Vehicles on City Streets
During the time a complaint is filed with the dispatcher, the caller will be asked to provide the license plate, make, model and vehicle color if available, and the street or address where it is parked. An officer will respond and investigate.
If it is determined that the vehicle meets the criteria of a junk vehicle, a notice is attached to the vehicle and attempts are made to notify the owner. After 72 hours, vehicles still on city right-of-way are subject to immediate removal and disposal by the City. A city-approved tow company will then remove the vehicle.
Vehicles on Property Visible from City Streets
Once the Code Enforcement division of Community Development Department receives a complaint regarding a junk vehicle on private property visible from any city street, Code Enforcement will respond to the location and investigate the complaint. If it is determined that the vehicle meets the criteria of a junk vehicle and is visible from any city street,
Code Enforcement will attempt to locate the last known address of the registered and legal owner of the vehicle.
Notices will then be sent to the registered owner of the vehicle, as well as the owner of the property on which the vehicle resides and must be removed within 10 days. After notice has been sent and if no hearing has been requested, if the vehicle remains on the residence after the 10-day period, the owner will be subject to a fine. If the vehicle continues to remain, the City seeks to remove the vehicle, dispose of it by a licensed vehicle wrecker, and recover any costs from the owner.