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How Do I?
In 2007 the police department took over the abandoned vehicle program for vehicles abandoned within city limits.
This program was previously run by the Missoula County Sheriffs Department.
Police employees, along with dedicated volunteers, tag vehicles which have been reported as abandoned.
The city periodically sells unclaimed abandoned vehicles at auction. Sign up to be notified about abandoned vehicle and surplus/salvage city vehicle auctions.
to be notified about auctions of abandoned vehicles and other surplus vehicles and equipment.
****July 20th, 2023, will be our next abandoned vehicle auction***
Why Police Involvement?
Abandoned vehicles are not only an eyesore but also a hazard.
They are unsafe to play in or around, rodents and other animals nest in them.
Abandoned vehicles have a negative effect on neighborhoods, contributing to the "
Laws and Ordinances
For more specific information, here are links to Missoula Ordinances:
City ordinance 10.22.060 (PDF)
City ordinance 10.22.120 (PDF)
Here is a link to an applicable
Montana state code
Report an Abandoned Vehicle
Vehicles abandoned on a public street
This is an online form you may fill out and submit.
Vehicles abandoned on private property (PDF)
We need this form notarized, so please print out and bring I(or mail, already notarized) to the police department at:
435 Ryman Street
Missoula, MT 59802
We do offer a notary service for our documents. Remember to bring a valid ID with you along with the unsigned document.
SRO / School Safety Officer
Quality of Life
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