§ 72.56  REMOVAL OF VEHICLES FROM STREETS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; RECOVERY OF VEHICLE.
   (A)   Officers or members of the Police Department may remove or cause to be removed a vehicle from a street to the nearest place of safety or to a designated garage or storage facility under the following circumstances:
      (1)   When any vehicle is left unattended upon any bridge where such vehicle constitutes an obstruction to the normal movement of traffic.
      (2)   When a vehicle upon a street or alley is so disabled as to constitute an obstruction to the normal movement of traffic and there is no person in charge thereof, or the person or persons in charge of the vehicle are by reason of physical injury incapacitated to such an extent as to be unable to provide for its custody or removal.
      (3)   When any vehicle is left unattended upon a street or alley and is so parked illegally as to constitute a definite hazard or obstruction to the normal movement of traffic.
      (4)   When a vehicle is parked on a street for more than 48 hours continuously.
      (5)   When a vehicle is parked in a designated no parking zone.
   (B)   No person shall recover any vehicle removed in accordance with this section except as provided herein. Before the owner or person in charge of such vehicle shall be allowed to recover it from the place where it has been placed or impounded, he shall present to a member of the Police Department evidence of his identity and right to possession of the vehicle, shall sign a receipt for its return, shall pay the costs of removal, and shall pay any costs of storage accrued.
   (C)   Any vehicle not reclaimed or recovered by the owner or person legally entitled to its possession may be sold or otherwise disposed of in accordance with the provisions of ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, §§ 4-200 through 4-214 relating to abandoned, lost, stolen or unclaimed vehicles.
   (D)   This section shall be supplemental to any other provisions of law granting members of the Police Department authority to remove vehicles.
('69 Code, § 20-14)  (Ord. 0-72-4, passed 2-8-72)  Penalty, see § 72.99