1.   Unless otherwise provided hereinafter, any vehicle impounded under the provisions of this code of ordinances shall be stored and held safely until a written order for its release, signed by the Chief of Police (or a designated representative), has been issued.
   2.   The written order for release shall be conditioned upon:
      a.   Payment of all impoundment costs and accrued storage charges assessed against the vehicle, by the person to whom the release is issued; and
      b.   Payment of all fines and costs due the city because of traffic law or other law violations involving the vehicle, or proper security posted for said fine or law violation.