(1) When the property seized under ORS 830.880 is not listed as stolen by the National Crime Information Center and the hull identification
number is established the property shall be returned to the person from whom it was
(a) The person can establish that the person is the owner of the property; or
(b) The person executes a good and valid surety bond in an amount at least equal to
the market value of the property and conditioned upon return of the property to the
owner, if one can be established. The bond will be for a period of time determined by the State Marine Board.
(2) If the person to whom the property was returned does not establish that the person
is the owner of the property the police agency holding the property shall make reasonable
efforts to determine the names and addresses of the owner and all persons of record
having an interest in the property. If the police agency is able to determine the names and addresses of the owner and
such other persons it shall immediately notify the owner by registered or certified
mail of the disposition of the property.
(3) When the property seized under ORS 830.880 is not listed as stolen by the National Crime Information Center and the hull identification
numbers have been removed, altered or defaced and the person from whom the property
was seized cannot establish that the person is the owner of the property, the sheriff
of the county where the seizure took place shall take custody of the property and
sell the property at public auction in the manner provided in ORS 87.192 and 87.196 or dispose of the property in a manner provided by local ordinance. If a bid for the property is not offered at the public auction, the sheriff may destroy
or otherwise dispose of the property.
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