The City licenses tow truck companies and drivers.
A business must have a Tow Truck Company License to tow vehicles for profit. Any New York City based towing company towing a car within the City must be licensed. Tow trucks not based in New York City that pick up passenger vehicles within the City must also be licensed. Individuals must have a Tow Truck Driver License to drive a tow truck.
A business that tows vehicles for any purpose other than profit must get a Tow Truck Exemption License. The City issues Tow Truck Exemption Licenses to:
- Vehicle Dismantlers
- Public Transportation
- Bus Companies
- Taxi or Limousine Companies
- Motor Vehicle Rental Agencies
- School Bus Operators
- Public Utility Companies