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The Code Compliance Division is currently accepting applications for the Code Tow Rotation Program

The Code Compliance Division is part of the Community Development Department (CDD) and has an operational requirement for tow services to remove abandoned, dismantled, wrecked and inoperative vehicles from public property including city streets, alleys and from privately owned property. CDD coordinates tow services of abandoned vehicles through the Code Towing Rotation Services Agreement which allow members of the towing industry to participate in a rotational tow list to equitably distribute service calls and assist the City in removing these types of vehicles. 

Qualified tow companies who would like to participate in the Code Tow Rotation list must register as a supplier and submit a completed application. All applications are reviewed to ensure the requirements are met. 


Completion of the registration process is required to participate in the Request for Qualification (RFQ) process.  The City's Supplier Registration Page allows this process to be completed electronically.

Business operation tax certificate 

A Business Operation Tax Certificate (BOTC) and IRS forms are required to complete and submit registration.  More information on the City's BOTC requirement can be found here.


Applications can be downloaded using the link below. 

Completed applications shall be delivered electronically only via email to:

An electronic application with all required documents and attachments must be received by CDD no later than November 9, 2023, to be considered for the contract award date of January 1, 2024.  This contract will begin on January 1, 2024, and will expire on December 31, 2028.  

Any applications received after November 9, 2023, will be considered, and if approved, placed on the rotation list with a later contract award date. If the tow rotation list is full, the approved tow company will be placed on a waiting list and notified once a spot becomes available. The contract expiration date of December 31, 2028, will remain the same regardless of when the tow company joins the contract.

Applications submitted after November 9, 2023, will be considered at the discretion of the Department.

The dates listed below only apply to first round applications received by initial deadline:



Release of RFQ

 October 11, 2023

Questions & Answers Submissions accepted via email or Planet Bids

 2:00 p.m. on October 25, 2023

Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting via Microsoft Teams

 2:00 p.m. on October 25, 2023

Deadline for January 1, 2024, Contract Award Date

 4:00 p.m. on November 9, 2023

NOTE: The City of Sacramento reserves the right to modify the above dates.  Any changes will be forwarded to prospective applicants in writing.


The mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting was held virtually on Microsoft Teams on October 25, 2023.

If you did not attend the mandatory pre-bid meeting held on October 25, 2023, you must watch the recorded meeting here.

Please check the box on the application that you attest to watching the recorded pre-bid meeting.

Additional Information

You may view a sample Non-Professional Services Agreement Under $25,000 and all other City agreements here.  

The sample contract is for content review only and is not to be submitted with the RFQ.

Sacramento Tow Districts Map (547 KB PDF)

Upon acceptance into the Code Tow Rotation Program, the City will assign a Contractor to one (1) of the two (2) operational districts.

Current Tow Fee Schedule

Vehicle Release Fee: Currently $180
(Payable to the Sacramento Police Department)

Regular Tow Fee: Currently $235
(Payable to the tow company)

Storage Fees: Currently $60 per day
(Payable to the tow company)

Please note, the City of Sacramento will no longer pay the $50.00 reimbursement for junk vehicles starting January 1, 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I Sell or Transfer my business?
The Tow Services Contract is not transferable to the new owner. The new owner must apply to and be approved by CDD for participation in the CDD Tow Services Contract.

What if I go out of business or no longer want to be on the rotation?
The Contract may be terminated immediately upon written notice given by the Contractor.

Can I tow for more than one district area?
A Contractor may not tow for more than one district area on the CDD tow rotation. The Contractor may choose to apply for the Sacramento Police Department tow rotation as well.

What if I want to tow Sacramento Police Department Vehicles?
The Sacramento Police Department (SPD) and the Code Enforcement Department each have separate tow rotation contracts. Tow companies can choose to sign up for one or both contracts. Each application must be submitted separately for each contract.  You can find more information about the SPD Tow Rotation here.

For questions regarding the Code Tow Rotation Program or the application process, please contact the Code Tow Administrator by email at or by phone at 916-808-8056.