Abandoned Vehicle Abatement

The purpose of this program is to provide administrative services to the Service Authority for the abatement of abandoned vehicles in Merced County pursuant to Section 22710 of the Vehicle Code. MCAG set up the Abandoned Vehicle Abatement program which began collecting fees in July of 2010. The $1 fee is collected by DMV on each vehicle registration paid out quarterly to the Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Authority. MCAG administers the money received by the Authority and distributes quarterly to participating agencies according to the agreed formula.


  • Collect required information from participating jurisdictions
  • Calculate distribution based on agreed formula and authorize payments
  • Notify jurisdictions of any surplus funds
  • Prepare quarterly & annual reports