Can unclaimed vehicles or vessels that are left in tow yards be considered abandoned?

Please note: Vehicle includes motor vehicles, ORVs, and snowmobiles. Vessel includes watercraft.

Yes. A vehicle or vessel that is not redeemed by the owner and is left in a tow yard owned by a private enterprise can be considered as "abandoned on private property." As such, it will be treated as any other vehicle or vessel abandoned on private property. Enter the vehicle or vessel into LEIN and the Secretary of State will initiate the abandoned vehicle notification process.


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