Businesses providing tow truck services that are interested in being certified as a Utah State Tax Commission Impound Yard should review the information and requirements found in the following sections of the Utah State Tax Code:
- Section 41-1a-1101: Seizure – Circumstances where permitted – Impound lot standards
- Section 41-6a-1406: Removal and impoundment of vehicles – Reporting and notification requirements
- Rule R873-22M-17: Standards for State Impound Lots
Once the above sections have been reviewed, the remaining requirements for certification are as follows:
- Complete the Impound Yard Application and Inspection (Form TC-855). This form is obtained directly from the DMV Miscellaneous Services Unit (MSU), and should be submitted with a copy of the current business license. Photographs that sufficiently demonstrate the yard's compliance with the Standards for State Impound Lots listed above may be submitted to MSU in lieu of a physical yard inspection. MSU will issue a DMV assigned yard number upon receipt of the Impound Yard Application and acceptable proof of yard compliance.
For questions regarding the Impound Yard Application and Inspection, please call DMV Miscellaneous Services at (801) 297-3568.
For questions regarding the Impound Vehicle Service registration, please call Utah Interactive, Inc at 1-877-988-3468.
Obtaining Ownership of Abandoned Vehicles and Private Impounds
Towing companies may request a Utah title or dismantling permit for abandoned or privately impounded vehicles when the legal owner has not claimed the vehicle within a reasonable period of time. This may be accomplished by completing and submitting a Tower's Insufficient Evidence of Ownership packet to DMV Miscellaneous Services. For detailed information, instructions, and required forms, see Tower Insufficient Evidence of Ownership Check Sheet.