My car was towed. Now what do I do?

By State law, the police department can only release an impounded vehicle upon a showing of a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration, and auto insurance card. If you have those items in your possession, take them to the lobby of the Englewood Police Department located at 75 S. Van Brunt St, Englewood NJ 07631. An officer will give you a release form to bring to the tow yard. Once you present the release form and pay the standard towing fees, the tow truck company will release your car. 

If your documents are inside the towed car, please call the Englewood Communications Center at 201-568-2700 to make arrangements on getting your documents. 

If you cannot appear at police headquarters personally, you can designate a representative to pick up your vehicle release by indicating your permission in a notarized letter. Your representative must still present a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration, and insurance card with your notarized letter.

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1. Where is the Englewood Police Department located?
2. How do I obtain a copy of a police report?
3. Do I have to come to the police station to make a report?
4. Can I make a police report over the telephone?
5. Can the police help me with a dispute with my landlord?
6. What should I do if I'm pulled over by the police?
7. If I want to report something that is not an emergency, do I call 911 or another number?
8. Why does it take officers longer to respond to some calls than others?
9. Why don't I see more officers patrolling my neighborhood?
10. Why do the 911 operators ask so many questions when I call?
11. Can I call the police department to report a problem and still remain anonymous?
12. Is there a waiting period before I can report somebody as missing?
13. Can I use 911 on my cellphone to report an emergency or an intoxicated driver on the road?
14. Can the Englewood Police Department help me if I lock my keys in my car?
15. Does the police department ever contact citizens asking for donations over the phone?
16. How do I Pay a Traffic Ticket?
17. How do I contest a Traffic Ticket or Criminal Complaint?
18. I just picked up a copy of my accident report. What do all those code numbers mean around the outside of the report?
19. My car was towed. Now what do I do?
20. How do I submit an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request?
21. How do I apply for a gun permit or firearms ID card?
22. How do I apply for a Temporary Accessible Parking Placard?
23. How can I commend the actions of an Englewood Police Officer?
24. How do I file a complaint against an Englewood Police Officer?
25. How do I file an accident report if we didn’t call the police at the time of the accident?