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Cars in Storage Locker
« on: August 24, 2012, 08:12:49 AM »
I live in Georgia, what is the laws to it?  We had a car in a locker the other day.  I heard one guy say we could strip it down for parts, another guy said we could change the vin in our name.... anyone know what the ACTUAL law is with finding cars in lockers?

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Re: Cars in Storage Locker
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2012, 11:17:58 AM »
That law appears to apply to vehicles abandoned on the street and towed away by a towing company. A vehicle in a storage locker is not on public property and is not covered by this law. Also, a vehicle in a storage unit is not really abandoned. The owner failing to pay the storage fees for whatever reason does not count as abandonment.

Re: Cars in Storage Locker
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2012, 07:19:17 AM »
Every stroage place that I know in GA sells the vehichle "As-is" and "parts-only".  We have had a few come up for auction in my area.  Many times they are only worth parts / scrap.  Now - if it does run you can get a title.  Your best move is to be very nice to the ladies at the DMV/tag office.  When I bought the property I live on at auction it had a truck, 2 homemade trailers, a single-wide, and some other stuff on the property.  This was a foreclosure, so anything on the property that was a "fixed asset" was mine.  The truck, etc. however had to be declared "abandoned" before I could get a title.  Of course the kids came and drove off in the truck the very next morning after I bought the property.

Now for a vehicle in a stroage unit i would do the following:

1) Ask the stroage facility if they had the police run the VIN (in case stolen).  If not you should call and have them do this before you touch anything.  Is a public service and free - other then time invested.

2) If not stolen as StorMe said run the VIN to check for any liens.
3) If no liens on the vehicle talk with the ladies about what to do in order to have the vehicle declared "abandoned" and getting a new title in your name.


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