[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Rock Hall 10-6-1977 by Ord. No. 26. (The provisions of this chapter are derived from Sections 405 and 405b of Chapter 4 of the former Code of Ordinances, of the Town of Rock Hall, adopted 10-6-1977 by Ord. No. 26.) Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful to park, store or leave any vehicle of any kind, whether attended or not, or for the owner of any vehicle of any kind to allow, permit or suffer the same to be parked, stored or left, whether attended or not, upon any public or private property in the Town of Rock Hall, other than public highways, without the consent of the owner of such public or private property, and the Mayor and Council of Rock Hall and its designated agent or agents are authorized to remove and impound any vehicle parked, stored or left in violation of this section and to keep the same impounded until the owner thereof, or other duly authorized person, shall deposit collateral in the amount and in the manner hereinafter provided for in the case of violations of this section and shall have paid to the Town of Rock Hall an amount equal to the towage and any and all reasonable storage charges incurred by the town officials in impounding said vehicle. In any prosecution under this section, proof that a vehicle was parked, stored or left on public or private property shall be prima facie evidence that the vehicle was so parked, stored or left without the consent of the owner of such public or private property.
[Amended 9-5-1996 by Ord. No. 96-05]
It shall be unlawful for any owner or any other person charged with the possession or responsibility of any motor vehicle that is untagged or not registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles of Maryland for the current year in which a violation under this chapter shall occur to leave the same unattended, abandoned, stored or otherwise inoperative on any of the streets or public ways of the Town of Rock Hall or on any private property within the town for a period of more than 30 consecutive days. This subsection shall not be considered to affect any presently existing bona fide garage, new or used car dealer or any automobile repair shop within the limits of the town.
Violations and penalties. Violations of this chapter shall be punishable as a municipal infraction. Violators shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $100. Repeat offenders may be assessed a fine not to exceed $200 for each offense. Each vehicle and each day of continuing offense shall be deemed a separate offense.
[Added 3-13-1997 by Ord. No. 97-02]