Disciplinary actions: Vehicle transport and disposal

For details about many of these disciplinary actions, please see Search business and professional licenses.

August 2015

A & J Towing — Marysville, WA

  • Finding: Failure to submit surplus funds from abandoned vehicle auction, over-charging of storage fees, and failure to charge the correct Private Property Impound rate.
  • Action: $1,500 fine

Inter-County Towing II — Everett, WA

  • Finding: Towing of vehicle with improper authorization, failure to maintain impoundment authorization forms, impounding vehicles without the presence of the person requesting impound, failure to retain Private Property Impound contract on file, overcharge of impound fees.
  • Action: $5,000 fine

Gerber Towing — Shoreline, WA

  • Finding: Failure to submit surplus funds from abandoned vehicle auction, overcharge of towing fees, unauthorized charging of $15 redemption fee.
  • Action: $1,500 fine

June 2015

Helberg Towing — Sunnyside

  • Finding: Failure to pay DOL penalty of $2,500.
  • Action: Ordered to pay outstanding balance of $2,500 in monthly installments of $100.

Joe’s Towing Service — Burlington

  • Finding: Overcharge of storage fees.
  • Action: Fined $2,000, $1,750 is stayed for 1 year pending no similar violations.

Outback Towing — Spokane Valley

  • Finding: Failure to disclose auctioned vehicle to WSP officer and failure to include same vehicle in the abandoned vehicle auction public notice.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Sparky’s Towing — Lynnwood

  • Finding: Recordkeeping violations, late Abandoned Vehicle Reports.
  • Action: Fined $4,000, $2,000 is stayed for 1 year pending no similar violations.

Sky Valley Towing Mill Creek — Snohomish

  • Finding: Failure to submit surplus funds from an abandoned vehicle auction, improper private property impound.
  • Action: Fined $2,000, $1,500 is stayed for 1 year pending no similar violations.

April 2015

Rouse’s Towing & Recovery — Spokane

  • Finding: Failure to submit surplus funds from abandoned vehicle auctions.
  • Action: Fined $3,000, $3,000 is stayed pending no similar violations within 12 months.

Ace City Towing — Spokane

  • Finding: Failure to submit surplus funds from abandoned vehicle auctions.
  • Action: Fined $1,000, $1,000 is stayed pending no similar violations within 12 months.

Rouse’s Valley Towing — Spokane

  • Finding: Failure to submit surplus funds from abandoned vehicle auctions.
  • Action: Fined $1,000, $1,000 is stayed pending no similar violations within 12 months.

March 2015

Whiteside Towing — Snohomish

  • Finding: Failure to maintain private property impound contracts for two vehicles.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Inter-County Towing — Bothell

  • Finding: Unauthorized signatures on 5 private property impound contracts, overcharge of storage fees, failure to maintain transaction files for 3 abandoned vehicle auctions.
  • Action: Fined $3,000.

Crossroads Towing — Bellevue

  • Finding: Failure to timely submit surplus.
  • Action: Fined $7,000.

Ron May Towing & Recovery — Everett

  • Finding: Unauthorized signature on 3 private property impounds.
  • Action: Fined $2,000, $1,650 is stayed pending no similar violations within 12 months.

February 2015

Midway Recovery — Olympia

  • Finding: Failure to submit monthly reports.
  • Action: Fined $250, $250 is stayed pending no similar violations within one year.

Skyway Towing — Renton

  • Finding: Failure to submit surplus funds from an abandoned vehicle auction.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

North County Towing — Everett

  • Finding: Recordkeeping violations.
  • Action: Fined $4,000, $3,000 is stayed pending no similar violations within 12 months.

Rescue Towing — Lake Stevens

  • Finding: Failure to itemize 5 invoices.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Mary’s Towing, Inc. — Everett

  • Finding: Late notice custody and sale of abandoned vehicle, failure to obtain proper authorization on a private property impound contract.
  • Action: Fined $1,500, $1,250 is stayed.

January 2015

General Metals of Tacoma

  • Finding: Failure to provide required documentation on parts and vehicle.
  • Action: Fined $2,500, $2,500 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

King’s Recovery, Inc.

  • Finding: Failure to pay monetary penalty.
  • Action: 3 year suspension of license and ordered to pay $17,200 fine.

October 2014

Wally’s Towing, Inc— Mountlake Terrace, WA

  • Finding: Failure to remit surplus funds.
  • Action: Fined $2,000, $1,000 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

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