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Inoperable vehisle(s)

Inoperable Vehicle(s) Sec. 38-31

(a) For the purpose of this article, "inoperable" shall mean a vehicle which cannot be legally driven upon the public streets for reasons including but not limited to: being unlicensed, wrecked, junked, wholly or partially dismantled, in a state of disrepair, incapable of being moved under its own power, or having one or more flat tires.

(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to park, store or deposit, or permit to be parked, stored or deposited thereon, an inoperable vehicle unless it is fully enclosed in a garage or other building which is free from disrepair or deterioration. Parts shall not be removed from a vehicle and installed on another vehicle to make it operable if the vehicle from which parts are removed becomes inoperable as a result.

(c) Whenever a complaint is made to the department of property standards, or the department of property standards becomes aware of a violation of this section, the department of property standards shall cause to be served upon the person in possession of the vehicle or the owner of the real property upon which such inoperable vehicle is located, a written notice which shall inform such person of the violation and direct that he comply with the provisions of this section within ten days following receipt of the notice. Such person shall have the right to appeal the written notice to the environmental court pursuant to section 38-105 of this chapter.

Updated 3/7/2024 9:15 AM
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