In Arlington County, depending on if your vehicle was towed from public property at the request of the Arlington County Police or from private property at the request of the property owner, different charges and procedures can apply.
Towing from private property without the consent of the vehicle owner (also known as “trespass towing”) is regulated by Chapter 14.3 of the Arlington County Code. Read a copy of the ordinance.
Towing from the public right-of-way is conducted by a contractor at the request of the Arlington County Police Department (ACPD). Towing may occur for vehicles that are unlicensed, uninspected, disabled, abandoned, illegally parked on public property or that have outstanding parking violations. Chapter 14.2 of the Arlington County Code deals with police tows. More information about Police Tows can be found on the ACPD Towing Webpage.
2018 Towing Complaint Data Set
2017 Towing Complaint Data Set
2016 Towing Complaint Data Set
Towing Data – All Tows 2018 Q3
2018 Trespass Towing Data – by location
2018 Trespass Towing Data – by reason for tow
2018 Trespass Towing Data – by company
2017 Trespass Towing Data – All Tows
2017 Trespass Towing Heat Map
2017 Top Trespass Towing Locations
2016 Trespass Towing Map
2015 Trespass Towing Data
2015 Trespass Towing Maps
Use the links below to read previous Board Reports regarding the County’s towing ordinance in our Archives, as well as view County Board consideration of these changes:
Submit a Complaint
Trespass Towing Advisory Board
Towing Data and Complaint Information
Know Where to Park
Plan ahead and know where to park
Information for Property Owners and Towers
Are you a property owner wanting to tow from your property or a towing and recovery operator looking to enter the Arlington market? Find more information.
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