Abandoned and stranded vehicles to be towed


Under authority granted by Delaware Governor Jack Markell in his State of Emergency declaration, a joint command including the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), Delaware State Police (DSP) and the Delaware National Guard (DNG) has begun removing stranded and abandoned vehicles from roadways statewide.

Motorists who may have abandoned a vehicle are advised that they should, if it’s safe to do so, return to the vehicle and move it. Those vehicles that remain on the roads will be towed.

Motorists who return and find their vehicles have been removed should contact the State Police troop that serves the area by calling the telephone numbers listed below. Callers seeking information on towed vehicles should not call 911. .

DSP will provide information to individuals as to where their vehicles have been towed. Private towing companies work under contract to the State of Delaware. As a result, costs to recover vehicles are determined by the towing companies, and will vary. The State does not receive the recovery fees.

Delaware State Police: Troop 1

603 Philadelphia Pike

Wilmington, DE 19809


Delaware State Police: Troop 5

16359 Sussex Highway

Bridgeville, DE 19933


Delaware State Police: Troop 2

100 Lagrange Ave

Newark, DE 19702


Delaware State Police: Troop 6

3301 Kirkwood Highway

Wilmington, DE 19808


Delaware State Police: Troop 3

3036 Upper King Rd

Dover, DE 19904


Delaware State Police: Troop 7

18006 Coastal Highway

Lewes, DE 19958


Delaware State Police: Troop 4

23652 Shortly Rd

Georgetown, DE 19947


Delaware State Police: Troop 9

414 Main Street

Odessa, DE 19730