Towing & Recovery Board


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Three Members. One member should be a Law Enforcement Representative, one a licensed towing and recovery operator, and one a citizen representative. Members shall be appointed for two years. The current members of the board are as follows:

  • Sergeant Scott Worley
    Fredericksburg Police Department
  • Melissa Jones
    Citizen Representative
  • Richard "Timmy" Merryman
    Merryman's Towing - Tow Operator


The purpose and duties of the Towing and Recovery Advisory Board is to study the governing practices of towing and recovery services rendered pursuant to police towing requests, make recommendations to the city council and police department regarding adoption or amendment of any ordinances, regulations, or contracts pertaining to same, and to hear appeals and complaints arising out of police towing requests. (Fredericksburg City Code 10-431)

Tow List

The rotating tow list consists of the following licensed operators:

  • Atkinson's Towing
  • Michael's Towing and Recovery
  • Coleman Motors
  • North Star Towing and Recovery
  • Cooper's Towing
  • Pitt's Chevron
  • Frog Towed
  • Shanks Towing
  • Merryman's Service Center
  • Sullivan's Towing and Recovery

Towing Complaints

Complaints stemming from police directed tows or violations of City ordinances regulating private property towing can be made by contacting the Police Department at (540) 373-3122 or Captain Brian Layton at (540) 654-5737.
Complaints involving towing from private property may also be filed with the Virginia Office of the Attorney General Consumer Protection.