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Scott Smith
Scottsburg Exxon
P.O. Box 112
Scottsburg, VA 24589

(434) 454-7411

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RD25 - Mechanics’ and Storage Lien and Abandoned Vehicle Process Study Report 2020 Report – December 2020


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Code of Virginia

Effective July 1, 2022


New Requirements for Towers Invoicing Subject to $1000 Civil Penalty

§ 46.2-1217.1. Towing of certain large vehicles; civil penalty.

On any invoice charging $10,000 or more for towing and recovery services rendered pursuant to a lawful request for towing by a law-enforcement officer or other uniformed employee of a law-enforcement agency who specifically is authorized to make a request for towing by the chief law-enforcement officer or his designee for the towing and recovery of a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of greater than 26,000 pounds, the towing and recovery operator shall include the telephone number and website address for the Division of Consumer Counsel within the Office of the Attorney General.

Any towing and recovery operator in violation of the provisions of this section shall be subject to a civil penalty of $1,000 per violation.

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