Donna council increases towing fee

July 28, 2018

The Donna City Council approved increasing the towing fee to $125, more than two times the previous amount.

The towing ordinance allows permitted wrecker companies to tow illegally parked or wrecked vehicles, as well as those belonging to a person under arrest by the Donna Police Department, according to the amended ordinance effective in May.

Earlier this year, the council swapped towing companies permitted to operate on rotation to Mario’s Wrecker, Apollo towing, AT Wrecker Towing and Coronado Towing. Prior to the rotation change, Itos, JJ and DJ’s wrecker companies worked on rotation.

The previous ordinance allowed the companies to charge only $50.

The increase in fees benefits towing companies and requires citizens to hand over more money to pick up their vehicles from wrecker yards, Councilwoman Cathy Alvarado previously said when the ordinance received a preliminary approval in April.

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