After a car accident in Palm Beach County, your vehicle may have been towed to any of the many tow yards located within Palm Beach County. A police ordered tow or a "non-consensual tow" occurs when the police order an undriveable vehicle to be towed after an accident or a crime. The vehicle owner can use his or her own tow truck company to tow the vehicle. This link will take you to a page to find non-consensual tow truck drivers in your area.
What is the Palm Beach county fee to tow the vehicle?
The fee to tow a vehicle that is directed to be towed by the police is capped at $167 dollars. The per file transportation fee is $7.50.
What is the tow storage fee?
There is no storage fee if the vehicle is left at the tow yard for less than six hours. The daily tow yard storage fee for a vehicle left outside is $25 per day. The daily tow yard storage fee for a vehicle left inside is $35. An administrative of $50 can be assessed as well as a late hour gate fee.
Do I have to pay the tow truck storage fee if I was not at fault in the accident?
In Florida, you have a duty to lessen your damages by getting the car out of the yard. This means that you cannot leave your car in the tow yard. You have to try to get the car out yourself or have the insurance company come to take the car out of the yard. Otherwise, you may be responsible for paying the storage fees. You should contact your insurance company or the other driver's insurance company to arrange to have the vehicle transported to a body shop to fix the vehicle, or have the vehicle declared a total loss.
Can the tow yard sell my car if I do not get the vehicle?
Florida Statute Section 713.78 authorizes a tow yard, after complying with several requirements, to sell a vehicle that has not been claimed after 35 day. if the vehicle is more than 3 years old. Florida law allows a tow yard to sell a vehicle at auction after 50 days if the vehicle is less than 3 years old. The money is to be held with the clerk of court less the towing and storage fees paid to the tow yard.
Where does my car get towed to after an accident in Boca Raton?
There are many tow yards in Boca Raton. Your vehicle may have been towed by any of the following companies in Boca Raton.
- Boca Raton Towing and Recovery
- Westway Towing
- Bonnie Towing
- 55 Towing
- Access Towing
- Atlantic Towing and Recovery
- Emerald Towing
- True Towing
Palm Beach County Consumer Affairs Towing
Public Safety - Consumer Affairs Payment / Rates (pbcgov.org)
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