Miami Dade Broward Illegal Towing Attorney. Anyone towing a vehicle in Florida without the consent of the owner must strictly comply with the requirements of Fla. Stat. § 715.07. This law only applies to non-consensual towing from private property, not to towing requested by the police. Id. at (3). With that said, the statute imposes several requirements on tow company operators.
These requirements are the minimum standards in Florida and the law does not preclude enactment of additional regulations by any municipality or county. Fla. Stat. § 715.07(2)(b). For example, the amount tow trucks can charge are often regulate rates set at the city or county level.
The tow company must notify the police within 30 minutes of completing a towing and provide certain information about the vehicle. Fla. Stat. § 715.07(2)(a)(2). If you park and your car is gone when you return to where you originally parked it, contact the local police department or sheriff’s office to report the vehicle as missing. Local law enforcement will be able to tell you whether your vehicle has been towed and, if so, which towing company towed the vehicle and where your vehicle is stored.
Tow truck companies must provide local law enforcement a complete copy of the current rates to be charged for its services. Fla. Stat. § 715.07(2)(a)(6). They must also post an identical rate schedule at the storage site and on any written contracts with property owners who authorize them to remove vehicles. Id.
Our office can help you recover your expenses and put a stop to the towing companies’ outrageous behavior. Often, there is no out of pocket costs to you. We represent illegal towing clients in Miami, Broward and Palm Beach counties, including and throughout the State of Florida.
To arrange a consultation, please contact us by email or call 305-374-7974. We represent clients with insurance disputes throughout the State of Florida.
Harold B. Klite Truppman, P.A.
28 West Flagler Street, Suite 201, Miami, Florida 33130 – (305) 374-7974