321.85  Stolen vehicles or component parts.

When a vehicle or component part is seized under section 321.84 or is stolen or embezzled, and is not claimed by the owner before the date on which the person charged with its stealing or embezzling is convicted, the officer having the vehicle or component part in the officer's custody shall, on that date by certified mail, notify the department that the officer has the vehicle or component part in the officer's possession, giving a full and complete description of it, including all vehicle identification numbers and component part numbers. If there is a dispute regarding a claim for the vehicle or component part, the agency holding the vehicle or component part shall conduct an evidentiary hearing to adjudicate the claim.

Section History: Early form

  [C24, § 12222; C27, 31, 35, § 5083-b2, 12222; C39, § 5006.14; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 321.85]

Section History: Recent form

  85 Acts, ch 64, §1

Internal References

  Referred to in § 18.11

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