If your home is located near a venue where carnivals or large shows are held, there may be people who try to park in your driveway or block your driveway when a large event takes place. When this happens, you can have the car towed away to ensure that you can come and go with ease. The guide below walks you through the process of having a vehicle towed away that is blocking you from being able to come in and out of your driveway.
Contact the Police
If a vehicle is blocking your driveway but parked on the street, you will need to contact the police before the vehicle can be towed. Some jurisdictions require the police to contact tow companies when a vehicle is blocking a street or driveway. This is to ensure that the poor parking is documented so that the driver cannot claim that they were parked somewhere legally.
Contact the Towing Company
If the vehicle is actually parked in your driveway, you can call the tow company (such as Exit 48-24 Hour Repair) directly. Let the company know the make, model, and color of the vehicle that you want to have removed from your property. This will ensure that the right vehicle is towed when the driver arrives. When the tow truck driver comes to tow a vehicle that is located on your property, you will have to sign paperwork stating that you gave the driver permission to come on your property to tow the vehicle.
Do Not Answer the Door
Once the vehicle is removed from your property, the owner of the vehicle will more than likely try to talk to you to find out what happened to their vehicle. They will probably be very irritated because they will have a lot of hassle to deal with in order to find and get their car. Do not answer the door to decrease the chances of having an incident develop between you and the owner of the vehicle. If you want to help the person, you can tape the card of the tow company that towed the car on your door for the person to have when they come to find out what happened to their car.
The tow company will take the vehicle to their lot where they will hold the car until the driver comes to pay the fees associated with the tow and the storage of the vehicle. You will not have to pay anything to have the vehicle removed from your property.