§ 121.59  PRIVATE PARKING HAULS.
   (A)   No wrecker company shall tow a vehicle parked on a private parking lot within the city onto a public street within the city unless the parking lot has signs with two-inch minimum height letters, readable day and night, prominently placed at all entrances, specifying those persons who may park in the lot and prohibiting all others from parking there.
   (B)   Wherever it becomes necessary under this section for the wrecker company to disassemble parts of a vehicle in order to tow such vehicle, the wrecker company shall reassemble such parts upon reaching his place of business.
   (C)   No wrecker company shall have the owner of a vehicle, which has been towed from a private parking lot, sign a release from liability, until the owner has inspected the vehicle. Any such release shall contain a notation of such inspection, as well as an enumeration of any damages alleged by the owner to be the responsibility of the wrecker company. The release shall be a full release, except as to specifically enumerated damages.
   (D)   A wrecker company removing a vehicle from private property shall immediately, upon completion of the tow, notify the Police Department of such removal. Such notification shall include the following:
      (1)   The physical description and license number or vehicle identification number, if there are no license plates, of the vehicle to be removed.
      (2)   The name of the wrecker company removing the vehicle.
      (3)   The location of storage of the vehicle within the city and the telephone number of the lot.
      (4)   The parking facility from which the vehicle was towed and the person authorizing or directing the vehicle to be towed.
('68 Code, § 7-36) (Ord. 1611, passed 1-20-86)  Penalty, see § 10.99