Dismantler’s Handbook of Registration Procedures

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Section 5 of 11

Lien Sales and Abandoned Vehicles

5.300 Low Value 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.