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(A) If the properly identified owner or lienholder appears at the site of storage before disposal of the vehicle or parts and pays all proper costs incurred against it at that time, then the vehicle shall be released. The release must contain the owner's or lienholder's signature, name, address, vehicle or parts description, costs, and date of release.
(B) If the vehicle or parts are in the condition that vehicle identification number or other means of identification are not available to determine the owner or lienholder, the vehicle may be disposed without notice. If, in the opinion of the Chief of Police, the market value of an abandoned vehicle or parts, following the mandate of I.C. 9-22-1-12, is less than $100, the Chief of Police or his or her designee shall immediately dispose of the vehicle or parts to an automobile scrap yard. The documentation required by I.C. 9-22-1-12 shall be forwarded and filed as required by I.C. 9-22-1-13.
(C) If the owner or lienholder does not appear within 20 days after the mailing of notice as provided by I.C. 9-22-1-20(3)(B), the town shall cause the vehicle or parts to be sold at a sale conducted under I.C. 5-22-22.
(Ord. 1996-6, passed 6-5-1996; Am. Ord. 2000-9, passed 9-5-2000; Am. Ord. 2004-6, passed 4-5-2004)