Application requesting the Commissioner of Police to sell an impounded vehicle
If your vehicle has been impounded for an unauthorised driving offence, you will incur daily costs until the vehicle is collected. These applications do not apply to reckless driving offences.
If the vehicle is not collected at the conclusion of the impoundment period, daily costs will continue to accumulate until the Commissioner of Police has the authority to dispose of the uncollected vehicle. The driver responsible for the impounding offence will further be liable to pay the cost associated with disposing of that vehicle.
If the responsible person for a vehicle used in the commission of an unauthorised impounding offence has no intention of collecting the vehicle at the conclusion of the impoundment period, an application can be made to the Commissioner of Police in accordance with section 80JA of the Road Traffic Amendment Act 1974 to dispose of the vehicle early.
An application requesting the Commissioner of Police to sell an impounded vehicle can only be made once 48 hours has passed since the vehicle has been impounded. All parties with an interest in the vehicle must agree and sign the application form and the responsible person for the vehicle must complete the statutory declaration portion on the form.
The proceeds from the sale of the vehicle are to pay for expenses incurred by WA Police. If there are any funds remaining, this will be distributed to the interested parties based on their percentage of interest as allocated on the application form.
If the originating impounding charge is withdrawn or dismissed after the vehicle has been sold, the sale cost will be paid back to the interested parties based on their percentage of interest.
An application form authorising the Commissioner to dispose of an impounded vehicle early can be downloaded from this website or obtained from any police station. The completed application form is to then be forwarded to the WA Police Vehicle Impoundment Unit via facsimile on 9373 2443 for assessment.