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Oct 5


Nationally, abandoned vehicles, snowmobiles, RVs, ORVs, snowmobiles, and watercraft pose a safety, health, and environmental danger. They can also reduce property values and impact our quality of living. The task of removing junk boats and cars takes resources away from other more important issues, such as crime prevention and protecting the public.


Michigan is taking steps to protect its citizens and the beauty and integrity of its communities. Michigan passed legislation in 2005, and again in 2014 to reduce abandoned vehicles and vessels. These laws simplified the process of identifying and processing abandoned cars and vessels, while still protecting the rights and property rights of their owners.


To combat this problem, owners, law enforcement, and "custodians", which are towing agencies, law enforcement agencies, and municipal impound lot owners, can use the abandoned towing services.


Claim an abandoned vehicle

The owner and any secured parties (most commonly a lending institution) receive notices by mail about the vessel or vehicle's location and status when it is taken into custody. You must be the owner to claim a tow abandoned vehicle az.


All towing and storage charges, including the $40 abandoned charge, must be paid.

The secured party can request a hearing if you fail to redeem the vehicle/vessel within 20 days. In this case, the towing, storage and abandoned fees will be paid 10 days after notification. A hearing may be requested by the secured party ten days after being notified of abandonment.

The vehicle or vessel may be auctioned off if you or the secured party fail to redeem it. You also lose all rights to it. A public notice will be published in the newspaper of the county where the vehicle/vessel was abandoned at least five days prior to the sale.


What's the difference between abandoned vehicles and unclaimed cars?

It is important to determine the vehicle type you are dealing with. According to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, an abandoned vehicle is one that has been left on another property for more than 96hrs without the owner's consent. An unclaimed vehicle is, however, a vehicle that's been held by a business under the law until the customer pays. Imagine having your car towed and leaving it at the mechanic while you await repairs. Each state has its own rules and regulations. Contrary to New York, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles will consider a vehicle abandoned when it remains on private property for longer than 48 hours. These are the things your car mechanic will not tell you.

Qualify to File for an Abandoned Car

A person must know and have custody of a vehicle.


  • Loss


  • Sealed


  • Unclaimed or abandoned property that was seized under the law


  • A law enforcement officer can order the removal of an item from a highway or other public property


The owner/operator of a commercial repair shop, public garage, or parking lot can use the abandoned vehicle process if the vehicle was not covered by a written or verbal agreement.