TOWING AND STORAGE OF MOTOR VEHICLES
49-1810. Notification to owner of sale. (1) If the owner or a lien holder of record is known and can be located, a copy of the notice of sale shall be served on the owner and lien holder at least fifteen (15) days before the date of the sale. Service of the notice may be made by certified mail. Notice of the sale, in addition, shall be given by advertising the abandoned vehicle for sale at least twice in a daily newspaper of general circulation where the abandoned vehicle was found and is being held. The notice of sale shall:
(a) Describe the abandoned vehicle by giving a description of the vehicle, name or make, model, year, manufacturer, license plate number (if available), mileage, serial number and any other distinguishing characteristics;
(b) Describe when and where the abandoned vehicle will be sold;
(c) State the names and addresses of the registered and legal owners (if known);
(d) State the amount of the lien and the facts concerning the claim which gave rise to the lien.
(2) Where the owner or lien holder is not known or cannot be located, notice of sale shall be given by advertising the abandoned vehicle for sale at least twice in a daily newspaper of general circulation where the abandoned vehicle was found and is being held. The notice shall contain the information required in subsection (1) of this section. If the owner is known but has not been located a notice of sale shall, in addition, be sent to him by registered or certified mail to the last known mailing address.
[49-1810, added 1988, ch. 265, sec. 428, p. 798.]