Trespass Towing Requirments
For a wrecker company to legally tow away an abandoned vehicle or unwanted vehicle on their property, the towing company must have an NCT permit. So, when you are looking for a wrecker company to assist you, you will want to be sure they are properly licensed. They need to have the ability to legally remove abandoned or illegally parked vehicles from public and private property.
The property owner must have proper signage indicated stating that it is illegal to park unauthorized vehicles on the property. The sign must also state the owner of the unauthorized vehicle will have to pay all fees due for their vehicle to be released. The Wrecker Services name, address, and phone number must be on the sign. And the towing fees and daily storage must also be included. In addition to the hours of operation, the method of payment accepted cannot be “Cash” Only. Placing the signs 24 hours before is required. The only exception to these signage requirements is for the owner(s) of private residential property containing not more than four residential units. If there is no designated entrance, the signs must be six feet above site grade. The signs must be a minimum of 12 by 18 inches and must be visible from every parking space.
As the private property owner, the towing company is required to have a contract with you. The contract must state the wrecker service’s name, address, and telephone number as well as the location of the impound facility. In addition to the wrecker’s company hours of operation, the cost for removal, and storage. The contract must be signed by the owner or authorized agent for the property owner.