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Private Property: Abandoned Cars

Dec 9

An abandoned automobile can pose a problem and cause damage to the property.

What's an abandoned car?

If a motor vehicle is left on private property unattended for more than 48 hours, it may be considered abandoned. This will depend on your location, state laws, and how long it has been there. If a motor vehicle is left unattended on your property for more than 48 hours, it is considered abandoned. The space owner may remove the vehicle at their own discretion.

How do you deal with a car left on your property?

Ask for information on the owner of the vehicle that you want to get rid of.

Keep track of the vehicle's make, color, and model. They can take it away or use it in criminal activities. It can be towed to solve the problem.

Also, you might want to review the regulations and ordinances governing abandoned vehicles and private property. Each region has its own definition of abandoned vehicles.

Claim an Abandoned Vehicle

Let's say you don't want the vehicle towable. This could be very time-consuming, but it could also be very lucrative.

In most cases, you must wait until the vehicle is claimed. It is possible to have the vehicle taken away in some states, such as Washington.

How do I get an abandoned vehicle's title?

To see a complete list, visit the DMV site in your state. Once you have all the information you need, you can file a request to obtain a title certificate.

Although it might seem daunting to manage an abandoned vehicle on your property there are legal and procedural options that can help. It can be used in whatever way you like. If the owners are aware, it will be your loss but possibly your gain.