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(a) The superintendent of police or the commissioner of streets and sanitation shall safely keep any vehicle impounded pursuant to Section 9-92-030 until such vehicle shall have been repossessed by the owner or person legally entitled to possession thereof or otherwise disposed of as provided in the traffic code; provided, however, that abandoned vehicles may be impounded by private tow operators under contract with the department of streets and sanitation to remove abandoned vehicles pursuant to Section 2-100-090. Such vehicles may be removed to a city vehicle pound or a storage facility owned or leased by the private tow operator at the direction of the commissioner of streets and sanitation and shall be held or otherwise disposed of as provided in the traffic code.
(b) The superintendent of police or the commissioner of streets and sanitation shall cause to be kept an accurate record of each tow under Section 9-92-010 or 9-92-030, including the name of the police officer or other city employee from whom such vehicle was received, or, if applicable, the name of the employee of the private tow operator under contract with the department of streets and sanitation pursuant to Section 2-100-090, and the location to which the vehicle was towed, the date and time when received, the place where found, motor number, vehicle identification number, number of cylinders, year built, state license number, if any, city wheel tax license emblem number, if any, equipment and general description of condition, the name and address of the person redeeming the vehicle, the date of redemption and the manner and date of disposal of the vehicle in case it shall not be redeemed, together with towing and storage charges. The record shall be in a form prescribed by the superintendent of police or the commissioner of streets and sanitation to keep reports of all such vehicles impounded pursuant to this chapter. The reports shall be kept in the office of the superintendent or the commissioner of streets and sanitation and shall be available for the inspection of any interested party at all reasonable hours of the day.
(Added Coun. J. 7-12-90, p. 18634; Amend Coun. J. 12-12-07, p. 16793, § 4)