Predatory Towing in Arlington

Columbia Heights Civic Association has been concerned about predatory towing in Arlington. The County Board will be considering changes to the rules in November 2016. Attached is a letter with recommendations. We have attached an updated letter to the county board dated Dec 12th 2016 about these recommendations. We propose the following rule changes to protect consumer interests and support small businesses:

1)Require two signatures before a vehicle is towed, with only one signature provided by the towing company, regardless of their contracts with property owners.
2)Require the towing company to call in information about a vehicle to the police PRIOR to hooking up the vehicle for towing.
3)Require the towing company to photograph the vehicle from all four sides before securely hooking up the vehicle for towing.

If you support these changes, please sign our on-line petition