Salt Lake City, UT asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Utah

Q: Hi my name is Breann Alexander my phone # is 385-404-2068 and my email is

My vehicle was towed out of my driveway without my consent i was not givin a 24hr notice to move my vehicle or anything there is not any signage around where i live and i had no clue where my vehicle was took to until i recived a note from the post office about a week later saying theres a letter i need to pick up when i picked it up it was from the towing compainy that took my vehicle with verry little information it only have their address my vin #, year,date and time it was towed and their fees and thats it so i went up there and they were not being coropertive and didnt give me any info the only thing they told me was that they gotta call from the housing athourity to go tow my car and were verry rude and so itried to get a hold of my property manager and they wouldnt respond to emails or calls for a few days and when they did they werent giving me any info eaither really. so i went to the dmv,tax commition,udot N they couldnt really help me neither.

1 Lawyer Answer
Mike Branum
Mike Branum
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Saint George, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: According to Utah Administrative Code you should have received a copy of the Utah Consumer Bill of Rights Regarding Towing as soon as you were contacted by the towing company. If you did not, you can file a complaint with UDOT on their website ( You may have a claim for damages against the property manager if they requested the tow and you can demonstrate that they failed to provide notice of the parking regulations which would subject you to towing.

Remember, you CAN sue for just about anything; whether you SHOULD is an entirely different matter. You should determine what the incident has cost you, what you could potentially recover, and how much it could cost you in time, energy, and attorney's fees to pursue the matter. Filing a complaint with UDOT will likely not cost you much if the towing company violated the administrative code.

I did not see in your post that you contacted your local law enforcement agency. If the property manager's employee who requested the tow did not have any actual authority to order your vehicle towed, there may be potential criminal implications. You would need to contact law enforcement to find out.

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