Asked in Municipal Law for California

Q: car that's been infront of my property for months I called to be junked I sighed what happens when owner calls to claim

The owner called tow truck company trying to get car back what happens now?

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Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Were the Police involved in the tow away? If so why did you have to sign? Usually cities have a 72 hour rule re: abandoning vehicles on the street, tow away after 72 hours. The police come out and mark the car then tow away after 72 hours. If that happened, no problem. Months is pretty unreasonable. You ahve photos at different times of course? If the car shows up again, wait 72 hours and then report to the Police. Do not delay because there may be a statute of limitations in effect that will affect you. Thanks for using Justia ask a lawyer.

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