by Fadi Snaineh, Illinois tow truck insurance specialist in Chicago

Towing of Trespassing Vehicles


The State of Illinois allows owners of private property who have unauthorized vehicles parked on their premises to have these vehicles be removed from the private premises.  The process is normally regulated by local municipalities and counties' local ordinance.

The State of Illinois allows counties and local authorities that choose to have the process fall under the regulations of the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC).  The delegation of this authority is done under the Illinois Commercial Relocation of Trespassing Vehicles Law.  In Illinois, private property owners have the right to have unauthorized vehicles removed from their premises. Ordinarily these actions are regulated by, and subject to, local ordinances.  At the moment, the Illinois Commerce Commission regulates the towing operations of less than 100 licensed towing businesses in the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, and Will

The Law, TITLE 92: TRANSPORTATION, CHAPTER III: ILLINOIS COMMERCE COMMISSION SUBCHAPTER d: PART 1710 RELOCATION TOWING; deals with different aspects related t o the towing of trespassing vehicles, such as the application for the towing & dispatching services, prohibited activities, requirements for postings of signs, identification of vehicles, notifications procedures, record keeping & reporting. The Law also regulates the reclamation of the vehicles, fees charged by towing garage tow truck insurance Illinoisservices, storage lots, disposition of unclaimed vehicles. Insurance requirements for towing of trespassing vehicles is one of the most important aspect of the law.  This law does not influence the towing of autos  left on public highways, repossession businesses, autos that are towed at police request, and other normal towing businesses that tow disabled vehicles.

Insurance requirements for towing of trespassing vehicles in Illinois


Insurance requirements for towing of trespassing vehicles in Illinois are similar to insurance requirements required by other towing businesses. Basically businesses of towing trespassing vehicles are required to carry a minimum liability insurance of $750,000; similar limits on garage liability and garagekeepers liability insurance. Also, towing businesses may need to have physical damage on own trucks and commercial liability covering the trespassing operations.

Customers and businesses can submit further inquiries, comments and complaints to:

  ILLINOIS COMMERCE COMMISSION POLICE
  9511 W. Harrison Street Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
  Tel (847)294-4326 Fax # (847)294-4332
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