Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Chapter 18: Lien Sales – Abandoned – Abated Vehicles

18.085 Low-Valued Vehicles Removed for Reasons Other Than Abandonment (VC §22851.2)

Whenever a peace officer, or authorized employee of a public agency, removes or causes the removal of a vehicle for reasons other than abandonment that has a value of $500 or less, the public agency must dispose of the vehicle.