Can I Call a Tow Truck on Someone Blocking My Driveway?

Having a vehicle blocking your driveway can be incredibly frustrating. It not only prevents you from accessing your property, but it also sends a message to the offender that their behavior is acceptable.

Fortunately, you don’t have to put up with this kind of situation, and there are steps you can take to resolve the issue. The first thing you should do is try and find the owner of the car and politely ask them to move it. If that isn’t possible, then calling a tow truck might be necessary.

If you decide to call a tow truck to tow away the blocking vehicle, there are things you should consider before doing so. Firstly, check your local laws and regulations regarding vehicles parked on private property without permission. If it is illegal or considered an infringement of rights, then calling a tow truck may be an option.

The next step is to contact a local tow truck company and explain the situation. You will need to provide details such as where the car is located and what type of vehicle it is.

Some companies may require proof of ownership before they will agree to tow away the vehicle. Make sure you have all documentation ready before calling.

Once you have contacted the tow truck company, they will likely offer two services: removal and storage. Removal simply means that they will take away the offending vehicle from your property immediately; however, this does not guarantee that it won’t return later on. Storage means that they will take away the vehicle and store it until further notice.

Before any service is carried out, ensure that all costs are discussed beforehand. You should also ask if there are any additional fees for certain services such as after-hours pick up or special equipment use.

In some cases, having a vehicle towed away can be an effective way of resolving an issue with someone blocking your driveway; however, it should only be done as a last resort when other options have been exhausted. If done correctly with due diligence taken into account beforehand, calling a tow truck can help get your driveway back in order in no time.


Can I call a tow truck on someone blocking my driveway? The answer is yes; however, make sure to research local laws first and contact a reputable tow truck company who offers fair rates for their services before taking action.

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Karen Watkins