Philadelphia Exempts Out-of-City Tow Companies from Licensing Requirements

May 17th, 2013 | By | Category: Spotlight

Out-of-state towing companies will be exempt from licensing requirements under a new amendment to the Philadelphia towing license law. The amendment, sponsored by Philadelphia City Councilman Jim Kenney, was signed into law on April 30. The law exempts out-of-state tow companies as long as they are towing into the city, out of the city, or through the city and have the consent of the owner or driver of the vehicle. The amendments will not authorize out-of-city tow truck companies to complete a tow from start to finish in Philadelphia.

A press release from the Garden State Towing Association offers thanks to John Glass and the Garden State Towing Association Legislative Committee, attorney Pete O’Connell of the Conference of Northeast Towing Associations, the Pennsylvania Towing Association and AAA Mid-Atlantic for their efforts with legislators in Philadelphia in get the legislation passed.

The law and its requirements can be viewed at http://philadelphiacitycouncil.net/. Click the “Legislation” tab and search for 130135.

Source: Garden State Towing Association