What are my responsibilities if a towing company calls requesting to remove a vehicle or vessel from private property?

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

You are required by law to complete a stolen vehicle or vessel check and within 24 hours of taking the vehicle or vessel into custody, enter the vehicle or vessel reported as abandoned into LEIN. However, since the law enforcement agency may be responsible for towing and storage fees if a court determines the vehicle or vessel was incorrectly deemed abandoned, you may wish to check that all legal requirements under MCL 252a, 252b252d or 80130f, 80130g, 80130h, 81151, and 82161 2014 PA 549 are met.

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