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(A) It is unlawful for any person to park a motor vehicle, as defined in F.S. § 320.01, upon a public street or highway, a public parking lot, or other public property, or upon private property where the public has the right to travel by motor vehicle, for the principal purpose and intent of displaying the motor vehicle thereon for sale, hire, or rental unless the sale, hire, or rental of the motor vehicle is specifically authorized on such property by the city and the person is in compliance with all city licensing regulations.
(B) The provisions of subsection (A) do not prohibit a person from parking his or her own motor vehicle or his or her other personal property on any private real property which the person owns or leases or on private real property which the person does not own or lease, but for which he or she obtains the permission of the owner, or on the public street immediately adjacent thereto, for the principal purpose and intent of sale, hire, or rental.
(C) Subsection (A) does not prohibit a licensed motor vehicle dealer from displaying for sale or offering for sale motor vehicles at locations other than the dealer's licensed location if the dealer has been issued a supplemental license for off-premises sales, as provided in F.S. § 320.27(5), and has compliedwith the requirements in subsection (A). A vehicle displayed for sale by a licensed dealer at any location other than the dealer’s licensed location is subject to immediate removal without warning.
(D) A law enforcement officer, compliance officer, code enforcement officer or supervisor of the Police Department may issue a citation and cause to be immediately removed at the owner’s expense any motor vehicle found in violation of subsection (A), except as provided in subsections (B) and (C), or in violation of subsections (E), (F), (G), or (H), and the owner shall be assessed a penalty as provided in F.S. § 318.18(21). A motor vehicle removed under this section shall not be released from an impound or towing and storage facility before a release form prescribed by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has been completed verifying that the fine has been paid to the city. However, the owner may pay towing and storage charges to the towing and storage facility pursuant to F.S. § 713.78 before payment of the fine or before the release form has been completed.
(E) It is unlawful to offer a vehicle for sale if the vehicle identification number has been destroyed, removed, covered, altered, or defaced, as described in F.S. § 319.33(1)(d). A vehicle found in violation of this subsection is subject to immediate removal without warning.
(F) It is unlawful to knowingly attach to any motor vehicle a registration that was not assigned or lawfully transferred to the vehicle pursuant to F.S. § 320.261. A vehicle found in violation of this subsection is subject to immediate removal without warning.
(G) It is unlawful to display or offer for sale a vehicle that does not have a valid registration as provided in F.S. § 320.02. A vehicle found in violation of this subsection is subject to immediate removal without warning. This subsection does not apply to vehicles and recreational vehicles being offered for sale through motor vehicle auctions as defined in F.S. § 320.27(1)(c)4.
(H) A vehicle is subject to immediate removal without warning if it bears a telephone number that has been displayed on three (3) or more vehicles offered for sale within a twelve (12)-month period.
(I) Any other provision of law to the contrary notwithstanding, a violation of subsections (A), (E), (F), (G), or (H) shall subject the owner of such motor vehicle to towing fees reasonably necessitated by removal and storage of the motor vehicle and a fine as required by F.S. § 318.18.
(Ord. 2010-37, passed 9-2-10; Am. Ord. 2015-60, passed 12-1-15)