17-24A-1 Definitions
17-24A-2 Abandonment of motor vehicle prohibited; inoperative household appliances prohibited in certain places; penalty
17-24A-3 Authority to take possession of abandoned motor vehicles, junked motor vehicles, and inoperative household appliances
17-24A-4 Abandoned or junked motor vehicles; notification to motor vehicle owner and lienholder; charges and fees; exceptions
17-24A-5 Disposal of abandoned motor vehicles, junked motor vehicles, and inoperative or abandoned household appliances
17-24A-6 Proceeds from sale of abandoned motor vehicles, junked motor vehicles, and inoperative household appliances
17-24A-6a Title to abandoned antique motor vehicle; special procedure; notice to owner; fees; criminal penalties
17-24A-7 Injunctive relief; additional remedy

Terms Used In West Virginia Code > Chapter 17 > Article 24A - Disposal of Abandoned Motor Vehicles, Junked Motor Vehicles, and Abandoned or Inoperative Household Appliances

  • Abandoned antique motor vehicle: means a vehicle that qualifies as both an abandoned motor vehicle and an antique motor vehicle. See West Virginia Code 17-24A-1
  • Abandoned motor vehicle: means any motor vehicle, or major part thereof, which is inoperative and which has been abandoned on public property for any period over five days, other than in an enclosed building or in a licensed salvage yard or at the business establishment of a demolisher. See West Virginia Code 17-24A-1
  • Antique motor vehicle: means a vehicle that was manufactured more than twenty-five years before the current date. See West Virginia Code 17-24A-1
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of the Division of Highways or his or her designee. See West Virginia Code 17-24A-1
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal 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.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Demolisher: means any person licensed by the Commissioner of the Division of Highways whose business, to any extent or degree, is to convert a motor vehicle or any part thereof or an inoperative household appliance into processed scrap or scrap metal or into saleable parts or otherwise to wreck or dismantle vehicles or appliances. See West Virginia Code 17-24A-1
  • Division: means the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles. See West Virginia Code 17-24A-1
  • Enclosed building: means a structure surrounded by walls or one continuous wall and having a roof enclosing the entire structure and includes a permanent appendage thereto. See West Virginia Code 17-24A-1
  • Enforcement agency: means any of the following or any combination of the following:

    (a) Public law-enforcement officers of this state, including natural resources police officers. See West Virginia Code 17-24A-1

  • in writing: include any representation of words, letters or figures, whether by printing, engraving, writing or otherwise. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Inoperative household appliance: means a refrigerator, freezer, range, stove, automatic dishwasher, clothes washer, clothes dryer, trash compactor, television set, radio, air conditioning unit, commode, bed springs, mattress or other furniture, fixture or appliance which by reason of mechanical or physical defects can no longer be used for its intended purpose and which is either not serving a functional purpose or use or is not in an enclosed building, a licensed salvage yard or the actual possession of a demolisher. See West Virginia Code 17-24A-1
  • Junked motor vehicle: means a motor vehicle, or any part thereof which:  . See West Virginia Code 17-24A-1
  • Licensed salvage yard: means a salvage yard licensed under article twenty-three of this chapter. See West Virginia Code 17-24A-1
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Motor vehicle: means a vehicle which is or was self-propelled, including, but not limited to, automobiles, trucks, buses and motorcycles. See West Virginia Code 17-24A-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: means a natural person, corporation, firm, partnership, association or society and the plural as well as the singular. See West Virginia Code 17-24A-1
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • state: when applied to a part of the United States and not restricted by the context, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" also include the said district and territories. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • town: includes a city, village or town, and the word "council" any body or board, whether composed of one or more branches, who are authorized to make ordinances for the government of a city, town or village. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Vehicle Identification Number: means a unique number or mark placed on a vehicle or part thereof by the manufacturer so as to identify it particularly and distinguish the vehicle or part from all other such vehicles or parts. See West Virginia Code 17-24A-1