Cars may be towed by the Memphis Police Department if there are three outstanding citation tickets that are at least 20 days past the issue date. Tickets must be paid in full or may be placed on the docket. If placed on the docket, a cash City Appearance Bond for the total amount due is required. Cash, cashier’s check, money order or credit card is acceptable for payment. No personal or business checks are accepted for payment on a tow. After payment is made in full, a completed Vehicle Release form is given to the vehicle owner and includes directions to the City of Memphis Impound Lot. Registered owner is responsible for all towing and storage fees at the City Impound Lot.