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Under the Police Powers and Responsibilites Act 2000 you may apply to the Commissioner for a motor vehicle to be released from Impoundment or Immobilistaion.
The application must:
An application may be made on the basis of a number of different grounds. Namely:
The Commissioner has delegated the function of deciding applications for the early release of a vehicle to an officer of the rank of Inspector. After submitting your application it will be examined by an officer who will, when practicable, make a decision within 5 business days.
The decision may be either to:
After a decision has been made you will receive advice of this decision in the mail at your nominated postal address.
If you are dissatisfied or 'aggrieved' with the decision you may lodge an appeal with your local Magistrate's Court. Such an appeal must be made within 28 days of the decision being made.
You should contact your local Magistrate's Court for information on how to lodge such an appeal.
Contact details of Magistrate's Courts can be found at: http://www.courts.qld.gov.au/contact-us/courthouses
Step 1 - Complete the following application form ensuring all questions are fully answered.
Step 2 - Click the Declaration box at the end of the form declaring that all the information supplied is true and accurate.
NOTE: Your application will not be processed if it does not contain sufficient information.
Step 3 - ClicK 'Submit' after completing all relevant fields, ticking the declaration box, and attaching all supporting information.
Alternatively you may print and e-mail the form and attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or you may post the printed form with any accompanying documentation to:
PolicelinkGPO Box 1440BRISBANE QLD 4001
NOTE: All accompanying documents must be scanned and sent with the application if it is to be emailed. Otherwise the form and all documents must be posted.
To assist im making this application all attached documents or images need to be
either in a pdf, .doc, jpg, jpeg or png format. There is a limit of 5
documents with the size of each file limited to 1MB. If you upload a
document greater than 1 MB it is possible your application will
not be received.
If you have any trouble uploading all required documentation to one e-mail,
please send a further e-mail with remainder of your documentation to
email@example.com, remembering the file size restrictions as
stated. Remember to include your Full name, DOB, address and vehicle
A hard copy PDF application form is also available for use by applicants
for the early release of an impounded or immobilised vehicle. The hard copy can
be located at
The Queensland Police Service collects information to assist in performing its statutory functions and responsibilities. Information provided will be used to process your application, create a Police Report, and/or resolve your complaint, compliment or query. You may be required to provide a personal identification number such as drivers licence or passport number to assist in verifying your identity. Your personal information will be managed in compliance with the Information Privacy Act 2009.
There is the provision on some Online Forms to opt-out of providing any personal information. In these instances, the QPS will not collect, store, or use any personal information, and the above stipulations do therefore not apply.
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