My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: Volusia County, Florida
I live in a townhouse and my car was parked in one of two assigned parking spaces. My car was towed overnight due to an expired tag. I have already renewed my tag prior to this, I had just forgot to put the updated sticker on. I take full responsibility for not putting on the sticker.
Recently, there had been issues with cars parking in the grass and blocking traffic so our homeowners hired a towing company to go around randomly. I had no idea that they could tow you from your assigned parking space let alone for an outdated sticker obviously. I'm a college student living with my mother and she is the owner of the house, I'm not sure about the land though. She is going to look into getting a copy of the HOA rules.
My understanding was that they were hired to tow vehicles that were parked in the no parking zones. By me forgetting about my sticker, did that make my car illegal and okay to tow even though it's actually registered? Also, even if my car were considered illegal, would by me being parked in my assigned spot, indicating by my house number on the ground, protect my vehicle?
I just want to know if I should just take the loss and move on or if I was actually wronged. Thank you in advance for any replies on this topic. I just want your honest opinion.