The Law for amending and supplementing Law no. 421/2002, regarding the legal regime of the owner-less vehicles or the abandonment on lands belonging to the public or private domain of the state or of the administrative – territorial units was adopted.
According to the law, „owner-less vehicle” is a vehicle of any category, without a registration plate or other official markings or registered abroad, stationed on the public or private domain of the state or of the territorial administrative units, whose owner or legal holder is unknown.
„Abandoned vehicle” is a vehicle of any category found on the public or private domain of the state or of the territorial administrative units for at least six months (previously this term was one year), whose owner or legal holder is known, but there are strong indications that he does not comply with the legal conditions for driving on the public roads.
In the case of an abandoned vehicle, the mayor, on the proposal of the ascertaining agents, shall summon the owner or his legal holder, by post or courier, by registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt, to pick up the vehicle in the specially arranged place within five days of receipt.
If in the term of ten days from the summons comunication, the owner or the legal holder of the abandoned vehicle doesn’t answer to the received summons, the vehicle becomes the property of the administrative-territorial unit from whose teritorial radius it was raised, free of any duties, by order of the mayor, following to be exploited by sale or handed over to the waste collection and recovery unit.