My apartment complex, which has very limited permit parking,* also has several highly-conspicuous signs warning that unauthorized vehicles will be towed at the vehicle owner's expense. Additionally, the lease includes the following:
We may have unauthorized or illegally parked vehicles towed under an appropriate law. A vehicle is unauthorized or illegally parked in the apartment community if it:
1) has a flat tire or other condition rendering it inoperable; or...
3) has no current license or no current inspection sticker; or...
There was a vehicle in the lot with an out-of-state license plate that expired in 2014, and a flat tire, for over a week, after which I contacted the apartment management; the next day, there was a notice on the vehicle indicating that both conditions would need to be remedied to avoid a tow.
The following day I saw that the tire had been replaced, the vehicle moved to a different parking space, and the expired license plate was now hanging at an angle by a single bolt; then later I saw that the expired license plate had been fully reattached, but there was now also an Illinois plate with a current sticker sitting in the back shelf of the car (laying flat; it would not be visible e.g. to the driver of a police car behind).
I contacted the apartment management again, informing them of all of this (I even gave them a photo), and they confirmed to me that the current license plate would in fact have to be properly installed in order to be "authorized" to park in the permit space, and said that they would contact the owner.
However, at no point since then was another official notice placed on the vehicle, and it has been this way for several weeks now.
Can I contact the tow company on my own to have the vehicle removed (or a notice placed on the vehicle), or is this something that only the property owner can do?
*~1.4 spaces per unit, all of which are 2- and 3-bedroom apartments.