By broke - 16/11/2016 03:08 - United States - Orlando
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Are you sure it was the apartment calling to have you towed rather than someone on a contract spotting a car without a sticker and towing it according to the terms of their contract?
Generally not. Having worked in these sort of scenarios as Security, we have to specifically request a vehicle be towed. Giving a Tow company power to just tow whenever they decided to would be really bad business. It is, however, possible that they do have Maintenance or Security there when closed who would have called for a tow.
As a former tow truck driver, I can assure you it is quite common for an apartment complex to have a patrol contract with their towing provider, allowing the tower to impound any car he sees violating certain specified rules. In my experience, it was most commonly used for fire lane enforcement (since in many areas the complex can be fined for failing to maintain a clear fire lane), but a few complexes also requested that we check permits/stickers.
That's why you get your parking decal BEFORE you buy the car.
That's often the case but most places will make exceptions for a brand new car. Plates and the like come after you buy the car in a lot of places, though I don't know about FL specifically. Either way, OP probably should've figured out the policy vs just assuming parking an unidentifiable car would be fine.