The easiest way to find out if your vehicle has been towed and where it is being stored is by using the Towed Vehicle Tracing Service (TRACE).

Do it online (external site)

What you need to know...

TRACE is a free 24 hours a day helpline service for anyone whose vehicle may have been towed away. If you believe your vehicle has been removed by any council, the police or DVLA you can contact TRACE. They will tell you where your vehicle is and the fee you have to pay

You can phone TRACE on 0300 077 0100.

Text the word “TRACE” followed by your Vehicle Registration Mark to 66663 to receive a text confirming if your vehicle has been removed. Charges may apply for this service.