Chapter 8.90


8.90.010    Inoperable vehicles.

8.90.010 Inoperable vehicles.

Junked, wrecked, dismantled, inoperable, discarded or abandoned vehicles in and upon real property within the City are not permitted.

It is unlawful for any person, tenant, lessee, vehicle owner, corporation, agent or firm to permit the storage or parking of inoperable vehicles within the City limits unless it is done so in an enclosed garage or other building.

A. Residential Exception. The provisions of this section shall not apply where there is only one inoperable vehicle located on the real property for a period of not more than 14 consecutive days. This exception shall occur not more than twice during a calendar year.

B. Business Exception. The provisions of this section relating to the number of inoperable vehicles and the storage of vehicles shall not apply to any person, firm, agent, or corporation who is conducting a business enterprise concerned with the repair, sale, and storage of vehicles which is in compliance with all existing zoning regulations, including the correct type of zoning to operate such business or enterprise. Vehicles located on such properties shall not be abandoned or parted out but must be inoperable due to the nature of the repair. No vehicle shall remain inoperable on such business sites for more than 30 days without being made operable.

C. Proof of Operability. When, after reasonable investigation, the Public Officer believes a vehicle meets the definition of an inoperable vehicle in Chapter 8.10 GMC, the vehicle shall be deemed to be an inoperable vehicle subject to the provisions of this section.

1. If the property owner, vehicle owner or resident demonstrates to the Public Officer that the vehicle is operable on a public street and furnishes proof that the vehicle has a license plate and current registration as required for operation of the vehicle on public streets and highways, then the vehicle shall be deemed operable.

2. Such demonstration or proof shall be provided to the Public Officer within 14 days from the date when a notice of violation was first given to the property owner, vehicle owner or resident.

3. It shall be a violation of this section to fail to provide such demonstration of operability or proof of registration within the specified time whether or not said vehicle is operable and/or legally registered. (Ord. 2366 § 2)