Detroit approves rate increases for police-authorized tows

Rate increase from $75 to $215 effective immediately

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DETROIT - The City‘s Tow Rate Commission has recommended and the Detroit City Council has approved an increase in the rate for recovering vehicles that are towed to the City impound lot or lots operated by Police-authorized towing companies. The increase, from the previous $75 to a new rate of $215, is effective immediately.

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Non-standard vehicles, such as mobile homes, commercial vehicles and boats, would be subject to additional costs.

A $15 storage fee will be assessed for each 24-hour period any vehicle remains impounded.

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Towing rates in the surrounding area range from $185 in Warren and $170 in Ferndale to $155 in Dearborn and $124 in Southfield. Detroit's $215 rate remains lower than towing rates in many other major U.S. cities.

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