Besides impaired driving, police may impound a vehicle for other reasons, including
The impoundment period for these offences is seven days. For repeat offences, this can increase to 30 or 60 days.
Vehicle towing and storage charges must be paid, too.
ICBC administers the filing of appeals on behalf of the Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles (OSMV) for vehicle impoundments that are 30 days or longer.
Important: You cannot appeal a three or a seven-day impoundment for impaired driving.
To file an appeal for impoundments 30 days or longer, go to any driver licensing office. Be sure to bring your Notice of Impoundment with you.
For more information on B.C.’s impaired driving laws including the appeal process for impoundments 30 days and longer, see the OSMV website .
Learn more about B.C.'s vehicle impoundment program on the Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles website.