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(A) Any salvage yard or junkyard, properly zoned as such or operating as a lawful non- conforming use, and not in violation of any zoning ordinance, shall be exempt from the provisions of this division. Such salvage yard or junkyard shall be enclosed by a fence at least six feet in height so that such junked or wrecked vehicles shall not be readily visible to the public.
(B) Any person lawfully engaged in the business of selling new and used automobiles on real estate properly zoned therefore may display the new or used vehicles for sale without having license plates.
(C) Any person engaged in the repair of automobiles may store wrecked automobiles on their property provided that they are not in violation of any zoning ordinance for a period not to exceed 30 days. Such 30-day period shall not apply to a single vehicle but to an accumulative, continuous period involving any number of vehicles. Further, in the event that any person engaged in the repair of automobiles shall store the same entirely within the confines of a fenced in area with the fence at least six feet in height so that stored automobiles shall not be readily visible to the public, such person shall not be considered in violation of this chapter so long as such person does not violate any zoning ordinances of LaPorte County or in the opinion of the enforcement officer such storage yard does not constitute a salvage or junkyard.
(D) Boats shall be excepted provided they have a current DNR sticker or license as provided by State law and are stored in a manner not to interfere with the enjoyment of property of adjoining landowners.
(E) Any person who disagrees with any decision of any enforcement officer involved with the enforcement of this chapter shall be entitled to a hearing before the LaPorte County Board of Commissioners or an appropriate administrative law judge if an administrative law judge has been adopted by the LaPorte County Commissioners concerning such order. In the event that an administrative law judge ordinance has been adopted by the LaPorte
County Board of Commissioners, an appeal of enforcement shall be made pursuant to that ordinance as opposed to directly to the LaPorte County Board of Commissioners.