Town of Brentwood, MD
Prince George's County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Brentwood 2-7-1972 as Sec. 8(a) and (b) of Ord. No. I of the Ordinances of the Town of Brentwood (Ch. 146 of the 1986 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 261.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 301.
[Amended 3-4-1991]
A. 
No person shall leave any abandoned vehicle at any place within the Town, and no owner, lessee or custodian in charge of any lot, field, road, street, lane or other property shall permit any abandoned vehicle to remain on such property within the Town.
B. 
The term "abandoned vehicle" means any motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer:
(1) 
That is inoperable and left unattended on public property for more than 48 hours.
(2) 
That has remained illegally on public property for more than 48 hours.
(3) 
That has remained on public property for more than 48 hours and:
(a) 
Is not displaying currently valid registration plates; or
(b) 
Is displaying registration plates of another vehicle.
(4) 
That has remained on private property for more than 48 hours and:
(a) 
Is inoperable in that one or more of its major mechanical components, including but not limited to the engine, transmission, drive train and wheels, is missing or not functional, unless such vehicle is kept in an enclosed building or as permitted by Subtitle 13 or Subtitle 27 of the Prince George's County Code; or
(b) 
Is not displaying currently valid registration plates; or
(c) 
Is displaying registration plates of another vehicle.
C. 
Any partially dismantled, wrecked or junked motor vehicle may be presumed to have been or be abandoned.
D. 
Any person violating this section may be deemed to be guilty of a misdemeanor, the penalty for which shall not exceed a fine in the amount of $1,000 and/or imprisonment for a term not to exceed six months.
[Amended 7-18-1988; 11-21-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-6]
It shall be lawful for the Mayor and Town Council, acting through the duly appointed police or any other agency hereafter designated by the Mayor and Town Council, to remove from the streets, roadways and alleys in the Town of Brentwood and to impound any vehicle left more than 48 hours on the streets, roadways and alleys in the Town of Brentwood.
The cost of such removal and/or impoundment shall be collected from the owner or person seeking to repossess such vehicle, in addition to any other cost or penalty that may be imposed under existing law.