§ 253.5. Acquisition of abandoned vehicles.

 (a)  Police request to remove vehicle. A salvor may not refuse the request of a police department to tow an abandoned vehicle, except when the vehicle is located more than 30 miles from the place of business of the salvor.

 (b)  Receipt of police request prior to removing vehicle. The appropriate form provided by the Department, properly completed by the police department, shall be received by the salvor prior to the movement of the vehicle, except when the owner or person in control of private property requests the removal of a vehicle valueless except for junk.

 (c)  Duty to report possession of abandoned vehicle. The salvor shall send to the Department, within 48 hours of taking possession of a vehicle, the fully completed Departmental form, as provided in subsection (b).


   The provisions of this §  253.5 adopted August 19, 1977, effective August 20, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 2362; amended September 28, 1990, effective September 29, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 4957. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (90317)

Cross References

   This section cited in 67 Pa. Code §  253.6 (relating to vehicles valueless except for junk).

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