Some pretty important changes are coming to tow truck licensing in the town of Oakville this year.
According to the town’s website, Oakville is implementing a tow truck licensing by-law that will regulate towing prices on private property. In addition, the by-law will also work to ensure that only licensed tow truck owners, and vehicle storage yards, are operating in the town.
As a result, in order to operate in Oakville, all tow truck owners, or anyone who operates a vehicle storage yard, will be required to obtain a licence in 2020 and renew it annually.
The by-law, as mentioned, will be implemented this year.
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According to the town’s website, tow truck licensing is important for a few different reasons.
“Tow truck companies provide an essential service in our community,” reads the town’s website. “Licensing will help ensure that residents have safe, consistent and reliable options after a collision or breakdown or when their vehicle is towed from private property.”
A draft of the by-law will be presented to council on June 25, 2019, at a special council meeting.
Residents who are interested in learning more about the by-law can attend the meeting which is taking place at 7 p.m. at Town Hall (1225 Trafalgar Rd.).