Can a towing company refuse to give you back your car if you don't pay their fees in NJ?

Asked over 1 year ago - Paterson, NJ

My car was towed not by the police but by a private towing company. I am refusing to pay their high fees. Can they refuse to give me back my car and the personal property in it?

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  1. Matthew C Simon


    Contributor Level 18

    Answered . Unfortunately, yes they can. Perhaps you can negotiate a payment plan.

    The above is general information only and is not legal advice. The information provided does not form an attorney-... more
  2. Adam Lefkowitz

    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . Assuming a vehicle is lawfully towed, then yes, the towing company can retain possession if the car's owner refuses to pay.

    Disclaimer: For a free consultation contact me directly at 973-519-0196 or If this... more
  3. Alan James Brinkmeier

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . yes

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