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1) Why did they take the vehicle? Did they give a reason?
2) Did you get ticketed? If so, what for?
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Thank you. Sounds like a misunderstanding and some poor judgment on the part of the Sheriff's office.
Assuming you were not violating any municipal or county ordinance by working on your vehicle there, and not violating any HOA ordinance (and the HOA somehow got the police to tow it), then what someone in your situation wants to do is to send a letter to the Sheriff's office, asking that they allow you to recover the vehicle. If they do not, then, you would have to file a replevin action in Court to retrieve it, which would mean hiring an attorney (but if the Court believes that the Sheriff's department acted unlawfully, it can order them to pay your legal fees).
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