§ 73.03  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning. The remaining definitions, not altered or amended by this section, and contained in I.C. 9-13-2 are adopted for other terms appearing in this chapter.
   ABANDONED VEHICLE.
      (1)   A vehicle located on public property illegally;
      (2)   A vehicle left on public property without being moved for three days;
      (3)   A vehicle located on public property in such a manner as to constitute a hazard or obstruction to the movement of pedestrian or vehicle traffic on a public right-of-way;
      (4)   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;
      (5)   A vehicle from which the engine, transmission or differential has been removed or that is otherwise partially dismantled or inoperable and left on public property;
      (6)   A vehicle that has been removed by a towing service or a public agency upon request of an officer enforcing a statute or an ordinance other than this chapter, if the impounded vehicle is not claimed or redeemed by the owner of the owner’s agent within 20 days of its removal; or
      (7)   A vehicle that is at least three model years old, is mechanically inoperable, and is left on private property continuously in a location visible from public property for more than 20 days.
   DEPARTMENT.  The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department.
(Ord. CC 06-1, passed 2-11-2006)