CRS 42-5-111 Proof of Authorized Posession
Whenever any motor vehicle or major component part of a motor vehicle is transported, shipped, towed, or hauled by any means in this state, said vehicle or component part shall be accompanied by proper authorization of possession from the legal owner or a law enforcement agency.
(I) A towing carrier shall not tow any motor vehicle unless one of the following conditions is met:
(A) The towing carrier is directed to perform a tow by a law enforcement officer;
(B) The towing carrier is requested to perform a tow by the owner, authorized operator, or authorized agent of the owner of a motor vehicle; or
(C) The towing carrier is requested to perform a tow upon the authorization of the property owner.
(II) Property owner authorization. The authorization from the property owner shall be in writing; shall identify, by make and license plate number (or in lieu thereof, by vehicle identification number), the motor vehicle to be towed; and shall include the date, time, and place of removal.
(A) The authorization shall be filled out in full, signed by the property owner, and given to the towing carrier before the motor vehicle is removed from the property. The property owner may sign using a verifiable employee identification number or code name in lieu of the person's proper name.
(B) A towing carrier shall not accept or use blank authorizations pre-signed by the property owner.
(C) A towing carrier shall make the written authorization available for inspection by the owner of the towed motor vehicle or his or her authorized representative.
(D) The written authorization may be incorporated with the tow record/invoice required by Rule 6509.
(c) Noncompliance. If a tow is performed in violation of this rule, the towing carrier shall not charge, collect, or retain any fees or charges for the unauthorized services it performs. Any motor vehicle that is held in storage and that was towed without proper authorization shall be released to the owner, lienholder, or agent of the owner or lienholder without charge.