City Related Towing Franchise

The City Related Towing Franchise is regulated by Gardena Municipal Code Chapter 10.52 and the corresponding franchise agreement with the towing services provider. No person shall perform towing services for the City unless such person has obtained a franchise from the City of Gardena. The City Council may award one or more franchises for towing services on such terms and conditions as the Council may establish in its sole discretion.

A franchise is not required under the following situations:

1) operators performing towing services for entities or persons other than the City of Gardena;
2) operators performing towing services at the direction of the City when no franchisee is available or able to perform such services or cannot provide such services in a timely manner; or
3) an officer or employee of the city in the course of official duty.