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Thursday, April 10, 2008

IL County Establishes Illegally-Parked Towing Regulations

As of September 1, companies that tow illegally-parked vehicles in McHenry County will face stricter regulations.

The new regulations cap the rates that towing companies may charge residents to reclaim an illegally parked car. Charges are set at $170 to move cars less than 10,000 pounds; $520 to move trucks between 10,000 and 40,000 pounds; and $700 to relocate vehicles that weigh more than 40,000 pounds.
The oversight also controls how far a company may relocate a car, how much may be charged in storage fees, and how firms license their drivers, dispatchers and support staff.

Information sessions for towing companies in the area, law enforcement and residents are set for May.
If you go

Who: Members of the McHenry County Board, Illinois Commerce Commission police, relocation towing companies, local police and residents.

What: An informational session on new ICC oversight for relocation towing.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. May 6 and 7.

Where: McHenry County Administration Building, 667 Ware Road, Woodstock.

Read the full story here.

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