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This happened to me a few weeks ago. The state police should have it towed away at the owner's expense. The vehicle belonged to a company that was left at my house, but they could not identify the driver, it didn't cost me anything.

The actual law and procedure vary from one state to another. In many states the police have absolutely no jurisdiction to remove a car from private property, if the car is not creating an immediate hazard or in connection with a criminal investigation.

In those cases, you would need to follow state law. For example: you may need to make an attempt to identify the owner and to contact the owner to remove the property, document your attempts, post a proper notice on the property stating what is about to happen to it, wait some specified number of days, notify the police to make sure the car is not on any "wanted" list, then arrange to have an auction of the vehicle or to have it removed privately for auction by someone with an auctioneer's license, etc.

There are other states where you would actually need a court order before you could tamper with someone else's car that was left on your property.

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