Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Washington

Q: Can an apartment complex tow your car if you have registration but haven't put your tabs on yet.

If in your apartment contract it says they can tow if you don't have updated registration does that also count for the tabs or would they need to see your registration paper to determine if it's up to date?

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A: In Washington, if your apartment complex's contract specifies that they can tow vehicles without updated registration, and you haven't affixed the current tabs to your car, this could be grounds for towing under that policy. The contract likely considers visible, up-to-date tabs as part of demonstrating valid registration. Whether they need to check your registration papers directly may depend on the specific terms outlined in your lease agreement and the apartment complex's policies. It's advisable to update your tabs promptly and inform the apartment management of your valid registration to avoid towing.

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