HELP! My Car was Towed

If your vehicle was towed as a result of Police action, you may need a release.

Police Action may include:

  • Arrest
  • Traffic Ticket (such as not being inspected)
  • Parking Ticket (such as parking over 24 hours)
  • Suspended or Non-Registered Vehicle
  • Abandoned Vehicle
  • Traffic Accident (Release may not be required if released at scene by Officer)

Prior to attempting retrieval of your car, you MUST stop at the Front Desk of the Police Station to obtain a release.

You will need to bring:

  1. Proper ID
  2. Proof of Vehicle Ownership
  3. Proof of Valid Insurance on the Vehicle

The Following Towers are uses by the Town of Cheektowaga for Police Towing:

Kwitzers Collision
2514 Harlem Rd

Millers Towing
3214 Genesee St

Suburban Collision / Royal Towing
2288 William St
894-0163 / 896-2829

Davron Collision
2425 Broadway

Rusiniaks Towing
2210 Old Union Rd

First Choice Auto
840 Cayuga Creek Rd

Towing Offices are staffed Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Saturdays 9:00am to 12:00 noon.  They are closed Sundays and legal holidays.  Phone numbers for twenty-four hour retrieval are posted.  Fee schedule is as follows; all fees are before applicable NYS taxes have been added by the Tower:

1.  Passenger vehicles and light trucks (up to 10,000 lbs GVW), including motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATVs:

A.  Standard Tow or flatbed service:  $132

B.  Additional fees for labor, recovery, winching:

i.  truck with driver, one-quarter-hour increments: $30

ii.  truck with driver, full hour $132

C.  Administrative fee (letter fee):  $25

D.  Storage per 24 hour day:  $35

2.  Medium Duty Tow (10,001 lbs to 25,999 lbs GVW)

A.  Hourly rate:$180

B.  Additional laborer(s):  $79 per hour per person

C.  Storage per 24 hour day:  $50

3.  Heavy Duty Tow (26,000 lbs and up GVW)

A.  Hourly rate:  $295

B.  Additional laborer(s):  $79 per hour per person

C.  Storage per 24 hour day:  $50

4.  Clean up of debris from roadway for accidents:

A.  Labor:  $25 per 1/2 hour

B.  Speedy Dry (per bag):  $9.95

C.  Disposal of Contaminated Material (if more than three bags): 20% above market price

5.  After Hours Release

A.  Releasing vehicles or belongings from vehicles after 5:00 pm on weekdays or other than regular business hours on Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays:  $72 per hour

B.  After-hours releases will be arranged by appointment only between the towing company and the patron.