2017 ORS 98.857¹
Recovery of stolen vehicle
  • tower responsibility to notify owner

(1) After a motor vehicle reported as stolen is recovered by a law enforcement agency, the agency shall share the owner’s contact information, including home address and telephone number, from either the Law Enforcement Data System or the stolen vehicle police report, with any tower that assumes control of the vehicle. The contact information may be used only for the purposes described in subsection (2) of this section.

(2) As soon as is practicable after recovering the motor vehicle, the tower shall attempt to provide notice to the owner of the stolen motor vehicle:

(a) That the motor vehicle has been recovered; and

(b) Of the current location of the vehicle.

(3) Fees charged by the tower for storage of a stolen motor vehicle may not begin to accrue until the date that the tower first attempts to notify the owner of the stolen motor vehicle under subsection (2) of this section. [2017 c.523 §3]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 98—Lost, Unclaimed or Abandoned Property; Vehicle Towing, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors098.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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