Does anyone know anything about towing laws in the state of Maryland?
My car was illegally towed from my townhouse division because the tow truck company said that the tags on my vehicle were expired. The plates on the vehicle were expired but I had renewed them online and had not received the decals to place on the acutual license plates. I went to the the tow truck company office to show them the official receipt showing that the tags had been renewed before the car was towed, they told me that at the bottom of the reciept it says that I have to post it in the window. I looked on the receipt and on the DMV and MVA website and it says nothing of the sort. It only says to carry the receipt along with the expired registration card and the registration will be valid for an additonal 15 days, it says nothing about having to post it in the window. He told me that my management company has a bylaw that says that all vehicles must display current registration or they are subject to towing because its private property.
I went home to try to do some research online regarding online registration renewals because I figured since you are able to renew online, I can't be the only person that this has happened to. While researching I found the part of the Maryland state code which states that a vehicle cannot be towed from private property without the consent of the owner of the property. Remembering what the guy at the office said about it being private property, I decided to see just who's private property it is, because I am certain that when I bought this house the real estate agent said it came with two rear parking spaces. I found the land survey from the purchase of my home and it clearly show that the two parking spaces behind the townhouse are part of my property not the property of the HOA so they have no legal right to authorize towing from those spaces right?