DWI Vehicles Seizure and Forfeiture Ordinance

The City of Rio Rancho passed a DWI Vehicles Seizure and Forfeiture Ordinance on February 11, 2015, with an effective date of 120 days later.

A motor vehicle is subject to seizure and forfeiture if the driver of the vehicle is arrested while driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (DWI), or arrested while their driver’s license is suspended or revoked as a result of a DWI.

The Rio Rancho Police Department will seize the vehicle and move it to an official location within the jurisdiction of the District Court pending disposition of the matter.

If your vehicle has been seized as a result of the actions described in the information above, please click on the links below or on the left-hand side of the page for more information.

Vehicle Recovery

Hearing Request

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions, please contact the Rio Rancho City Attorney's office at 505-891-5003.