Borough of Norristown, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Norristown 1-3-1989 as Ord. No. 89-3. Section 301-4 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Junkyards — See Ch. 194.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 278.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 305.
Because abandoned motor vehicles, as described herein, parked on streets in the Borough of Norristown affect the borough's ability to clean and repair streets; obstruct and interfere with the proper movement of fire vehicles, emergency vehicles and normal vehicular traffic; become the object of vandalism and destruction; and create other public hazards upon the streets of the Borough of Norristown, such abandoned motor vehicles parked on any street in the Borough of Norristown are declared a public nuisance.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
A. 
A motor vehicle which is physically inoperable and left unattended on a public street in the Borough of Norristown for more than forty-eight (48) hours.
B. 
A motor vehicle which remains illegally parked on a public street for a period of more than forty-eight (48) hours.
C. 
A motor vehicle which does not bear all of the following:
(1) 
A valid registration plate.
(2) 
A current certificate of inspection.
(3) 
An ascertainable vehicle identification number.
D. 
A motor vehicle which has remained on private property without the consent of the owner or person in control of the private property for any period of time.
No abandoned motor vehicle, as defined in this chapter, shall be parked on any street in the Borough of Norristown or on private property without the consent of the owner or person in control of said property.
Any person found guilty of violating § 301-3 of this chapter shall pay a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.) nor more than six hundred dollars ($600.), plus costs of prosecution, for any such violation. Each additional day that an abandoned motor vehicle is left unattended and not moved shall constitute another offense under this chapter, and the owner of said vehicle shall be subject to an additional fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.) nor more than six hundred dollars ($600.), plus costs, for each additional day that the abandoned vehicle is left unattended on and not moved from the borough street. In default of payment of said fine and costs, the violator may be imprisoned in the county jail for a term of not more than thirty (30) days.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.