Destin increases maximum fees for vehicle towing, effective immediately

Following Monday night’s city council meeting on June 20, the City of Destin has adopted Resolution 22-09, raising the maximum towing charges for tows occurring on private property or are non-consensual. 

  • The updated rates are effective immediately.

By law, the City is required to revise this resolution “from time to time.” Formerly known as Resolution 15-02, it was last amended in 2015.

In accordance with the newly-amended resolution, the fees for towing and storage have increased by $25 and are as follows:

Private Property Towing

  • No more than $150 per vehicle for Class A vehicles (vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or less)
  • No more than $225 per vehicle for Class B vehicles (vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or more but less than 20,000 pounds) 
  • No more than $325 per vehicle for Class C vehicles (vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of 20,000 pounds or more but less than 58,000 pounds)

Private Property Storage

  • The First Six Hours: $0
  • Every Day After the First Six Hours: $50 per day
  • Administrative Fee (vehicles stored longer than 48 hours): $60

Non-consensual Towing & Storage

  • Class A Vehicles
    • Base Rate: $175
    • Mileage Rate: $5 every additional mile after the first 10 miles
    • Hourly Rate: $120 after the first 30 minutes at the scene
    • Inside Storage (vehicle is stored for more than six hours): $100 per day
    • Outside Storage (vehicle is stored for more than six hours): $75 per day
    • Administrative Fee (vehicles stored longer than 48 hours): $80
  • Class B Vehicles
    • Base Rate: $200
    • Mileage Rate: $5 every additional mile after the first 10 miles
    • Hourly Rate: $120 after the first 30 minutes at the scene
    • Inside Storage (vehicle is stored for more than six hours): $105 per day
    • Outside Storage (vehicle is stored for more than six hours): $75 per day
  • Class C Vehicle
    • Base Rate: $325
    • Mileage Rate: $8 every additional mile after the first 10 miles
    • Hourly Rate: $190 after the first 30 minutes at the scene
    • Inside Storage (vehicle is stored for more than six hours): $115 per day
    • Outside Storage (vehicle is stored for more than six hours): $95 per day

Remobilization

  • No more than $50 per vehicle (Class A, B, or C)
    • There is no additional fee charged for the removal of the immobilization device

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