Garda Services

We are on call on 24 hours and are fully equipped to handle passenger cars, motorcycles, and both light and heavy commercial vehicles.

A valid form of ID must be presented for the removal of all vehicles detained under the Section 41 Road Traffic Act or Technical Examination vehicles.

To have a vehicle detained under S41 of the Road Traffic Act by An Garda Síochána released at Gannon’s City Recovery please adhere to the following procedures.

It is advisable that your Garda Release Form should be obtained within the first 24 hour period after the seizure of a vehicle:

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The registered owner of the vehicle must present themselves at a Garda Station (open 24 hours) within the Garda District where the vehicle was seized. Some Garda Districts have identified stations solely for the issue of Garda Release Forms.

Please present with photographic identification (Driving Licence/Passport) along with all relevant documentation pertaining to the detained vehicle.

A ‘Vehicle Release’ form must be obtained at the Garda Station authorising the release of the vehicle.

The ‘Vehicle Release’ form must be produced at the Gannon’s Compound when collecting the detained vehicle.

All charges due for the detention, removal, and storage of the vehicle must be paid in full in accordance with Article 5(1) at the nominated Garda Compound before the vehicle can be released.

Should the Gardaí direct that a vehicle is required to be towed out of the compound the vehicle cannot be released until the tow wagon has arrived at Gannons.

For vehicles seized with no tax under Section 41 of the Road Traffic Act – The vehicle can be driven out if the tax arrears have been paid, along with the production of a valid and current tax disc.
However, all Garda fines must still be paid in cash or postal order for the seizure of the vehicle when it was stopped and not displaying it at the time of seizure.

Schedule of Charges

Vehicles detained under the provisions of Section 41 R.T.A. 1994.
The Vehicle will be released without payment of charges, if the owner establishes to the satisfaction of a member of An Garda Síochána that ALL of the following were applicable at the time of detention: