Abandoned Vehicle Abatement (AVA)

What is AVA?
The Kings County Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program commenced in 1997 with a joint powers agreement for the Kings County Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Service Authority (KCAVASA) between the cities of Avenal, Corcoran, Lemoore, Hanford, and the County of Kings.  A Service Authority Plan provides oversight and program guidelines for the abatement of abandoned vehicles within Kings County in conjunction with the California Vehicle Code. Program funding comes from a one-dollar DMV vehicle registration fee imposed by the County with a two-thirds vote from the Board of Supervisors and a majority of the cities having the majority of the incorporated population adopt resolutions stating interest.  The program is renewable every ten years. Members of the KCAG Commission serve in a separate capacity as KCAVASA board members and meet on a quarterly basis.
To view the California State Controller's Office report of annual revenues visit their website: http://www.sco.ca.gov/ard_payments_abandon.html
AVA Contact Information by Jurisdiction
  • City of Avenal:  (559) 386-5766, extension 219
  • City of Corcoran:  (559) 992-2151, extension 2102
  • City of Hanford:  (559) 585-7167
  • City of Lemoore:  (559) 924-9574
  • County of Kings:  (559) 852-2683
Official Website of KCAG