2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 32 — Motor vehicles and traffic regulation
RS 32:1728 — Disposal of a stored motor vehicle


LA Rev Stat § 32:1728 What's This?

§1728. Disposal of a stored motor vehicle

A. After forty-five days from the original date of storage or adjusted storage date, if applicable, the storage or parking facility owner shall send a final notice which shall comply with the notice requirements of R.S. 32:1720(B)(1) through (7) to the stored vehicle's owner. The final notice shall inform the stored vehicle's owner that unless he pays all outstanding charges and claims the vehicle or makes arrangements with the storage or parking facility owner for the continued storage of the vehicle, the storage or parking facility owner may apply for a permit to sell or permit to dismantle from the department within fifteen days of the date the final notice is received by the stored vehicle's owner.

B, C. Repealed by Acts 2001, No. 1097, §2.

D. Prior to issuance of the permit to sell or permit to dismantle, the storage or parking facility owner shall provide the department with the following evidence:

(1) A copy of the original report of the stored vehicle including owner information furnished by the department or its authorized agent.

(2) A copy of the first and final notices sent to the owner of the stored vehicle.

(3) The original certificate of mailing for both the first and final notices sent to the stored vehicle's owner and the returned unopened envelope, if applicable, for the first or final notices with postal markings indicating the post office's attempt to deliver such notice. If these items cannot be furnished, other documented proof that the storage or parking facility owner sent notice to the stored vehicle's owner shall be submitted to the department.

(4) An appraisal based on the most recent National Automobile Dealers Association Guide.

(5) A photograph of the vehicle in its current condition.

(6) If the department requires an affidavit of physical inspection of the stored vehicle, it shall be completed by a full-time Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified law enforcement officer, who has been trained and certified by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, office of state police, to inspect vehicles to be crushed or dismantled.

E. Repealed by Acts 2001, No. 1097, §2.

F. Repealed by Acts 1993, No. 412, §2.

Acts 1989, No. 522, §1; Acts 1992, No. 221, §1; Acts 1993, No. 412, §2; Acts 2001, No. 1097, §§1 and 2; Acts 2010, No. 839, §1.

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