Proof of Insurance Now Required to Retrieve Impounded Vehicles

Communications Director

Jesse Fox Mayshark
jmayshark@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3710

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Proof of Insurance Now Required to Retrieve Impounded Vehicles

Posted: 03/15/2017
Because of a change in a City ordinance to reflect state law, anyone retrieving a vehicle from the City of Knoxville Impoundment Lot will now need to present proof of insurance. City Council approved the revised ordinance on second reading at its meeting on March 14.

State of Tennessee law requires all vehicle owners to have insurance. Under the revised City ordinance, anyone seeking to retrieve a vehicle from the lot on Vice Mayor Jack Sharp Road in East Knoxville must bring proof of insurance, a government-issued picture ID, a licensed driver, and proof of vehicle ownership. They also must pay any fees for towing and storage at the Impoundment Lot.

The Impoundment Lot is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but vehicles are only released between 8 a.m. and midnight.