Private Property Impound Towing: What You Need to Know
If you have ever had your car towed from a private property, you know how frustrating and expensive it can be. Private property impound towing is when a tow truck driver removes a vehicle from private property, such as a parking lot or garage, without the owner's consent. In most cases, the tow truck driver is called by the property owner or manager to remove the vehicle. If you are ever in this situation, here are some things that you need to know.
First, private property impound towing is legal in most states. However, there are some regulations that the tow truck driver must follow. For example, in some states the tow truck driver must have a sign posted on the property that says that vehicles will be towed if they are parked illegally. The sign must also list the phone number of the tow truck company.
Second, if your vehicle is towed from private property, you will have to pay a fee to get it back. The fee is typically around $100 or more. In some cases, you may also be charged a storage fee if your vehicle is stored at the tow truck company's lot.
Third, you should never try to stop the tow truck driver from taking your vehicle. If you do, you may be charged with a crime.
Fourth, if you believe that your vehicle was towed illegally, you can file a complaint with your local police department or the Better Business Bureau.
If you ever find yourself in a situation where your car is towed from private property, remember these four things. Knowing your rights will help you get your car back as quickly and cheaply as possible.
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