Within 30 minutes after relocating any unauthorized vehicle, the relocator shall notify the Chicago Police Department by using the nonemergency police telephone number to report the year, make, model and state license plate number of the relocated vehicle and the location from which the vehicle was relocated. In addition to this notification, within 24 hours after relocating an unauthorized vehicle, the relocator shall submit a written report to the superintendent of police containing the following information:
Name, address and telephone number of the relocator and of the operator;
State license plate number of the vehicle relocated;
Vehicle identification number of the vehicle relocated;
Color, make and model of the relocated vehicle;
Date and time of the relocation;
Address of place from which vehicle was relocated;
Names and addresses of any witnesses to the relocation;
Name of person with whom the relocation agreement was made;
Address of place where the vehicle is stored; and
State license plate number of the tow truck which made the relocation.
[ Reserved. ]
Before a relocator or operator relocates an unauthorized vehicle, the relocator shall first obtain written consent from the owner of the private property or his authorized agent to relocate the specific vehicle in question, unless the firm has an agreement to relocate all unauthorized vehicles from that private property.
When any owner enters into an agreement with a relocator to relocate unauthorized vehicles from his private parking area, the relocator shall post a notice of this arrangement prominently at all entrances and exits to the parking areas, in clear view free from interference from any natural or manmade objects, and positioned with the bottom of the sign not less than 4 feet and not more than 7 feet above ground level. The lettering on these signs shall be in prominent type at least three inches high and in a color that contrasts with the background color of the sign. The sign must also be legible at night. This sign shall contain the following information:
A general statement indicating who is allowed to park in the area. The statement may use classes of persons as well as individuals;
A warning that unauthorized vehicles will be relocated;
The name, address and telephone number of the relocator, and the location to which the car will be relocated, if different;
The fee charged by the relocator to recover the unauthorized vehicle and whether cash, check or credit cards will be accepted in payment.
Subsection (d) shall not apply to driveways or parking areas serving three or fewer cars.
(Added Coun. J. 7-12-90, p. 18634; Amend Coun. J. 6-28-06, p. 79278, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 4-15-15, p. 106586, § 2)