10-5-28: VACANT LOTS OR PARKING LOTS; DISPLAY FOR SALE PROHIBITED:
   A.   Unlawful Unless Licensed: It shall be unlawful for the owner of a motor vehicle, trailer or boat or for any other person to park such vehicle, trailer or boat or allow such vehicle, trailer or boat to be parked on a vacant lot or parking lot owned by another person for the purpose of displaying it for sale unless the owner or lessee of the property on which it is parked has a City business license to engage in the business of selling motor vehicles, trailers or boats at that location. It shall also be unlawful for the owner or lessee of such property to allow another person to park a motor vehicle, trailer or boat on the property for the purpose of displaying it for sale unless the owner or lessee is duly licensed to engage in the business of selling motor vehicles, trailers or boats at that location.
   B.   Public Nuisance: Any vehicle, trailer or boat parked in violation of this Section is declared to be a public nuisance. If a notice of violation has been placed upon such vehicle, trailer or boat and it is not removed within twenty four (24) hours thereafter, or if two (2) or more notices of violation have been placed on the same vehicle, trailer or boat within the last thirty (30) days, the vehicle, trailer or boat shall be impounded as a nuisance. The vehicle, trailer or boat shall be released to the owner or responsible party only after the Police Department has received a receipt for the same acknowledging responsibility of that person for the item being unlawfully parked. Impoundments under this Section shall be accomplished in accordance with the provisions and procedures outlined under Chapter 8 of this Title.
   C.   Each Day Separate Violation: Each day a vehicle, boat, or trailer is parked contrary to the provisions of this Section represents a separate violation.
   D.   Defense: It shall be a defense to the owner or lessee of any parking lot or vacant lot on which vehicles have been parked in violation of this Section, if the owner or lessee has posted signs on such lots restricting the parking of such vehicles.
(1979 Code § 10.48.145; Ord. 91-17, 6-20-1991; amd. Ord. 94-60, 11-15-1994)