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      What You Should Know:

  • Tow Truck drivers must be licensed to tow from private property
  • ​Regulates Fees for Towing from Private Property 
    • Not more than $90 for the removal of a standard vehicle
    • Not more than $150 for commercial, 10 thousand+ pound vehicles
  • Towing Services must take photos of the vehicle(s) in private tow-away zones and provide copies of them.



Establishes Guidelines for Private Property to Establish Tow-away Zones and Creates Pricing Caps:

  • Mustlist the name and contact info of the towing company on their signas well as the enforceable details of the tow-away zone.
  • They must ensure that vehicles towed are taken to a location from which it can be recovered which is conveniently located within a reasonable distanceof the regularly scheduled route of one or more modes of public transit (if it is available in the municipality,) and well-illuminated.
  • Tow truck drivers must be licensed to tow from private property
  • Towing Company must search the records at the BMV to ascertain the identity of the owner and any lienholder of the vehicle
  • Regulates Fees for towing from private property
    • Not more than $90 for the removal of a vehicle
    • If its more than 10 Thousand pounds and is a truck, bus or other large commercial vehicle not more than $150 for the removal
    • Not more than $12 per 24hr period for the storage of the vehicle
    • If it's one of the large commercial vehicles, not more than $20 per 24 hour storage period.
    • A processing fee of $25
  • Towing Services must take photos of the vehicle in the private tow away zone and provide copies of them.
  • Upon presentation of proof of ownership, people may remove personal items from the vehicle without paying a fee.
  • “(H) No Towing Service or storage facility shall remove or cause the removal of any vehicle from private property that is established as a private tow-away zone under this section, store such a vehicle other than in accordance with this section, or otherwise fail to comply with any applicable requirements of this section.”
  • Failure to comply with Section (H) means Towing Services or storage facilities will be guilty of a misdemeanor.