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A. Notice Required: When an abandoned motor vehicle is taken into custody, the police department shall give notice of the taking within ten (10) days.
B. Contents Of Notice: The notice shall set forth the date and place of the taking, the year, make, model and serial number of the abandoned motor vehicle and the place where the vehicle is being held, shall inform the owner and any lienholders of their right to reclaim the vehicle under section 6-3-2-4 of this chapter, and shall state that failure of the owner or lienholders to exercise their right to reclaim the vehicle be deemed a waiver by them of all right, title and interest in the vehicle and consent to the sale of the vehicle at a public auction pursuant to section 6-3-2-5 of this chapter.
C. Service Of Notice: The notice shall be sent by certified mail to the owner, if any, of the abandoned motor vehicle and to all readily identifiable lienholders of record. If it is impossible to determine with reasonable certainty the identity and address of the registered owner and all lienholders, the notice shall be published once in a newspaper of general circulation in the area where the motor vehicle was abandoned. Published notices may be grouped together for convenience and economy. (Ord. 42, 6-5-1984)