Village of Freeport, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Freeport 11-21-1966 as Section 10-9 of Ch. 10 of the 1966 Code; amended 11-18-1968; 4-21-1975 by L.L. No. 3-1975. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 120.
Junk dealers — See Ch. 133.
Lost and abandoned property — See Ch. 142.

§ 197-1 Abandonment prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, either as owner, occupant, lessee, agent, tenant or otherwise, to deposit or cause to be permitted to be deposited an abandoned, junked, discarded, inoperable, dismantled or partially dismantled or wrecked motor vehicle, cycle or trailer on any private land within the corporate limits of the Village of Freeport, except when permitted by resolution of the Village Board on findings that the enforcement of this prohibition would cause any of the aforementioned persons occupying the land undue hardship and is not required in the public interest.

§ 197-2 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated.
ABANDON
Parking, placing, leaving or permitting the parking, placing or leaving of any motor vehicle, cycle or trailer chassis or portion of any motor vehicle, cycle or trailer upon any privately owned property[1] in a junked, discarded, inoperable, unregistered, dismantled or partially dismantled or wrecked condition.
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Editor's Note: Concerning vehicles abandoned on streets, see Ch. 142, Lost and Abandoned Property, § 142-3.

§ 197-3 Notice to remove.

If the provisions of the foregoing sections are violated, the Village Clerk or the Superintendent of Buildings shall serve written notice, either personally or by mail, upon the owner, occupant or person having charge of any such land upon which any such motor vehicle, cycle or trailer is deposited to comply with the provisions of this chapter, notifying such owner, occupant, lessee, agent, tenant or otherwise having charge of such land upon which such motor vehicle, cycle or trailer is deposited that unless same is removed within five days from the date of notice, the Village of Freeport, acting through its duly authorized agents, servants, officers and employees, will enter upon said land and remove said abandoned, junked, discarded, inoperable, unregistered, dismantled or partially dismantled or wrecked motor vehicle, cycle or trailer.

§ 197-4 Penalties for offenses.

Any owner, occupant, lessee, agent, tenant or otherwise who shall neglect and refuse to remove said abandoned, junked, discarded, inoperable, unregistered, dismantled or partially dismantled or wrecked vehicle, cycle or trailer as directed by this section; who shall fail or refuse to comply with the provisions of any notice; or who shall violate any of the provisions of law; or who shall resist or obstruct authorized agents, servants, officers or employees of the Village of Freeport in the removal of any such abandoned, junked, discarded, inoperable, unregistered, dismantled or partially dismantled or wrecked motor vehicle, cycle or trailer shall be deemed in violation of this chapter and shall be subject to a penalty not to exceed $100 for each and every violation. In addition thereto, a violation of this chapter shall constitute disorderly conduct, and a person violating same shall be deemed a disorderly person.

§ 197-5 Exceptions.

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to licensed junk dealers or with regard to any abandoned, junked, discarded, inoperable, unregistered, dismantled or partially dismantled or wrecked motor vehicle, cycle or trailer stored in an enclosed building or on the premises of a business enterprise engaging in the repair or servicing of motor vehicles and operated in a lawful place and manner when necessary to the operation of such business enterprise.

§ 197-6 Conversion by Police Department.

[Added 7-13-1987 by L.L. No. 5-1987]
The Police Department is authorized to convert in any calendar year up to 1% of its unclaimed abandoned vehicles, but in no event more than two vehicles in any calendar year, as authorized by § 1224 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York.