Chapter 18: Lien Sales – Abandoned – Abated Vehicles
18.120 Re-registration of Vehicles Removed by a Local Abatement Procedure
Chapter 18 Lien Sales—Abandoned—Abated Vehicles
18.120 Re-registration of Vehicles Removed by a Local Abatement Procedure (CVC §§22661(f). 22711)
A vehicle removed under the abatement procedure may not be reconstructed or made operable unless it qualifies for Horseless Carriage or Historical Vehicle License Plates (CVC §5004).
- Exception: Local authorities may give abandoned vehicles to a correctional institution if:
A local ordinance has an abatement program under CVC §22710 (Service Authority for Abatement of Abandoned Vehicles)
- All reporting requirements have been met.
The institution must have a program under the consent of the Director of Corrections for their inmates to restore and rebuild donated salvageable and abandoned vehicles.