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The City of Minneapolis licenses four different classes of Motor Vehicle Towing/Servicing companies.

Class A licenses can provide private property towing at the request of a person who is not the owner or operator of the vehicle; vehicle towing and car starting at the request of the owner or agent of the vehicle for hire. 

Class B licenses can provide towing and car starting at the request of the owner or agent of the vehicle for hire. 

Class C licenses can provide car starting services for hire. 

Class D licenses can provide towing or car starting, without compensation, for private or individual purposes. 

There are currently four licensed Class A towing companies operating in Minneapolis;

 As detailed in the Tow Truck Industry Bulletin issued September 25, 2018 the maximum service fee for a private property tow is $253.00 and the maximum storage fee is $35.00.


Last updated Feb 28, 2019



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