My question involves towing laws for the State of: Michigan
My car was towed from my apartment complex where i live, i didnt go to bed until about four in the morning because we had friends over ! I get up for work in the morning and my truck is gone. Now they say on the sign in the lot that ILLEGAL or UNAUTHORIZD vehicles will be towed. Our lease states that we must register our vehicles with the complex to in order to be AUTHORIZED and recieve our parking permit. So when i call the tow place to see if the truck is there they say yes. I ask why, they say because the permit was not visible, therefor they thought it was not a residents car and was parked illegally in residential area.
The tow truck man says i was parked illegally, i say ok i was illegal with no tag huh?, A tag is simply nothing more than visual proof to the tow truck people and nothing more. So tell me what does my paperwork prove, does it make me legal or illegal, he starts yelling at me screaming take it to court, take it to court and hangs up on me.
Now my issue is ok you have my truck because you didn't see a tag and ASSUMED it was illegal or a guest, but i have paperwork that shows I am a resident which says i can park there ! Whats the purpose of us registering our vehicles if it doesn't provide any protection or service for us ? Also are they allowed to tow at that time of night ? And if i provide paperwork from my leasing office shouldn't i get my vehicle back ???