Attention Montclair Community

Effective immediately, and until rescinded, dine–in restaurants within the City of Montclair will be allowed to temporarily create or expand al fresco (outdoor) dining areas notwithstanding any preexisting limitations imposed under the Montclair Municipal Code. This City of Montclair Community Guidance is based on provisions of Dine–In Restaurants Guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health updated on Thursday, July 2, 2020 and Guidance on Closures of Sectors in Response to Covid–19 by Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health published on July 1, 2020.


In efforts to provide more testing opportunities for San Bernardino County residents, community testing events are being held throughout the county. At these testing events, samples are collected by inserting a swab up the nostril or into the mouth to the throat. These samples are then sent to a laboratory for COVID-19 testing. Events are free of charge and do not require health insurance.


On May 14, 2020, the County of San Bernardino launched the COVID-Compliant Business Partnership Program to support local small businesses and help ensure ongoing compliance with State and County health orders and direction.

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Vehicle Release

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impoundHow to Obtain a Vehicle Release

Release forms for stored, impounded, or recovered stolen vehicles may be obtained from the Police Department business office from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., seven days per week. Proof of current ownership and registration and a valid driver's license are required. Vehicles are released to the registered owner pursuant to applicable provisions of law.


Vehicle Release Fees

The vehicle release fee applicable for most vehicle releases is $150 payable at the Police Department. Refer to the Fee Schedule for applicable stored/impounded vehicle information. Payment may be made by cash or credit card. Mastercard and Visa are accepted. 

No vehicle release fee is charged when the vehicle is a recovered stolen vehicle, or when an arrestee is released pursuant to Penal Code Section 849(b).

In addition to the vehicle release fee charged by the Police Department, towing and storage fees are charged by the tow company.

Official Police Tow

The Montclair Police Department utilizes the following tow companies on a rotating basis.

Pomona Valley Towing 1731 E. Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA 91766 (909) 621-1487

Dietz Towing 1300 E. Holt Blvd., Ontario CA 91761 (909) 986-2703

30-Day Impound

Vehicles impounded pursuant to California Vehicle Code Section 14602.6 will be held 30-calendar days.

Post-Storage Validity Hearing

Vehicle owners may contest the validity of a vehicle impound or request consideration for early release of a vehicle being held for 30 days by contacting the watch commander during regular business hours.