Birmingham, MI asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Michigan

Q: In the state of Michigan my vehicle was towed in a tow zone. I told them to drop vehicle before fully hooking up

They refused. They didn’t offer me a tow ticket or a fee schedule. Is this legal ?

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Trent Harris
Trent Harris
  • Jackson, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Was your car parked in a tow zone? Was a tow truck called? Did the tow truck arrive and begin hooking up the vehicle before you came back to object? If so, this sounds legal. The harm was already done (breaking the law by parking in the tow zone). There is no legal loophole that says "but if I come back before they actually take my car away, they can't take it." You should pay the ticket and whatever costs are necessary to get your car back, and be wiser the next time about not parking in a tow zone.

Brent T. Geers agrees with this answer

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