Chapter 18: Lien Sales – Abandoned – Abated Vehicles
Chapter 18 Lien Sales—Abandoned—Abated Vehicles
Abatement — Removal, as a public nuisance, of abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, or inoperative vehicles or vehicle parts from public or private property.
DMV — The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
Lien — A legal claim on a vehicle for unpaid towing, repairs, or storage costs.
Lienholder — As used in this chapter, the lienholder is the person or entity who has interest in the vehicle due to storage and/or towing costs.
Legal Owner — The person or entity with a financial interest in a vehicle and is listed on the titling document in the “Lienholder” section.
Low-Value Vehicle — A vehicle valued at $500 or less.