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</tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.01(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Corporate entity" means any corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, small business corporation or any other entity or organization registered with the Georgia Secretary of State's Corporations Division.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.01(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Maximum Rate Tariff" means the publication containing the maximum rates as prescribed by the Department that a wrecker company can assess for the towing and storage of vehicles removed pursuant to the authority granted in the Nonconsensual Towing Permit.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.01(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Nonconsensual Towing" shall mean towing without the prior consent or authorization of the owner or operator of the motor vehicle being towed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.01(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Nonconsensual Towing Carrier" or "NCT Carrier" means a wrecker service operator who or which engages in the towing or other removal of improperly parked vehicles and trespassing personal property (including, but not limited to, trespassing vehicles) from private property.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.01(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Nonconsensual Towing Permit" or "NCT Permit" means a permit issued by the Department to a wrecker or towing service operator, authorizing removal of improperly parked vehicles and trespassing personal property from private property.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.01(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Normal Business Hours" means operating hours of a nonconsensual towing carrier as approved by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.01(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Receipt" means a document issued by the attendant to the owner of the vehicle stating all charges have been paid for the towing and storage of vehicle.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.01(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Secure Impoundment Facility" means a facility owned or leased by a towing company for the purposes of providing secure storage of towed vehicles.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.01(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Tow" or "towing" means to utilize any automotive vehicle to pull, to load and carry or otherwise to transport another automotive vehicle or automotive vehicle trailer over a public highway or road, except that transportation by an automobile transport vehicle with a capacity of three (3) or more vehicles shall not be included in the definition of tow or towing, no matter how many vehicles such automobile transport vehicle is transporting at any given time.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.01(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Wrecker" means an automotive vehicle with hoisting apparatus and equipment for towing vehicles. The term "wrecker" also includes any vehicle otherwise equipped and used for the purposes of towing vehicles.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.01(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Wrecker" or "towing service operator" means the person or entity operating or in control of the provision of wrecker or towing services to the public or to property owners and shall include all officers or managers of any such services.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/570-36-.02" name="570-36-.02" title="570-36-.02">Rule 570-36-.02 Procedures</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.02(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Before any wrecker service shall transport vehicles in nonconsensual towing on or over any public highway of the State of Georgia, it shall first secure a nonconsensual towing permit from the Department by making application on forms supplied by the Department and paying an annual filing fee of $300.00. Such filing fee shall accompany the application, which shall not be complete and ready for favorable Department action until such fee is paid; and such fee is nonrefundable upon Department denial of the application, applicant's withdrawal of the application or for any other reason. The permit shall be issued on an annual basis.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.02(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Department shall issue a nonconsensual towing permit if the application is complete and the applicant demonstrates the willingness and ability to comply with the laws of Georgia and the rules and regulations of the Department related to NCT Carriers, including, but not limited to, secure impoundment facility, the maximum rate tariff, and with Department insurance and safety requirements.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.02(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Department may refuse to issue a permit where the applicant has failed to show compliance with the applicable laws of Georgia and the rules and regulations of the Department. The applicant shall be entitled to a hearing to contest the denial upon written request made within 30 days of the date of denial.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.02(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Permits issued pursuant to this authority shall be valid except as otherwise provided herein, from the date of issuance through midnight of the expiration date shown on the permit, unless revoked, suspended or amended. There is no grace period. Failure to renew a permit within the permit's 12 month life shall result not only in the expiration of such permit, but also in the holder of such expired permit having to re-apply for a new permit in order to resume conducting nonconsensual towing operations after such expiration date.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.02(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Nonconsensual towing permits shall be posted and kept in a conspicuous place at the main office of the wrecker service to whom such permit is granted. Copies of NCT permits shall be carried in the cab of any wrecker or tow truck operated under such permit.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.02(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applications to renew a permit must be submitted on a form designated by the Department. Renewal applications should be submitted no sooner than 30 days and no later than 10 days prior to the expiration date of the permit.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.02(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Department may, at any time after notice and an opportunity to be heard, suspend, revoke, alter, or amend any permit issued under these rules if it shall appear that the holder of the permit has violated or refused to observe any of the lawful and reasonable orders, rules or regulations prescribed by the Department, regulations of the Public Service Commission existing on July 1, 2012, the provisions of Title 44 or Title 40 of the Official Code of Georgia, or any other law of this state regulating or taxing motor vehicles.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.02(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the event of a change of name or ownership by the holder of a nonconsensual towing permit (including acquisition of controlling interest in a corporate entity), application for a new permit shall be made to the Department and the old permit surrendered to the Department before another permit can be issued to the new owner(s). The application for a permit by a new owner shall be made in the same manner as for an original nonconsensual towing permit and the fee shall be the same as for an original permit.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.02(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any nonconsensual permit issued by the Department shall not be assignable or transferable to any other person, firm, corporation or other entity.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/570-36-.03" name="570-36-.03" title="570-36-.03">Rule 570-36-.03 Fees Charged for Nonconsensual Towing</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any wrecker service engaged in the business of providing nonconsensual towing services shall not charge the owner or operator of any towed motor vehicle more than the maximum rates published in the Nonconsensual Towing Maximum Rate Tariff prescribed by the Department. No storage fees shall be charged for the first 24-hour period from the time the motor vehicle is removed from the property. The fees stated in the maximum rate tariff shall be all inclusive. No additional fees may be charged for the use of dollies, trailers, lifts, slim jims or any other equipment or service. Only charges or rates for storage and removal that are approved by the Department and contained in the Department's Maximum Rate Tariff for Nonconsensual Towing shall be billed or collected by the wrecker service for towing or storage services; and it is a violation of this Rule for any wrecker service to bill or collect fees or charges which are not expressly permitted by such Maximum Rate Tariff.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The fees stated in paragraph one of this rule shall be payable, at the choice of the vehicle owner or payee, by cash, commonly-recognized travelers checks, money orders, certified checks or cashier's checks. Carriers may accept debit cards or credit cards but shall not charge an additional fee.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.03(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No additional charges shall be assessed for storage of the vehicle once the vehicle has been claimed and payment is tendered to the towing company in the amount specified on the receipt and the vehicle has been removed from the impoundment facility. The receipt issued by the wrecker or towing service to the customer, and such service's office copy of such receipt, must reflect all fees collected for the redemption of the vehicle.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.03(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Maximum Rate Tariff may be reviewed and changed by the Department after considering the current cost for removal and storage of vehicles from personal property and other pertinent information.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.03(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No storage fees may be charged or collected by any wrecker service or tow truck operator for days on which the impound lot where a towed vehicle is stored is closed or otherwise unavailable to the vehicle owner for redemption.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.03(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Towing and storage firms found by the Department to be in violation of these Transportation Rules or Chapter 1 of Title 40 of the Official Code of Georgia shall not be permitted to charge or collect fees for nonconsensual towing.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/570-36-.04" name="570-36-.04" title="570-36-.04">Rule 570-36-.04 Vehicle Not Towed Upon Operator Returning</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.04(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The operator or driver employed by a wrecker service summoned to tow away any vehicle from private property shall not tow the vehicle away and shall not charge any fee if the operator or owner of the vehicle returns, produces the ignition key to the vehicle and immediately removes the vehicle from the private property.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.04(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the vehicle has been hooked with hoisting apparatus, including wheel dollies, or loaded by the wrecker service and the vehicle has not left the premises, the vehicle shall be released and the operator's fee as prescribed in the Maximum Rate Tariff may apply. A receipt containing the date and time of the release of the vehicle, total amount charged, location of the private property, wrecker service's name, address, and telephone number shall be issued to the owner/operator of the vehicle.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.04(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Once the wrecker service has left the location to which it was summoned, charges may be assessed in accordance with the Maximum Rate Tariff. The operator's fee, as described in paragraph two, shall not apply after the vehicle has left the premises.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/570-36-.05" name="570-36-.05" title="570-36-.05">Rule 570-36-.05 Signs Specifications</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.05(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Owners of private property shall be required to place signs at each designated entrance to a parking lot or parking area where parking prohibitions apply. Where there is no designated entrance, such signs shall be posted so as to be clearly visible from each and every parking space. Such signs shall be a minimum of 12 inches by 18 inches with a minimum of ¾ inch lettering. The words "Private Parking" shall be printed in Bold with a minimum of 1½ inch lettering.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.05(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Such signs located at a designated entrance to a parking lot shall be at least four feet above the site grade. Where there is no designated entrance, such signs shall be six feet above the site grade. Posted signs must be free of any natural or man-made interference and be clearly visible.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.05(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Such signs shall also include the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.05(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A warning that unauthorized vehicles will be towed;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.05(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Towing company name, address, and telephone number and impound lot location where towed vehicles may be retrieved;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.05(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Towing fees and daily storage fees;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.05(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hours of Operation; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.05(3)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Method of payment shall be as specified in Rule 570-6-1-35.03(2).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.05(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No vehicle shall be relocated from private property which does not, at the time of the tow and for at least 24 hours prior thereto, have signs posted which are in substantial compliance with the provisions of paragraphs (1) through (3) above. The provisions of this section shall not apply to owner(s) of private residential property containing four or less residential units.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.05(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All signs must be removed from private property within 15 days after the termination of the contract or authorization from the property owner or agent is withdrawn.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/570-36-.06" name="570-36-.06" title="570-36-.06">Rule 570-36-.06 Authorized Attendant</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An attendant must be available at the impoundment facility during normal business hours to provide reasonable access to any towed vehicle six days of each week. The attendant must be available by phone 24 hours per day. The attendant shall have the authority to release any impounded vehicle upon the owner meeting the legal requirements for release. Any person claiming a vehicle impounded under the nonconsensual towing permit shall produce evidence of such person's identity and ownership or right of possession and shall pay all towing charges and storage fees which shall have accrued with respect to the vehicle. No storage fees will be charged for any days the secure impoundment facility is closed and the owner is unable to claim the vehicle.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.06(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The vehicle owner or owner's agent shall produce a valid driver's license plus an ignition key which operates the vehicle, and evidence of ownership such as a certificate of title, a valid and current registration card, bill of sale, or a lease or rental contract.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.06(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A receipt listing the specific charges for towing and storage of the vehicle shall be issued to the owner or agent claiming the vehicle and the attendant shall retain a copy of the receipt. The receipt must be signed by the owner or agent claiming the vehicle and by the attendant. Such receipt shall identify the vehicle and shall become part of the wrecker service's record.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/570-36-.07" name="570-36-.07" title="570-36-.07">Rule 570-36-.07 Records and Reports</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.07(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon impoundment of any vehicle, the wrecker service shall maintain records, which shall include the following information: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.07(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Date and time of initial towing,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.07(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Place of initial towing,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.07(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Date and time of arrival at the impound lot,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.07(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Date and time of release to the owner,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.07(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Name of the towing company driver and helper,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.07(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Cost for towing of the vehicle,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.07(1)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Cost of storage of the vehicle, and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.07(1)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any other authorized applicable charges with reference to Department's Nonconsensual Towing Maximum Rate Tariff provisions authorizing such fees or charges.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.07(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The records shall be maintained at a location where any Department representative may review in person during normal business hours. All wrecker companies shall provide to the Department a current telephone number of the person responsible for releasing the vehicles.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.07(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All records required by these rules shall be preserved for a period of three years, unless otherwise specified by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/570-36-.08" name="570-36-.08" title="570-36-.08">Rule 570-36-.08 Secure Impoundment Facility</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.08(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A wrecker service authorized to conduct nonconsensual towing by the Department must maintain a secure storage area for towed vehicles in the county where the tow operator's office (as listed with the Department) is located, unless otherwise authorized by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.08(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The wrecker service must provide for effective and efficient security for the lot at all times. The storage lot must be fenced with a minimum of six feet of fencing, lighted, and equipped with a lock or enclosed building.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.08(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Impounded vehicles shall be delivered to the wrecker service's secure impoundment facility in a timely manner. No wrecker service shall utilize "drop zones" or leave impounded vehicles at any impound lot or other location that has not been approved by the Department for use by the wrecker service making such tow or removal.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/570-36-.09" name="570-36-.09" title="570-36-.09">Rule 570-36-.09 Public Liability and Property Damage Insurance</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.09(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A wrecker service issued a permit to conduct nonconsensual towing must maintain a commercial insurance policy with the minimum liability insurance coverage prescribed by the Department on all vehicles used in its business in intrastate commerce (origin and destination wholly within the state) as follows: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.09(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> $100,000 limit for bodily injury to or death of one person</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.09(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> $300,000 limit for bodily injuries to or death of total persons in one accident</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.09(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> $50,000 loss or damage in any one accident to property of others</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.09(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Garage Keeper's Legal Liability: Liability insurance, which covers stored vehicles and contents, must be maintained on the impound or storage lot(s) sufficient to cover the actual value of all stored vehicles towed or removed to such lot or storage facility pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=44-1-13&amp;title=44#" target="_newtab">44-1-13</a>. The minimum amount of garage keeper's or storage liability insurance for coverage of the stored vehicles and contents must be $50,000.00.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.09(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A copy of the Certificates of Insurance must be furnished to the Department on an annual basis. A 30-day advance cancellation notice must be provided to the Department prior to any such insurance cancellation becoming effective. Insurance filings with the Department must be on current forms prescribed by the Department. No lapse in insurance coverage will be allowed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.09(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A permit issued by the Department is in effect only while the wrecker service is in compliance with all requirements for filing proof of insurance.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/570-36-.10" name="570-36-.10" title="570-36-.10">Rule 570-36-.10 Office Requirements</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.10(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A wrecker service must maintain normal business hours and a listed public business telephone number. A wrecker service may maintain a maximum of two telephone numbers to be called for dispatching calls.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.10(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All wrecker services will provide reasonable access to any towed vehicle six (6) days per week.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.10(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A wrecker service must maintain proof of registration for each vehicle with the Department and comply with the Department's safety rules and regulations as provided in these Rules and Chapter 1 of title 40 of the Official Code of Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.10(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A wrecker service must maintain and provide to the Department upon request a list of all personnel operating wrecker equipment, as well as a current Motor Vehicle Report on each driver.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.10(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Drivers must maintain a valid driver's license of the appropriate class and with the appropriate endorsements required to operate the wrecker service's vehicles under Georgia law.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.10(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It shall be unlawful for a wrecker service to engage in removal of vehicles without an authorized contract signed by the owner or other authorized agent for property owner and the towing company in the form prescribed by the Department. A copy of the contract shall be made available to the Department representatives, upon request. The contract must contain the name, address and phone number of the respective towing company, and the location of the impoundment facility, hours of operation, and the cost for removal of the vehicle and the charges for storage of the towed vehicle. The contract must also contain the names and contact number(s) of the person(s) authorized to request the removal of a vehicle from said property.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.10(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each and every requested nonconsensual towing movement requires a request on the day the removal takes place from the real property owner or his contractually-designated agent. The request may be by telephone call, facsimile letter or e-mail message to the wrecker service. The request must specifically identify and request removal of the vehicle or vehicles to be towed or removed. The real property owner or his contractually-designated agent must receive an original written tow authorization or tow bill dated and signed on the date of the tow by the real property owner or such property owner's designated agent. The tow authorization or tow bill may be transmitted and returned in person at the scene of the tow, by facsimile or by email, on the date of the tow, on forms prescribed by the Department. The tow authorization or bill must be signed by the real property owner or contractually-designated agent and shall include: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.10(7)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The name of the business or property;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.10(7)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The name and title of the real property owner or contractually designated agent;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.10(7)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The name of the party who requested the removal;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.10(7)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The specific location of the requested removal;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.10(7)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Vehicle identifying information: make, model, color, license plate state and number; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.10(7)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For authorizations transmitted by email, a statement that the transmittal serves as authorization from the business owner to proceed with removal.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.10(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The wrecker service shall maintain for three years copies of telephone records, faxes and e-mail messages requesting removal as proof of the time and date such removal was requested, as well as the signed authorization for removal from the property owner or such owner's agent.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/570-36-.11" name="570-36-.11" title="570-36-.11">Rule 570-36-.11 Equipment</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.11(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Wrecker services engaged in transporting vehicles in nonconsensual towing must apply for and maintain a Georgia Intrastate Motor Carrier Registration (GIMC) or the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR), as applicable, in accordance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=40-2-140&amp;title=40#" target="_newtab">40-2-140</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.11(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each vehicle operating under authority of a nonconsensual towing permit must carry a copy of the permit in the cab of the vehicle. The copy shall be presented to any investigator or enforcement officer of the Department upon request.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.11(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Vehicles utilized in nonconsensual towing shall be distinctly marked and identified with the name of the motor carrier and motor carrier identification number (GA DOT or USDOT number). The size, shape and color of such marking shall be in compliance with Title 49, CFR, Part 390.21.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.11(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All vehicles utilized by the wrecker companies for nonconsensual towing must be equipped with the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.11(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Valid license plate,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.11(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fire extinguisher,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.11(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Stopped vehicle warning device, and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.11(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Tow away lamps (tail, stop and turn signal lights for vehicles being towed).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="570-36-.11(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Augmentation of equipment by an NCT Carrier must comply with the Motor Carrier Leasing Rules contained in rules of the Department and the Public Service Commission.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/570-36-.12" name="570-36-.12" title="570-36-.12">Rule 570-36-.12 Penalties</a></h2> <P>The civil penalties for violation of these rules and the rules of the Public Service Commission existing on July 1, 2012, may be imposed after notice and hearing unless the violator consents in writing to such penalties. Unless lower penalties are specified in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=44-1-13&amp;title=44#" target="_newtab">44-1-13</a> or other state or federal statute, the maximum civil penalty shall be as provided in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=40-1-56&amp;title=40#" target="_newtab">40-1-56</a>.</P> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/570-36-.01" name="570-36-.01" title="570-36-.01">Rule 570-36-.01 Definitions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/570-36-.02" name="570-36-.02" title="570-36-.02">Rule 570-36-.02 Procedures</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/570-36-.03" name="570-36-.03" title="570-36-.03">Rule 570-36-.03 Fees Charged for Nonconsensual Towing</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/570-36-.04" name="570-36-.04" title="570-36-.04">Rule 570-36-.04 Vehicle Not Towed Upon Operator Returning</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/570-36-.05" name="570-36-.05" title="570-36-.05">Rule 570-36-.05 Signs Specifications</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/570-36-.06" name="570-36-.06" title="570-36-.06">Rule 570-36-.06 Authorized Attendant</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/570-36-.07" name="570-36-.07" title="570-36-.07">Rule 570-36-.07 Records and Reports</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/570-36-.08" name="570-36-.08" title="570-36-.08">Rule 570-36-.08 Secure Impoundment Facility</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/570-36-.09" name="570-36-.09" title="570-36-.09">Rule 570-36-.09 Public Liability and Property Damage Insurance</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/570-36-.10" name="570-36-.10" title="570-36-.10">Rule 570-36-.10 Office Requirements</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/570-36-.11" name="570-36-.11" title="570-36-.11">Rule 570-36-.11 Equipment</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/570-36-.12" name="570-36-.12" title="570-36-.12">Rule 570-36-.12 Penalties</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2019 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>