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(a) No person shall leave an abandoned vehicle standing or parked on private property for seven days or more unless such vehicle is stored in the garage located on the owner's, lessee's or agent's premises. It shall be prima facie evidence of abandonment if any of the following circumstances exist:
(1) The vehicle fails to display the current lawfully required license plates.
(2) The vehicle has been damaged or wrecked so as to be inoperable.
(3) The vehicle violates equipment provisions of this Traffic Code.
(4) The vehicle is apparently inoperable.
(b) The director of public safety shall cause a written notice to be served upon the owner, lessee or agent of the premises requiring an abandoned vehicle to be removed from the premises within 72 hours after service of notice.
(c) No person shall fail to remove the vehicle within 72 hours after service of notice.
(Ord. 1987-19. Passed 5-11-87.)