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Can a towing company auction a vehicle without notifying its registered owner?

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2011-09-12 15:10:52

only if they have a lien on the the title for any service that

you have not paid for. its called a mechanics lien.

Even if they have a mechanics lien, they still have to notify

the registered owner via certified mail, and give them a chance to

pay the bill. You can't just get a title or magistrate's bill of

sale without proof that you have done everything possible to

contact the owner first. The owner has 30 days to contact the

person that has the vehicle. If they don't, then the vehicle can be

sold at a magistrates auction and will be given a title for the


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