[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Harrison 8-6-2009 by L.L. No. 2-2009. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall apply to the Towing of all vehicles operated, standing or parked on any public Street, public Highway or private road open to public travel, including any portion of the entire width between the boundary lines of such roads, streets and highways, paved or unpaved, or on any property leased by or in the possession and control of the Town of Harrison.
- shall mean the moving for hire of a vehicle subject to towing, as herein defined.
- TOW TRUCK
- shall mean a vehicle equipped with a crane, flatbed, or other device to raise the front or rear end of a vehicle, or any other vehicle which is towing another vehicle.
- TOW COMPANY
- any entity engaged in Towing.
- shall mean every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported on a street or highway other than devices actually moved by human power or devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.
Subject to any regulations promulgated hereunder the Owner of a Vehicle and/or any person authorized to have possession of a Vehicle may request that a Vehicle be towed.
All fees and charges for Towing shall be provided, in writing and in advance, to the Vehicle operator or owner by the Tow Company performing services prior to the Tow Company performing any services. No Tow Company may charge storage fees for any 24 hour period in which the Tow Company did not make the vehicle available for pick-up.
Any person who, after having had his or her Vehicle towed, removes such Vehicle from the Tow Company facility without paying for Towing Services shall be guilty of Unauthorized Vehicle Retrieval, and upon conviction shall pay a fine of up to $250.
Any person or entity convicted of violating this Chapter, other than Unauthorized Vehicle Retrieval, shall be fined upon conviction, a minimum of $250 to a maximum $500 for a 1st offense; a minimum of $350 to a maximum of $500 for a 2nd offense; and a minimum of $500 to maximum of $1,000 for a 3rd offense.