For the purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:
      (1)   A vehicle located on public property illegally.
      (2)   A vehicle left on public property for 72 hours without being moved at least 100 feet from the original parking spot.
      (3)   A vehicle located on public property in such a manner as to constitute a hazard or obstruction to the movement of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on a public right-of-way.
      (4)   A vehicle that has remained on private property without the consent of the owner or persons 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 public agency upon the 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 or owner’s agent within 20 days of the vehicle’s removal.
      (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.
      (8)   Vehicle parts which meet the criteria set out in division (1) through (7) of this section shall also be treated in the same manner as an abandoned vehicle for the purpose of this chapter.
      (9)   A vehicle located on public property in such a way that it is an obstruction to the free use of the property, so as essentially to interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property.
   “BUREAU.” Refers to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
   “MOTOR VEHICLE.” A vehicle which is self-propelled, provided that the term shall not include a farm tractor or instrument of husbandry.
      (1)   A regular member of the Police Department.
      (2)   Any individual of another municipal agency designated within this chapter.
   “VEHICLE.” A device in, upon, or by which a person or property is, or may be, transported or drawn upon a highway. The term includes an automobile, a motorcycle, a truck, a trailer, a semitrailer, a tractor, a bus, a school bus, a recreational vehicle, or a motorized bicycle.
(Ord. 6153, passed 2-29-00; Am. Ord. 6652, passed 10-24-11)