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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.
ABANDONED MOTOR VEHICLE. Any motor vehicle which:
(1) Is inoperable, is more than 5 years old, and has been left unattended on public property for more than 48 hours;
(2) Has remained illegally on public property for more than 48 hours;
(3) Has remained on private property without the consent of the owner or person in charge of the property for more than 48 hours; or
(4) Has been left unattended on the right-of-way of a designated county, state, or federal highway for more than 48 hours.
CHIEF OF POLICE. The Chief of Police of the city, or any duly commissioned police officer of the city.
GARAGEKEEPER. The owner or operator of a storage facility.
MOTOR VEHICLE. A motor vehicle subject to registration under the Certificate of Title Act (Tex. Trans. Code, Ch. 501), except that for purposes of §§ 93.03, 93.04, and 93.06, MOTOR VEHICLE also includes a motor boat, outboard motor, watercraft, or vessel subject to registration under the Tex. Parks & Wildlife Code.
MUNICIPAL COURT. The Municipal Court of the city.
POLICE DEPARTMENT. The Police Department of the city.
STORAGE FACILITY. A garage, parking lot, or establishment for the servicing, repairing, or parking of motor vehicles.
(Ord. O-15-797, passed 7-20-2015)