Auto Impound

The Grand Prairie Police Department is responsible for the impounding of vehicles due to traffic accidents, hazards, junk vehicles, arrests, auto accidents and other miscellaneous reasons.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday/Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Vehicle owners can inquire on the status of their impounded vehicles and get an estimate of fees owed. The service is available at:

Vehicle owners will need to key in the License Plate or full VIN of the vehicle.

Please call the Auto Pound staff at 972-237-4100 for additional information.

Vehicle and Property Auction

Vehicle auctions are held on the second Wednesday of each month. Vehicle auctions begin at 10 a.m. and are held at the auto impound facility, 3010 Hardrock Road, Grand Prairie.

  • Inspection will begin at 9 a.m. on sale day. Payout may be processed when bidder is done bidding, but vehicle can not be moved until Auction bidding is complete.
  • Payout will begin at 11 a.m. on sale day.
  • All items must be paid out by 1 p.m. on sale day - no exceptions. Bidders will have until Friday at 6:30 p.m. of the same auction week to remove vehicles.


  • A valid driver's license and $100.00 deposit is required to bid. $100. Deposit will be returned if no bid is won.
  • You must be 18 yrs and older to be permitted on the lot.
  • You must show a valid driver's license or ID at time of registration.
  • All vehicles are sold as is.
  • All sales are final.
  • All bids must be paid for that same day by 1:00 p.m.
  • We accept cash, cashiers checks, Master Card, Visa, and Discover.
  • Splitting payment methods is not permitted.
  • All vehicles must be removed by Friday, 6:30 p.m., the same week of the auction.
  • The auction is held by Rene Bates Auctioneers and vehicles are sold to the highest bidder.

Vehicle Release

You must be the registered owner or be able to prove ownership in one of the following manners:

  • Title or Bill of Sale
  • Property release from the jail from the registered owner or accompanied by proof of ownership.
  • A notarized letter from the registered owner.
  • Must have a valid driver's license or picture ID.
  • Must have valid insurance to drive car off lot.

VIN Inspections

The Auto Theft Unit performs VTR-68-A (VIN Inspections) free of charge for Grand Prairie residents only (with proof of address; no businesses). No commercial vehicles/trailers of any kind will be inspected.

A VTR-68-A is required for the following transactions:

  • A vehicle is missing the VIN plate
  • Assembled vehicles
  • Homemade or shop-made trailers
  • An application for a bonded title on an out of state vehicle that does not have a Texas record
  • Vehicles imported from another country
  • Any other transaction as specifically requested by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles


These inspections occur on the Tuesday before the second Wednesday (Grand Prairie Automobile Impound Auction Day) of every month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.


The VIN inspections take place at Grand Prairie Auto Pound located at 3010 Hardrock Road. No appointment is necessary, but you must sign in at the Auto Pound Office first.

For additional info, please call the VIN Inspection Information Line at 972-237-8701 (automated message).