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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:
(1) A vehicle located on public property illegally.
(2) A vehicle left on public property continuously without being moved for three days.
(3) A vehicle that has remained on private property without the consent of the owner or person in control of that property for more than 48 hours.
(4) A vehicle from which there has been removed the engine, transmission, or differential or that is otherwise partially dismantled or inoperable and left on public property.
(5) A vehicle that has been removed by an authorized towing service upon request of an officer enforcing a statute or ordinance other than this ordinance if the vehicle once impounded is not claimed or redeemed by the owner or his agent within 15 days of its removal.
(6) A vehicle that is six or more model years old and mechanically inoperable, and is left on private property continuously in a location visible from public property for more than 30 days.
AUTHORIZED TOWING SERVICE. A qualified business that engages in moving or removing disabled vehicles, using a heavy equipment hauler if necessary, and, once removed, stores or impounds vehicles, and that has been requested by the Police Department or City Code Enforcement Authority to tow vehicles.
AUTOMOBILE SCRAP YARD. A business organized for the purpose of scrap metal processing, automobile wrecking, or operating a junk yard.
BUREAU. The Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
OFFICER. A member of the City Police Department.
OWNER. That last known record title holder of a vehicle according to the records of the Bureau under IC 9-17-2-1.
PARTS. All components of a vehicle that as assembled do not constitute a complete vehicle.
PRIVATE PROPERTY. All property other than public property.
PUBLIC PROPERTY. A public right-of-way, street, highway, alley, park, or other state, county or municipal property.
VEHICLE. An automobile, motorcycle, truck, trailer, semi- trailer, tractor, bus, school bus, recreational vehicle, motorized bicycle, boat, watercraft, boat trailer, watercraft trailer, mobile home, or mobile home trailer.
(Ord. 91-3, passed 5-6-91; Am. Ord. 2015-001, passed 2-2-15)