The Michigan Secretary of State has an online database of abandoned vehicles, the Auto Lost and Found. A car may be considered lost if it resides on the open road for 24 hours. Then it may be declared found by a legal clean up crew! So, once again, keep your automobile on a short leash.
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The law also transfers the responsibility of notifying vehicle owners from police agencies to the Department of State. The 30-day waiting period for impounded vehicles is eliminated, allowing law enforcement to deem them as abandoned within 24 hours.