§ 72.25  IMPOUNDMENT OF VEHICLES AUTHORIZED; REDEMPTION.
   (A)   All police officers are empowered to authorize the impoundment of a vehicle violating the vehicle-related ordinances after a citation has been issued if such violation has occurred in or on the public ways or in or on other public property.
   (B)   (1)   No person shall park any vehicle on private or semi-private property without the consent of the owner or person in charge of the private or semi-private property.  The owner or attendant in charge of private or semi-private property within the limits of the city may arrange with a towing, vehicle storage and/or impoundment facility to impound any abandoned, unroadworthy vehicle, or any other vehicle parked on private property without the consent of the owner or person in charge of the private property.
      (2)   The owner or attendant in charge of a privately owned parking lot within the limits of the city who desires to have the lawful ability to arrange with a towing, vehicle storage and/or impoundment facility, for the impounding of vehicles parked on private or semi-private property without the consent of the owner, or attendants in charge of the privately owned parking lot, shall first comply with the posting and notice provisions of KRS 189.725 and all other provisions required by law.
(Ord. 6-76, passed 2-17-76; Am. Ord. 13-93, passed 6-3-93)
   (C)   A vehicle slated for impoundment for violating vehicle-related ordinances after a citation has been issued for a violation which has occurred in or on the public ways or in or on other public property, will be tagged and placed under control of the Police Department.  Should a vehicle be moved without the consent and approval of the Police Department a warrant shall be issued immediately for the violator’s arrest. 
   (D)   All fines, fees, and charges must be paid in full before a release of impoundment can be issued for the vehicle’s release.  If the owner of an impounded vehicle files with the Chief of Police, under oath, a statement that the vehicle had been stolen and abandoned by the thief, or that the vehicle had been disabled, the Mayor with the recommendation of the Chief of Police, shall have the power to remit all or any part of the storage or impounding charges for any vehicle stored and impounded on the city-operated and -established vehicle impoundment lot; however, any such owner shall pay the towing fees and charges, and if the vehicle has been stored or impounded in a private towing, vehicle storage and/or impoundment facility, the owner shall pay all charges and fees associated therewith.
(Ord. 6-76, passed 2-17-76; Am. Ord. 13-93, passed 6-3-93)