It’s the stuff of stress dreams: You walk outside to find that your car is no longer where you left it. Was it towed or stolen? If it was in the city of Richmond, you can now go online to determine whether it was towed and where it is located.
The new website at rva.gov/911/towed-vehicles, created by the Richmond Department of Emergency Communications, Preparedness and Response, provides a listing of towed vehicles, along with the lot address where the vehicle can be picked up. The information is entered by towing companies and remains on the site for 14 days.
The public is encouraged to check the website for identifying information listed for vehicles — including make, model, color, partial VIN number, partial license plate number and time of tow — before reporting the vehicle stolen.
“This is another way we are using technology to help reduce the number of unnecessary calls coming into the Richmond emergency communications center,” said Director Stephen Willoughby. “The public can check for themselves if their car has been towed and where it is located. If their vehicle is not listed and they believe it has been stolen, then they can call the non-emergency number to report it.”
For questions or to report a stolen vehicle, please call the Richmond nonemergency public safety number, 804-646-5100.
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