Nonconsensual Towing

House Bill 1743 (2011), effective November 1, 2011, transferred certain aspects of nonconsensual towing regulation to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission from the Department of Public Safety. The Commission is now charged with:

  • Establishing, supervising, and enforcing rates
  • Mediating and adjudicating complaints.

Emergency Rule

The following emergency rule became effective September 10, 2013.

New Rates

On December 6, 2012, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission ordered new maximum rates for nonconsensual towing in Oklahoma. The following links provide detailed information for wrecker services conducting nonconsensual tows in Oklahoma.

Nonconsensual Towing Fuel Surcharge

You can view information on calculating the fuel surcharge on line.

Complaints

The Corporation Commission mediates and adjudicates complaints of rates charged for a nonconsensual tow in Oklahoma. To file a complaint, you must complete the complaint form and submit it to the Corporation Commission with a copy of the wrecker company invoice.

For all other questions and complaints relating to wrecker services, please contact Department of Public Safety, Wrecker Services at (405) 425-2295 or 425-2313.

Assessment

Pursuant to 47 O.S. Section 967, the Corporation Commission assesses an amount each year that must be paid by each wrecker operator performing nonconsensual tows. For Fiscal Year 2013, the assessment amount is $74.73 per licensed vehicle and is due on or before December 31, 2012.

In the fall of 2013, the amount for the fiscal year 2014 annual assessment will be set and notices will be mailed to all affected wrecker operators.