(1) If the hull or component identification number of property seized pursuant to ORS 830.880 is not established or if the property is reported as stolen by the National Crime Information Center the police agency having custody of the property shall, after making reasonable efforts to ascertain the names and addresses of the owner and all persons of record having an interest in the property, notify the person from whom the property was seized, and the owner and such other persons if they can be ascertained, of their right to respond within 60 days from the issuance of the notice through court action for the return of the seized property. The taking of the property, the description thereof and a statement of the rights of an owner or other persons of record having an interest in the property to respond through court action for the return of the seized property shall be advertised in a daily newspaper published in the city or county where the property was seized, or if a daily newspaper is not published in such city or county, in a newspaper having weekly circulation in the city or county, once a week for two consecutive weeks and by handbills posted in three public places near the place of seizure.
(2) If court action is not initiated within 60 days from the issuance of notice the property shall be sold at public auction by the sheriff or other local police agency having custody of the property. Property seized and held by or at the direction of the Department of State Police under ORS 830.880 shall be delivered to the sheriff of the county in which the vehicle was located at the time it was taken into custody for sale under this subsection. The sheriff or other local police agency shall, after deducting the expense of keeping the property and the cost of sale, pay all the security interests, according to their priorities which are established by intervention or otherwise at such hearing or in other proceeding brought for that purpose, and shall pay the balance of the proceeds into the general fund of the unit of government employing the officers of the selling police agency. [Formerly 488.915; 1999 c.391 §5]Section: Previous 830.855 830.860 830.865 830.870 830.875 830.880 830.885 830.890 830.895 830.905 830.907 830.909 830.910 830.912 830.914 Next
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