Question: I would like to find out if a vehicle can be towed from parking in townhomes (private property) when the vehicle has plates/registration that is out of date? I live in a townhome community and we seem to have lots of vehicles popping up in the visitor parking that have dead plates or out-of-date registration.
Answer: A vehicle can be towed from any private property at the request of the owner of such property as long the towing company complies with the locality’s ordinances governing such removal. There need not be any articulable reason for a property owner removing a vehicle, as it is an inherent right of property ownership. Therefore, if the property management (working under authority of the property owner) rules that all vehicles parked on their lot must be properly registered, then vehicles not meeting that requirement can certainly be towed at the request of management.