Dismantler’s Handbook of Registration Procedures

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Section 5 of 11

Lien Sales and Abandoned Vehicles

5.110 Disposition of Vehicles Removed by a Local Abatement Procedure (VC §22661)

Step 1
Issue a 10-day notice of intention to abate and remove the vehicle or parts. The 10-day notice is not required if:

  • The property owner and the owner of the vehicle sign a release authorizing removal and waive further interest in the vehicle, or part, or
  • The vehicle is inoperable due to the absence of motor, transmission, or wheels; is incapable of being towed; is valued at less than $200 and is determined by the local agency to be a public nuisance; and the property owner signs a release authorizing removal and waives interest in the vehicle.

Step 2
Within five days of removal of an abandoned vehicle, submit a Notice of Removal of Abandoned Vehicle (REG 104) to the department. Attach any evidence of registration that is available, such as:

Step 3
Dismantle the vehicle or dispose of it at a licensed dismantler or a scrap iron processor.