalties and fees. UCLA Parking accepts cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and AMEX. No other forms of payment will be accepted. Upon payment, your vehicle will be released.


Towed Vehicles

If you believe your vehicle has been impounded from the UCLA campus, please contact Quicksilver Towing, Inc. (see contact info below). Be prepared to provide them with your vehicle license plate number. Upon payment, Quicksilver will direct you to your vehicle. If you believe your vehicle has been stolen and Quicksilver Towing has no record of your vehicle being towed, contact the University Police Department immediately.


Bicycle Impoundment under California Vehicle Code

The intent of bicycle parking enforcement is to ensure parking areas remain available for the parking of bicycles that are being actively used on a daily basis. It is also the intent of bicycle parking enforcement to ensure that bicycles do not impede or obstruct accessible or pedestrian access. 

When a bicycle appears to be abandoned, stored, in non-working condition, or parked in a non-designated area a 72-hour notice will be placed on the bicycle. If the bicycle is not removed with 72 hours from the date of the notice, the bicycle will be impounded. When a bicycle is impounded, the owner is subject to an impound fee to be paid upon release. Impounded bikes will be stored for only 90 days. Bicycles blocking accessible or emergency access may be impounded immediately without notice. 

UCLA Parking Enforcement and Business & Administrative Services-On-Campus Housing remove abandoned bicycles from racks in order to maintain an adequate number of secure parking spaces and thereby discourage bicycle theft. Bicycles may also be removed from racks which are being relocated due to construction or otherwise posted.  


Impounded Bicycles

If you believe your bicycle has been impounded, contact the UCLA Citation Review and Adjudication Office with the description and last known location of the bicycle.  They will confirm possession of the bicycle and arrange for you to retrieve it. 

The following materials must be presented:

  • Valid Photo Identification
  • Proof of ownership of the bicycle (e.g., receipt, registration, key to lock)
  • Impound Fee Amount


To Pay:

UCLA Parking Services
555 Westwood Plaza, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Bicycles may only be released during business hours. UCLA Parking Services accepts cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and AMEX. No other forms of payment will be accepted. If your bicycle was parked & impounded within the Residential Halls areas, you may also contact the On-Campus Housing Covel Commons Front Desk.

UCLA Transportation
Phone: (310) 794-7433

Address

555 Westwood Plaza, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1360

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Citation Review and Administration
Phone: (310) 825-2029

Address

555 Westwood Plaza, Suite 106
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1354

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

On-Campus Housing Covel Commons Front Desk
Phone: (310) 825-5116

Address

555 Westwood Plaza, Suite 106
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1354

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

University Police Department
Phone: (310) 825-1496

Quicksilver Towing, Inc.
Phone: (310) 478-1201

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