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Please Park Responsibly: The Ins and Outs of Parking Rules

Although CA State regulates private property towing, it gives each city the freedom to write more restrictive municipal codes.  Some cities require the properties to pay for permits to allow them to tow vehicle using permitted tow companies, who also pay for their permits.  Even before the car is towed, the cost for the private property tow is adding up in the way of permits and license fees to the city.  It is not fair to blame the property manager or the tow company for all of the outrageous fees to claim a vehicle, but it is fair to say the vehicle driver controls the outcome from where they park their car.

Are HOAs Allowed to Tow? Parking Enforcement Rules and Rights

All board members know, whether they’ve served for a month or a decade, the frustrations of parking restrictions. This article discusses the difference between private and public street parking as well as the steps to take for a lawfully authorized tow to help your HOA better understand its parking rules and rights.

§22658 - Removal from Private Property

  1. The owner or person in lawful possession of private property, including an association of a common interest development as defined in Section 1351 of the Civil Code, may cause the removal of a vehicle parked on the property to a storage facility that meets the requirements of subdivision (n) under any of the following circumstances:
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