Vehicle releases can be obtained at the Police Desk.

  • Vehicles are released to the registered owner: If plates are valid and registered to the owner, then a valid state issued ID or driver’s license is required to obtain the release form.  If plates are more than 30 days expired, then a valid title along with valid photo ID are required for the release or updated plates and registration from the BMV.  If the registered owner resides in another state or several hours away or is out of town, a notarized letter giving permission to someone to obtain the vehicle release- including all vehicle information (year, make, model, and VIN number) is required.  A police photo or mug shot can be used on a release of a vehicle- in the case of a recent OWI arrest.  If the registered owner is medically unable to obtain the vehicle, a notarized statement is required or valid POA paperwork that includes information regarding said vehicle.  If the registered owner is deceased, a copy of the death certificate listing next of kin and paperwork naming the executor of the deceased’s estate is required.  In all circumstances a valid photo ID is required.   An expired ID is considered invalid.

  • Vehicles released to the lien holder will need the following: Title stating who is the lien holder, a completed application for title (ready to be taken to the BMV), BMV repossession paperwork   (ready to be taken to the BMV), a hold harmless agreement (signed by representative of financial inst.), proof owner is behind on payments (payment log), copy of letter or any type of paperwork notifying owner they are in default, letter authorizing driver of transport company to sign & pick up vehicle/or a rep from financial company. Driver must also have valid ID and/or proof he is representing the transport company.
  • Questions can be directed to 260-427-1222 or 260-427-1340.