Knowledge Base

Abandoned Vehicles

Category: Police Department

Any vehicle left unattended for more than 48-hours on any public street or grounds is deemed abandoned and constitutes a public nuisance, and may be ticketed and towed, with the vehicle owner being responsible for all charges, including storage.

Any vehicle left unattended for more than 48-hours on any private property where parking is prohibited, limited or restricted, without the permission of the owner or lessee, is deemed abandoned and constitutes a public nuisance, and may be ticketed and towed, with the vehicle owner being responsible for all charges, including storage.

To report an abandoned vehicle, contact the non-emergency line at (608) 785-5962 and personnel will begin the process for marking, tracking, and ticketing/towing the vehicle.

Updated 8/9/2016 3:03 PM
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