Chapter 1 Abandoned Vehicles
Chapter 1.5 Abandoned Mobile Homes
Chapter 1.7 Abandoned Manufactured Homes in Mobile Home Communities
Chapter 2 Unauthorized Storage of Motor Vehicles
Chapter 3 Salvage Motor Vehicles
Chapter 5 Scrapping Motor Vehicles
Chapter 6 Mechanic’s Liens for Vehicles

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 9 > Article 22

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Attorney: includes a counselor or other person authorized to appear and represent a party in an action or special proceeding. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Clerk: means the clerk of the court or a person authorized to perform the clerk's duties. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
  • 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: means :

    Indiana Code 9-22-3-2

  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • flood damaged vehicle: means a passenger motor vehicle that satisfies either of the following:

    Indiana Code 9-22-3-2.5

  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Highway: includes county bridges and state and county roads, unless otherwise expressly provided. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • in writing: include printing, lithographing, or other mode of representing words and letters. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • manufactured home: means either of the following:

    Indiana Code 9-22-1.7-2

  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • mobile home: means a nonself-propelled vehicle designed for occupancy as a dwelling or sleeping place. See Indiana Code 9-22-1.5-1
  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • officer: means the following:

    Indiana Code 9-22-1-2

  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Property: includes personal and real property. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • public agency: means a local or state agency given the responsibility by statute or ordinance for the removal, storage, and disposal of abandoned vehicles. See Indiana Code 9-22-1-3
  • 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.
  • Sheriff: means the sheriff of the county or another person authorized to perform sheriff's duties. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • storage yard: means a storage facility or a towing service used for the removal and storage of abandoned vehicles or parts. See Indiana Code 9-22-1-3.5
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the commonwealths, possessions, states in free association with the United States, and the territories. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5