Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Chapter 18: Lien Sales – Abandoned – Abated Vehicles

18.125 Request for Post-Storage Hearing of Abandoned Low-Value Vehicles (VC §§22851.3e and 22851.3g )

If the recipient of the Notice of Intent to Dispose of a Vehicle Valued at $500 or Less Removed by a Public Agency for Reasons Other Than Abandonment (REG 684) (PDF) or a written notice from the public agency wishes to stop the disposal or dispute removal, they must request a post-storage hearing in person, in writing, or by telephone within 10 days of the date the notice was mailed.

  • The requested hearing must be conducted by the public agency within 48 hours of the request, excluding weekends and holidays.
  • If the recipient disagrees with the decision, it may be reviewed pursuant to Government Code §11523.
  • The vehicle in question cannot be disposed of during the time the decision is being reviewed.