Abandoned Vehicle Abatement

The Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program (AVA) was implemented by the State Legislature under Sections 22660-22664 of the Vehicle Code of California to remove abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, or inoperable vehicles or parts thereof, from private and public property as nuisances. These nuisances must not be visible from the street or any other public or private property. Exceptions to the legislation are such that a vehicle may be completely enclosed within a building, in a lawful manner. A vehicle may also be stored or parked, in a lawful manner, on private property in connection with the business of a licensed dismantler, licensed vehicle dealer, or a junk yard.

To report an abandoned vehicle, please call (559) 624-7000