GEORGETOWN TOWING AND PARKING FAQ’S
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In most cases, all you would have to do is contact your local police department. When your vehicle is towed, the towing service who tows your vehicle is required to inform the local police office of any towed vehicles.
Yes, your vehicle can still be closed after business hours. It depends on the contract the property owner and the towing company established.
Some feel that an unauthorized car can be a liability. They do not want to be held responsible if an unauthorized vehicle is damaged, broken into or stolen.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations as well as certain municipalities set towing fee maximums. As far as what you would have to pay, the towing company would have to charge whichever amount is higher. However, your payment can also be way more than any set maximums because of additional fees for storage. Impound fees and storage fees are completely different.
It depends on the terms of the agreement established by the property owner and the towing company. At this time, there are no laws that limit tow truck operators from patrolling lots.
In most cases you would file insurance claim with your company or take the matter to civil court. However, it’s important to know that most towing companies have surveillance and video cameras in their storage facility and on their trucks. They have surveillance to prohibit bogus claims.
Yes, you will still have to pay. However, you would only have to pay the drop fee that is set by Texas state and certain municipalities. To determine the pricing for your unique situation, you can visit : http://www.tdlr.texas.gov/towing/towinglaw.htm#2308204
You can pay a vehicle storage facility debit card, credit card, or an electronic check for any charge that is affiliated with delivery or storage of your vehicle.
If you think you have been treated poorly or if you would like to make a formal complaint about poor service, damage, property signs or employees, you can contact the TDLR.
A typical towing arrangement is usually between the property owner and the towing company. A property owner can either request a removal of a vehicle by written or verbal request.
If you visit an establishment that has towing enforced, they must display proper signage (tow away signs) in all entry ways of the particular establishment. You can learn more information by going to: http://www.tdlr.texas.gov/towing/towinglaw.htm#2308301 to find out more.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has set forth certain codes of when it is okay to tow a vehicle without permission from the owner. According to the TDLR codes, a towing company has the right to tow an unauthorized vehicle due to the following:
- A towing company cannot remove any unauthorized vehicle without permission from the owner, unless it is instructed to do so by a peace offer or the owner or operator of the vehicle
- A towing company can remove a vehicle if it is interrupting the regular flow of traffic, such as blocking a driveway or entrance way
- A towing company that has liability insurance for property damage can remove an unauthorized vehicle
- If an official standing agreement is set in place, the towing company can remove an unauthorized vehicle
- If the vehicle is violating the property signage that informs them of towing laws