See here for an important update. [September 3, 2014]
With the news today that the North Carolina Court of Appeals lifted the injunction on the Town of Chapel Hill’s towing ordinance, here’s a primer on the Town of Carrboro’s rules about the towing of vehicles from private property:
- The towing company may not charge more than $100 for the towing of your car.
- The towing company may not charge more than $20 per day for the storage of your car.
- The towing company may not begin charging for the storage of your car until 24 hours after towing the car.
- The towing company must accept payment by major credit/debit card or cash.
To learn more, read page 8-32 of the Carrboro Town Code at http://townofcarrboro.org/TC/PDFs/TownCode/TownCodeCh08.pdf.
The town will be sending a letter this week to local businesses explaining the towing rules. If a towing company tells you something inconsistent with the rules above, please contact the town manager at TownManager@townofcarrboro.org.