The cost of recovering a car from a police impound varies according to state and local laws and may range anywhere from $100 to $1,000, according to CostHelper.com. The vehicle's size, its condition and the length of the impound may also affect the price.
The total cost of a vehicle's recovery is dependent on several factors, including the cost of towing, the cost of impound and the cost of the release fee. Any outstanding tickets or fines are likely to be included in the cost of recovery. Because public agencies often contract towing out to private companies, fees paid to the company may also apply, explains CostHelper.com.