Trespass Towing, Removal of Vehicles From Private Parking Lots
On October 1, 2012 the laws regarding Trespass Towing in Maryland changed. The processes and procedures surrounding the removal of vehicles that are considered to be trespass parking and what constitutes a “parking lot” are now different than before.
The new law for the State of Maryland states that a “parking lot” is now defined as a privately owned facility consisting of three or more parking spaces, that’s accessible to the general public and is primarily used by the owner’s customers, patrons, tenants, and guests.
Trespass Towing Challenges
Although some cities and counties may handle trespass parking and trespass towing a little differently and quite frankly have more rigorous laws and regulations, the new law in Maryland will effect a multitude of various lots. Including homeowners associations, apartment complex owners, retail locations and most parking lots that are accessible by public roads.