Report an Abandoned Vehicle or Parking Issue

Vehicles should only be reported if they have been parked in the same location for more than 48 hours. 

Please call our non-emergency dispatch at (775) 353-2231 if:

The vehicle is occupied

The vehicle is impeding traffic

The vehicle is blocking a driveway, or causing an unsafe situation 


Examples of Abandoned Vehicles:

It is unlawful for any person to park a vehicle or non-commercial trailer on a street, highway or alley for a period longer than forty-eight hours, or longer than is designated by an official traffic control device regulating the area.


Examples of Parking Issue:

A vehicle left parked on a public street for more than two days, a vehicle left on the side of the road with its wheels missing or missing vital operational parts, vehicles parked on the wrong side of the road (with their left wheels facing the curb).

Report an abandoned vehicle or parking issue

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Notice regarding COVID-19

In an attempt to provide the best service we can to our community, the Sparks Police Department will be implementing several preventative measures to help reduce or prevent the exposure and spread of Covid-19. These changes will begin 11/16/2020. This temporary altering and or reduction in services is only temporary and is designed to help reduce exposure to both our community and our employees. The Sparks Police Department is committed to placing our community first and this is an effort to keep our staff healthy and available to assist our community’s emergent needs. These changes in services are only temporary. Non-Essential Services will be suspended until further notice. All Work Permits Fingerprint Cards Additionally, the following services will be provided online or via mail only until further notice: Criminal History Requests (Online or Mail ONLY) Case Requests (Online or Mail ONLY) Convicted Persons Registration (Online or Mail ONLY) Sex Offender Registration (Online or Mail ONLY) Our front desk will be open by appointment only. We ask for your patience during this time as there may be longer than usual waiting times. For more information please contact the Records Department at (775) 353-2279.

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