Title 72 Chapter 9 Section 604

Transportation Code
Motor Carrier Safety Act
Section 604
Regulatory powers of local authorities -- Tow trucks.

            

72-9-604.   Regulatory powers of local authorities -- Tow trucks.

            (1) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (1)(b), a county or municipal legislative or governing body may enact or enforce any ordinance, regulation, or rule pertaining to a tow truck or tow truck motor carrier that does not conflict with this part.

            (b) A county or municipal legislative governing body may not charge a fee for the storage of an impounded vehicle, vessel, or outboard motor if the county or municipality:

            (i) is holding the vehicle, vessel, or outboard motor as evidence; and

            (ii) will not release the vehicle, vessel, or outboard motor to the registered owner, lien holder, or the owner's agent even if the registered owner, lien holder, or the owner's agent satisfies the requirements to release the vehicle, vessel, or outboard motor under Section 41-6a-1406.

            (2) A tow truck motor carrier that has a county or municipal business license for a place of business located within that county or municipality may not be required to obtain another business license in order to perform a tow truck service in another county or municipality if there is not a business location in the other county or municipality.

            (3) A county or municipal legislative body may require an annual tow truck safety inspection in addition to the inspections required under Sections 53-8-205 and 72-9-602 if:

            (a) no fee is charged for the inspection; and

            (b) the inspection complies with federal motor carrier safety regulations.

            (4) A tow truck shall be subject to only one annual safety inspection under Subsection (3). A county or municipality that requires the additional annual safety inspection shall accept the same inspection performed by another county or municipality.


Amended by Chapter 249, 2014 General Session