Township of Lower Providence, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Lower Providence 2-12-1968 by Ord. No. 111. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Junkyards and junk dealers — See Ch. 98.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 138.

§ 135-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ABANDONED MOTOR VEHICLE
Includes, without exception, any motor vehicle as to which one or more of the following conditions exist:
A. 
A motor vehicle for which a certificate of junk has been issued by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles of the Department of Revenue of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
B. 
A motor vehicle whose engine or any essential or material part thereof has been removed for more than seven days, except if stored at an automobile repair agency or garage.
C. 
A motor vehicle one or more of whose tires has been flat or one or more of whose wheels has been removed for more than seven days.
D. 
A motor vehicle bearing no current Pennsylvania inspection sticker or which does not meet the inspection requirements of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
E. 
A motor vehicle bearing no current registration or license tag, except if stored on the premises of a licensed automobile dealer.
F. 
A motor vehicle whose doors and windows are not intact or cannot be securely closed.
G. 
A motor vehicle damaged by collision to such an extent that it is inoperable, except if stored at an automobile repair agency or garage.
H. 
A motor vehicle in such condition or situated in such circumstances as to cause such vehicle reasonably to appear to have been abandoned.
MOTOR VEHICLE
Any motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer as defined by the Vehicle Code of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

§ 135-2 Prohibited conduct.

The possession, keeping or storing of an abandoned motor vehicle on any public street, alley or any other place in the township other than in a fully enclosed building is hereby prohibited, except in a duly licensed junkyard or in an impounding garage or lot authorized by Lower Providence Township for storage of abandoned motor vehicles.

§ 135-3 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 3-14-1983 by Ord. No. 295]
Any person, firm or corporation violating this chapter shall, upon conviction of such offense before any District Justice be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300 and the cost of prosecution. Each day that a violation continues to exist after notice to remove is given to the possessor, keeper or storer of an abandoned vehicle by the township shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such.