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Old 01-09-2010, 08:27 PM
 
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Default Tow-Truck Companies

Some idiot has been parked in our private parking space (Rego Park) for over 6 hours and we need this guy towed.

  • No one will tow this guy because he doesn't have a ticket
  • The police won't issue a ticket because he isn't parked in a public space.
Anyone?
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:09 PM
 
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Unfortunately this happened to me last year, and it was the same case. The car was parked there for days before the guy finally reappeared.
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Are you in a managed complex, condo or co-op? If so, the management company would handle a tow, and should have a company with whom they do business, and would have a sign located on the property with the name and number of the towing authority for that space.

If there's no sign, however, there's a problem, since a vehicle cannot be booted or towed from a private lot without a sign that specifies towing/booting at owner's expense and the name and number of the company who performs that task.
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:40 PM
 
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Are you in a managed complex, condo or co-op? If so, the management company would handle a tow, and should have a company with whom they do business, and would have a sign located on the property with the name and number of the towing authority for that space.

If there's no sign, however, there's a problem, since a vehicle cannot be booted or towed from a private lot without a sign that specifies towing/booting at owner's expense and the name and number of the company who performs that task.
  1. This is a private house.
  2. There is a sign that says "Private Parking: Trespassers will be towed". There is no name / number of the company performing that task.
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Old 01-09-2010, 10:53 PM
 
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To tow from private property, you need to find a tow company that services your area that is licensed by the Department of Consumer Affairs. You can check status with 311 for a tow company and then arrange with them to have the vehicle removed. As long as they are DCA-licensed, they are permitted to tow a vehicle from private property without a ticket. A general tow company that is not licensed may not perform the service, since the tow company must comply with city regulations regarding redemption fees and such.

If you Google the keyword "DCA licensed," you should come up with some potential companies who can remove the vehicle from your property.
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