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Collection of towed vehicles

Where can I get information about a towed vehicle?

Information about the removal of a vehicle from the road the owner can be obtained from the Police, who can also inform the owner which authorised entity has issued the instruction to remove the vehicle.

The Police telephone number is 997 or in the event of towing the vehicle by the Municipal Police – tel. 986.

Procedure of collecting vehicles towed on the basis of art. 130a of the Traffic Law Act

Permission to collect the vehicle

After obtaining information about the removal of the vehicle from the road pursuant to art. 130a item 1 of the Traffic Law Act, the owner of the vehicle should go to the seat of the entity that issued the instruction to remove the vehicle. This entity is authorised to issue a permission to collect the vehicle from the car park, if required.

Pursuant to the Regulation of 22 June 2011 on the removal of vehicles whose use may jeopardize the safety or order of road traffic or hamper the rescue operations (Dz.U. (Journal of Laws) No. 143, item 846), the basis for the collection of a vehicle towed under art. 130a item 1 of the Act is a permit issued by the entity that ordered to remove the vehicle.

Art. 130a. 1. A vehicle is removed from the road at the expense of the owner in the case of:

  1. leaving the vehicle in a place where it is forbidden and it is impeding traffic or otherwise compromising safety;
  2. the driver’s failure to present a document confirming the conclusion of the contract of compulsory civil liability insurance by the vehicle owner or proof of payment for this insurance, if the vehicle is registered in the country referred to in art. 129 item 2 point 8c;
  3. exceeding the allowed dimensions, permissible total weight or axle load specified in the road traffic regulations, unless it is possible to direct the vehicle to a nearby road on which the movement of such a vehicle is allowed;
  4. leaving the vehicle without a parking card, in a place reserved for the disabled with reduced mobility and persons mentioned in art. 8 item 2;
  5. leaving the vehicle in a place where the sign indicating that any vehicle parked there will be removed at the expense of the owner is in force.

2. The vehicle may be removed from the road at the expense of the owner if it is not possible to secure it in another way, if:

  1. it was driven by a person: a) being in a state of intoxication or in the state after using alcohol or an agent similar to alcohol, b) without the documents authorising them to drive or use the vehicle;
  2. its technical condition threatens road safety, causes damage to the road or violates the requirements of environmental protection.

2a. The procedure of removing the vehicle shall be abandoned if before issuing the instruction to remove the vehicle or during the removal procedure its reasons discontinue. If issuing the instruction to remove the vehicle in the cases referred to in items 1–2 caused the costs to arise, the owner of the vehicle is obliged to cover them. The provisions of item 10i shall apply accordingly.

3. A vehicle may be moved or removed from the road if it hampers rescue operation.

4. The instruction to move or remove a vehicle from the road is issued by:

  1. a police officer – in the situations referred to in items 1–3;
  2. municipal guard – in the situations referred to in item 1 points 1, 4 and 5;
  3. the leader of rescue operation – in the situations referred to in item 3.

Vehicles removed from the road at the expense of the owner pursuant to art. 130a of the Traffic Law Act of 20 June 1997 (unified text Dz.U. (Journal of Laws) of 2017 item 1260) shall be placed in a guarded car park until the payment for removing and parking the car is settled.

Release of the vehicle from the parking lot pursuant to art. 130a items 5 and 7 of the Traffic Law Act may be conducted only after the proof of payment of the total amount of the fee for removing and parking the car is presented.

Payment for towing the vehicle and parking it in the car park

The owner (or the person authorised to use the vehicle) who wants to collect the vehicle from the car park is obliged to settle the payment for towing and the time the vehicle spent in the car park (number of days counted from the day of towing until the day of collecting the vehicle from the parking lot) according to the attached table of fees at the ZDiTM ticket offices or to make a payment by postal order or a transfer to the ZDiTM bank account number 80 1020 4795 0000 9902 0278 0674.

Collecting the vehicle from the car park in Hangarowa street

After paying the amount due, the owner goes to the parking lot in Hangarowa 30–32 to collect the vehicle, presenting:

The fees in force in 2019 for removing vehicles from the roads and placing them in guarded car parks, and the costs incurred as a result of issuing an instruction to remove the vehicle and then withdraw the instruction are specified in Resolution No. XLV/1326/18 of the City Council of Szczecin of 30 October 2018.

In the event that the person paying the costs of removing and storing the vehicle is not allowed to collect the vehicle, the fee is charged on the responsibility of the person paying the bill in accordance with their declaration.

group of vehicles towing fee daily parking fee
bicycle or motorbike 113.00 zł 20.00 zł
motorcycle 223.00 zł 27.00 zł
vehicle with a maximum permissible weight up to 3.5 t 486.00 zł 40.00 zł
vehicle with a maximum permissible weight 3.5 t–7.5 t 606.00 zł 52.00 zł
vehicle with a maximum permissible weight 7.5 t–16 t 857.00 zł 75.00 zł
vehicle with a maximum permissible weight over 16 t 1263.00 zł 136.00 zł
vehicle transporting hazardous materials 1537.00 zł 200.00 zł

The procedure of removing the vehicle shall be abandoned if before issuing the instruction to remove the vehicle or during the removal procedure its reasons discontinue. If issuing the instruction to remove the vehicle caused the costs to arise, the owner of the vehicle is obliged to cover them.

The costs incurred due to issuing the instruction to remove the vehicle after which its reasons discontinued:

group of vehicles fee
bicycle or motorbike 73.00 zł
motorcycle 145.00 zł
vehicle with a maximum permissible weight up to 3.5 t 316.00 zł
vehicle with a maximum permissible weight 3.5 t–7.5 t 394.00 zł
vehicle with a maximum permissible weight 7.5 t–16 t 557.00 zł
vehicle with a maximum permissible weight over 16 t 821.00 zł
vehicle transporting hazardous materials 999.00 zł

Note: Failure to collect the vehicle within 3 months from the date of its removal will result in applying to a court for a decree of its forfeiture to the benefit of the poviat. The costs associated with removing, storing, estimating the value of, selling or scrapping the vehicle, arising from the time the removal instruction is issued until the end of the proceedings, are charged to the owner or keeper of the vehicle (jointly and severally). The decision on the payment of these costs is issued by the staroste (up to 5 years from the date of the court’s decision on the forfeiture of the vehicle). The payment deadline for the due amount established by the decision is 30 days from the date on which the decision became final. Statutory interest accrues from the day following the expiration of the payment deadline. These receivables, including interest, are subject to enforcement in the manner and on the principles set out in the act on administration enforcement proceedings. In the case of withdrawal costs, a decision on payment of these costs is also issued and if they are not settled, administrative enforcement of the debts specified in the decision along with their statutory interest is carried out.

The ZDiTM employees responsible for this task:

Procedure for collecting vehicles towed on the basis of art. 50a of the Traffic Law Act

Collecting the vehicle from the car park in Hangarowa street

In the event of a vehicle being removed on the basis of art. 50a of the Traffic Law Act, the basis for collecting the vehicle from a guarded car park is a notification/request for vehicle collection issued by the municipal body (in this case represented by the Department of Municipal Economy and Environmental Protection of the City Council of Szczecin, pl. Armii Krajowej 1, tel. 91 42 45 610, room 27) and the confirmation of paying the amount due specified in the notification/request.

According to art. 50a the vehicle is removed at the expense of the owner.

Towing fees

In the case of vehicles removed on the basis of art. 50a of the Traffic Law Act the fees specified in the Resolution of the City Council of Szczecin do not apply and the cost of removing the vehicle is specified in the written notification of removal sent to the owner of the vehicle.

The towing fees should be paid at one of the ZDiTM ticket offices or by postal order or a transfer to the ZDiTM bank account number 80 1020 4795 0000 9902 0278 0674.

After paying the amount due, the owner goes to the parking lot in Hangarowa 30–32 to collect the vehicle, presenting:

Note: A vehicle not collected within 6 months from the date of its removal shall be deemed abandoned with the intention of disposal. This vehicle becomes the property of the municipality by virtue of law. The costs of removing the vehicle specified in the notification/request for vehicle collection shall be charged to the owner of the vehicle each time. If they are not settled, they are claimed through civil proceedings.

The ZDiTM employees responsible for this task:

Complaints

Please be advised that according to the wording of art. 50a items 1 and 5, and art. 130a item 4 of the Traffic Law Act of 20 June 1997 (unified text Dz.U. (Journal of Laws) of 2017 item 1260), hereinafter called ‘the Act’, and the provisions of the Ordinance of the Minister of Interior and Administration of 22 June 2011 on the removal of vehicles left without registration plates or whose condition indicates that they are not used (Dz.U. (Journal of Laws) of 2011 No. 143 item 845), and the provisions of the Ordinance of the Minister of Interior and Administration of 22 June 2011 on the removal of vehicles the use of which may threaten the safety or order of traffic or hamper the conduct of a rescue operation (Dz.U. (Journal of Laws) of 2011 No. 143 item 845), a vehicle may be removed only on the basis of an order issued by the Municipal Police or the Police.

In connection with the above, all complaints/appeals/objections, etc. as to the circumstances being the basis of issuing the instruction to remove the vehicle should be directed to the entities which issue such instructions, i.e. to the Municipal Police or the Police.

Towed vehicles car park

The car park in Hangarowa street is open 24/7.

Telephone number to the car park located at Hangarowa 30–32 – protection and dispensing of vehicles GUSTAW GEMINI Spółka z o.o., Łyskowskiego 18, 71-641 Szczecin, tel. 512 704 535.

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