Based on the USPS local postmaster (the method used by Southside and other towing companies, who are all members of the Southwest Tow Operators) takes 9 nine days for a registered letter to reach an Austin address from Little Rock, Arkansas.
According to the postmaster, when a registered letter is mailed in person or electronically to or at Cross Point Office in Austin, it takes 2 days to reach an Austin address.
The sole purpose of using an out of state Post Office, is so storage related charges will greatly inflate the tow and storage charges bill. Lienholders and Vehicle Owners are really pissed that tow companies would stoop this low in order to costs the public more money., by delaying the process to notify them where their vehicles are.
After nine days in storage, what would have released on the 2nd day with the notification letter being recieved two days after mailing for: $201.56 goes to $533.56 if paid out at 10 days.
Pure scam targeting Austinites, businesses, college students, their parents, insurance companies, lienholders, Velocity Credit Union members and thousands of vehicle owners who's vehicle were stored after being towed by the Austin Police Department and Reliant Towing.
The public is asked to write the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulations to request a rule change in the Vehicle Storage Facility program, that requires the notification letter electronically, doing must be within the county the storage facility is located in.
Also email the Austin City Council members about this scam to gouge motorists that benefit the city of austin general fund.