Chicago Police DepartmentSpecial Order S07-03-02
Auto Pound Locations
Issue Date:17 December 2012Effective Date:19 December 2012
Rescinds:1 January 2012 Version
Index Category:Processing Property
I.Purpose
This directive delineates the auto pounds to which vehicles will be towed.
II.Destination of Towed Vehicles
  • A.VEHICLE TOWS
    The chart below provides the designations of the auto pounds to which a vehicle will be towed when classified as a vehicle tow.
    IMMEDIATE TOWS
    FROMTO (Pound)FROMTO (Pound)FROM TO (Pound)
    Loop/Near North* Central00820176
    009^20186
    002^20102019+6
    003 201160206
    004 20126022 2
    005201460246
    006 201560256
    00720166O'Hare AirportO'Hare
    * - Loop/Near North area: Bounded by Lake Michigan on the east, Chicago River on the west, Fullerton Avenue on the north and 25th Street on the south.
    ^ - U.S. Cellular Field area: Vehicles towed in conjunction with sporting or other events held at U.S. Cellular Field will be towed to Central.
    + - Wrigleyville / Lakeview area: Vehicles towed in conjunction with sporting or other events held at Wrigley Field will be towed to Central.
  • B.HOLD - CONFIDENTIAL VIN CHECKS
    Vehicles towed in order to have confidential VIN checks performed will be towed to Auto Pound 1.
  • C.HOLD FOR INVESTIGATIONS
    Vehicles towed to be held for investigation or those involved in a death will be towed to Auto Pound 1. As special circumstances dictate, investigating members may have vehicles towed as a "hold for investigation" to another location.
  • D.SEIZURES
    Vehicles towed and held for seizure review for forfeiture will be towed to Auto Pound 1.
  • E.IMPOUNDMENTS
    Impoundment of vehicles for municipal code violations will be towed to Auto Pounds 2 (South) and 6 (North).
  • F.SNOW TOWS
    Snow tows will be towed to Auto Pounds 2, 6, and Central.
  • G.ABANDONED TOWS
    All abandoned vehicle tows city-wide will be towed to Auto Pounds 2 (South) and 6 (North).
III.Auto Pound Locations and Information
POUNDOPERATED BYLOCATIONTELEPHONEPAX
1Police Department10300 South Doty Ave.773-568-8495 
2Streets & Sanitation (or designated agent)10300 South Doty Ave.773-568-8495 
4Police Department5555 West Grand Ave.312-746-51205183
6Streets & Sanitation (or designated agent)701 North Sacramento Blvd.773-265-7605 
CentralStreets & Sanitation (or designated agent)400 East Wacker Dr.
Lower Level
312-744-7550 
O'HareStreets & Sanitation (or designated agent)10000 W. O'Hare
Remote Lot E
312-746-6350 
Garry F. McCarthy
Superintendent of Police
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