“470. The municipality may cause to be sold at auction, by a bailiff, without any judicial proceedings, and after the notices required for the sale of movable property under writ of execution, the objects, movable effects or other movable property in its possession whose owner cannot be found or which have been abandoned and are not claimed within two months.
The municipality may likewise sell any motor vehicle in its custody, abandoned or found and not claimed within 60 days; the time limit is 10 days in the case of a vehicle without a motor or in a ruinous state.
If the property is claimed after the sale, the municipality shall be liable only for the proceeds of the sale, after deducting the cost of the sale and other expenses which it may have incurred.
If the property cannot be sold because it has no market value, it may be destroyed after publication of similar notices, with the necessary modifications, and if it is claimed after destruction, the municipality shall not be liable for the payment of any indemnity or compensation.”.