If I have a vehicle or vessel in my possession that was involved in a crash or had been stolen or seized for evidence, when should I report the vehicle or vessel to law enforcement as abandoned?

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

Once law enforcement has provided you with authorization to release the vehicle or vessel to the owner, you must wait not less than 20 but not more than 30 days from the release date to report the vehicle or vessel as abandoned if the owner does not redeem it.


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