15115 East Jefferson Avenue
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
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Monday - Friday
Ticketing Vehicles on Private Property
In accordance with MCLA 257.951(2) the Department of Public Safety will ticket vehicles parked on private commercial parking lots when the following requirements are met:
A completed Request for Enforcement of Posted Parking on Private Property. This must be signed by the property owner. Additional authorized callers may be listed. These requests must be renewed each January 1.
In addition, there must be signs erected indicating that there is no parking on the property. These signs must meet the following requirement:
After a completed Request for Enforcement of Posted Parking on Private Property is received by the Public Safety Department an inspection will be conducted to assure proper signage is in place. When the proper signage has been verified, property owners, or their agents, may call and have vehicles ticketed. If a violator requests a court date, the property owner will required to appear in court as the complainant on the violation. If the property owner fails to appear the violation will be dismissed by the court and the Request for Enforcement of Posted Parking on Private Property will be revoked.
Towing of Vehicles from Private Property
MCLA 257.252d(1)(g) allows police to remove a vehicle that is hampering or blocking another vehicle on private property. Removal of vehicles from private property for other reasons is the responsibility of the private property owner.
MCLA 257.252a(2) states that there is no minimum time that a vehicle must be parked on private property before it can be considered abandon. On most public property the vehicle must be parked for at least 48 hours before it can be considered abandon. If a vehicle has remained on private property without the consent of the property owner, the owner of the private property may have the vehicle towed. It will be the responsibility of the property owner, not the Public Safety Department, to make arrangements for the removal of the vehicle. The tow company is responsible for notifying the Public Safety Department they have removed the vehicle. The Public Safety Department must determine if the vehicle has been reported stolen then notify the Secretary of State that the vehicle has been abandoned.
Before a vehicle may be removed from private property there must be a posted sign advising the public that vehicles may be towed. The notice must meet the following requirements:
The above signage requirement does not apply to single or dual family residences.
Item #3 in the above list will require previous arrangements with a tow company prior to the removal of a vehicle.