TOWING AND STORAGE OF MOTOR VEHICLES
49-1809. Request by possessory lienholder for names and addresses of interested persons — Notice of sale to satisfy lien. (1) After acquiring possession of a vehicle in any manner authorized by the provisions of this chapter, the possessory lienholder shall make a request to the department for the names and addresses of all persons having an interest in the vehicle as appears in the department records. The possessory lienholder shall, upon receipt of this information, notify all legal or registered owners in accordance with section 49-1805, Idaho Code, unless otherwise already complied with. Whenever a vehicle has been removed under the provisions of this chapter and the possessory lienholder has sent the notice as provided, the possessory lienholder shall have a lien dependent upon possession for his compensation for towage and for caring for and keeping safe the vehicle for a period not exceeding sixty (60) days. If the vehicle is not recovered by the owner within that period or the owner is unknown, the possessory lienholder may satisfy his lien in the manner prescribed in this chapter. The lien shall not be assigned.
(2) No lien shall attach to any personal property in or on the vehicle. Personal property in or on the vehicle shall be given to the registered owner or owner’s authorized agent upon demand. The possessory lienholder shall not be responsible for property after any vehicle has been disposed of pursuant to this chapter.
[49-1809, added 1988, ch. 265, sec. 427, p. 797; am. 2010, ch. 171, sec. 10, p. 352.]