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2015 New Hampshire Revised Statutes
Title XXI - MOTOR VEHICLES
Chapter 262 - ANTITHEFT LAWS, OFFENSES, PENALTIES, HABITUAL OFFENDERS, ARREST OF NONRESIDENTS AND ABANDONED VEHICLES
Section 262:40-a - Vehicles Removed From Private and State Property; Conspicuous Notice in Parking Lots and Garages.
NH Rev Stat § 262:40-a (2015) What's This?
262:40-a Vehicles Removed From Private and State Property; Conspicuous Notice in Parking Lots and Garages.
I. The owner or person in lawful possession of any private property or the manager of a state-owned park and ride facility on which a vehicle is parked without permission or is apparently abandoned may:
(a) Cause the removal of the vehicle in a reasonable manner provided he or she gives notice of such removal to a peace officer as soon as reasonably possible; or
(b) Notify a peace officer that he or she wishes to have such a vehicle removed from the property, whereupon the peace officer or another authorized official shall cause the removal of such vehicle pursuant to the removal, impoundment, and notice procedures required by this subdivision.
II. The department of transportation shall give authorized persons permission to remove vehicles which are abandoned, as described in RSA 262:32, at state-owned park and rides.
III. The department of transportation shall give authorized persons permission to move any vehicle within a state-owned park and ride facility when such vehicle is improperly parked in a bus storage or travel lane which is properly marked. The owner of the vehicle shall be responsible for the costs of moving the vehicle.
IV. The costs of removing a vehicle under this section, including reasonable towing and storage costs, shall, consistent with RSA 262:35-a, be the responsibility of the last registered owner according to department records, unless said last registered owner is able to establish a transfer of ownership to some other person prior to abandonment or that the vehicle was reported stolen to a law enforcement agency at the time of abandonment, in which case the last owner shall be liable. If a vehicle is towed from a parking lot or parking garage, charges for removal and storage shall not be assessed against the vehicle owner unless there is posted in the parking lot or parking garage conspicuous notice that illegally parked vehicles are subject to towing at the owner's expense.
V. Any police department which receives a request to have a vehicle removed or receives notice of a removal as provided in this section shall maintain a log of such requests and notices.
Source. 1981, 361:1, 3. 1989, 253:2. 1994, 295:1. 2006, 254:1, 2. 2007, 175:1. 2008, 210:4, 5. 2010, 344:9, eff. Sept. 18, 2010.
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