Unclaimed motor vehicles ordered into storage pursuant to Sections 454.01 or 454.03 of this Traffic Code shall be disposed of at the order of the City's Chief of Police to a motor vehicle salvage dealer or scrap metal processing facility, as defined in ORC 4737.05, or to any other facility owned by or under contract with the City for the disposal of such motor vehicles, or shall be sold by the Chief or licensed auctioneer at public auction after giving notice thereof by advertisement, published once a week for two (2) successive weeks, in a newspaper of general circulation in the county or as provided in ORC 7.16. Any moneys accruing from the disposition of an unclaimed motor vehicle that are in excess of the expenses resulting from the removal and storage of the vehicle shall be credited to the City's General Fund.
(ORC 4513.62)