June 2016 TDLR Fines, Revokations and Judgements

HELMS, MAX P Company: MICKEY’S AUTO REPAIR City: VICTORIA County: VICTORIA Zip Code: 77901 License #: 5154583C Complaint # TOW20160014121¬† Date: 6/29/2016 Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty of $3,000. An administrative penalty of $1,000 is assessed for TOW20160014121; and an administrative penalty of $2,000 is assessed for VSF20160014156. Respondent’s tow truck failed to have […]

TDLR: Obey The Rules & Regulations or Expect to Pay!

As the complaints continue to pour into the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulations, TDLR Investigators are staying busy conducting investigations around the state of tow companies, vehicle storage facilities and their employees finding violations of State Law. Several companies continue to disregard the the Drug Testing requirement that should send the message to the […]

Predatory Behavior Still Continues at Vehicle Storage Facilites

Based on daily calls to the tow hotline (512-680-3190), vehicle owners and operators continue to be abused verbally when at a vehicle storage facility to retrieve their vehicles. Important facts to remember: Upon arrival to the storage facility by yourself or with someone, use a cellphone, digital recorder or camera to record in video/audio¬† the […]

Central Towing Fined $1500 for Ongoing McDonald’s Tow Scam

This low ball fine of $1500 against Central Towing Inc negotiated by a TDLR prosecutor, when TDLR initially sought a fine of $10,000, is proof TDLR is in bed with criminals. Over the past year, thousands of University of Texas students, parents and the public have filed reports with both the Austin Police Department Wrecker […]

$1000 Plus Triple Damages for Illegal Tow Posted Per TDLR

The Texas Department of Licensing & Regulations (TDLR), after 10 months, has posted on their website the tow signs that is required in order for unauthorized vehicles to be towed from a private or public parking facility. Why TDLR waited so long the give guidance to their licensees is beyond anyone’s imagination. TDLR in failing […]