Vehicles are released only to the registered owner of that vehicle. The owner of the vehicle needs to come to the Clinton Police Department, located at 113 6th Avenue South, to resolve the issue of why the vehicle was towed, and to pay an administrative fee of $50. Upon proof of insurance, valid driver's license and receipt of $50, a Release will be provided to notify the tow company that the vehicle can be released.
The owner of the vehicle is responsible for any fees related to the towing and storage of the vehicle.
Iowa Code Section 321.20B:
4. a. If a peace officer stops a motor vehicle registered in this state and the driver is unable to provide proof of financial liability coverage, the peace officer shall do one of the following:
(1) Issue a warning memorandum to the driver.
(2) Issue a citation to the driver.
(3) Issue a citation and remove the motor vehicle's license plates and registration receipt.
(a) Upon removing the license plates and registration receipt, the peace officer shall deliver the plates for destruction, as appropriate, and forward the registration receipt and evidence of the violation, as determined by the department, to the county treasurer of the county in which the motor vehicle is registered.