We manage City facilities and motor equipment through our Facilities Management and Fleet Management divisions.
We manage 48 City owned facilities. That's close to 1.9 million square feet! We make sure these are clean, safe, and efficient for staff and our visitors and guests.
We maintain and service the City's fleet of motor equipment. When we retire our vehicles, we sell them at auction. We auction our used vehicles, equipment and other surplus assets with Miedema Auctioneering. Check what we have available for auction here.
We also store impounded and abandoned vehicles.
Vehicle Storage Facility
Looking for an abandoned or impounded vehicle? Our Vehicle Storage Facility, also known as the City's Impound Lot, is open 24/7. We store abandoned/impounded vehicles here to keep roads and neighborhoods safe and clear.
You'll need to get Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD) release paperwork before we can release a vehicle. Sometimes vehicles need to be towed off the site. We do this for the following reasons:
- The vehicle is deemed unsafe to drive
- The vehicle is not registered or has an expired registration/license plate
- The owner’s driver’s license is expired
- Other reasons deemed by the GRPD
We can only release the vehicle to the registered owners or someone with a notarized letter from the registered owner authorizing GRPD to release the vehicle. Have questions? Call us at the phone number listed in the Vehicle Storage Facility section of this page.
Impound Vehicle Auctions
Unclaimed abandoned and/or impounded vehicles become the City of Grand Rapids property. We sell these at auctions frequently.
Interested in vehicles we have for auction sales? Give us a call to check if we have any available. These are also listed in the Grand Rapids Press. We host all auctions at the Vehicle Storage Facility. We auction vehicles and equipment through Merritt Auctions. Check for upcoming live auction events here.