BUFFALO CITY Auto IMPOUND FAQ's

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BUFFALO CITY IMPOUND Lot (Location)
If you are in Buffalo NY and your car, truck, van or vehicle has been stolen or impounded, more than likely your car is currently at the Buffalo NY Police impound lot located at 166 Dart St. Buffalo NY, 14213. (716) 851-5831 (Hours). Click here for a Google map. Fees and fines must be paid at City Hall before vehicle will be released.

In a few cases (not often) your vehicle may be located at the Buffalo City Of Police garage located at 341 Seneca St. Buffalo, NY 14204.


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BUFFALO CITY IMPOUND Lot (Times)
The City of Buffalo Auto Impound lot is open 8AM-3:30PM most week days (M-F). It would be a very good idea to call before going to pick up your car. IMPORTANT: Arrive at least 20 minutes before closing if you wish to pick up your vehicle. Gates to the Buffalo impound lot will be locked at 3:30 sharp! Fines must be paid at City Hall before vehicle will be released.


Impound Map, Hours, Fees
City Hall Map, Hours
Auction Dates & Times, Rules
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Towing
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BUFFALO IMPOUND (Towing & Storage Fees)
At the moment of this update the STORAGE and TOWING fees for the BUFFALO CITY IMPOUND are $90 and up for the initial tow and $25 per day for storage. These fees are subject to change at ANY time, please call the Buffalo impound lot at (716) 851-5831 for exact TOWING & STORAGE FEES. IMPORTANT: Arrive at least 20 minutes before closing if you wish to pick up your vehicle. Gates to the Buffalo impound lot will be locked at 3:30 sharp! Fines must be paid at City Hall before vehicle will be released.


Impound Map, Hours, Fees
City Hall Map, Hours
Auction Dates & Times, Rules
Need Keys?
Towing
DMV

City Hall for Fees and Fines Location
IMPORTANT: All fines and fees must be taken care of before your vehicle can be released from the Buffalo City Impound Lot. Fees can be paid at Buffalo City Hall located at 65 Niagara Sq. Room 111 Buffalo, NY 14202 (716)851-4200 Open 8:30AM-4:15PM most week days (M-F) (Map)


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Towing
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City Hall Times
Buffalo City Hall (65 Niagara Sq. Room 111 Buffalo, NY 14202) is open 8:30AM-4:15PM most week days (M-F). It would be a very good idea to call before going to pay fees or fines. Arrive at least 20 minutes before closing, 30 to 45 minutes would be better. Remember to allow time for parking.


Impound Map, Hours, Fees
City Hall Map, Hours
Auction Dates & Times, Rules
Need Keys?
Towing
DMV

Lost, Missing or Stolen Car Keys
Lost, missing or stolen car keys can be very frustrating. Best ignition lock and car key locksmiths Mobile Locksmiths 716-332-9292 can replace lost, missing or stolen keys to most vehicles from 1945 to present. (with or without chips)(foreign or domestic). They will send a fully-stocked locksmith shop right to your vehicle at Buffalo NY Police impound lot, 166 Dart St. Buffalo, NY 14213. You will get back on the road fast and easy. In most cases keys can be made in under 1 hour from arrival.


Impound Map, Hours, Fees
City Hall Map, Hours
Auction Dates & Times, Rules
Need Keys?
Towing
DMV

Towing
If you need a tow Duff-in-Tow (716-812-9159) or DLD Towing (716-906-2684) should be able to assist you if you need to have a vehicle towed from the Buffalo impound lot.


Impound Map, Hours, Fees
City Hall Map, Hours
Auction Dates & Times, Rules
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Towing
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Buffalo City Auction Dates & Times

For the date of the next auction click here. Only the next auction will be listed, auctions beyond the next auction are not listed or posted to the public. We do not have access to any auction information beyond what is here.

At 11:30am on the day of the auction, all bidders must sign in and receive a bid number inside the BUFFALO IMPOUND located at 166 Dart Street. ID (license) must be presented, if not on file with Impound.

Gates open at 12:00pm. Individuals are called in by name in order of signing in. They are given the bid number sign. The rules are announced.


Impound Map, Hours, Fees
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Auction Dates & Times, Rules
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Towing
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Buffalo City Auction Procedures
At 11:30am on the day of the auction, all bidders must sign in and receive a bid number inside the BUFFALO IMPOUND located at 166 Dart Street. ID (license) must be presented, if not on file with Impound.

Gates open at 12:00pm. Individuals are called in by name in order of signing in. They are given the bid number sign. The rules are announced.

The winning bid and bid number will be recorded. The 2nd highest bid will also be recorded with their bid number as well.

After the auction has ended, all winning bidders come back inside and receive their bill. They must pay their bill at City Hall unless they have been pre-approved by the Commissioner of Parking. If they have been pre-approved, they can pay by check on the day of the auction. All other winning bidders will receive their auction bill and pay at City Hall Treasury Department.

All cars sold must have a form MV907A filled out, signed by both parties (seller and purchaser) and given to the purchaser when they have paid and come to get their car.

After securing a copy of proof of payment, cars may be released on Thursday or Friday after the auction only. All cars must be towed out by 3:00pm on Friday after auction.

Whoever picks up car (tow truck operator) must sign a release form at the exit gate when they leave.

If highest bidder fails to pay and pick up vehicle by 3:00pm on Friday after auction date, Impound will notify the 2nd highest bidder and advise them that they have until 3:PM on the following Monday to pay and pick up vehicle.


Impound Map, Hours, Fees
City Hall Map, Hours
Auction Dates & Times, Rules
Need Keys?
Towing
DMV

For a DMV near Buffalo
For a DMV near Buffalo click here.


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Auction Dates & Times, Rules
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Towing
DMV

Missing Information? Let us know
This page and this site is not part of the Buffalo impound lot. We put this page up because we thought it would be a useful resource for some people. If you know of anything we missed or any information that would be helpful to add to this page let us know and we will add it. e-mail us at buffaloimpound@asapml.com