Private Property Towing: Signage
Updated: Oct 23, 2019
Easiest way to get caught up with our good ol' buddy TDLR, having improper signage on the lot your towing from. Its a bit of a tricky one, but just size of your letters stating that "so and so can not park here" is enough to get you straight to tow court. Doesn't happen often, but when it does you'll be wishing you had read all the way through TDLR's site. Heres a few tips to keep in mind when having your new tow signs printed down at the print shop.
Color, Layout and Lettering Height Requirements
1) For every Tow Sign you have posted they must be in WHITE letters on a bright RED background.
2) In lettering that is at least two inches in height stating
- "Booting Enforced"
or - "Towing and Booting Enforced"
3) The bottom of the sign must contain the telephone number thats at least one Inch in height colored in RED with a WHITE background. And if the owner chooses to include name and address of where said vehicle was towed to.
4) A bright RED solid silhouette of a tow truck towing a vehicle on a rectangular WHITE background that is Four inches in height on the top your tow signage.
5) Signs must be at the least Eighteen inches wide and Twenty-Four inches tall.
As of height and applicable placing of the signage be sure to read the following:
Signs Prohibiting Unauthorized Vehicles & Designating Restricted Areas
1) Signs must be posted at the entrance of the facility facing OUTWARD visible to the driver of the vehicle coming through the entrance including an alley way connected with the property.
2) Must be within Twenty-five feet of entrance permanently mounted to a pole, post, wall or barrier that is at least 5 feet high from the bottom of the sign and no higher then 8 foot.
Designation of Restricted Parking Spaces on Otherwise Unrestricted Parking Facility
1) If the Parking facility owner decides on designating one or more parking spaces set as restricted parking then signage may be placed on right or left side of area in which said area is restricted. Can be no higher then Seven foot above ground in which vehicle is parked at.
Visit TDLR's Webpage for more info. The site can be very confusing so heres a quick overview of the tow signage regulations for Texas.
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