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Junked Vehicles

State law allows cities to take action to control junked vehicles. If a vehicle remains inoperable for more than thirty (30) consecutive days on private property, or seventy-two (72) consecutive hours on public property, or if the vehicle has expired license plates or an expired motor vehicle inspection sticker, it can be considered a junk vehicle.

Reason for Regulation
Parking a junked vehicle in public view decreases private property value, is detrimental to the safety of the public and creates a fire hazard.

To comply with the ordinance, a vehicle meeting the definition of a “Junked Vehicle” must be removed or screened from ordinary public view. Screening devices include a fence, rapidly growing trees, or shrubbery.

The fine for a violation is a fine up to five hundred dollars ($500.00).  In addition, the City can seek a court order to remove junk vehicles from private property.