§ 660.07  STORAGE OF JUNK VEHICLES.
   (a)   As used in this section:
      (1)   JUNK MOTOR VEHICLE. Any motor vehicle which is three years old or older; extensively damaged, such damage including but not limited to any of the following: missing wheels, tires, motor or transmission; apparently inoperable; and having a fair market value of four hundred dollars ($400.00) or less, that is left uncovered in the open on private property for more than 72 hours with the permission of the person having the right to the possession of the property, except if the person is operating a junk yard or scrap metal processing facility licensed under authority of Ohio R. C. 4737.05 to 4737.12, or regulated under the authority of the Municipality; or if the property on which the motor vehicle is left is not subject to licensure or regulation by any governmental authority, unless the person having the right to the possession of the property can establish that the motor vehicle is part of a bona fide commercial operation; or if the motor vehicle is a collector’s vehicle, as defined in Ohio R. C. 4501.01(F) .
(Adopting Ordinance)
      (2)   NONOPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE. Any motor vehicle not bearing current, valid, State license plates. Any motor vehicle partly disassembled, incapable of satisfying State standards of safe operation and incapable of moving under its own power, whether bearing current, valid, State license plates or not, shall be regarded as a nonoperating motor vehicle. Any motor vehicle not moved within thirty days shall be presumed to be incapable of moving under its own power.
      (3)   VEHICLE PART. Any portion of a motor vehicle or part thereof.
(Ord. 087-54, passed 6-2-1987)
   (b)   No person shall be prevented from storing or keeping, or restricted in the method of storing or keeping, any collector’s vehicle on private property with the permission of the person having the right to the possession of the property, except that a person having such permission may be required to conceal, by means of buildings, fences, vegetation, terrain or other suitable obstruction, any unlicensed collector’s vehicle stored in the open.
(Adopting Ordinance)
   (c)   The Chief of Police may send notice, by certified mail with return receipt requested, to the person having the right to the possession of the property on which a junk motor vehicle, nonoperating motor vehicle or vehicle part is left, that within ten days of receipt of the notice, the junk motor vehicle, nonoperating motor vehicle or vehicle part either shall be covered by being housed in a garage or other suitable structure or shall be removed from the property.
   (d)   No person shall willfully leave a junk motor vehicle, nonoperating motor vehicle or vehicle part uncovered in the open for more than ten days after receipt of a notice as provided in this section. The fact that a junk motor vehicle, nonoperating motor vehicle or vehicle part is so left is prima-facie evidence of willful failure to comply with the notice, and each subsequent period of 30 days that a junk motor vehicle, nonoperating motor vehicle or vehicle part continues to be so left constitutes a separate offense.
(Ord. 087-54, passed 6-2-1987)
   (e)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(ORC 4513.65)