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(A) When an abandoned, lost, stolen, or unclaimed vehicle seven years of age or newer remains unclaimed by the registered owner, lienholder, or other legally entitled persons for a period of 30 days after notice has been given as provided by §§ 76.006 and 76.007, the police or towing service having possession of the vehicle shall cause it to be sold at public auction to a person licensed as a automotive parts recycler, rebuilder, or scrap processor under ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 5-100 et seq., or the towing operator which towed the vehicle.
(B) Notice of the time and place of the sale shall be posted in a conspicuous place for at least 10 days prior to the sale on the premises where the vehicle has been impounded. At least 10 days prior to the sale the police where the vehicle is impounded, or the towing service where the vehicle is impounded , shall cause a notice of the time and place of the sale to be sent by certified mail to the registered owner, lienholder, or other legally entitled persons. Notice as provided in §§ 76.006 and 76.007 and as provided in this subsection shall state the time and place of sale and shall contain a complete description of the vehicle to be sold and what steps must be taken by any legally entitled person to reclaim the vehicle.
(C) If an abandoned, lost, stolen, or unclaimed vehicle displays dealer plates, notice under this section and § 76.010 shall be sent to both the dealer and the registered owner, lienholder, or other legally entitled persons.
(D) In those instances where the certified notification specified in § 76.006 has been returned by the postal authorities to the police or towing service, the sending of a second certified notice will not be required.
(ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 4-208) (Ord. 6461, passed 5-10-77; amend. Ord. 7140, passed 8-20-85)