Notary Public Blog and Podcast of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | Summer is for Traveling, What if your Car is Towed?

June 20, 2018

Blog Post Created ON SITE at
The Village Grind 1263 Pendleton Street, Greenville, SC 29611
Re-edited ON SITE at the same on June 30, 2018

So, with the Summer months comes travel to exotic places.  Sometimes, that travel involves getting there by motor vehicle.  Although many people rent vehicles to travel, a choice selection of us use our own vehicles, especially if we are traveling short distances.

Now comes travel in someone else’s vehicle. Let us say for instance you are the parent of a college student who is traveling to meet some friends in another state.  Yes, they are on the insurance policy, but what happens next wasn’t expected.  Say the travel is to Ohio and you live in South Carolina? Say your child is partying at a new night spot in Ohio and your precious car gets towed.

Ownership of the vehicle is in your name, not in your child’s name. Chances are, you will have to sign a release for or Owner’s Affidavit in order for your vehicle to be released to your relative up there in Ohio.

This is where a Notary Public comes in.  Usually the tow yard will accept an Owner’s Affidavit from the owner of the vehicle, signed by them, signature notarized by a notary public, then faxed over to the tow yard. There are some tow yards that see it so often, they have their own forms to complete and a fax line dedicated to receiving these forms.

If you are local to the Greenville/Spartanburg area and have a vehicle ‘lost in the tow yard debacle’ somewhere far away in either South Carolina or in another state, call on to assist you in getting it out.  My business line can be reached at 864.214.6447.

It was great seeing you at the shop Lindsey and Linda!  Lindsey and Jason, I’d like to congratulate you on the birth of your precious son.  Not only is he royalty, he’s a sleeping cutie pie!

Sonita M. Leak,
Owner of

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