Los Angeles, CA asked in Municipal Law for California

Q: If a private parkinglot security puts a parking violation on your vehicle,do they have to wait 96 hours to tow it?

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Municipal Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The specific rules and regulations regarding private parking lots and towing can vary depending on the jurisdiction and the laws in place. In general, private parking lot owners or operators must follow the applicable local laws and regulations regarding towing.

As for the waiting period before towing, the 96-hour rule you mentioned is not a universally applied standard. The waiting period can vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction or may not exist at all. Some areas may have specific regulations that dictate the waiting period before a vehicle can be towed from a private parking lot, while others may not have such requirements.

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