Towing & Storages

Towing Companies
The Township employs the service of three tow companies; who, on a rotating schedule, are available for police emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Essex County Towing
164 Valley Street
South Orange, NJ, 07079

Phone: 973-763-4066
Seton Towing
31 Newark Way 
South Orange, NJ, 07079

Phone: (973)-762-6133
All trucks, equipment and employees are subject and have passed an inspection or investigation prior to the township’s awarding of a license. All equipment used by a licensee in performing its obligation is maintained in good and safe condition and is inspected periodically throughout the year. All equipment used is operated by drivers who hold certifications from a tow truck operator’s training course.

Towing & Storage Charges

The following rates apply to all vehicles towed from public and private property within the Township of South orange and to all vehicles which are stored, whether within or outside the township, when a tow originates with a police requested:
Charge Description
Fee Amount
Light-Duty Vehicles
Medium-Duty Vehicles
Heavy-Duty Vehicles
Storage Inside the Building
$50 per day
Storage Outside the Building, Secured
$40 per day
Storage Outside the Building, Unsecured
$40 per day
Transmission Service
Waiting Time
$45 per hour
Rollover Cars
$25 daytime; $35 after 6 p.m.
Yard Charge
Administrative Fee
Unclaimed Vehicles
Vehicles that lay unclaimed for a period of 20 days will be considered abandoned and in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 39: 10A-1; the South Orange Police will apply to the State Motor Vehicle Commission for an Abandonment Title and the vehicle will be sold at public auction. At any time prior to the public auction the vehicle may be claimed.

To secure a release, the owner of the vehicle must respond to
Police Headquarters
201 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079

with a valid Driver’s License, Valid Registration, and proof of insurance.