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If a notice to remove a junked motor vehicle or parts thereof is not obeyed within the time so fixed, the Police, Health, or Building Departments, or the Code Enforcement Commissioner may cause the junked motor vehicle or parts thereof to be removed at the expense of the owner of the real estate or the owner of the junked motor vehicle or parts thereof; the expense shall constitute a lien on the junked motor vehicle or parts thereof. The junked motor vehicle or parts thereof may be towed either by the city or by a commercial towing firm and placed in an impounding yard, where it shall be held for a period of at least 60 days, during which time the owner or owners of the junk motor vehicle may repossess it upon showing proof of a valid and current vehicle registration and license plates, and by paying all expenses of towing, impoundment and storage.
(Prior Code, § 98.13) (Ord. 3466, passed 7-26-1965; Am. Ord. 8435, passed 7-22-2002; Am. Ord. 8614, passed 10-26-2004)