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, 2020
In January 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics published a 0.9 percent increase in the CPI from December 2018 to December 2019 . Because the change in CPI equals 0.9 percent, a percent change of 0.9 percent is appropriate and the rates and fees have increased 0.9 percent for Fiscal Year 2021. These changes are reflected in the links below and are effective October 1, 2020.
Rates and Fees Effective October 1, 2021
In January 2021, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics published a zero percent increase in the CPI from December 2019 to December 2020. Because the change in the CPI equals zero percent, there will be no increase in the rates and fees for Fiscal Year 2022.
Applying for a Vehicle Immobilization/Towing License
You must provide the following:
- Completed application
- All required documents and certificates of insurance (see application)
- All applicable fees (see application)