3-46-076  Impoundment of ground transportation vehicles.
   A.   Any ground transportation vehicle that is used in the city in violation of Section 3-46-073(B) of this chapter may be seized and impounded pursuant to this section. If a ground transportation vehicle is seized and impounded pursuant to this section, the license holder of the vehicle shall be liable to the city for an administrative penalty of $500.00 plus any towing and storage fees applicable under Section 9-92-080 of this Code. This subsection shall not apply if the vehicle used in the violation was stolen and reported as provided by Section 9-112-555(A) of this Code.
   B.   Whenever an authorized employee or agent of the City of Chicago has probable cause to believe that a vehicle is subject to seizure and impoundment pursuant to this section, he may provide for the towing of the vehicle to a facility controlled by the city or its agents. If a vehicle is towed pursuant to this subsection, the authorized employee or agent of the city shall notify the license holder or any person who was in control of the vehicle at the time of the alleged violation that the vehicle was seized and the license holder has a right to request a vehicle impoundment hearing as provided in Section 2-14-132 of this Code.
   C.   The provisions of Section 2-14-132 shall apply whenever a motor vehicle is seized and impounded pursuant to this section.
(Added Coun. J. 3-26-96, p. 18807; Amend Coun. J. 4-29-98, p. 66564, § 2)