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State of Arkansas Towing and Recovery Board
License & Permits
 

How to go about getting a Tow Safety License and Permit:

  1. Decide which type of towing you are to do: Non-Consent or Consent Only towing.

    Definitions:

    Consent Only Towing- means towing, storage, or recovery of any vehicle and
    which towing, storage, or recovery is done with the permission of the owner
    or other person in charge of the vehicle.

    Non-Consent Towing - means towing, storage, or recovery of any unattended or
    abandoned vehicle as defined in this subchapter (A.C.A. 27-50-1202) or any
    disabled or inoperative vehicle for which the owner preference is waived by
    the owner or person in charge thereof.

  2. Contact the office for paper work or you can download a form from our forms  page. Rules and Regulations available on-line with  application instructions and guidelines.

    State of Arkansas Towing & Recovery Board
    PO Box 8285                                                                                               Searcy, Arkansas 72143
    Phone (501) 278-5225
    Fax (501) 278-5255

    Kelly.Hagar@arkansas.gov
  3. Have trucks inspected by any certified law enforcement officer.
  4. Fill out information sheet. Return information sheet, an inspection
    sheet for each truck, Certificate of insurance, three pictures of each vehicle    (both sides and the license plate visible on tow vehicle), and payment. (Tow Safety License $ 150.00 renewable annually) (Tow Vehicle Safety Permits  $72.00 each, renewable annually). Check or money order, payable to Arkansas Towing & Recovery Board.
                                                                                          [Note:  if adding a new vehicle, tow vehicle safety permit fee will be prorated at a rate of $6.00 per month to make it renew with current tow business license.]
  5. Consent and Non-Consent towing: Be sure to include a copy of your Certificate   of Liability Insurance. Non-Consent towing operators be sure to show "on-hook", "cargo", or "in-tow" insurance in the amount of at least $50,000, and Garage Keepers Legal Liability, or impound lot coverage, in the amount of at  least $ 50,000, (See Rule 9) listing the Arkansas Towing & Recovery Board as a certificate holder.

 

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