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Abandoned Vehicles

An abandoned vehicle is one that has been left on a city street for more than 72 hours without moving more than 1/10 of a mile or is otherwise inoperable.

To report an abandoned vehicle, please call (650) 738-7314 and be prepared to provide the following information:

  • address where the vehicle is parked
  • color of vehicle
  • make/model of vehicle 
  • license plate number 

Vehicles reported as abandoned or in violation of the 72 hour ordinance will be checked and marked by a Police Officer, Community Service Officer, or Police Volunteer.  Personnel will check on the vehicle after 72 hours to determine if it has been driven.  Per contract terms with our tow companies, abandoned vehicles will not be towed on weekends.

To report an abandoned vehicle 24 hours a day please call (650) 738-7314.