TOWING AND STORAGE OF MOTOR VEHICLES
49-1803. Removal of stolen vehicles. (1) Any authorized officer, upon discovery of a vehicle reported as stolen and not recovered, may take the vehicle into custody and cause it to be taken to and stored in a suitable place, or may cause the vehicle to be placed in the custody of a tow truck operator, all expenses of towing and storage to be those of the vehicle owner unless otherwise determined according to the provisions of section 49-1805(5), Idaho Code.
(2) Within forty-eight (48) hours, excluding weekends and holidays, of the time that the vehicle is taken into custody and is stored pursuant to this chapter, the agency of which the officer is an agent shall give written notice by certified mail to the registered and legal owners of the vehicle, if known. The notice shall state:
(a) That the vehicle has been taken into custody and stored; and
(b) The location of storage of the vehicle.
(3) The public agency by which the officer is employed shall appraise the vehicle and shall include in the notice, identification of the officer; location of the vehicle; a description of the vehicle including make, year model, identification number, license number, state of registration and the statutory authority for storage.
[49-1803, added 1988, ch. 265, sec. 421, p. 794; am. 1998, ch. 392, sec. 26, p. 1230; am. 2010, ch. 171, sec. 4, p. 349.]