Junk Vehicles

Junked Vehicles Declared Public Nuisance Section 34.194


A junked vehicle that is located in a place where it is visible from a public place or public right-of-way, is detrimental to the safety and welfare of the general public, tends to reduce the value of private property, invites vandalism, creates a fire hazard and constitutes an attractive nuisance creating a hazard to the health, safety of minors, or is detrimental to the economic welfare of the city by producing urban blight adverse to the maintenance and continuing development of the city and is a public nuisance.

Nuisance Vehicles Prohibited On Private Property Section 34.196


  • It is unlawful for a person that owns or controls any real property to maintain, allow, cause or permit a nuisance vehicle to be placed or to remain on the property.
  • It is unlawful for a person to maintain, allow, cause or permit a nuisance vehicle to be placed or to remain on real property without the permission of the owner of the property.

Tips


  • Cover the car with a formfitting cover - only 1 vehicle per property
  • Store vehicle out of public view
  • Store vehicle outside the city
  • Make the car legal with the current license and inspection sticker attached to windshield
  • Dismantled or cars being worked on for long periods of time constitute a junk vehicle