§ 46.2-1233

Localities may regulate towing fees

The governing body of any locality may by ordinance set reasonable limits on fees charged for the removal of motor vehicles, trailers, and parts thereof left on private property in violation of § 46.2-1231, and for the removal of trespassing vehicles under § 46.2-1215, taking into consideration the fair market value of such removal.Localities in Planning District 8 shall establish by ordinance (i) a hookup and initial towing fee of $ 135 and (ii) for towing a vehicle between seven o’clock p.m. and eight o’clock a.m. or on any Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, an additional fee of $ 25 per instance; however, such ordinance shall also provide that in no event shall more than two such additional fees be charged for towing any vehicle.

History

Code 1950, § 46-541; 1952, c. 352; 1954, c. 435; 1958, c. 541, § 46.1-551; 1978, cc. 202, 335; 1979, c. 132; 1983, c. 34; 1985, c. 375; 1989, cc. 17, 727; 1990, cc. 502, 571, 573; 2016, c. 476.

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