Can a car be towed under abandoned car law if it's from the owner's house?
May 2, 2009 3:14 PM Subscribe
My housemate's car has been unfixable and sitting on our residential street for about three months, can it be towed under an abandoned car law?
posted by Outis to Law & Government (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My housemate's $1000 (what he paid) Dodge Neon broke down and is unfixable. He had it towed back to our street (a suburban residential neighborhood in Eastport/Annapolis, Maryland) and has left it here for three months. It is in the street because we do not have a driveway. It is not in front of a house, but along a fence of home constructed this year, one whose backyard fence is along the street.
The owner of the newly constructed house has grown tired of it since he moved in and yesterday he had the police put an "Abandoned and will be towed in 48 hours" notice on it.
My housemate is pissed, because although he plans on getting rid of the car he hasn't even thought about the actions necessary to do so. A few of us have been driving him around the whole while. Short story, he's lazy and inconsiderate.
He says that since he lives across the street from the car it can't be considered abandoned and it also looks like a maintained car. He left a note on the window threatening anyone that tows the car with "prosecution under full extent of the law."
Personally, I'd like to see it get towed. He needs to be responsible for something.