Towed Vehicles

Vehicles may be retrieved, depending on the circumstances, from the MSU Police Department 24 hours a day seven days a week. Along with a tow charge, storage fees may be accrued. Any and all other fees and fines, including unpaid parking violations, must be paid before picking up the impounded vehicle.

The owner of a vehicle has 24 hours to claim their vehicle, after which a fee of $8.00 per day will begin. For example, if a vehicle is towed on a Monday, the owner has a grace period of one day (Tuesday) to claim the vehicle. The $8.00 fee would begin on Wednesday.

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, cash, and personal checks will be accepted for all towed vehicles, except vehicles which are towed for outstanding violations. When a vehicle has been towed for outstanding violations, personal checks are not accepted.

Vehicles may be towed under the following circumstances:

Loading Zones: Vehicles which are parked in areas which are specifically designated as loading zones for over 10 minutes and do not have active movement around them.

Leased Spaces: Spaces which are leased for a specific permit number and vehicle.

University Service Vehicle Spaces: Spaces which are specifically assigned for University vehicles or service vehicles only.

Disabled Person Spaces (handicap): Spaces which are assigned for individuals with either a disabled person plate or placard.

Outstanding Violations: Any vehicle having six (6) or more unpaid ordinance parking violations.