What Do if Car Got Towed but Not in My Name?

If you’ve ever been in this situation, you know how frustrating it is to have your car towed. We all make mistakes you might have parked on the wrong side of the street and gotten towed, or maybe you were just visiting someone and forgot to move your car.

Call the police. You can call 911 or visit a local police station to report that your car was illegally towed. The police will investigate the situation and determine whether or not the tow truck driver was at fault. If they find that the tow truck driver acted illegally, they will often release your car for free.

Check with the local government office where your car was towed from. Some municipalities require tow truck drivers to register their business with them before operating on their streets.

If this is true for where your car was taken, then contacting the city clerk’s office may help get things moving faster when trying to get it back. Contact an attorney to see if they can help negotiate a settlement with whoever owns the property where your car was taken.

Check your insurance policy

If your car got towed, but not in your name, you should check your insurance policy. If the car was registered under your insurance policy, then it’s possible that you’ll be covered for towing fees.

If you have comprehensive coverage, this is likely the case. Comprehensive coverage means that if someone damages your car and doesn’t pay for it, then your insurance will cover the cost of repairs to your vehicle.

Contact the tow company directly

If you’re in a situation where your car has been towed but not in your name, the first thing to do is contact the tow company directly. They’ll have information about what happens next, and you can find out if there’s anything you need to do or any fees associated with getting your car back.

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To find out if the car is there

If you’re trying to find out if your car has been towed, you can call the police department (or a nearby police station, if they have one) and ask them to check. If your car was towed and not in your name, they can also help you get it back.

If they won’t help you or they can’t find your car, you’ll need to file a police report and go back to the place where it was towed from. The police will give you an incident number that you can use as proof when dealing with the tow company or wherever else it may have been taken.

If you get a ticket go to court and fight it

If you get a ticket, go to court and fight it. You have the right to have a trial. If you do not know what to do or how to go about fighting the ticket, ask for help from your local courthouse or community organization.

You should always fight your ticket if you believe that you did not commit a violation of the law or were not properly cited. This is especially true if you feel that the officer who issued the ticket acted improperly.

If you decide not to fight your ticket and instead pay it, there are still some things that must be done before your case can be closed. These include paying any fines due on your citation and completing any other requirements set forth by law in order for your case to be closed successfully.

Check for parking tickets

If the car was indeed taken away, you’ll need to check whether there were any parking tickets left on the vehicle. If so, this means that whoever parked it at that location had no business doing so in the first place.

You can use these tickets as evidence against them when you go to court later on down the line; if they don’t pay up, then they’ll end up owing you even more money than they already do now.


If you have gotten towed, but not in your name, it is important to know what to do. You can call the police or the parking authority and tell them that it was not you who parked illegally. Then, they will ask for your vehicle registration. If you have paid for the tickets and removed the boot from your car, then this will be easy for you.

Steven Hatman
Steven Hatman

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