Form MVT-28 "Notice to the Secretary of State of an Abandoned Vehicle" - Maine

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S
S
ECRETARY OF
TATE
B
M
V
UREAU OF
OTOR
EHICLES
NOTICE TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE OF AN ABANDONED VEHICLE
In accordance with 29-A, M.R.S.A., Chapter 15, Subchapter III, I am notifying the Secretary of State that
_____/_____/_____. ________________________
the following vehicle came into my possession on
DATE
PLATE & STATE ISSUED
____ _________ _________ _______ ____________________________________________
YEAR
MAKE
MODEL
BODY TYPE
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
I have possession of the vehicle because:
1. Towed at the request of owner or driver.
2. Towed by order of law enforcement.
3. Towed by order of the Department of Transportation.
4. Towed because left on private or commercial property.
5. Left without permission.
6. Left after authorized repair completed.
7. Left on residential property for 6 months.
8. Left at storage facility.
See reverse for details.
I towed the vehicle on order of: _____________________________________________________________________
NAME
______________________________________________________________________________________________
ADDRESS IF INDIVIDUAL OR BUSINESS
Is the vehicle a total loss?
______ Yes. (The vehicle has no marketable value other than the value of the basic material and parts used in the
construction of the vehicle.) Must complete certificate of salvage title application (MVT-102)
______ No. Must complete certificate of title application (MVT-2) for vehicles 1995 and newer
If the notification to the Secretary of State required by section 1854 (of Title 29-A) is made more than 14 days after
receipt of a vehicle described in section 1851, the person holding the vehicle may not collect more than 14 days of
storage fees ($420.00). Daily storage charges must be reasonable and total storage charges may not exceed $900.00
for a 30-day period. (Title29-A M.R.S.A. chapter 15, subchapter 3, sec.1857)
Charges against the vehicle:
Towing:
$_____________.
Daily Storage Charge:
$_____________. Must be reasonable
Repair (Parts & Labor): $_____________. You must attach a legible copy of signed work order.
By signing below I certify that the information contained herein is true and correct.
_______________________________________ ______________________________________
SIGNATURE
BUSINESS NAME
_______________________________________ ______________________________________
MAILING ADDRESS
CITY/TOWN & ZIP CODE
ANY PERSON WHO MAKES A MATERIAL FALSE STATEMENT OR FAILS TO DISCLOSE
REQUIRED INFORMATION IS GUILTY OF A CLASS D CRIME (29A M.R.S.A., §751-4)
PLEASE SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE BACK OF THIS FORM
MVT-28 (Rev 7-2014)
S
S
ECRETARY OF
TATE
B
M
V
UREAU OF
OTOR
EHICLES
NOTICE TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE OF AN ABANDONED VEHICLE
In accordance with 29-A, M.R.S.A., Chapter 15, Subchapter III, I am notifying the Secretary of State that
_____/_____/_____. ________________________
the following vehicle came into my possession on
DATE
PLATE & STATE ISSUED
____ _________ _________ _______ ____________________________________________
YEAR
MAKE
MODEL
BODY TYPE
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
I have possession of the vehicle because:
1. Towed at the request of owner or driver.
2. Towed by order of law enforcement.
3. Towed by order of the Department of Transportation.
4. Towed because left on private or commercial property.
5. Left without permission.
6. Left after authorized repair completed.
7. Left on residential property for 6 months.
8. Left at storage facility.
See reverse for details.
I towed the vehicle on order of: _____________________________________________________________________
NAME
______________________________________________________________________________________________
ADDRESS IF INDIVIDUAL OR BUSINESS
Is the vehicle a total loss?
______ Yes. (The vehicle has no marketable value other than the value of the basic material and parts used in the
construction of the vehicle.) Must complete certificate of salvage title application (MVT-102)
______ No. Must complete certificate of title application (MVT-2) for vehicles 1995 and newer
If the notification to the Secretary of State required by section 1854 (of Title 29-A) is made more than 14 days after
receipt of a vehicle described in section 1851, the person holding the vehicle may not collect more than 14 days of
storage fees ($420.00). Daily storage charges must be reasonable and total storage charges may not exceed $900.00
for a 30-day period. (Title29-A M.R.S.A. chapter 15, subchapter 3, sec.1857)
Charges against the vehicle:
Towing:
$_____________.
Daily Storage Charge:
$_____________. Must be reasonable
Repair (Parts & Labor): $_____________. You must attach a legible copy of signed work order.
By signing below I certify that the information contained herein is true and correct.
_______________________________________ ______________________________________
SIGNATURE
BUSINESS NAME
_______________________________________ ______________________________________
MAILING ADDRESS
CITY/TOWN & ZIP CODE
ANY PERSON WHO MAKES A MATERIAL FALSE STATEMENT OR FAILS TO DISCLOSE
REQUIRED INFORMATION IS GUILTY OF A CLASS D CRIME (29A M.R.S.A., §751-4)
PLEASE SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE BACK OF THIS FORM
MVT-28 (Rev 7-2014)
1. Towed at request of owner or driver. Towed at the request of the owner or driver.
2. Towed by order of law enforcement. Towed because illegally parked or left standing and pursuant to
29-A, M.R.S.A. §2069.
3. Towed by order of the Department of Transportation. Towed because illegally parked or left
standing and pursuant to 29-A, M.R.S.A. §2069.
4. Towed because left on private or commercial property without permission. Towed after being left
on private or commercial property without the permission of the property owner or person in charge of
the property.
5. Left without permission. Left on property without the permission of the property owner or person in
charge of the property or premises where the vehicle is located.
6. Left after authorized repair completed. Left at a place of business after being repaired pursuant to a
written work order signed by the person requesting the repair.
7. Left on residential property. Left on an individual’s residential property for more than six months. (no
towing, repair, or storage charges may be charged against the vehicle).
8. Left at storage facility. Left at a storage facility, if the owner has failed to pay storage or rental fees.
SEND THE ORIGINAL OF THIS FORM ALONG WITH:
1. An Application for Certificate of Title (MVT-2) or an Application for a Certificate of Salvage (MVT-102)
for vehicles 1995 and newer and the $33.00 fee
OR
A request for a letter of ownership for title-exempt vehicles, and $5.00 fee.
2. VIN Inspection form (MVT-10): must be completed and signed by a full time law enforcement officer
3. A signed work order if the vehicle has been repaired
BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLES
TITLE SECTION – ABANDONED VEHICLES
29 SHS
AUGUSTA, ME 04333-0029
(207) 624-9000, EXT. 52139
TTY Users call Maine relay 711
Please make checks payable to the: Secretary of State
Statute:
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/statutes/29-A/title29-Asec1851.html
MVT-28 form:
http://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/forms/abandoned.pdf
MVT-28 (Rev 7-2014)
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