City-ordered towing fees increased to $80

The price motorists have to pay for city-ordered towing just went up.

Effective Wednesday, vehicle owners will be billed $80 if their normal-size auto is towed at the city’s request – for example, after a DUI arrest or if the vehicle is left unattended in a city work zone.

The city’s contract for towing is with Hillcrest Wrecker & Garage Inc. Previously, the cost for a tow was $50.

Also, the towing fee for large trucks or those with more than four wheels has increased from $310 to $360.