(A)   Public property.
      (1)   Whenever the Officer finds or is notified of a vehicle placed or stored upon a public highway, alley, thoroughfare, or other public property within the city, he or she shall attach in a prominent place a notice tag in the form required by I.C. 9-22-1-11.
      (2)   The officer shall also make a reasonable effort to ascertain the person who owns the vehicle or who may be in control of the vehicle and provide them of written notice.
      (3)   If such vehicle is not removed within three days after such notice, the officer shall cause said vehicle to be removed by a junk or salvage yard or wrecker service. The cost and expense of such removal shall be paid by the owner of the vehicle.
   (B)   Private property without owner’s consent.
      (1)   Upon complaint of a person who owns or controls private property that a vehicle has been left on for at least 48 hours without the consent of the person who owns or controls the property, an officer shall follow the procedures set forth in I.C. 9-22-1-11 through I.C. 9-22-1-14.
      (2)   The person who owns or controls the property may also follow the procedures set out in I.C. 9-22-1-15 through I.C. 9-22-1-17 to have the vehicle removed from private property.
   (C)   Private property. If a junk vehicle is found to be in violation of this chapter, the owner of the property shall be notified of the violation by certified mail, return receipt requested or personally served written notice and asked to abate the nuisance within ten days.
(Ord. 13-05-12, passed 5-29-12)