Chapter 3.32
UNCLAIMED PROPERTY

Sections:

3.32.010    Defined.

3.32.020    Sale at auction—Notice required.

3.32.030    Destruction.

3.32.040    Donation of bicycles or toys.

3.32.010 Defined.

For the purpose of this chapter, the term “unclaimed property” means any and all property in the possession of the police department for which no claim or demand has been made and property for which no owner has been found. (Prior code § 4280.2)

3.32.020 Sale at auction—Notice required.

Pursuant to Section 2080.4 of the California Civil Code the police department is authorized to sell at public auction to the highest bidder all unclaimed property which has been in the possession of the department for a period of at least three months upon notice of such sale, given by the chief of police at least five days before the time fixed therefor by publication once in a newspaper of general circulation published in the city. (Ord. 1330 § 1, 1997: Ord. 963 § 1, 1983: prior code § 4280.1)

3.32.030 Destruction.

Any unclaimed property which is not so sold, or which is in a dilapidated or deteriorated condition, may be summarily destroyed by the department after the public auction sale. (Prior code § 4280.3)

3.32.040 Donation of bicycles or toys.

Pursuant to Section 217 of the California Welfare and Institutions Code, any bicycles or toys, or both, in the possession of the police department which have been unclaimed for a period of at least 60 days may, instead of being sold at public auction to the highest bidder, be turned over to the county probation officer, to the county welfare department, or to any charitable or nonprofit organization for use in any program or to any charitable or nonprofit organization which is authorized under its articles of incorporation to participate in a program or activity designed to prevent juvenile delinquency and which is exempt from income taxation under federal or state law, or both, for use in any program or activity designed to prevent juvenile delinquency. (Ord. 1330 § 2, 1997)