Junk Vehicle

"One person's junk may be another person's treasure", junked vehicle image 2

but when it comes to junk vehicles our Ordinance outlines the safety and welfare hazards to the general public.

Chapter 20 states, in part:

A junked vehicle, including a part of a junked vehicle, that is visible at any time of the year from a public place or public right-of-way:

  • Is detrimental to the safety and welfare of the public;
  • Tends to reduce the value of private property;
  • Invites vandalism;
  • Creates a fire hazard;
  • Is an attractive nuisance creating a hazard to the health and safety of minors;
  • Produces urban blight adverse to the maintenance and continuing development of the municipality; and
  • Is a public nuisance.
What constitutes or defines a junk vehicle?

A junked vehicle is one that is self-propelled and;

Displays an expired license plate or does not display a license plate; and is

  • Wrecked, dismantled or partially dismantled, or discarded; or is
  • Inoperable and has remained inoperable for more than:
    • Seventy-two (72) consecutive hours, if the vehicle is on public property or
    • thirty (30) consecutive days, if the vehicle is on private property.
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