Disciplinary actions: Vehicle transport and disposal

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

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.

August 2014

Paulson’s Towing — Lynnwood

  • Finding: Recordkeeping violations.
  • Action: Fined $2,000, which is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Sno-Isle Towing — Camano Island

  • Finding: Recordkeeping violations.
  • Action: Fined $3,000, $2,750 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

BJ’s Towing — Sumas

  • Finding: Recordkeeping and overcharge of storage fees.
  • Action: Fined $4,000, $3,500 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Budget Towing — Mount Vernon

  • Finding: Recordkeeping violations.
  • Action: Fined $2,250, $1,250 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

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