Pursuant to the Responsible Sales and Use Tax Act (Proposition 413) approved by the City of Kingman voters on November 6, 2018, the City of Kingman’s Model City Tax Code will be amended to reflect a 1% decrease in the transaction privilege and use tax rate among most categories effective January 1, 2019. Click here for more information.
How do I request a traffic control device for an area that I think needs one?
Submit a letter of request to the Chief of Police. If the Chief determines there is a need, he will then place it on the agenda for the Traffic Safety Committee meeting, and it will be the decision of that committee.
Police FAQs - Records
How do I get a Visa letter or letter of good conduct for immigration purposes?
You will need to come to the police department in person. You will need to provide a valid drivers license, and the paperwork provided to you from the country requesting the information. Copies of these will be kept by the department. It will normally take 2 to 3 business days, and there is a $5.00 fee this service.
Is this the right place to contact for Animal Control?
Yes, animal control services within the city limits is a component of Code Enforcement and Neighborhood Services.
If you need an animal control officer in the county, please call the Mohave County Sheriff's Office at 753-0753.
If you need the animal shelter contact the Western Arizona Humane Society at 753-2727.
How do I make a report?
You can call the police department to make a report regarding something occurring inside the City limits 24 hours a day at 753-2191. You can also make a report at the police department. You will need to provide the receptionist with the following information:
Location of occurrence
Type of Incident
After regular business hours and on weekends, there is a black courtesy phone in the lobby which will connect you directly to Dispatch.
How do I obtain the disposition of my case?
You would need to contact the court responsible for your case:
Felony arrests, contact the Kingman Justice Court (928) 753-0710.
Misdemeanor traffic citations and arrests including juvenile liquor and curfew violations, contact the Kingman Municipal Court (928) 753-8193.
Juvenile arrests other than liquor or curfew violations, contact the Mohave County Probation Department at (928) 753-0741.
How do I get fingerprinted?
You may contact the following person to set up an appointment to get fingerprinted:
715-5850 or 681-2958
The Kingman Police Department only does fingerprinting for obtaining a liquor license.
How can I get a criminal history check?
The Kingman Police Department does not perform criminal history checks for non-criminal justice agencies. The Department of Public Safety is the state repository for Arizona. You may contact them in reference to obtaining a criminal history check at (602) 223-2222.
Police FAQs - Vehicle Impounds
How do I schedule an Administrative Hearing?
Administrative Hearings are scheduled on Wednesdays between 8 am and 10 am. To Schedule an Administrative Hearing call (928) 753-8189
For how long will my vehicle be impounded?
Vehicles impounded under ARS 28-3511 must be stored for a period of thirty (30) days before being released. The law allows for some exceptions, and you may be eligible to have the vehicle released sooner. For example, if your driver's license is reinstated by the Motor Vehicle Division or the courts, you may be allowed to have your vehicle released before the thirty (30) day period.
How much will it cost to get my vehicle back?
Arizona law requires the owner to pay for all towing charges as well as storage fees. Storage fees are limited to a maximum of $15.00 per day. These charges are due to the towing company that removed and is storing your vehicle. In addition, pursuant to ARS 28-3514, the owner is liable for an administrative fee of $150.00 paid in cash to the City of Kingman.
How do I get my vehicle back?
Only the Kingman Police Department can release your vehicle. On or after the 30th day of impound, your vehicle will generally be eligible for release to you.
Schedule a hearing by calling the Kingman Police Department 928-753-8189
You must pay an Administrative Fee of $150 in cash to City of Kingman. Upon payment of the fee you will be given a copy of a release form that you must take to the towing company.
At the towing company, you must pay the towing and storage fees. Payment is made directly to the towing company by cash, money order, certified check or credit card. If you arrive at the tow yard to reclaim your vehicle outside of regular business hours, you may be charged a gate fee. You must also present proof of your identity and ownership to the tow company.
If you do not claim your vehicle within ten (10) days of the available release date, the towing company may file for an abandoned title to the vehicle.
What if someone other than the owner was driving the vehicle when it was impounded?
The registered owner of the vehicle at the time of the offense must pay the $150.00 Administrative Fee in cash paid to the City of Kingman. A valid driver's license, current vehicle registration and proof of mandatory auto insurance must be presented. The registered owner must also pay for all towing fees and storage charges directly to the towing company in order to qualify for the release of the vehicle.
What if I own the vehicle but have not yet transferred the title into my name, can I still get the vehicle back?
You must first completely meet all legal title and registration requirements before the vehicle can be returned to you. This can be done through the Arizona Motor Vehicle Department (MVD). If the vehicle is registered out of state, you must either register the vehicle in Arizona or deal with the state in which it is currently registered. The vehicle cannot be released without proof of current registration and mandatory auto insurance.
Can I get my vehicle back before the 30 days are up?
Under certain limited circumstances, you may be able to have the vehicle returned to you prior to the end of the 30-day period. In some cases this may require a Post Storage Hearing. Get information about Post Storage Hearings for ARS 28-3511 .
You may be eligible to have the vehicle released early only if you meet one of the following conditions or circumstances:
If the owner presents satisfactory proof that the owner's driving privilege has been reinstated. (Note: if this applies to you, bring it with you to the Administrative Hearing as proof that your license is now valid)
If the vehicle was reported stolen at the time it was impounded,
If the vehicle is subject to bailment under ARS 28-3511(A)(2) and was driven by an employee of a business establishment including a parking service or repair garage.
If all of the following apply: the owner or owner's agent was not the person driving in violation at the time of the impoundment, AND the owner or the owner's agent is in the business of renting motor vehicles without drivers, and the vehicle is registered pursuant to ARS 28-2166.
In certain situations, the spouse of the owner may also enter into an agreement with the Kingman Police Department stating they will not let a driver arrested for Extreme or Aggravated DUI, or a minor in possession of alcohol to drive the vehicle within one year. If the agreement is violated, there is no relief available from the 30 day impound period within the next year.
In addition, the vehicle may be released to the lien holder or repossession agent identified on the MVD record before the end of the 30 days.
Get information on lien holders and repossession agents
What will happen if I cannot claim my vehicle?
Under Arizona law, the towing company may file for an abandoned title and seek ownership of the vehicle if it is left at the tow yard unclaimed for more than ten (10) days past the mandatory thirty (30) day impoundment. If you have difficulty in paying for the towing and storage, you should at least contact the towing company if you wish to retain ownership of your vehicle.
If the owner was driving on a suspended license but has since had the license restored to valid status, can the vehicle be released prior to the 30-day period?
Yes. The owner would have to prove that this had been corrected and their driving privileges reinstated, at which time we will release the vehicle upon payment of an administrative fee of $150 and towing and storage charges.
Would I still have to pay fees and charges if the vehicle is released early to me?
Yes, the owner is still liable for the administrative fee ($150) and all towing and storage fees up to the actual date of release.
At the end of the 30 days, can I just go to the towing company and get my vehicle?
No, the towing company is not allowed to release an impounded vehicle without paperwork from the Kingman Police Department. You must follow the claim process outlined above.
If I am found not guilty on my criminal or traffic charges will that affect the impoundment of my vehicle?
No. As long as the officer impounded your vehicle according to the law and Kingman Police Department policies and procedures, the outcome of any trial is not relevant.