Lost, Unclaimed or Abandoned Property

ORS 98.858
Right of owner or person in lawful possession of vehicle to redeem or inspect vehicle, contact tower and obtain property of emergency nature


(1)

A tower in physical possession of a motor vehicle shall permit the owner or person in lawful possession of a motor vehicle the tower has towed to:

(a)

Redeem or inspect the motor vehicle:

(A)

Between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on business days;

(B)

At all other hours, within 60 minutes after asking the tower to release or allow for the inspection of the motor vehicle; and

(C)

Within 30 minutes of a time mutually agreed upon between the tower and the owner or person in lawful possession of the motor vehicle;

(b)

Contact the tower at any time to receive information about the location of the motor vehicle and instructions for obtaining release of the motor vehicle; and

(c)

Obtain all personal property of an emergency nature in the motor vehicle and the motor vehicle’s registration plates within the time allowed under paragraph (a) of this subsection.

(2)

A tower may not charge the owner or person in lawful possession of the motor vehicle a fee in any amount to obtain personal property of an emergency nature or registration plates except for a gate fee between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. on business days, or on a Saturday, a Sunday or a legal holiday. [2007 c.538 §5; 2017 c.480 §11; 2017 c.523 §8; 2019 c.13 §25; 2019 c.17 §1]

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Jun. 26, 2021