Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Chapter 19: Salvage – Nonrepairable – Junk Vehicles

19.005 Abated Vehicles (VC §§22660, 22661, and 22662)

A city or county may adopt a local ordinance to establish procedures for the abatement and removal of abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, or inoperative vehicles from private or public property. Vehicles removed under a local ordinance must be
disposed of to a licensed dismantler or scrap metal processor.

The public agency acting under the provisions of a local ordinance must within five days of removing a vehicle, the following must be submitted:

• A Notice—Removal of Abandoned Vehicle (REG 104) form.

• Any certificates in their possession.

• The license plates or a certification of license plate destruction.

The procedure below must be followed:

Reregistration—A vehicle removed under a local abatement procedure cannot be titled or reregistered, except those vehicles which qualify for Horseless Carriage or Historical Vehicle License Plates, pursuant to CVC §5004.