§ 91.19  TOW OF CERTAIN ILLEGALLY PARKED MOTOR VEHICLES; PROCEDURE FOR VEHICLE OWNERS TO CONTEST TOW; HEARINGS.
   (A)   If the Police Department has a motor vehicle towed without prior notice to or consent of the owner, the Police Department shall notify the owner within 24 hours by telephone call, or by postcard or form letter mailed by first class mail to the last known registered owner of the motor vehicle, that this vehicle has been towed and how the owner can reclaim it in accordance with Texas Department of Transportation regulations.
   (B)   If the owner contests the legality of the tow and desires possession of the motor vehicle by posting any security, a hearing shall be set before the Municipal Court on its next full working day following the written request for hearing.
   (C)   If the owner contests the legality of the non-consent tow, the owner shall be entitled, upon written request for hearing and the deposit with the Municipal Court of a $10 filing fee, to a hearing before the Municipal Court within 14 days, to determine the legality of the tow, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 685 of the Tex. Trans. Code.
   (D)   Notice of this procedure shall be provided to any person contesting the legality of a city tow.
(Ord. 17-1017, passed 10-17-2017)