We often get photographs and tips from our Bungalower readers of things that are happening around town. When that happens, we feature them on the site in a series called Eyes on the Street, in honor of our favorite urbanist Jane Jacobs.
“In our neighborhood Nextdoor.com, several locals have reported that while they were patronizing several of the establishments in Mills Park (Ten 10 & Yamasan), they were towed and in one instance, the towing company caused damaged to the patrons car). They were given no notice that they were parking illegally by the security people out in the lot, and as far as I know, there is no signage.” – Julie Herman
We received the above message last week and looked into it. According to management at Fresh Market, while they are the largest tenant at Mills Park, they are not responsible for the towing.
RAM Management, the management company that recently took over operations of Mills Park, is towing vehicles that are parking on their property and then leaving to go to nearby businesses; like the aforementioned Ten 10 Brewing, which isn’t located in the same devleopment. It’s across the street.
According to management at Fresh Market, there has been a noticeable trend for people to not only park in the Mills Park lot, but they are also leaving them there until the next day, which RAM apparently doesn’t like.
Hence the towing.
Signs have been posted in the parking lot stating that it is for Mills Park-use only. A security company will report you to a local towing company if they see you park on the premises and then leave. If you’re parking to patron a Mills Park business, be sure to park near the business itself before walking over. Other than that, we wish you luck.
Orlando towing laws operate under the laws put forth by Orange County. If your car has been towed from private property, that’s called a “trespass tow” and you can click HERE for a step-by-step “How To” guide of how to get it back. That includes walking over to the sign warning of possible towing, which will list the company’s contact information.