§ 71.05  JUNKED VEHICLE ABATEMENT.
   (A)    Upon complaint, or upon its own initiative, the Department of Public Safety may initiate appropriate official action to remove and abate a public nuisance in the nature of a junked vehicle.
   (B)   (1)   Upon the initiation of action, a notice stating the nature of the public nuisance on private property and that it must be removed and abated within ten days and further that a request for hearing must be made before the expiration of the ten-day period, the notice to be mailed, by certified mail with a five-day return requested, to the last known registered owner of the junked vehicle, any lien holder of record and the owner or occupant of the private premises where the public nuisance exists.
      (2)   If the notice is returned undelivered by the United States Post Office, official action to abate the nuisance shall be continued to a date not less than ten days from the date after the return.
   (D)   (1)   Should the public nuisance exist on public property or a public right-of-way, notice must be given stating the nature of the public nuisance and that it must be removed and abated within ten days and, further, that a request for hearing must be made before expiration of the ten-day period, the notice to be mailed by certified mail with a five-day return requested, to the last known registered owner of the junked vehicle, any lien holder of record and the owner or the occupant of the public premises or to the owner or the occupant of the premises adjacent to the public right-of-way where the public nuisance exists.
      (2)   If the notice is returned undelivered by the United States Post Office, official action to abate the nuisance shall be continued to a date not less than ten days from the date of the return.
(2005 Code, § 8-3-5)  (Ord. 200728A, passed 7-28-2020)