City of Ithaca selling abandoned vehicles this week at towing lots

The City of Ithaca has over a dozen vehicles for sale this week pursuant to New York State’s “abandoned vehicles” law. Sales will take place at two towing lots the morning of Wednesday, September 28, and included in the car auctions this week are sedans, crossovers, SUVs, and even a motor home.

Under New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, Section 1224, local authorities may take ownership of a vehicle, and dispose of it as they see fit, under a variety of circumstances including a vehicle parked on a public road without license plates, a vehicle parked illegally for a certain length of time, or a vehicle left at a towing company lot or other impound facility for a certain length of time.

This week’s vehicle sales will be auctions, handled through a bidding process. According to the Ithaca Police Department, terms of sale will be cash, cashier’s check or certified check. The City has listed the vehicles available and the times and places as follows:

September 28, 2016 9:00 am
Ryan’s Towing Yard, 221 Elmira Road (behind Trux Outfitters)
1. 2003 Ford Taurus
2. 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer
3. 2004 Ford Focus

September 28, 2016 9:30 am
Fingerlakes Towing Yard, 520 Esty Street (behind Countywide Appliance)
1. 1989 Bounder Motorhome
2. 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
3. 1999 Ford Taurus
4. 2002 Nissan Altima
5. 2002 Subaru Forrester
6. 1997 Toyota Camry
7. 2012 Nissan Altima
8. 2003 Honda Odyssey
9. 2001 Volkswagen Jetta
10. 2000 Volkswagen Jetta

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