Private Property Impound Towing
Residential, Multi-Family Apartment Complexes, Gated Community
There is NO FEE CHARGE to the requesting person for the removal of a car blocking your driveway in your private property. All towing fees are paid by the vehicle owner.
If you've ever had your vehicle towed from private property, you may be wondering what private property impound towing is. Essentially, private property impound towing is when a vehicle is towed from private property at the request of the property owner. This can happen for a variety of reasons, such as if the vehicle is blocking a driveway or fire hydrant, or if it's been abandoned on the property. In most cases, the vehicle will be towed to a nearby impound lot, where it can be reclaimed by the owner for a fee.
Can I have a car towed off my property?
If you have a car parked on your private property that you want to have towed, you will need to contact a private tow company. The city or police department will not tow a vehicle from private property unless it is blocking a public right-of-way, such as a sidewalk or street.
Most private tow companies will require proof that you own the property or have permission from the owner to have the car towed. They may also charge a fee for the service. Be sure to ask about all fees and charges before authorizing the tow.
Can my car be towed without warning in California?
If you have your car parked on private property in California, it can be towed without warning. This is because the owner of the private property has the right to have unauthorized vehicles removed from their property. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, if you have a disability placard or plate, you cannot be towed without 24 hours notice. If you live in an apartment complex, your car can only be towed if there is signage posted that states towing is enforced. If you believe your car was wrongly towed, you can contact the towing company and file a complaint with the California Public Utilities Commission.