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Nuisances, Abandoned Automobiles,
and Unlicensed or Inoperable Vehicles
(continued)

1/13/2010

To ensure the beauty and safety of our community in which we live and work, the Aurora Police Department is in charge of enforcing the City of Aurora's municipal codes in reference to nuisances,weeds, litter, stagnant water, abandoned automobiles, and unlicensed or inoperable vehicles.

6-324. Abandoned Automobiles.
It shall be unlawful to abandon any automobile on the Municipal streets, highways, alleys, parks or other property. An automobile shall be deemed to be abandoned if left unattended for more than six (6) hours on any public property without current license plates; for more than twenty-four (24) hours on any public property, except where parking is legally permitted; for more than forty-eight (48) hours after the parking of such vehicle shall have become illegal; and for more than < previous  |  next >seven (7) days on private property if left initially without the permission of the owner, or after the permission of the owner shall have been terminated. Any automobile so abandoned shall immediately become the property of the Municipality if the automobile is unlicensed and if, in the estimation of the Municipal Police the said automobile is of a wholesale value of one hundred ($100.00) dollars or less. In the event the automobile is licensed or is of an estimated value of over one hundred ($100.00) dollars, the Municipal Police shall make a reasonable effort to contact the owner of the said automobile by sending a notice to the registered owner , if known; by sending an inquiry to the county it is registered in, if the owner is unknown; or by contacting the Director of Motor Vehicles, if the car is without license plates and the owner is unknown. If the owner is known, and does not claim the automobile within five days after the date when the notice was mailed, or upon receiving word from the Director of Motor Vehicles that the owner is unknown, title will immediately vest in the Municipality and the automobile may be sold. Any proceeds from the sale of the automobile less any expenses incurred by the Municipality in such sale shall be held without interest for the benefit of the owner of such vehicle for a period of two (2) years. If not claimed within such period of time, the proceeds shall then be paid in the General fund.
Any person who abandons an automobile as herein before defined shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.

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