16 Tex. Admin. Code § 85.719 - Responsibilities of Licensee - Reasonable Storage Efforts; Impoundment of Stored Vehicles; Impoundment Fees

(a) Reasonable storage efforts. A VSF operator shall make reasonable efforts necessary for the storage of a vehicle, such as locking doors, rolling up windows, and closing doors, hatchbacks, sunroofs, trunks, hoods, or convertible tops. Such actions are included in the storage fee as set forth in this chapter.
(b) Impoundment of stored vehicles. If doors, windows, convertible tops, hatchbacks, sun roofs, trunks, or hoods are broken or inoperative, materials such as plastic or canvas tarpaulins must be used to ensure the impoundment of the stored vehicle.
(c) Impoundment Fees. A VSF operator is entitled to charge a fee for impoundment if, in addition to the requirements set out in subsection (b), the VSF operator, at a minimum:
(1) conducts a written inventory of any unsecured personal property contained in the vehicle;
(2) removes and stores all such property for which safekeeping is necessary, and specifies such removal and storage on the written inventory; or
(3) obtains motor vehicle registration information for the vehicle from the Texas Department of Transportation or analogous state agency.


16 Tex. Admin. Code § 85.719
The provisions of this §85.719 adopted to be effective April 15, 2008, 33 TexReg 2931

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