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How to Recover Property and Vehicles

Vehicle Impounds





 Recovering an impounded vehicle

Impounded vehicles eligible for release are stored at the Greater Rockford Auto Auction (GRAA), 5937 Sandy Hollow Road. Rockford IL  815-874-7800.

Please contact GRAA for questions about recovering impounded vehicles.  A representative from GRAA will give you the total impound fee and explain how to pick up your vehicle.  The impound fee must be paid in cash.   You will be required to show proof of vehicle ownership and proof of vehicle insurance to a GRAA representative before the vehicle is released.

Greater Rockford Auto Auction
5937 Sandy Hollow Road
Rockford, IL


FEES - The following fees will be due at the Greater Rockford Auto Auction (GRAA) to claim your vehicle: (FEES SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Tow Bill……………………………………. $ 43.00

Impound Fee………………………..…. $108.00, $508.00 or $1,008.00

Release Charge……………………..… $ 75.00

Storage (per calendar day)……….. $ 27.00


The impound fee for a vehicle impounded is $1,008 for the listed offenses:

  • Prostitution
  • Solicitation of a Sex Act
  • Promoting Prostitution
  • Promoting Juvenile Prostitution
  • Trafficking in Persons
  • Patronizing a Prostitute
  • Patronizing a Minor Engaged in Prostitution


Monthly Auction
The following list of vehicles abandoned and/or unclaimed in the City of Rockford will be sold at public auction on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the Greater Rockford Auto Auction, 5937 Sandy Hollow Road, Rockford, IL.  The owners may claim said vehicle at the Greater Rockford Auto Auction by paying the associated redemption fees on or before January 8, 2017.


Vehicles listed below are newer than 7 years old: - NEXT SCHEDULED AUCTION IS JANUARY 11, 2017, ALL UNCLAIMED VEHICLES WILL BE SOLD


TAN 2012 CHEVEROLET MALIBU 4 Door PC 1G1ZC5E02CF214776 Q134351



Impounded Vehicles Auctions    

Only specially licensed dealers are allowed to bid on vehicles eligible for auction.  The  Greater Rockford Auto Auction, located at 5937 Sandy Hollow Road, Rockford, IL, holds auctions every Wednesday.   Please contact the GRAA at 815-874-7800 with any questions. 

Purchasers will be issued a "Certficate of Purchase".  Payment is due at the conclusion of the auction.  Only case or check made payable to the "Greater Rockford Auto Auction" will be accepted.





To recover items that are classified as property (found purses, wallets, cell phones, etc.) and not considered evidence,  please call 779-500-6514 during business hours (8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday) for assistance and instructions on how, when and where you can recover your property. 

Property claims should be made to the Rockford Police Department, Evidence and Property Unit, 420 W. State Street, Rockford IL  61101.  779-500-6514

Persons claiming property shall provide reasonable and satisfactory proof of his or her ownership or right to possession of the property being claimed. 

Listed Property (List as of November 23 , 2016)

 9/8/04  C28165  Misc. Collector Coins
 11/29/10  10155614001  $100.00 (Mi Ranchito)
 2/1/15  15012739004  Ryobi 10" table saw
 2/24/16  16021687001  Tires and Rims (Jesse Partee)
 6/16/16  16071556001  Black Apple I phone
 6/29/16  16077731001  Black HP Probook
 6/30/16  16078439001  White Cloth Purse
 6/30/16  16077437001  Rand Trailblazer Bicycle
7/2/16 16079243001  Pink IPhone 6
 7/4/16  16080838001  Silver and Black Ring w/ diamonds
 7/5/16  16081042001  Backpack w/ clothing, wallet, documents
 7/25/16  001  Black Schwinn
 8/29/16  16099808001  Huffy Bike
 8/16/16  16100757001  $50.00
 8/24/16  16104651001  Rhino AirMaxx Bike
 8/25/16  16104903001  Mikado Lancer
 8/28/16  16106401001 Red Next Bike
8/28/16  16106401002  Black Next Bike
 9/6/16  16110358002  Kent Bike
 9/6/16  16110290001

 Powerboss Street Sweeper

9/7/16 16111004001

Schwinn Bike

9/19/16 16116187001 Hyper Tough 110-pc tool set
9/22/16 16117617001 Next BMX Bike
9/22/16 16117672001 Mongoose Mountain Bike
9/24/16 16118718001 Magna Pink Girls Bike
9/25/16 19119154001 Next Boys Maxo Bike
10/16/16 16128551001 Roadmaster Bike
10/17/16 16132064001 ID, Various Credit Cards (Richard Bryant)
Recovering items classified as evidence
(Recoverd by police during an investigation) 
The Evidence and Property Division can not release any item classified as evidence until the item has been released by the Winnebago County States Attorney’s Office (815-319-4700) or the Rockford Police Department, District Commander (779-500-6555) and it has been reclassified as property.  Please contact the Winnebago County State's Attorney’s Office or the Rockford Police Detective Bureau with questions about all items, including vehicles, classified as evidence.
Buying seized property                
Items seized by the Rockford Police Department that are not claimed and/or the Police Department is unable to otherwise return to an owner, are sold at auction on  Items auctioned include bicycles, electronic equipment and numerous other items.





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Rockford Police Department 420 West State Street Rockford, IL 61101-1288
Phone: 779-500-6514 Fax: 815-961-3208 TDD: (815) 987-5495
Emergency: 911 Non-Emergency: (815) 966-2900

Page last updated: 12/27/2016 11:22:09 AM

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