If an unauthorized vehicle is actually parked on private property, the California Vehicle Code authorizes the owner or person in lawful possession of any private property to, subsequent to notifying the police, cause the removal of that vehicle to the nearest public garage, if there is in plain view at all entrances to the property, a sign prohibiting public parking. [22658(A) CVC].
WHO CAN CAUSE VEHICLES TO BE REMOVED?
The sign must:
Note: If you cause the removal of a vehicle from private property and the sign requirement has not been met, you could be liable for any storage or towing charges.
NOTE: The registered/legal owner's information could be located within the vehicle or by contacting the local California Department of Motor Vehicles office.
In the event the registered/legal owner could not be ascertained and the vehicle is not returned to the owner within 120 hrs. of its removal, 22853 CVC requires that the person causing such removal send a written report of such removal by mail to the Department of Justice at Sacramento and shall file a copy of such notice with the proprietor of the storage facility. The report shall be made on a form furnished by the department.
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