§1718. Law enforcement notification of a vehicle towed to a storage facility; outdoor storage facility
A. Whenever any vehicle has been towed to a storage facility as a result of a non-consensual tow from private property, the owner or operator of the storage facility shall, within twenty-four hours of the time such vehicle is towed to a storage facility, notify the office of the sheriff or the municipal police or their assigned designees from whose jurisdiction the vehicle is towed that the vehicle has been towed for storage. Except when the vehicle is stored by or upon request from a law enforcement agency, the storage operator shall provide to the law enforcement authorities or their designees:
(1) The name and address of the location from which the vehicle was towed.
(2) The year, make, model, and manufacturer's vehicle identification number.
(3) The license plate number and state of issuance of the vehicle.
(4) The name and address of the location to which the vehicle was towed.
B. Each law enforcement authority or designee receiving information pursuant to the provisions of this Section shall accept, record, and file the information in order to be reasonably obtainable for responding to requests from the public.
C. If the storage facility is an outdoor facility, it shall provide a reasonable security barrier or safety apparatus suitable to the premises of the facility which will assure security to the property contained therein.
Acts 1989, No. 522, §1; Acts 1990, No. 956, §1; Acts 2012, No. 806, §1.