Rates and Fines

Vehicle Towing and Impoundment Fees

A vehicle that is seized is towed and impounded at the owner's expense. Here are the towing and impoundment fees charged when your vehicle is seized.

Given the spike in diesel prices, the Ministère des Transports introduced a fuel surcharge on August 25, 2022. This surcharge will be added to the applicable base towing rates and will be updated at the end of each month based on the average price paid at the pump for diesel across Québec.

To see how these monthly rates have changed over time, refer to the previous tables of fees (PDF, 422.4 ko).

The owner of an impounded vehicle must also pay the fees for managing its disposal, should he or she choose not to claim it. For information regarding these fees, see the table “Disposal of an unclaimed impounded vehicle” on the Fees for other services page.

Rates as of November 1, 2022

Tables of fees for towing and impoundment – taxes not included

Vehicles weighing up to 3,000 kg

Description Base rate Rate including the 8.53% surcharge

Towing fee (basic rate for the first 10 km from the place of seizure)

$79.97 $86.79

Fees for each additional km

$2.65 $2.88

Daily impoundment fee*

$15.00 N/A

Motorcycles, mopeds and motorized scooters are considered to be vehicles that weigh 3,000 kg and under.

Vehicles weighing over 3,000 kg and up to 8,000 kg

Description Base rate Rate including the 8.53% surcharge

Towing fee (basic rate for the first 30 minutes)

$123.67 $134.22

Additional fees (if applicable, for each additional 30 minutes from the place of seizure)

$58.64 $63.64

Daily pound fee*

$25.00 N/A

Vehicles weighing over 8,000 kg

Description Rate Rate including the 8.53% surcharge

Towing fee (basic rate for the first 30 minutes)

$186.59 $202.51

Additional fees (if applicable, for each additional 30 minutes from the place of seizure)

$90.62 $98.35

Daily pound fee*

$35.00 N/A

*The fuel surcharge does not apply to daily impoundment fees.

Fees in exclusive towing areas

The following tables list the maximum fees payable to tow a road vehicle seized on the sections of public roads covered by the Regulation respecting the provision of road service or towing on certain roads and autoroutes and on certain bridges or other infrastructures (chapter M-28, r. 4).

Tables of fees for towing and impoundment in exclusive towing areas (Metropolitan Montréal) - taxes not included

Vehicles weighing up to 3,000 kg

Description Base rate Rate including the 8.53% surcharge

Towing fee (basic rate for the first 10 km from the place of seizure)

$105.00 $113.96

Fees for each additional km

$2.50 $2.71

Daily pound fee*

$15.00 N/A

Vehicles weighing over 3,000 kg and up to 8,000 kg

Description Base rate Rate including the 8.53% surcharge

Towing fee (basic rate for the first 30 minutes)

$146.00 $158.45

Additional fees (if applicable, for each additional 30 minutes from the place of seizure)

$58.64 $63.64

Daily pound fee*

$25.00 N/A

Vehicles weighing over 8,000 kg

Description Base rate Rate including the 8.53% surcharge

Towing fee (basic rate for the first 30 minutes)

$205.00 $222.49

Additional fees (if applicable, for each additional 30 minutes from the place of seizure)

$90.62 $98.35

Daily pound fee*

$35.00 N/A

*The fuel surcharge does not apply to daily impoundment fees.

Last update: November 29, 2022