Why was my car marked for impound?
Within the City of Ellensburg vehicles are required to move every 24 hours. When we receive a complaint, or notice a vehicle that obviously hasn’t moved in a while, we chalk the tires and place a “We have checked this vehicle” notice on the windshield.

In order to keep the streets clear of abandoned vehicles, a vehicle may be impounded 24 hours after it has been tagged. We try to alert any owners prior to this and can allow short extensions for extenuating circumstances.

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1. What are the Residential Parking Zones (RPZ)?
2. How do I get an RPZ permit?
3. Where can I pay my parking citation?
4. Why was my car marked for impound?
5. Can I get a permit to park in the downtown?
6. How do I contest a parking infraction?