How TZA works:
Receive a reminder text in advance of street cleaning.
If you are parked in a street cleaning zone and someone texts in your plate #, we will send a real-time alert.
You can opt out of the service at any time by texting our number (617-870-3853) "Opt out".
Get involved with TZA!
Our current options are:
1. Receive a weekly reminder text with details about street cleaning in your area for that week.
2. Receive real-time alerts when you're parked in a tow zone, before you get towed.
3. Partner with us by participating in our "Neighborhood Watch", where you can text in license plate #'s that are in street cleaning zones at the time of cleaning (to support #2).
"Where's my car?!"
OK, so your car got towed — now what?
First, take a deep breath. Remember: it happens to the best of us. We've been there more often than we'd like to admit.
Find out where your car was towed. Cities' websites can help. Look it up here:
If you were towed in Boston, go here.
If you were towed in Cambridge, go here.
If you were towed in Somerville, contact Pat's Towing.
Pick it up! Many tow lots have additional hourly or overnight fees.
Get notified next time.
If you want to be notified about getting towed so you don't have to search the streets yourself, sign up for Towed Car Alerts provided by the City of Boston. Be sure to click "Add Plate" for the sign up to work.