The County cannot tow abandoned or derelict vehicles from PRIVATE PROPERTY.
What is an Abandoned Vehicle?
- Any vehicle left unattended for more than twenty-four hours on a public highway.
- Any vehicle left unattended for a continuous period of more than twenty-four hours and is unlawfully parked on any public highway or other public property.
- Any vehicle that has not moved outside of a 1 mile radius from the location it was posted.
What is a Derelict Vehicle?
- A vehicle is classified as derelict if major parts have been removed or material damage to the vehicle has rendered the vehicle inoperable.
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OUR ROADWAYS FREE OF SUCH VEHICLES!
What happens to Abandoned/Derelict Vehicles?
When a car is reported, the Police Department will place a notice on the vehicle stating that it must be removed within 24 hours or it will be towed. Removing the Abandoned Vehicle sticker will NOT prevent your vehicle from being towed. ONLY moving the vehicle off the road, onto your property, will prevent it from being towed away.
- If the vehicle is not removed from the site within 24 hours, the Police Department will then ticket the vehicle and it will be classified as either an Abandoned or Derelict Vehicle.
- The Abandoned Vehicle Coordinator will be notified and will make necessary arrangements to have the vehicle towed to the Resource Recovery Solutions Center.