City of Geneva, NY
Ontario County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Geneva 7-3-1968 as Ch. 52 of the 1968 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 335.
[Amended 6-6-2012 by Ord. No. 5-2012]
The outdoor storage of abandoned, junked, or discarded vehicles, boats, or trailers upon privately owned property within the City is a source of vexation and annoyance. It constitutes an attractive nuisance to children, and a peril to their safety in the case of fire or explosion whenever gasoline is left in the fuel tanks of such vehicles. The preservation of public health and safety compels the enactment of this chapter.
[Amended 6-6-2012 by Ord. No. 5-2012]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ABANDONED VEHICLE
Any vehicle, boat, or trailer which is not operable, or which has been abandoned, junked, or discarded, or stored in such a manner that the vehicle, boat, or trailer is not readily operable. Any vehicle that is unlicensed, unregistered, and/or uninsured for a period exceeding 12 months shall also be deemed to be an abandoned vehicle.
BOAT
Any vessel designed or otherwise used for transport on water.
TRAILER
Any conveyance with wheels or runners, designed or otherwise used for transporting vehicles or equipment.
A. 
No person shall place, deposit, store or allow to remain upon any private land or property within the City more than one abandoned vehicle for a period of more than two weeks, except in a garage or other similar enclosure.
[Amended 6-6-2012 by Ord. No. 5-2012]
B. 
The provisions of Subsection A of this section shall not apply to commercial garages and new or used car dealers at their place of business.
[Amended 6-6-2012 by Ord. No. 5-2012]
It shall be conclusively presumed that the person having control of the real property upon which the abandoned vehicle is placed or stored, whether as owner, occupant, lessee, agent or tenant, is the person who has permitted such abandoned vehicle to remain upon the premises.
[Amended by Ord. No. 72-12, eff. 7-5-1972]
Any violation of either this article or chapter, as the case may be, shall be punishable as provided in § 1-17 of Chapter 1, entitled "General Provisions," of this Code.