On October 14, 2014, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners enacted a new ordinance regulating companies that tow or immobilize motor vehicles in Broward County. The ordinance had an effective date of April 1, 2015. All businesses that tow vehicles in Broward County, both consent and nonconsent, must have a license by April 1, 2015. Section 40.50 of the Broward County Administrative Code requires both licensing fees and nonconsent towing rates to be reviewed annually prior to October 1st and increased by either the annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) or 3 percent, whichever is less.
Rates and Fees Effective October 1, 2023
In January 2023, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics published a .7 percent increase in the CPI from December 2021 to December 2022. Fiscal year 2024 rates and fees will reflect this .7 percent increase.
Applying for a Vehicle Immobilization/Towing License
You must provide the following:
- Completed application (effective October 1, 2023).
- All required documents and certificates of insurance (see application)
- All applicable fees (see application)
Tow truck inspections that will be completed at Government Center West, 1 North University Drive, Plantation, FL, will require an appointment. After completing the application process, you will be contacted by staff to schedule the tow truck inspections.
- Application packets and fees will be accepted in-person or by mail sent to Broward County Consumer Protection Division, 1 North University Drive, Mailbox 302, Plantation, FL 33324. Application fees, submitted by mail, must be in the form of a check. Application fees submitted in-person may be paid by check or credit card.