Vehicle Abatement

Report an Abandoned Car on a Public Street or Highway
Operable and registered vehicles can be parked on the street for a maximum of 72 hours.  Inoperable vehicles will be towed.

Report an Abandoned Car on Private Property
Vehicles parked on private property must be registered and operable. If a vehicle is abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, unregistered it is a violation of RMC section 11.76. You will be notified to repair or remove the vehicle(s). Failure to do so will result in the vehicle being removed at the owner's expense.

Vehicle Abatement Fees
  • Release fee from public highway: $146
  • Vehicle found on private property: $394

Report a vehicle
To report vehicles that are stored or abandoned on a public street call 510-621-1279 and select option 7.