Towed Vehicles

Towed Vehicles

Any vehicle located on the campus that is causing a safety hazard or is considered to be a scofflaw, or fails to move as required for an event, may be removed. Habitual offenders receiving more than six citations, whether paid or not, within a fiscal year are deemed to be a scofflaw and may be subject to tow. All tows will be at the owner's expense.

  • IU Bloomington facilitates towing through external towing companies that have been contracted to provide this service by the IU Office of Procurement Services.
  • Towing Service fees as contracted will be owed to the tow company before the vehicle can be released.
  • Additional storage fees will be added for any car left after midnight.
  • Tow fee amounts maximums are set annually based upon market rates and are assessed by university contracted third party towing vendors for the service provided to the university.
  • Towing fees cannot be appealed.
  • Unclaimed vehicles may be auctioned by the towing vendor in accordance with Indiana state law

The average amount of a tow fee may be more than $200, depending upon the service performed or applicable. They include:

  • Towing (any vehicle, day or night)
  • Dolly or winch fee (if needed)
  • Show up fee
  • Daily storage
  • Administration fee

If your vehicle has been towed, please contact Parking Enforcement at 812-855-9849 for recovery instructions during business hours of 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday–Thursday and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. IUPD can assist with recovery information after hours and on weekends, 812-855-4111.

IU students that can show a valid CrimsonCard (IUID) may request that all fees owed to the towing company be billed to the university and transferred to their bursar account as a tow fee citation. Tow fee citations are not eligible for appeal.

Repeat Towing Offense

The Office of Student Conduct will be notified once a vehicle belonging to a current student is towed more than two times during an academic year.