An impound in Austin will cost $185, $20 impound fee, $25 administrative fee (applicable to police impounds only), and $20 storage fees once the vehicle arrives at the vehicle storage facility. The approximate total is $253.30. Cash or debit/credit cards are accepted at all vehicle storage facilities. Example: if your car is impounded at 1:56 p.m. and it arrives at the vehicle storage facility a $20 fee is incurred automatically. At 12 a.m. the following morning a new day begins and another $20 storage fee is added to the total. The vehicle storage facility may also charge $50 after the 2nd day if a certified notification letter is sent to the registered owner about their vehicle. It is important to remove a vehicle from impound as soon as possible to avoid costly fees. If you are not sure if your car has been stolen or impounded, go to www.autoreturn.com and enter your license plate to find out if your vehicle has been impounded, or call 311 or (512) 974-2000 if calling from an area code other than 512.