Does law enforcement have to come before I remove the vehicle or vessel or can I just give law enforcement the VIN, HIN or serial number?

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

If the abandoned vehicle or vessel is on public property the law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the vehicle or vessel will arrange for the removal.  If the abandoned vehicle or vessel is on private property, the towing agency must provide reasonable notice by telephone or other means to the law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the abandoned vehicle or vessel.  In some instances, law enforcement may arrange for removal from private property (for violation of a local ordinance or state law, vehicle or vessel is believed to be stolen, vehicle or vessel is blocking property entrance, etc.).

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