Oregon Statutes - Chapter 819 - Destroyed, Totaled, Abandoned, Low-Value and Stolen Vehicles; Vehicle Identification Numbers; Vehicle Appraisers - Section 819.100 - Abandoning a vehicle; penalty.

(1) A person commits the offense of abandoning a vehicle if the person abandons a vehicle upon a highway or upon any public or private property.

(2) The owner of the vehicle as shown by the records of the Department of Transportation shall be considered responsible for the abandonment of a vehicle in the manner prohibited by this section and shall be liable for the cost of removal and disposition of the abandoned vehicle.

(3) A vehicle abandoned in violation of this section is subject to the provisions for removal of abandoned vehicles under ORS 819.110 and 819.120 and to being sold as provided under ORS 819.210 or 819.220.

(4) The offense described in this section, abandoning a vehicle, is a Class B traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §677; 1995 c.758 §7]

(Custody and Removal)

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