Charles County Implements New Tow Program Tow Companies Requested to Submit Application for Tow Service Permit

July 16, 2018

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office has begun the process of implementing legislation that was signed into law regarding tow services in Charles County. House Bill 1320, which passed in March 2017 and was initiated by Sergeant Jon Burroughs of the CCSO Traffic Operations Unit, ensures oversight and regulation of towing operations within Charles County. In order to operate within Charles County, tow companies must now complete and submit the application for tow service operating in Charles County, MD.

To be considered for a permit, tow companies should visit the Charles County Sheriff’s Office website to download, print, and fill out the application and read through the county tow regulations. For a Level 1 Application, which covers only consensual tow services, the fee is $250. For a Level 2 Application, which covers consensual and non-consensual tow services, the fee is $500. All fees will need to be paid prior to submitting the application. Fees will be paid to the Charles County Treasurer’s Office, located at 200 Baltimore St., La Plata, MD 20646, and proof of payment will need to be submitted with the application. Completed applications and proof of payment should be mailed to:

Tow Program Coordinator
Traffic Operations Unit
Charles County Sheriff’s Office
6915 Crain Highway, Post Office Box 189
La Plata, MD 20646-0189

Completed applications and proof of payment can also be submitted in person to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Tow Program Coordinator at 10435 Audie Lane, La Plata, MD 20646. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., excluding holidays. For additional information, the Tow Program Coordinator can be contacted via e-mail at towing@ccso.us.

2 Responses to Charles County Implements New Tow Program Tow Companies Requested to Submit Application for Tow Service Permit

  1. Dante on July 17, 2018 at 7:12 am

    I can see the tow companies quickly getting out of control with this. I guess we’ll become more and more like DC with the free for all on generating revenue. Charles County is quickly losing its charm with the overpopulated neighborhoods and influx of crime, our politicians need to put their money where their mouth is and do something about it!

    • Angela Swann on July 21, 2018 at 8:03 am

      Charles County lost its charm when the mall was completed and overdevelopment brought in trash from other areas Yes, it became a crime cesspool, just like DC. Many of us have escaped Charles County, hopefully other non criminals will make it out alive soon!