How to Recover Property and Vehicles

Impounded vehicles eligible for release are stored at the Greater Rockford Auto Auction (GRAA), 5937 Sandy Hollow Road. Rockford, Ill. Phone: 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.


The following fees (subject to change) will be due at the Greater Rockford Auto Auction (GRAA) to claim your vehicle:

Tow Bill $43.00
Impound Fee* $111.00, $523.00 or $1,000.00
Release Charge $75.00
Storage (per calendar day) $27.00

*The impound fee for a vehicle impounded is $1,000 for the listed offenses: Prostitution, Solicitation of a Sex Act, Promoting Prostitution, Promoting Juvenile Prostitution, Trafficking in Persons, Patronizing a Prostitute, and 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, May 8, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at the Greater Rockford Auto Auction, 5937 Sandy Hollow Road, Rockford, Ill.

Owners may claim said vehicle at the Greater Rockford Auto Auction by paying the associated redemption fees on or before May 6, 2019.


Vehicles listed below are newer than 7 years old: 

Red 2012 Chevrolet Impala 4-door 2G1WG5E32C1283511 836391
White 2012 Chevrolet Impala 4-door 2G1WC5E35C1236047 AC94194
Maroon 2013 Scion IQ 4-door JTNJJXB06DJ022281 AY99778
Silver 2013 GMC Terrain SUV 2GKALSEK9D6169484 AM28109
White 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV JA4JZ4AX2EZ002598 Z480192
Blue 2014 Toyota Corolla 4-door 5YFBURHE6EP056653 Q262902
Red 2015 Chevrolet Sonic 4-door 1G1JA5SH2F4175393 Z456740

Gray   2015  Chrysler  200  1C3CCCCB3FN544401  AN46120

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, Ill., holds auctions every Wednesday. Please contact the GRAA at 815-874-7800 with any questions.

Purchasers will be issued a “Certificate of Purchase”. Payment is due at the conclusion of the auction. Only cash or check made payable to the “Greater Rockford Auto Auction” will be accepted.

Claiming Personal Property Classified as Found or Recovered

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. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through 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, Property and Evidence Division, 420 W. State Street, Rockford Ill. 61101 Phone: 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 (as of 04/17/2019 )

6/22/2017 17-076106-001, 002 Pressure Washer, Leaf Blower
06/23/2017 17-076796 Stereo Amplifier and Car Stereos – epson printer
8/21/2013 13-100168 Emmit Smith Football Cards in gold and Charlie Frye card
7/7/2015 15-083069-001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 009, 011, 012, 014, 015, 016, 017, 018, 020, 021, 022, 027, 033, 034 Silver bicycle, Green Mt. Fury bicycle, pink & purple Free Spirit bicycle, Misc. ladies clothing, Misc. items, Dark Horse filtered cigars, Black Armitron wristwatch, Puritan XL men’s navy jacket, Motorola Bluetooth speaker, ACER laptop, ACER laptop, Cricket ZTE cellphone, Black Verizon HTC cellphone, White I-phone, Garmin 200 GPS, Garmin 205 GPS, TomTom GPS, DViations sunglasses case/Versace sunglasses case, Peltor headset/AVOFENG FM Transceiver, Enercell AC power supply/Delphi cordless headset

Recovering items classified as evidence (Recovered by police during an investigation) 

The Property and Evidence Division can not release any item classified as evidence until the item has been released by the Winnebago County States Attorney’s Office or the Rockford Police Department District Commander and it has been reclassified as property. Please contact the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office (815-319-4700) or the Rockford Police Detective Bureau  (779-500-6551) 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 propertyroom.com.  Items auctioned include bicycles, electronic equipment and numerous other items.