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  • 4.

    Each tow company must submit to the CHPD written proof that the following information is current and in effect:

    • a.

      Proof of liability insurance

    • b.

      Certificate of workmen’s compensation insurance

    • c.

      A business license for the place of business and each yard.

    • d.

      A registration certificate for each tow truck to be used for rotation calls. (Article III)

    • e.

      A UDOT inspection form for each tow truck (not UHP inspection form).

    • f.

      A letter of authorization to use (notarized and on owner letterhead) or rental or lease agreement from the owner of the storage lot if not owned by the towing company making the application.

    • g.

      State Tax approval letter for State Tax rotation.

    • h.

      A list of drivers with completed BCI records check on each. (Article II)

    • i.

      A list of business owners (Article I)

5. Each towing company will be responsible for providing to the CHPD’s rotation coordinator (“Rotation Coordinator”) updated, current copies of the documents described above.

Trucks and Equipment

Each tow truck shall comply with the following minimum equipment requirements as established by the Utah Administrative Code section R909-4-9 as amended (with the exceptions as noted), which equipment shall be permanently marked as belonging to one truck:

  • 1.

    Fire extinguisher 10BC rated

  • 2.

    (3) Emergency reflective triangles

  • 3.

    Tie down chains or straps*

  • 4.

    Door & steering wheel ties**

  • 5.

    (2) 6-foot hardwood 4x4’s***

  • 6.

    Universal jack****

  • 7.

    Universal lug wrench or equivalent****

  • 8.

    (2) Wheel chock blocks****

  • 9.

    Push broom & scoop shovel

  • 10.

    5-gallon debris container****

  • 11.

    4-foot pry bar

  • 12.

    Tool kit with wrenches & cable cutters

  • 13.

    (2) 10-foot chains**

  • 14.


  • 15.

    Portable lights-if truck has tow device

  • 16.

    Rotating amber warning light system

  • 17.

    Heavy-duty jumper cables

  • 18.

    5-gallon container of absorbent material


Flatbed only


Flatbeds Excluded


Class B only

**** Class C & D Excluded

Compliance: Any tow truck which does not comply with the above equipment requirements when responding to a call from the CHPD may be removed from the rotation list.

NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY: The contents of all Cottonwood Heights Police Department Policies & Procedures are confidential and for CHPD use only. The contents shall not be viewed by, or distributed by any method to, anyone outside the CHPD unless prior approval is given by the CHPD Chief of Police.

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