Texas Transportation Code

Sec. § 601.262
Duration of Impoundment


The duration of an impoundment under Section 601.261 (Impoundment of Motor Vehicle) is 180 days.


The court may not order the release of the vehicle unless the defendant applies to the court for the vehicle’s release and provides evidence of financial responsibility that complies with Section 601.053 (Evidence of Financial Responsibility) and this section.


The evidence of financial responsibility must cover the two-year period immediately following the date the defendant applies for release of the impounded vehicle. The court, by order, shall permit a defendant to provide evidence of insurability in increments of a period of not less than six months.


If an insurance binder is offered as evidence of financial responsibility under this section, the binder must confirm to the court’s satisfaction that the defendant is in compliance with this chapter for the period required by Subsection (c).
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 313 (H.B. 586), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009.

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