Improper storage of inoperable vehicles can be a serious problem for a neighborhood. The vehicles are unsightly, clutter the neighborhood, provide harborage for rodents and are an attractive nuisance for children.
This regulation addresses two problems associated with vehicle storage and repair:
- The blighting influence that improperly stored inoperable vehicles have on a neighborhood; and
- The neighborhood mechanic who attempts to operate a vehicle repair business from home.
Your vehicle is parked/stored illegally if there is:
- One or more unregistered vehicles parked/stored on an occupied residential or commercial property.
- A motor vehicle parked/stored on a vacant residential or commercial property.
- A motor vehicle, or motor vehicle parts, which is in a state of major disrepair such as being stripped or dismantled. This includes vehicle(s) that are rusted, have flat tires, have broken windows/windshields, do not have brake lights, or without any part that is required by law.
- A motor vehicle is parked or stored on an unpaved area or sidewalk.
- A motor vehicle or parts of a motor vehicle that are stored in a structure that is not fully enclosed or not designed to store a motor vehicle.
It is the responsibility of the registered owner of the vehicle, the owner of the property, or the person in possession of the property where the motor vehicle is located to correct the situation or remove the vehicle.
Vehicles may not be parked in the required front or side yards except on a hard-durable surface known as a driveway. This driveway may only be a maximum width of 20 feet.
Failure to comply with a notice to correct the situation or remove the improperly parked/stored motor vehicle will result in the impoundment and disposal of the vehicle and may also result in criminal fines or imprisonment.