ST PAUL, Minn. — The St. Paul City Council voted Wednesday to increase its total towing costs citywide, effective during the next snow emergency. 

In previous years, the cost had varied based on the towing company and the area where the car was towed. Now, all tows will cost $175 and include added charges for an administrative fee, storage fee and tax.

According to the city, all vehicles that are towed will also be tagged with an $80 administrative fee, a $15 storage fee and $20.08 in taxes, bring the cost to $300 on day one. St. Paul's city website also notes that the vehicle may receive a $56 parking ticket. 

In a Wednesday night vote, the city council found the towing charges to be reasonable, and an accurate reflection of current industry conditions. 

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