CHAPTER 11
CITY OF NORTHGLENN ZONING ORDINANCE

ARTICLE 46
ILLEGAL VEHICLES

Section 11-46-1. Definitions. As used in this Article:

(a)

The term illegal vehicle shall mean any vehicle which is required by the laws of the State of Colorado to have attached thereto a valid, unexpired license plate, and which:

[Source: Ord. 1337, 2003]

(1)

Does not bear a valid, unexpired license plate; or

[Source: Ord. 1337, 2003]

(2)

Is wrecked, damaged, substantially dismantled or otherwise inoperable.

[Source: Ord. 1337, 2003]

(b)

The term police car pound: means and includes any building, enclosure, or place designated by the City Manager, the Chief of Police, or by ordinance or resolution of the City Council, for the storage of impounded motor vehicles by the City of Northglenn.

[Source: Ord. 616, 1981]

Section 11-46-2. Illegal Vehicles.

(a)

Except as otherwise provided in this Section:

(1)

It shall be unlawful for any person to display, store, keep, park, or leave any illegal vehicle upon any public or private property in the City of Northglenn.

[Source: Ord. 1337, 2003]

(2)

It shall be unlawful for any person being the owner or tenant in possession of any real property in the City of Northglenn to cause or permit any abandoned vehicle or illegal vehicle to be put upon or kept upon any real property in the City of Northglenn.

[Source: Ord. 1337, 2003]

(b)

The provisions of this Section shall not be deemed or construed to prevent the keeping or storage of junk cars, in compliance with the provisions of the Northglenn Zoning Ordinance:

(1)

For purposes of enforcement of the provisions of this Article; or

(2)

Upon the premises of any automotive repair or automobile storage business; or

(3)

When legally impounded or immobilized pursuant to law or ordinance; or

(4)

When used for purposes of instruction by, and located upon the premises of, any public school; or

(5)

REPEALED.

[Source: Ord. 1337, 2003]

(6)

When such illegal vehicle is kept inside a completely enclosed building (as defined in Section 11-5-2(b)(15) hereof) or is screened by an opaque fence, which fence may not be less than six feet nor more than eight feet in height so as not to be visible from any adjacent street or public way, or from abutting land, and with a limit of three (3) illegal vehicles, which shall be parked on an approved hard surface.

[Source: Ord. 1337, 2003]

(c)

Illegal vehicles kept upon the premises of a public school, an automotive repair business or an automobile storage business shall be totally screened by an opaque wall or fence, including opaque entrance and exit gates, not less than six feet or more than eight feet in height or totally within an enclosed building.

Section 11-46-3. Reserved.

[Source: Ord. 1130, 1995]

Section 11-46-4. Removal -- Disposition -- Impounding.

(a)

An Officer is authorized to issue an order requiring the removal of any illegal vehicle displayed, stored, kept, parked or remaining on any property in the City of Northglenn within a reasonable time stated in the order.

[Source: Ord. 1337, 2003]

(1)

Such order may be issued whether or not a summons and complaint is issued.

[Source: Ord. 1337, 2003]

(2)

After the expiration of the time stated in such order, the illegal vehicle therein described shall be subject to removal and impoundment by the City as provided in this Section.

[Source: Ord. 1337, 2003]

(b)

Notice of an order issued under the provisions of Section 11-46-4(a) shall be given by attaching a copy of such order or an official notice thereof to the junk car described in the order.

(c)

Any illegal vehicle subject to removal and impoundment by the City under the provision of this Ordinance shall be removed by an Officer from any public or private property in the City, impounded and placed in the police car pound.

[Source: Ord. 1337, 2003]

(d)

Any junk car removed and impounded pursuant to the provisions of this Ordinance shall be held, stored, reclaimed, and disposed of in accordance with the procedures established for abandoned vehicles as set forth in Sections 7-3-7, 7-3-8, and 7-3-9 of the Municipal Code.

[Source: Ord. 1043, 1991]

Section 11-46-5. Presumption in Reference to Illegal Parking or Storage of Vehicles. In any prosecution charging a violation of Section 11-46-2 of this Article, proof that the particular vehicle described in the complaint was parked, stored, or kept in violation of said Section 11-46-2, together with proof that the defendant named in the complaint was at the time of such parking the registered owner of such vehicle, shall constitute in evidence a prima facie presumption that the registered owner of such vehicle was the person who parked, placed, stored, or kept such vehicle at the place where, and for the time during which, such violation occurred.

[Source: Ord. 305, 1974]

Section 11-46-6. Special Use Permits for Junk Cars. REPEALED.

[Source: Ord. 1066, 1992]

Section 11-46-7. Special Use Permits for Antique Cars. REPEALED.

[Source: Ord. 1066, 1992]

Section 11-46-8. Special Use Permits for Racing Cars. REPEALED.

[Source: Ord. 1066, 1992]

Section 11-46-9. Permits for Armed Forces Personnel. REPEALED.

[Source: Ord. 1066, 1992]

Section 11-46-10. Expired Permits. REPEALED.

[Source: Ord. 1066, 1992]

Section 11-46-11. Revocation of Special Use Permits. REPEALED.

[Source: Ord. 1066, 1992]