Vehicle Abatement

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office assists with the Abandoned Vehicle Removal program administered by the Placer County Code Enforcement Division of the Building Department.

Sheriff’s office volunteers receive requests to tag vehicles for abatement via code enforcement. Once a vehicle has been tagged, the vehicle information is turned back over to code enforcement for registered owner contact and tow services.


Only vehicles located on private property, private roads, or within the contract traffic cities of Colfax and Loomis are eligible for this program.

For vehicles abandoned on public streets, in the unincorporated areas of Placer County, please contact California Highway Patrol.


The process for having vehicles removed requires a few weeks, but is free of charge for standard passenger vehicles.

If you have an abandoned vehicle on your property you need removed, you must submit a vehicle abatement form to Placer County Code Enforcement.

To start the process, or to learn more about the program, please visit the Placer County Code Enforcement Vehicle Abatement Removal program.