DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – It’s going to cost you a lot more money the next time Detroit police tow your vehicle — nearly 300 percent more.

The cost of towing, effective immediately, is $215 — up from the previous cost of $75.

The Detroit City Council on Wednesday approved the increased rate for recovering vehicles that are towed to the city impound lot or lots operated by police-authorized towing companies.

Non-standard vehicles, such as mobile homes, commercial vehicles and boats are subject to additional costs. There’s also a $15 storage fee for each 24-hour period any vehicle remains impounded.

Reports say part of the new charge includes a $75 administrative fee, which will go into the city’s coffers.

City officials say the new rate is on par with other big cities. The old rate had been in place for 16 years.

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