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189.753 Abandonment of motor vehicle on state highway -- Presumption -- Notification -- Removal. (1) Any motor vehicle left upon the right-of-way of a state highway for three (3) consecutive days shall be presumed an abandoned vehicle. (2) The Department of Kentucky State Police shall locate abandoned vehicles on the right-of-way of state highways. Upon determination that a vehicle is abandoned, and <br>notwithstanding the provisions of KRS 189.450, the Department of Kentucky State <br>Police may order any person engaged in the business of storing or towing motor <br>vehicles to remove the abandoned vehicle to a site chosen by the person. The <br>department shall determine, if possible, the ownership of the vehicle through the <br>abandoned vehicle's license plates, serial number, or other methods of determining <br>ownership. As soon as practicable, the owner shall be notified by mail, whether he <br>or she is a Kentucky resident or a resident of another state, that the abandoned <br>vehicle was illegally upon public property; the name and the address where the <br>storage facility is located; that removal of the vehicle from the storage facility will <br>involve payment of towing and storage charges; and that the vehicle may be sold <br>pursuant to provisions of KRS 376.275 if not claimed within sixty (60) days. A <br>notification shall not be required if ownership cannot be determined. In the event of <br>such sale, the state shall receive any proceeds after the satisfaction of all liens <br>placed on the vehicle. (3) The commissioner of the Department of Kentucky State Police shall promulgate administrative regulations pursuant to KRS Chapter 13A to carry out the provisions <br>of this section. Effective: June 26, 2007 <br>History: Amended 2007 Ky. Acts ch. 85, sec. 212, effective June 26, 2007. -- Amended 1998 Ky. Acts ch. 179, sec. 3, effective July 15, 1998. -- Amended 1986 Ky. Acts <br>ch. 322, sec. 3, effective July 15, 1986. -- Amended 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 74, Art. IV, <br>sec. 20(1), (7). -- Created 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 299, sec. 2.

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189.753 Abandonment of motor vehicle on state highway -- Presumption -- Notification -- Removal. (1) Any motor vehicle left upon the right-of-way of a state highway for three (3) consecutive days shall be presumed an abandoned vehicle. (2) The Department of Kentucky State Police shall locate abandoned vehicles on the right-of-way of state highways. Upon determination that a vehicle is abandoned, and <br>notwithstanding the provisions of KRS 189.450, the Department of Kentucky State <br>Police may order any person engaged in the business of storing or towing motor <br>vehicles to remove the abandoned vehicle to a site chosen by the person. The <br>department shall determine, if possible, the ownership of the vehicle through the <br>abandoned vehicle's license plates, serial number, or other methods of determining <br>ownership. As soon as practicable, the owner shall be notified by mail, whether he <br>or she is a Kentucky resident or a resident of another state, that the abandoned <br>vehicle was illegally upon public property; the name and the address where the <br>storage facility is located; that removal of the vehicle from the storage facility will <br>involve payment of towing and storage charges; and that the vehicle may be sold <br>pursuant to provisions of KRS 376.275 if not claimed within sixty (60) days. A <br>notification shall not be required if ownership cannot be determined. In the event of <br>such sale, the state shall receive any proceeds after the satisfaction of all liens <br>placed on the vehicle. (3) The commissioner of the Department of Kentucky State Police shall promulgate administrative regulations pursuant to KRS Chapter 13A to carry out the provisions <br>of this section. Effective: June 26, 2007 <br>History: Amended 2007 Ky. Acts ch. 85, sec. 212, effective June 26, 2007. -- Amended 1998 Ky. Acts ch. 179, sec. 3, effective July 15, 1998. -- Amended 1986 Ky. Acts <br>ch. 322, sec. 3, effective July 15, 1986. -- Amended 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 74, Art. IV, <br>sec. 20(1), (7). -- Created 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 299, sec. 2.

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Statutes > Kentucky > 189-00 > 753

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189.753 Abandonment of motor vehicle on state highway -- Presumption -- Notification -- Removal. (1) Any motor vehicle left upon the right-of-way of a state highway for three (3) consecutive days shall be presumed an abandoned vehicle. (2) The Department of Kentucky State Police shall locate abandoned vehicles on the right-of-way of state highways. Upon determination that a vehicle is abandoned, and <br>notwithstanding the provisions of KRS 189.450, the Department of Kentucky State <br>Police may order any person engaged in the business of storing or towing motor <br>vehicles to remove the abandoned vehicle to a site chosen by the person. The <br>department shall determine, if possible, the ownership of the vehicle through the <br>abandoned vehicle's license plates, serial number, or other methods of determining <br>ownership. As soon as practicable, the owner shall be notified by mail, whether he <br>or she is a Kentucky resident or a resident of another state, that the abandoned <br>vehicle was illegally upon public property; the name and the address where the <br>storage facility is located; that removal of the vehicle from the storage facility will <br>involve payment of towing and storage charges; and that the vehicle may be sold <br>pursuant to provisions of KRS 376.275 if not claimed within sixty (60) days. A <br>notification shall not be required if ownership cannot be determined. In the event of <br>such sale, the state shall receive any proceeds after the satisfaction of all liens <br>placed on the vehicle. (3) The commissioner of the Department of Kentucky State Police shall promulgate administrative regulations pursuant to KRS Chapter 13A to carry out the provisions <br>of this section. Effective: June 26, 2007 <br>History: Amended 2007 Ky. Acts ch. 85, sec. 212, effective June 26, 2007. -- Amended 1998 Ky. Acts ch. 179, sec. 3, effective July 15, 1998. -- Amended 1986 Ky. Acts <br>ch. 322, sec. 3, effective July 15, 1986. -- Amended 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 74, Art. IV, <br>sec. 20(1), (7). -- Created 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 299, sec. 2.

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