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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.

FEES

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* $108.00, $508.00 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, August 9, 2017 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 August 7, 2017.

ALL UNCLAIMED VEHICLES WILL BE SOLD

Vehicles listed below are newer than 7 years old: 

COLOR YEAR MAKE MODEL STYLE VIN LICENSE
White 2016 Buick Encore SUV KL4CJASBXGB664524 Q813700
Gray 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan Van 2D4RN4DE6AR231579 717XKL

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 June 6, 2017)

DATE RECOVERED REFERENCE NUMBER PROPERTY DESCRIPTION
10/15/2003 C18510, C18516, C18508, C18507, C18575, C18505, C18506, C18509 Misc. Clothing with tags, Sony camera, Waterford crystal glasses, Set of 3 Lotus crystal candle holders, 2 Lenox crystal vases
2/15/2006 C51591 Foreign Coins
9/11/2007 C66993-95 Misc. Jewelry
1/19/2011 11007238001 Men’s clothing, DVDs
6/28/2017 17083553001 Craftsman Lawn Mower
7/17/2017 17088736001 Craftsman 650 Series/self-propelled

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.