Palm Beach County regulates non-consent towing businesses in Palm Beach County by requiring them to be licensed and by setting maximum rates such businesses can charge for conducting non-consent tows.

A non-consent tow is defined as the recovery, tow, removal or storage of a vehicle or vessel without the authorization of the owner or authorized driver. There are two types of non-consent tows:

  1. Private Property Impounds - includes vehicles/vessels that may be illegally or inappropriately parked (i.e., against condominium rules etc.) on private property (or public/government property where a contract exists).

  2. Police Directed - includes vehicles/vessels incapacitated as a result of an accident or involved in a crime -- and the owner cannot or will not secure the services of his/her own towing service. The law enforcement agency involved, calls a towing company that is either under contract or on a rotation list.

The owner of an incapacitated vehicle/vessel has the right to contact his/her own towing company or service (i.e., AAA, etc.) if that company can respond and remove the vehicle in a timely manner. In such an event, the maximum county rates do not apply. The owner should communicate his/her intentions very clearly to the police officer(s) conducting the accident investigation.


Bonding Vehicles

If you feel that your vehicle was wrongfully towed, in lieu of paying the tow fees and filing a complaint with the Division, you have the option of bonding out your vehicle. To bond out your vehicle, go to the appropriate courthouse, based on your zip code, with the corporate paperwork for the tow company (available on, a copy of your tow bill or notarized affidavit of the amount due, proof of ownership of the vehicle, a written complaint or petition, the appropriate filing fee, service fee, and the potential fees owed to the tow company.

The courthouses are located at:

Main Courthouse205 N. Dixie Hwy.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Midwestern Communities Service Center200 Civic Center Way Suite 500
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
North County Courthouse3188 PGA Blvd.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
South County Courthouse200 W. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33444
West County Courthouse2950 State Road 15 Room S-100
Belle Glade, FL 33430

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