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Wrecker Operator Information 
www.polksheriff.org > Citizen Information > Wrecker Operator Information
 

Wrecker Operator System 

Purpose - The purpose of this section is to familiarize wrecker operator owners with the policies and procedures for inclusion on the Polk County Sheriff’s Office wrecker operator rotation list.  Participation in the wrecker operator system is voluntary and at the discretion of the Sheriff.

Application:  Each wrecker operator owner requesting to participate in the Polk County Sheriff’s Office wrecker operator system must complete an application for inclusion on the wrecker operator rotation list.  A separate application and all applicable fees must be submitted for each business location.  All forms must be completed in their entirety.

Initial Application:

 The Initial Application must include the following: 

·        ·   Application for Inclusion on the Wrecker Operator Rotation List (PCSO Form 1657)   Word Document     PDF Version

·        ·   Wrecker Insurance Statement of Compliance (PCSO Form 1652)                             Word Document    PDF Version

·         ·  Wrecker Driver Information (PCSO 1651)                                                              Word Document     PDF Version

·          Completed criminal history check for each wrecker operator owner, drivers, and office personnel of the wrecker company – A Florida Criminal History Information Request (A completed criminal history must be conducted on each employee of the wrecker company. This form can be completed and submitted to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) or the criminal history can be completed online at www.fdle.state.fl.us).  The FDLE will charge $24.00 for each criminal history completed.

·                     ·          A copy of valid insurance for the wrecker company/trucks

·         Copy of a current city/county business license

 

Initial Fees:  The initial application fee is $200.00 for each business location.  A $50.00 fee is charged for each wrecker inspection. 

All fees are non-refundable.

 

Renewal Application:  Wrecker operator owners approved for participation in the Polk County Sheriff’s Office wrecker operator system must update their information annually. 

 

The Renewal Application must include the following: 

·         ·  Application for Inclusion on the Wrecker Operator Rotation List (PCSO Form 1657)     Word Document     PDF Version

·        ·   Wrecker Insurance Statement of Compliance (PCSO Form 1652)                              Word Document     PDF Version

·        ·   Wrecker Driver Information (PCSO 1651)                                                               Word Document     PDF Version

·          Completed criminal history check for each wrecker operator owner, drivers, and office personnel of the wrecker company – A Florida Criminal History Information Request (A completed criminal history must be conducted on each employee of the wrecker company. This form can be completed and submitted to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) or the criminal history can be completed online at www.fdle.state.fl.us).  The FDLE will charge $24.00 for each criminal history completed.

·                     ·           A copy of valid insurance for the wrecker company/trucks

·          Copy of a current city/county business license

 

Renewal Fees:  The initial application fee is $100.00 for each business location.  A fee of $25.00 is charged for each wrecker inspection.  All fees are non-refundable.

 

Application Processing:        

 

·         All completed forms, required fees, and Florida Criminal History Information Requests results must be submitted to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.  Make all checks payable to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.  All fees are non-refundable.

·         Upon receipt of the application, the CIC/Warrants Supervisor shall conduct a driver license check for each driver employed by the wrecker company. Any driver(s) with an expired driver license or revoked/suspended driver license shall not be permitted to participate as a driver for the wrecker operator rotation until such time the driver(s) has a valid driver license.

·         The Polk County Sheriff’s Office shall then schedule a date/time to conduct an inspection of the wrecker operator owner’s wreckers and equipment.

·         All wreckers inspected and approved shall display the approved inspection decal provided by the Sheriff’s Office.

·         Once approved by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office to be on the wrecker operator rotation list, the CIC/Warrants Supervisor will assign the wrecker operator owners to sectors/beats within Polk County.

 

Wrecker Inspection Forms:

 

·         Class A Wrecker Inspection Form (PCSO Form 1658)                               Word Document     PDF Version

·         Class B Wrecker Inspection Form (PCSO Form 1659)                               Word Document     PDF Version

·         Class C Wrecker Inspection Form (PCSO Form 1660)                               Word Document     PDF Version

·         Roll-Back or Slide-Back Carrier Wrecker Inspection Form (PCSO From 1650)         Word Document     PDF Version

 

Wrecker Driver Forms:

·         Wrecker Driver Removal Request  (PCSO Form 1656A)                            Word Document     PDF Version

·         Wrecker Driver Addition Request  (PCSO Form 1656B)                             Word Document     PDF Version

 

CIC/Warrants Administrative Unit Contacts:

Main Number                                                    Phone:  863-298-6400 (24 hours)

Melissa Green, CIC/Warrants Supervisor             Phone:  863-298-6202 (Monday-Friday, 8-5)

E-mail:  mgreen2@polksheriff.org

 

 

Written Correspondence

Direct all written correspondence to:                  Polk County Sheriff’s Office

CIC/Warrants Administrative Unit

1891 Jim Keene Blvd.
Winter Haven, FL 33880
 
References:  It is the responsibility of each wrecker operator owner to be familiar with the following:
 
·         Florida Administrative Code Chapter 15B-9, Wrecker Qualifications and Allocation System              PDF Version
·         Polk County Sheriff’s Office General Order 66.3., Wrecker Operator System                                  PDF Version
·         Polk County Ordinance No. 08-065, Regulating the Maximum Prices Tow Truck Operators Can Charge for
Nonconsensual Towing Services and Polk County Resolution No. 03-17, Schedule of Maximum Prices
for Nonconsensual Towing Services                                                                                            PDF Version
·         Polk County Ordinance No. 13-059, Amending Regulations for the Maximum Prices Tow Truck Operators
Can Charge for Nonconsensual Towing Services                                                                          PDF Version
Towing Resolution 2013 140                                                                                                      PDF Version
·         Florida Statutes:
o    Chapter 323, Wrecker Operators                                                                                      PDF Version
o    Section 713.78, Liens for recovering, towing, or storing vehicles and vessels.                       PDF Version
o    Section 715.07, Vehicles or vessels parked on private property; towing.                              PDF Version
 
 
 
 
 

 Wrecker Operator Information Documents

Application for Inclusion on the Wrecker Operator Rotation List.pdfApplication for Inclusion on the Wrecker Operator Rotation ListGimbel, Casey
Application for Inclusion on the Wrecker Operator Rotation List.docApplication for Inclusion on the Wrecker Operator Rotation ListGimbel, Casey
Wrecker Insurance Statement of Compliance.pdfWrecker Insurance Statement of ComplianceGimbel, Casey
Wrecker Insurance Statement of Compliance.doc
Checked Out To: Shiver, MaryWrecker Insurance Statement of Compliance.doc
Checked Out To: Shiver, Mary<Wrecker Insurance Statement of ComplianceGimbel, Casey
Wrecker Driver Information.docWrecker Driver InformationGimbel, Casey
Wrecker Driver Information.pdfWrecker Driver InformationGimbel, Casey
Wrecker Driver Removal Request.pdfWrecker Driver Removal RequestGimbel, Casey
Wrecker Driver Removal Request.docxWrecker Driver Removal RequestGimbel, Casey
Wrecker Driver Addition Request.pdfWrecker Driver Addition RequestGimbel, Casey
Wrecker Driver Addition Request.docxWrecker Driver Addition RequestGimbel, Casey
Rollback or Slideback Carrier Wrecker Inspection Form.pdfRollback or Slideback Carrier Wrecker Inspection FormGimbel, Casey
Rollback or Slideback Carrier Wrecker Inspection Form.docRollback or Slideback Carrier Wrecker Inspection FormGimbel, Casey
Polk County Ordinance 13-059.pdfPolk County Ordinance 13-059Gimbel, Casey
General Order 66.3 Wrecker Operator System.pdfGeneral Order 66.3 Wrecker Operator SystemGimbel, Casey
Class C Wrecker Inspection Form.pdfClass C Wrecker Inspection FormGimbel, Casey
Class C Wrecker Inspection Form.docClass C Wrecker Inspection FormGimbel, Casey
Class B Wrecker Inspection Form.pdfClass B Wrecker Inspection FormGimbel, Casey
Class B Wrecker Inspection Form.docClass B Wrecker Inspection FormGimbel, Casey
Class A Wrecker Inspection Form.pdfClass A Wrecker Inspection FormGimbel, Casey
Class A Wrecker Inspection Form.doc
Checked Out To: Shiver, MaryClass A Wrecker Inspection Form.doc
Checked Out To: Shiver, Mary<Class A Wrecker Inspection FormGimbel, Casey
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