Where you’ll pay the highest tow release fees

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) -   FOX 2 investigates which municipalities are charging high tow release fees. The additional fine can add hundreds of dollars on top of the cost of getting your car back from a tow yard.

Investigator Elliott Davis called all 90 St Louis County municipalities.  He discovered that St. Ann Charges the highest fee in St. Louis County. There you pay $100 for a tow release fee.

Three other municipalities that charge $50 for tow release. About a dozen charge $25 bucks. The lions share, 75 of the municipalities we called don't charge a tow release fee at all. One of them is the City of Berkeley. It's Mayor Ted Hoskins says people pay enough to get their vehicle back without having an added charges from the city.