Sec. 17-32. Duties of police chief.

 

(a) Except for vehicles governed by section 17-31, the chief of police shall make an inquiry concerning the last-registered owner of such vehicle as follows:

 

(1) Abandoned vehicle with number plates affixed, to the jurisdiction which issued such number plates; or

 

(2) Abandoned vehicle with no number plates affixed, to the department of motor vehicles.

 

(b) The chief of police shall notify the last-registered owner, if any, that the vehicle in question has been recovered as an abandoned vehicle and that, if unclaimed, it will be sold at public auction after five (5) days from the date such notice was mailed. If the agency described in subsection (a) of this section also notifies the city that a lien or mortgage exists, such notice shall also be sent the lienholder or mortgagee. Any person claiming such vehicle shall be required to pay the cost of removal and storage of such vehicle.

 

(c)   Title to such abandoned vehicles, if unclaimed, shall be vested in the city five (5) days from the date such notice is mailed, or if the last-registered owner cannot be ascertained, when notice of such fact is received. 

 

Source:  Ord. No. 3859, 29, 3-16-92

State law reference--Similar provisions, R.R.S. 1943, 60-1903.