The police or the Department of Safety and Homeland Security causing the removal of
an abandoned vehicle shall immediately ascertain the identity of any person or persons
holding a lien against said vehicle. Within 5 days of the removal of the vehicle, the State Police, other police agencies,
New Castle County Code Enforcement Constables or the Department shall cause a written
notice to be mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle removed and lien holders
(1) That the vehicle has been removed pursuant to law;
(2) The place to which it has been removed; and
(3) That the vehicle may be sold to satisfy the costs of removal and storage of the
vehicle as provided in § 4404 of this title unless those costs have been paid in full on or before 30 days from
the date of the removal of the vehicle.
If the address of the owner of the vehicle cannot be ascertained by the exercise of
reasonable diligence, then the notice provided by this section shall not be required
to be given.
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