N.Y. VAT. LAW § 425 : NY Code - Section 425: Repossession of motor vehicle or motorcycle; garageman's lien; notice to police

Search N.Y. VAT. LAW § 425 : NY Code - Section 425: Repossession of motor vehicle or motorcycle; garageman's lien; notice to police

1. Any person, firm or corporation, or agent, employee
  or representative thereof, repossessing or retaking a motor  vehicle  or
  motorcycle  pursuant  to  the  provisions of article nine of the uniform
  commercial  code,  or  other  authority  of  law,  or  any  contract  or
  agreement,  shall,  immediately following such repossession or retaking,
  personally appear at a station house  or  other  office  of  the  police
  department,  or  agency  or  officer  performing  like functions, in the
  locality wherein such repossession or retaking occurred, give notice  to
  such  department, agency or officer of such repossession or retaking and
  thereafter and within twenty-four hours personally deliver  or  mail  by
  special  delivery first class mail to the nearest motor vehicle district
  office, (a) notice of such repossession or retaking in such form as  the
  commissioner may require and (b) the number plates of such motor vehicle
  or  motorcycle.  Notice  of such repossession or retaking, including the
  name and address of the person,  firm  or  corporation  repossessing  or
  retaking  the same, shall also be given within twenty-four hours thereof
  to the owner of such motor vehicle or motorcycle, either  personally  or
  by registered or certified mail directed to such owner at his last-known
  address.  Unless  the  motor vehicle or motorcycle can be repossessed or
  retaken without breach of the peace, it shall be repossessed or  retaken
  by  legal  process,  but  nothing herein contained shall be construed to
  authorize a violation of the criminal law.
    2.  Any  person,  firm  or  corporation,   or   agent,   employee   or
  representative  thereof  holding  a  motor vehicle or motorcycle under a
  lien for repairs or storage pursuant to any authority  of  law,  or  any
  contract  or  agreement  shall  return  any registration plates for such
  vehicle  which  are  in  his  possession  to  the  registrant  upon  the
  registrant's  request,  or  if not so returned shall, within twenty-four
  hours after such request, personally deliver or mail by special delivery
  first class mail to the nearest motor vehicle office (a) notice of  such
  holding  in such form as the commissioner may require and (b) the number
  plates of such motor vehicle or motorcycle.