The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 23: Motor Vehicles


Sub-Chapter 09: Violations And Penalties

23 V.S.A. § 1091. Negligent operation; grossly negligent operation

§ 2153. Abandoned motor vehicle certification

(a) Within 30 days of removal of the vehicle, a towing service which has removed an abandoned motor vehicle shall apply to the department for an abandoned motor vehicle certification on forms supplied by the department of motor vehicles. An abandoned motor vehicle certification form shall indicate the date of removal, make, color, model, location found, and the name, address, and phone number of the towing service, and a certification of the public vehicle identification number, if any, to be recorded by a law enforcement officer.

(b) Upon receipt of an abandoned motor vehicle certification form, the commissioner of motor vehicles shall attempt to identify and notify the owner of the vehicle as required by section 2154 of this title. If no owner can be determined by the commissioner within the time period allowed by section 2154, the commissioner shall issue a certificate of abandoned motor vehicle with appropriate title or salvage title, or both, and the vehicle may be disposed of in the manner set forth in section 2156 of this title. (Added 2003, No. 101 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)