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(A) A person who finds a vehicle believed to be abandoned on the person's rental property shall do the following:
(1) Attach in a prominent place a notice tag containing the following information:
(a) The date, time, name and address of the person who owns the rental property and a telephone number to contact for information;
(b) The vehicle is considered to be abandoned;
(c) The vehicle will be removed after 72 hours;
(d) The person who owns the vehicle will be held responsible for all costs incidental to removal, storage and disposal of the vehicle; and
(e) The person who owns the vehicle may avoid costs by removal of the vehicle within 72 hours.
(2) Contact the Bureau to obtain the name and address of the person who owns the vehicle; and
(3) Deliver by certified mail a copy of the information contained in the notice required under division (A)(1) above to the person who owns the vehicle.
(B) If, after 72 hours, the person who owns the vehicle believed to be abandoned on rental property has not removed the vehicle from the rental property, the person who owns the rental property may have the vehicle towed from the rental property. The person who owns the rental property shall give the towing operator a copy of the certified letter required under division (A)(3) above as proof that notice of the towing has been given.
(C) This chapter does not apply to the following vehicles:
(1) A vehicle in operable condition specifically adapted or constructed for operation on privately owned raceways;
(2) A vehicle stored as the property of a member of the armed forces of the United States who is on active-duty assignment;
(3) A vehicle located on a designated vehicle sales lot or at a commercial servicing facility;
(4) A vehicle located upon property licensed or zoned as an automobile scrap yard; or
(5) A vehicle registered and licensed under I.C. 9-18-12 as an antique motor vehicle.
(Ord. 07-010, passed 9-25-2007)