Phone: (989) 344-8698
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Vehicle Impound Requirements:
To be driven out the owner must provide:
To be towed out the owner must provide:
The owner may choose to designate an authorized agent to retrieve the property. Owner’s agent/designee must present ownership paperwork:
YOUR VEHICLE TOWING & IMPOUND FEES MUST BE PAID FOR
YOU CANNOT LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE IN LIEU OF PAYMENT
SEVERE CRIMINAL & MONETARY PENALTIES WILL BE ASSESSED AS FOLLOWS
A person who abandons a motor vehicle or vessel may also be found responsible for littering under the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act [MCL 324.8905a(4)]. This is a state civil infraction subject to a civil fine from $500 to $2,500 plus costs, state assessments, and other statutory penalties. The penalty for abandoning a second vehicle or vessel is a civil fine from $1,000 to $5,000 plus costs, state assessments, and other statutory penalties. This includes abandonment of a vehicle at a tow facility.
Michigan law (MCL 257.252d and 80130h, 81151, and 82161 2014 PA 549) outlines circumstances when a police agency may authorize immediate removal of a vehicle or vessel from private or public property to a place of safekeeping at the owner's expense. The conditions for immediate removal include when the vehicle or vessel is:
Abandoned vehicle or vessel has a slightly different meaning than what is generally understood. According to state statute, abandoned vehicle or vessel applies not only to the "junkers" that are dumped on the roadside, but vehicles or vessels on private or public property that have been removed either by request of the property owner or because the vehicle or vessel was parked or left in violation of a law.
A vehicle or vessel may be considered abandoned when it is:
Also, a vehicle or vessel removed under the following conditions is considered abandoned if not redeemed by the owner within seven days:
A vehicle removed under the following conditions is considered abandoned if not redeemed by the owner within 20 days from the date of release by the law enforcement agency: