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File #: 160682    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 6/16/2016 In control: Committee on Streets and Services
On agenda: Final action: 12/8/2016
Title: Amending Section 9-605 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Towing," by adding a requirement that an illegally parked vehicle be ticketed prior to its towing from a private parking lot, private property, or driveway, except for hospital premises, under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez
Indexes: TOWING
Code sections: 9-605 - Towing
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy16068201.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsVideo
1/24/20171 MAYOR SIGNED  Action details Not available
12/8/20161 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass Action details Not available
12/1/20161 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
12/1/20161 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass Action details Not available
12/1/20161 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
11/29/20160 Committee on Streets and Services HEARING NOTICES SENT  Action details Not available
11/29/20160 Committee on Streets and Services HEARING HELD  Action details Not available
11/29/20160 Committee on Streets and Services AMENDED  Action details Not available
11/29/20161 Committee on Streets and Services REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED  Action details Not available
6/16/20160 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass Action details Not available
Title
Amending Section 9-605 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Towing," by adding a requirement that an illegally parked vehicle be ticketed prior to its towing from a private parking lot, private property, or driveway, except for hospital premises, under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Section 9-605 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 9-605. Towing.

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(11) Towing From Private Lots, Private Property and Driveways. Only towing companies licensed under paragraph (3) of this Section shall be permitted to tow any illegally parked vehicle from any licensed or unlicensed parking lot, from private property, from any common driveway and from in front of any driveway where the vehicle is blocking access to that driveway, and provided that such towing companies must have the prior written permission of the owner or other person in lawful possession of the property, or of a designated agent of such person, prior to towing from or in front of such property. A towing company shall retain on file all written permissions required by this Section.

(a) No such tow is permitted unless the parking lot or private property has posted in a conspicuous place near its entry which can be easily seen by the public a sign no smaller than thirty-six (36) inches high and thirty-six (36) inches across or, for single-family residential properties, no smaller than eighteen (18) inches high and eighteen (18) inches across, with text of sufficient size to ensure that the sign can be easily read. No such sign shall be posted unless the towing company has reported the location of the sign to the Enforcement Agency. The Enforcement Agency may by regulation detail the manner in which such reports must be filed, and may require a towing company to file an annual or other regularly updated list of all signs posted by the towing company. The towing company is resp...

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