§ 32-13-1 Abandoned motor vehicle defined; posted notice
§ 32-13-2 Removal of motor vehicles; liability; lien on vehicles removed; notice
§ 32-13-3 Authority to sell; notice; bill of sale; records; voiding of sale; title
§ 32-13-4 Contesting sale; hearing
§ 32-13-5 Rejection of bids
§ 32-13-6 Deductions from proceeds
§ 32-13-7 Disposition of proceeds
§ 32-13-8 Chapter cumulative; power of municipality not restricted
§ 32-13-9 Administration of chapter; assistance of law enforcement agencies and officers
§ 32-13-10 False statements regarding sale of abandoned motor vehicle
§ 32-13-11 Application of abandoned motor vehicle statutes

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 32 > Chapter 13 - Abandoned Motor Vehicles

  • action: Condemnation action. See Alabama Code 18-1A-3
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • appraisal: An opinion as to the value of or compensation payable for property, prepared by the owner or under the direction of an individual qualified by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education to express an opinion as to the value of property. See Alabama Code 18-1A-3
  • business: A lawful activity, whether or not for profit, other than a farm operation, conducted primarily for the purchase, sale, lease, rental, manufacture, processing, or marketing of products, commodities, or other property, or for providing services. See Alabama Code 18-1A-3
  • circuit: means judicial circuit. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • condemn: To take property under the power of eminent domain. See Alabama Code 18-1A-3
  • CONDEMNATION ACTION: Includes all acts incident to the process of condemning property after commencement of suit until the entry of final judgment. See Alabama Code 18-1A-3
  • condemnee: A person who has or claims an interest in property that is the subject of a prospective or pending condemnation action. See Alabama Code 18-1A-3
  • condemnor: A person empowered to condemn. See Alabama Code 18-1A-3
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • crops: Any form of vegetation intended to be removed and used or sold for commercial purposes, including grass, flowers, fruits, vegetables, trees, vines, and nursery stock. See Alabama Code 18-1A-3
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • department: The Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency acting directly or through its duly authorized officers and agents. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • driver: Every individual who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • FARM OPERATION: Any activity conducted primarily for the production of one or more agricultural products or commodities, including timber, for sale or home use, and customarily producing those products or commodities in sufficient quantity to be capable of contributing materially to the operator's support. See Alabama Code 18-1A-3
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • following: means next after. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • highway: The entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • improvement: Includes any building or structure and any facility, machinery, or equipment that cannot be removed from the real property on which it is situated without substantial damage to the real property or improvement. See Alabama Code 18-1A-3
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • LOCAL PUBLIC ENTITY: A public entity other than the state. See Alabama Code 18-1A-3
  • mail: To deposit in the United States mail properly addressed and with postage prepaid. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • MOTOR VEHICLE: Every vehicle that is self-propelled and every vehicle that is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operated upon rails, except for electric personal assistive mobility devices and electric bicycles. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • owner: A person, other than a lienholder, having the property in or title to a vehicle. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: Every individual, firm, copartnership, association, or corporation. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • person: Includes a natural individual, partnership, corporation, association, other legal or fiduciary entity, and a public entity. See Alabama Code 18-1A-3
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • PERSONAL PROPERTY: Any property other than real property which is affixed or directly related to the real property proposed to be acquired. See Alabama Code 18-1A-3
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • property: An interest in real or personal property under the law of this state. See Alabama Code 18-1A-3
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • REAL PROPERTY: Land and any improvements upon or connected with land; and includes an easement, servitude, or other interest therein. See Alabama Code 18-1A-3
  • registration: The registration certificate or certificates and registration plates issued under the laws of this state pertaining to the registration of vehicles. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • state: A state, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a province of Canada. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • street: The entire width between boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • traffic: Pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, streetcars, and other conveyances, either singly or together, while using any highway for purposes of travel. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • VALUATION DATE: Shall be the date on which the application for order of condemnation is filed in the probate court or the date of taking of or damage to property by the condemnor, whichever date first occurs. See Alabama Code 18-1A-3
  • vehicle: Every device in, upon, or by which any individual or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks or electric personal assistive mobility devices; provided, that for the purposes of this title, a bicycle, an electric bicycle, or a ridden animal shall be deemed a vehicle, except those provisions of this title, which by their very nature can have no application. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • WAIVER VALUATION: The valuation process utilized and the product produced by the state or a political subdivision thereof, in lieu of an appraisal, to acquire real property as specifically authorized by Section 18-1A-22. See Alabama Code 18-1A-3
  • work: Includes construction, alteration, repair, remodeling, excavation, demolition, rehabilitation, relocation, and landscaping. See Alabama Code 18-1A-3
  • year: means a calendar year; but, whenever the word "year" is used in reference to any appropriations for the payment of money out of the treasury, it shall mean fiscal year. See Alabama Code 1-1-1