The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to consider proposed amendments to Section 82-5-32 of the County Code to increase the hookup and initial towing fee for vehicles with GVWR of 7,500 pounds or less from $135 to $150 and for towing a vehicle between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. or any Saturday, Sunday, or holiday from $25 to $30. If approved, the proposed amendments will be effective at 12:00 a.m. on October 31, 2021. Details of the proposal can be reviewed here. The proposed amendments are on file and available for review through the Office of the Clerk for the Board of Supervisors. To make arrangements to view the documents, please contact the Office of the Clerk for the Board of Supervisors at 703-324-3151. Any and all interested persons will be given an opportunity to express their views regarding this issue and to speak in favor of the same or in opposition thereto. You may also sign up to speak here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/bosclerk/speakers-form. The public hearing will be held at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Virginia 22035. If however, a physical meeting is unsafe due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Supervisors may meet electronically. If the meeting is held electronically, instructions regarding how to access the meeting will be provided at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/boardofsupervisors/2021-board-meetings and will be posted in advance of the meeting in the lobby of 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Virginia and in the Office of the Clerk to the Board of Supervisors, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 552, Fairfax, Virginia.
In Fairfax County, trespass towing is regulated by Chapter 82-5-32 of Fairfax County Code. The term “trespass towing” applies to vehicles that are towed from private property at the direction of the property owner or manager, and without the permission of the vehicle owner.
Trespass tow operators are required to register with the Department of Cable and Consumer Services before engaging in trespass tow operations in Fairfax County.
These tow operators are registered to conduct trespass towing in Fairfax County, and to store those vehicles at a storage site inside of Fairfax County only.
• A-1 Towing & Recovery
• Accurate Towing & Storage, Inc.
• Battlefield Towing & Storage, Inc.
• Boulevard Towing & Storage, LLC
• Community Towing Service, LLC
• Dominion Towing, Inc.
• JDR Towing, Inc.
• Pete's Towing & Storage, LLC
• Redman Fleet Services, Inc.
• Springfield Wrecker Service
• VPS Towing & Recovery
These tow operators are registered to conduct trespass towing in Fairfax County and to store those vehicles at a storage site either inside or outside of Fairfax County.
• Advanced Towing Company, LLC
• Al's Towing & Storage, Inc.
• Blair's Towing & Recovery, Inc.
• Empire Towing
• Fairfax Towing and Recovery
• Henry’s Wrecker Service, LLC
• Roadrunner Wrecker Service
Locating a towed vehicle
Vehicle owners who are looking for their towed vehicle should call Fairfax County Police non-emergency line at 703-691-2131. All tow operators are required to report trespass towed vehicles to Fairfax County Police.
Regulation and Licensing Branch investigates complaints from vehicle owners who believe their car was towed in error or that county towing regulations were not followed. To have your tow investigated, please file a formal complaint by filling out the consumer complaint form.
Consumers who have questions about towing may or call 703-324-5966 to speak with a Regulation and Licensing Branch investigator. Often a consumer’s issue can be resolved by telephone, eliminating the need for a formal complaint.
Hookup and initial Towing fee shall not exceed:
GVWR of 7,500 pounds or less: $135.00
GVWR of 7,501 pounds through 10,000 pounds: $250.00
GVWR greater than 10,000 pounds: $500.00
If towed between 7:00PM and 8:00AM: $25.00
If towed on any Saturday, Sunday, or holiday: $25.00
Maximum allowable night /weekend fee add-on: $50 per tow
First 24-hours of storage: No charge
Each subsequent 24 hour period, or portion thereof: $50.00 per day
For vehicles over 22 feet in length: $5.00/foot per day
After vehicle has been in possession of the tow operator for three full business days, and notification made to lien holder, owner, agent, or other interested party: $75.00
Drop Fee, if dropped prior to removal from private property: $50.00
These rates apply only to vehicles that are trespass towed from private property. These rates do not apply to vehicles towed at the direction of the vehicle owner or law enforcement officer.
Virginia Code §46.2-1200 contains state-wide regulations related to towing and authorizes localities to enact local trespass towing ordinances. Fairfax County’s local trespass towing ordinance is found in Chapter 82-5-32 of Fairfax County Code. This ordinance includes regulations that include signage of property, authorization for towing from private property, maximum rates that can be charged to vehicle owners, restrictions on storage locations, and acceptable forms of payment.
FOR TOW OPERATORS
Tow operators who perform trespass towing in Fairfax County must register with the Department of Cable and Consumer Services. New businesses who wish to engage in trespass towing in the county are encouraged to call our office for more information.
Fairfax County trespass towing registration form.