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Removing abandoned vehicle from private property

November 9, 2017

 The Oregon Revised Statutes, as provided by the Oregon State Legislature lays out the procedure for removing an abandoned vehicle from private property. Oregon Revised Statute ("ORS") 98.830 provides as follows:


      98.830 Towing abandoned vehicle from private property; conditions. A person who is the owner, or is in lawful possession, of private property on which a vehicle has been abandoned may have a tower tow the vehicle from the property if:
      (1) The person affixes a notice to the vehicle stating that the vehicle will be towed if it is not removed. The notice required by this subsection must remain on the vehicle for 72 hours before the vehicle may be removed.
      (2) The person fills out and signs a form that includes:
      (a) A description of the vehicle to be towed;
      (b) The location of the property from which the vehicle will be towed; and
      (c) A statement that the person has complied with subsection (1) of this section. [1995 c.758 §1; 2007 c.538 §12]


For further reading visit the Oregon Revised Statutes, or contact an attorney for more information.


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