2010 Utah Code
Title 41 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 06a - Traffic Code
41-6a-1408 - Abandoned vehicles -- Removal by peace officer -- Report -- Vehicle identification.

41-6a-1408. Abandoned vehicles -- Removal by peace officer -- Report -- Vehicle identification.
(1) As used in this section, "abandoned vehicle" means a vehicle that is left unattended:
(a) on a highway for a period in excess of 48 hours; or
(b) on public or private property for a period in excess of seven days without express or implied consent of the owner or person in lawful possession or control of the property.
(2) A person may not abandon a vehicle on a highway.
(3) A person may not abandon a vehicle on public or private property without the express or implied consent of the owner or person in lawful possession or control of the property.
(4) A peace officer who has reasonable grounds to believe that a vehicle has been abandoned may remove the vehicle or cause it to be removed in accordance with Section 41-6a-1406.
(5) If the motor number, manufacturer's number or identification mark of the abandoned vehicle has been defaced, altered or obliterated, the vehicle may not be released or sold until:
(a) the original motor number, manufacturer's number or identification mark has been replaced; or
(b) a new number assigned by the Motor Vehicle Division has been stamped on the vehicle.

Renumbered and Amended by Chapter 2, 2005 General Session

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