Question: Can You Tow A Car That Is Parked In Front Of Your House?

If the vehicle is parked in a public right-of-way, a person needs to call the public official of the location to have it removed.

On a residential property, it can be towed immediately.

That means, if you are the one with the car blocking your driveway, you can call the tow company and have it removed immediately.

Can you park in front of someone’s house?

The police are often keen to remind people that it’s not their ‘right’ to park in front of their house – unless there’s a designated parking space in place. If your road is governed by residential parking permits, or is private, it’s different.

How long can a car be parked in front of a house?

A:A vehicle parked on a public street for more than 72 hours will be ticketed, and if it is not moved within two days, it will be towed.

Can you tow a vehicle from private property?

Yes. It’s the same right any property owner has to remove unauthorized cars parked on their home driveway. If your car was towed from private property, under common law the tow company cannot refuse to release the vehicle until you pay their fees.

Do you have to pay to tow someone else’s car?

No. The towing company will charge all fees to the registered owner of the vehicle, when they come pick it up. If they never do, they will sell it at auction as allowed by law, to recoup the cost of the tow and storage. That being said, YOU, the caller, must have legal authority to call for the tow.