Code Compliance Abandoned Vehicle Abatement
The focus of the Abandoned Vehicle Abatement (AVA) Program in Calaveras County is to remove abandoned vehicles from the right-of-way, public property, and private property.
Calaveras County is the local Service Authority for the State Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program. The authority has two (2) entity members consisting of the County of Calaveras and the City of Angels Camp. The program is designed to assist service authorities by offsetting the cost of removing vehicles that are abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, or otherwise inoperable within the County right-of-way, on public property, and on private properties.
If you believe a private property has inoperable vehicles in excess of those allowed, please see our frequently asked questions for more information.
Once the public makes a report of an abandoned vehicle, Code Compliance will place an orange tag on the vehicle if the vehicle is eligible for abatement. Once tagged, the last registered owner is notified by mail as prescribed in the California Vehicle Code. After waiting a period of not less than 10 days, the vehicle may be towed. The California Vehicle Code provides for the immediate towing of vehicles that meet specific health and safety risks.
Eligible vehicles include cars and trucks. RV’s, Trailers, and Vessels may be eligible on a case-by-case basis.
Concerns regarding general code violations should be directed to Code Compliance.
Calaveras County Code Compliance covers all of Calaveras County including the incorporated City of Angels Camp in relation to Abandoned Vehicle Abatement. If you have general code violations to report in the City limits of Angels Camp please direct your concerns to Angels Camp Code Compliance. Code Enforcement – City of Angels (angelscamp.gov)