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POL Government Elected Officials Auditor Griffin-Valade Charter, Code & Policies City Code & Charter Online Code & Charter Title 16 Vehicles and Tra Chapter 16.30 Towing & Disposition of Vehicles
16.30.210 When a Vehicle May be Towed.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 172788 and 179141, effective March 23, 2005.) A vehicle may be towed and held at the expense of the owner or person entitled to possession thereof from:
 
A. Any public right-of-way, public park or other public place or property, when:
1. The vehicle is parked in violation of a temporary or permanent parking restriction;
 
2. The vehicle is parked unlawfully or in a manner that may be hazardous to traffic;
 
3. The vehicle is parked on City-owned or operated property without express City permission;
 
4. The vehicle was used in committing a traffic or parking violation for which an unserved warrant or citation is on file with the clerk of the Circuit court;
 
5. The vehicle has been reported stolen;
 
6. The vehicle or its contents is to be used as evidence in traffic or criminal prosecutions;
 
7. The vehicle is in possession of a person taken into custody by a law enforcement agency;
 
8. The vehicle is parked in a space that is marked as reserved for disabled persons unless such vehicle conspicuously displays appropriate decals, insignia, or registration plates as required by state statutes;
 
9. The vehicle is parked in violation of any parking regulation;
 
10. The vehicle is an abandoned vehicle, as defined in 16.90.005; or
 
11. The vehicle is stored on the street in violation of 16.20.170.
B. Permanent parking restrictions may be enforced by tow 24 hours after placement in any meter or non meter areas.
 
C. Private property if:
1. The vehicle is parked or stopped without the permission of the person in control of such property; or
 
2. In violation of this Title.
D. Temporary parking restrictions may be enforced by tow 24 hours after placement in any non meter area.
 
E. Temporary parking restrictions may be enforced by tow if the space reservation device and/or signs are in place by 12:30 p.m. the prior day in any meter district.