The statute you cite does apply within Indiana's 92 counties. I suggest you have the tenant you were visiting attempt to arrange a meeting between you two and a management representative of the apt. complex regarding their procedure and the requirements of state law and why they believe ( if they do) they may be exempt from the specific statute's notice requirements. It is unlikely that the apt will agree to pay the towing and storage fee. If no resolution is made I suggest you speak in person to a local atty. and see if after the research and the facts being made clear he or she believes the vehicle was towed not in compliance with applicable law. If they believe so take their suggestion regarding the value of filing a complaint in small claims court against the appropriate defendant(s).