Johnson City established local law §258 to provide for the prompt and safe removal of vehicles that are disabled, abandoned, or otherwise need to be removed via tow truck from public roadways at the direction of the Police Department under an established fair and uniform regulation.

It is important for the safety and convenience to other motorists that said vehicles are removed as promptly as possible, that delay in removal can result in unnecessary traffic congestion, confusion, and delay and may result in secondary crashes. 

Towing Firms can apply to be added to a list to be selected to provide service on a rotational basis.  The local law sets eligibility requirements and guidelines to ensure a fair and safe operation.

Towing Law and Application Form Downloads

JC Towing Law §258 (pdf)


Towing Firm Application Form (docx)