Administrative Rule Adopted by Office of Neighborhood
Any vehicle, which is or appears to be inoperative,
wrecked, dismantled, or partially dismantled on any property for more than 7
The Property Maintenance Code, Chapter 29.20, states that
a property owner may not store or allow the storage of a disabled vehicle on a
property for more than 7 days unless the vehicle is enclosed within a legally
permitted building or it is stored by a licensed business enterprise dealing
with junk vehicles lawfully conducted within the City.
It is the departmental goal of Neighborhood Inspections
that the initial inspection is made within 5 working days of the complaint being
Title 29 gives the property owner 15 days from the date
the violation letter is mailed to resolve the violation by removal of the
vehicle, making the vehicle operable, or proper storage of the vehicle. Once the
15 days has elapsed, Neighborhood Inspections will recheck the property within 5
working days. Rechecks are made to determine if the case should be closed or
proceed to the next step.
If the owner doesn’t remove the vehicle within the
timelines stated in the Notice of Impending Tow, the City will have a contractor
remove the vehicle from the property and abatement charges will be imposed. The
charges will be in accordance with the Neighborhood Inspections Fee and Fine
Schedule. The property owner will be notified of the abatement charges and if
they are not paid within the required timeline the charges will be assessed as a
lien against the property through the Auditor’s Office.
Previously published as ONI Policy Number G-45-1.
Effective September 1, 2004
Filed for inclusion in PPD September 30,