Richmond Hill’s new Tow Truck Licensing By-law is intended to ensure the safety and welfare of those using the services of a tow truck, as well as those who operate them.
The By-law took effect March 31.
The new Tow Truck By-law:
The new By-law will also help establish regulations for consumer protection, as well as a complaint process for dealing with issues related to the tow truck industry. Many municipalities already have by-laws that regulate the tow truck industry.
- Requires every tow truck driver, owner, operator or broker be licensed by the Town.
- Sets out requirements for drivers and owners in the provision of tow services, including the requirement to obtain a signed Permission to Tow form from the person hiring their services.
- Details provisions for the maintenance of tow trucks and related equipment.
- Describes permissible fees, including specific rates that may be charged for the provision of towing services.
Application Process for Licences
Application packages for tow truck licences are now available. They must be picked up in person from Richmond Hill Regulatory Services, 225 East Beaver Creek, 3rd floor, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Tow Truck Licensing By-law - 54-13 [PDF]
News Release: New Tow Truck By-law Approved - October 29, 2013
Staff Report (SRPRS.13.202) – Tow Truck Licensing By-law – October 21, 2013 [PDF]
Staff Report (SRPRS.13.017) - Draft Tow Truck Licensing By-law - February 4, 2013 [PDF]