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Rs 32:1728 Disposal Of A Stored Motor Vehicle

§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 after fifteen days from the date the final notice is mailed to the stored vehicle's owner. The notice shall also inform the stored vehicle's owner of the provisions in R.S. 32:1730 and that they may be turned over to collections for failure to pay outstanding charges and claims. The towing, storage, or parking facility shall not charge for storage past the ninetieth day from the original date of storage, or the adjusted storage date, if applicable. The storage or parking facility owner may continue to charge storage up to the ninetieth day, or until the permit to sell has been issued, if the application for the permit to sell was submitted prior to the ninetieth day from the original date of storage or the adjusted storage date, if applicable.

B, C. Repealed by Acts 2001, No. 1097, §2.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. An original appraisal prepared by an independent appraiser, which shall contain the year, make, model, and vehicle identification number, shall be acceptable for vehicles not valued by the 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 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; Acts 2012, No. 806, §1; Acts 2014, No. 19, §1.

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Louisiana
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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
Democratic
1-225-342-4404
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

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