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#1 bbuckler OFFLINE  

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Posted August 17, 2015 - 11:00 AM

I have two chinese made atv that a customer dropped 3 months back and won't pick them up. When and how do I take legally ownership of them so I can get rid of them?



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Posted August 17, 2015 - 11:04 AM

Might want to start by calling your town clerk. I imagine policy and procedure will be different from state to state.


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Posted August 17, 2015 - 11:18 AM

Better send owner a certified letter that includes daily storage fees.
Document everything
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#4 bbuckler OFFLINE  

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Posted August 17, 2015 - 11:21 AM

Better send owner a certified letter that includes daily storage fees.
Document everything

Don't know the guy address I think he his living out of his car now



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Posted August 17, 2015 - 11:56 AM

In my mind you would have to show proof that you attempted to contact him via certified mail.  Might be difficult if he lives in a car.  Sending a letter to #29 parking spot walmart might be frowned upon.  Then you could contact the county/state and see about taking owner ship.

 

A guy I worked with said in 1980 he had a guy drop off a 1970 Nova SS for a repaint.  He repainted the car, and contacted the guy for payment and to pick up the car.  He never was able to locate him.  Tried for years, but before the internet finding people was hard.  He afterwards closed up his paint shop and parked the car in the paint booth for something like 30 years.  His grandson started badgering him about the car.  He went through a lot of work but finally got the title to it. 

 

Does your state title ATVs?  I know some states have titles, some don't.


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#6 bbuckler OFFLINE  

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Posted August 17, 2015 - 12:04 PM

In my mind you would have to show proof that you attempted to contact him via certified mail. Might be difficult if he lives in a car. Sending a letter to #29 parking spot walmart might be frowned upon. Then you could contact the county/state and see about taking owner ship.

A guy I worked with said in 1980 he had a guy drop off a 1970 Nova SS for a repaint. He repainted the car, and contacted the guy for payment and to pick up the car. He never was able to locate him. Tried for years, but before the internet finding people was hard. He afterwards closed up his paint shop and parked the car in the paint booth for something like 30 years. His grandson started badgering him about the car. He went through a lot of work but finally got the title to it.

Does your state title ATVs? I know some states have titles, some don't.

I don't know this is a 2005 Baja wilderness 250 and find what I seen when I ran the vin it was never register

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Posted August 17, 2015 - 12:38 PM

Some states let you classify it as "abandoned property". You have to publicly announce that it is abandoned and the owner must pick it up within xx days or it is forfitted. You may need a lawyer. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted August 17, 2015 - 01:54 PM

File a Public Notice like you see in the papers all the time..  Talk with the county property clerk.


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Posted August 17, 2015 - 01:57 PM

have you tried searching facebook for him?  Easy way to find people sometimes.


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Posted August 17, 2015 - 05:30 PM

we have a county clerk but not county "property" clerk.   IDK about where the OP is at but around here that would do you no good, that person would have no clue. but I agree about the ad in the legal notice section of the local paper and the "abandoned property" thoughts above,






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