Appealing a Vehicle Tow

File an Appeal

The Town of Normal regulates non-consensual vehicle towing from private and public property. If you feel your vehicle was towed unjustly, you have a right to appeal. Appeals must be filed within 30 days of the actual tow. There is no fee to file an appeal. You may have a telephone appeal. The appeal only involves whether the tow was lawful or a lawful fee was charged. Alleged damage to vehicles is not an issue for the appeal.

Schedule an Appeal

To schedule an appeal of your vehicle tow, please contact the Legal Department at (309) 454-9507. An administrative hearing will be scheduled at a time that is convenient for all parties.


Section 22, Division 10 of the Municipal Code contains the regulations concerning vehicle tows. Knowledge of these regulations is not required to appeal your tow, but may be helpful.