How can I fight this tow?
July 16, 2012 12:29 PM Subscribe
My girlfriend's car was towed from the street on a potentially bogus claim here in Chicago. How can we fight this?
posted by Carillon to Travel & Transportation (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The night before going away for this weekend with me, my girlfriend parked in front of this house
. When we came back the car was gone and after some calling around we found out it was towed. The reason given was that that the car was parked in a parking lot or by an apartment complex, no further reason.
Here's the house on google maps
Now I've done a bit of searching but I'm not clear how being parked on what seems to be a public street is a violation. In the photo you can see a no parking sign, but that seems to cover the driveway which is rather large and not the street in front of the cobblestones.
How can I figure out if this truly is private property or if this is a bs tow? Obviously we're going to pay this now to avoid racking up storage fees and then try and get the money back afterwards, but what tricks or tips does the hivemind have for fighting this?