For many towing companies, one of the major sources of business is removing vehicles from private property. Being applicable on residential or commercial properties, the private property towing fits under certain circumstances. In the event you opt to park on private property, you have the risk of having your vehicle towed. To avoid costly fees and liability charges, you need to understand the towing basics and what it entails. With this in mind, we at Highway 30 Towing would like to offer further insight on understanding private property of towing.

What is Private Property Towing?

Private property towing covers the removal of any illegally parked or abandoned automobile from privately owned property. This applies to commercial parking lots that have posted “No Parking” signage as well as unmarked private parking lots, or residential driveways. Illegal parking includes fire lane or obstructing traffic as well as handicap spaces. Vehicles that have outstanding parking tickets can be towed in some jurisdictions and without warning.

How to Avoid Car Being Towed from Apartment Complex or Other Private Property

Look for proper signage or meters as the first thing you do when parking on private property. When you are looking for the best place to park your vehicle, it is a great to ask the owner of the business or residents. An additional option is checking to see for any available parking near the property like a parking garage, paid lot or public street parking. As a main tip, make certain vehicle is not obstructing or blocking a roadway, sidewalk or driveway. Be sure to apply these simple tips to help you keep you and your vehicle from an unwanted towing.

How to Get Rid of Illegally Parked or Abandoned Car on Your Private Property

In the event you own a residential or commercial property and need to remove an illegally parked or abandoned vehicle, there are a few steps to take.
1) You can call the police if you suspect any illegal actions. Following a police investigation of the vehicle, a citation can be issued, or the vehicle can be towed. This is especially helpful since it creates a paper trail and excuses you from towing liability.
2) Within your parking lot, be sure that there is clear and visible signage. Signage makes it abundantly clear that it is illegal to park there and that their car can be potentially towed, which will often deter drivers from parking in these lots.

Towing, Roadside Assistance & More in Cassia, Gooding, Jerome & Twin Falls Counties in Magic Valley, Idaho & Jackpot, Northern Nevada

To remove the car from your property in the event you need the car towed immediately, be sure to hire Highway 30 Towing for top towing services. To make sure to legally tow and impound a vehicle off of private property, companies like ours must be properly licensed and certified with a private property towing operator’s license. Before you have them remove the vehicle, make certain you are hiring a reliable and licensed company. For your towing and roadside assistance services, be sure to contact our friendly office today and we will happily assist you.