Abandoned or Junk Vehicles
Ordinance: Title 9, Ch.91.05(D)(1)
§ 91.05 PUBLIC NUISANCE PROHIBITED. The following acts, omissions, conditions and things in or upon any land or structure in the city, or the failure to comply with any of the following standards constitute public nuisances, the existence of which are hereby prohibited and declared to be unlawful; the provisions of this section are not exclusive and may be duplicative of other provisions, codes and regulations adopted by the city; all provisions, codes and regulations of the city, including those in this section, may be applied cumulatively or separately for purposes of enforcement. (1976 Code, § 9-1-5) (Ord. 593-12, passed 8-8-2012; Ord. 628-16, passed 6-22-2016) Penalty, see § 10.99
(D) It shall be unlawful for any person to cause or allow the storage of any abandoned or junk vehicle, except where such storage is in complete compliance with this chapter and the City Zoning Code.
(1) In residential areas, all abandoned or junk vehicles being stored, restored or repaired shall be kept safely within a lawful building or structure or behind a lawful fence in such a manner as to not be visible from beyond the lot boundaries.
ABANDONED OR JUNK VEHICLE. Any vehicle that is partially or wholly dismantled, discarded, wrecked, on blocks or similar devices, stripped or scrapped; or a vehicle with one or more deflated tires or from which a wheel or tire has been removed; or any motor vehicle which is inoperable due to mechanical failure or mechanical disassembly or other reasons, whether currently registered or not. The absence of current registration or license plate lawfully assigned and affixed thereto or immobilization for 60 days shall be prima facie evidence of inoperability.