City of Blue Springs, MO
Jackson County
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Section 375.010 Forms and Records of Traffic Citations and Arrests.

[CC 1968 §20-1; Ord. No. 323 §1, 7-5-1966]
The City shall provide books containing uniform traffic tickets as prescribed by Supreme Court Rule. Said books shall include serially numbered sets of citations in quadruplicate in the form prescribed by Supreme Court Rule.

Section 375.020 Procedure of Police Officers.

[CC 1968 §20-1; Ord. No. 323 §1, 7-5-1966]
Except when authorized or directed under State law to immediately take a person before the Municipal Judge for the violation of any traffic laws, a Police Officer who halts a person for such violation other than for the purpose of giving him a warning or warning notice and does not take such person into custody under arrest, shall issue to him a uniform traffic ticket which shall be proceeded upon in accordance with Supreme Court Rule Number 37.

Section 375.030 Uniform Traffic Ticket To Be Issued When Vehicle Illegally Parked or Stopped.

[CC 1968 §20-1; Ord. No. 323 §1, 7-5-1966]
Whenever any motor vehicle without driver is found parked or stopped in violation of any of the restrictions imposed by ordinance of the City or by State law, the Officer finding such vehicle shall take its registration number and may take any other information displayed on the vehicle which may identify its user, and shall conspicuously affix to such vehicle a uniform traffic ticket for the driver to answer to the charge against him within the time provided upon the uniform traffic ticket during the hours and at a place specified in the traffic ticket.

Section 375.040 Police May Remove Vehicle — When.

[CC 1968 §§20-1, 20-17; Ord. No. 323 §1, 7-5-1966; Ord. No. 478 §1, 12-15-1969; Ord. No. 1145 §3, 4-12-1982]
A. 
Members of the Police Department are hereby authorized to remove a vehicle or other personal property to the nearest garage or other place designated by the City under the circumstances hereinafter enumerated:
1. 
When any vehicle upon a street is so disabled as to constitute an obstruction to traffic and the person or persons in charge of the vehicle are by reason of physical injury or condition incapacitated to such an extent as to be unable to provide for its custody or removal.
2. 
When any vehicle or other personal property is parked illegally or placed in such manner as to constitute a hazard or obstruction to the movement of traffic and when a traffic ticket summons has been affixed to the vehicle or presented to the owner or operator.
3. 
When a vehicle is parked on the street in the same place continuously for forty-eight (48) hours and a ticket summons has been affixed to the vehicle or presented to the owner or operator.
4. 
When the driver of any vehicle is taken into custody by the Police Department and such vehicle would thereby be left unattended upon a street.
5. 
When any vehicle is found being driven on the streets and is not in proper condition to be driven.
6. 
When any vehicle is parked on private property or upon an area developed as an off-street parking facility without the consent of the owner, lessee or person in charge of any such property or facility; and upon complaint to the Police Department by the owner, lessee or person in charge of such property or facility.
7. 
When any vehicle, which the Police have reasonable grounds to believe has been involved in an accident, and the driver, owner or person in charge thereof failed to comply with the provisions of Section 310.120 of this Title.
8. 
When any vehicle is found on the street, and the driver, owner or person in charge of such vehicle, while driving or in charge of such vehicle or while such vehicle was parked or stopped, has received a summons to answer to a charge against him for violation of the traffic ordinance, and such driver, owner or person in charge has failed to appear and answer to such charge within the specified time.
9. 
When any vehicle or personal property is directly interfering with the maintenance and care or the emergency use of the streets by any proper department of the City.
10. 
When any vehicle is parked on the streets or any public place without valid license plates or with license plates reported stolen and when a traffic ticket summons has been affixed to the vehicle or presented to the owner or operator.
11. 
When a stolen, wrecked or abandoned motor vehicle or other personal property is found on a public street.
12. 
When removal is necessary in the interest of public safety because of fire, flood, storm or other emergency reason.
13. 
When any vehicle is parked on the streets or any public place and bears a City license plate or decal which has been reported stolen or which has been issued to a motor vehicle other than that to which it is affixed, or which has been altered or counterfeited and when a traffic ticket summons has been affixed to the vehicle or presented to the owner or operator.
B. 
Whenever an Officer removes a vehicle from a street as authorized in this Section and the Officer knows or is able to ascertain from the registration records in the vehicle the name and address of the owner thereof, such Officer shall immediately give or cause to be given notice in writing to such owner of the fact of such removal and the reasons therefor and of the place to which such vehicle has been removed. In the event any such vehicle is stored in a public garage, a copy of such notice shall be given to the proprietor of such garage.
C. 
Whenever an Officer removes a vehicle from a street under this Section and does not know and is not able to ascertain the name of the owner, or for any other reason is unable to give the notice to the owner as hereinbefore provided, and in the event the vehicle is not returned to the owner within a period of three (3) days, then and in that event the Officer shall immediately send or cause to be sent a written report of such removal by mail to the State Department whose duty it is to register motor vehicles, and shall file a copy of such notice with the proprietor of any public garage in which the vehicle may be stored. Such notice shall include a complete description of the vehicle, the date, time, and place from which removed, the reasons for such removal, and the name of the garage or place where the vehicle is stored.

Section 375.050 Proof of Ownership To Redeem Property — Obtain Proceeds of Sale.

[CC 1968 §20-20; Ord. No. 1145 §4, 4-12-1982]
Any person claiming to be the owner of any impounded property as in this Chapter provided shall make written application therefor to the Police Department on forms furnished by said Department, and shall furnish to said Department such additional proof as may be required to establish said ownership. If he shall present to said Department said proof of his ownership of said impounded property prior to the date of actual sale thereof pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter, then the property itself shall be delivered to said owner under the conditions herein provided, but if said property has been sold, then said Department shall endorse its findings of ownership with a copy of the written application addressed to the Director of Finance, and said owner may present said application and finding to the said Director; and if presented within one (1) year after said sale, then such balance of the proceeds of the sale, after deductions as in this Chapter provided shall be paid to said owner.

Section 375.060 Advertising Sale of Impounded Property.

[CC 1968 §20-21; Ord. No. 1145 §4, 4-12-1982]
Whenever the Director of Finance or the Commissioner of Purchases and Supplies, under his direction, shall decide to offer impounded properties for sale, he shall publish said sale at least once in a newspaper published in the City at least five (5) days before said sale. Such publication shall briefly describe the property, state the date, time and place of said sale, that said sale shall be made to the highest bidder at public auction, and, shall give the manufacturer's name, model and motor number, and the identity of the record owner, if known; provided however, that before any such sale shall be published, the Police Department shall cause an investigation to be made for the purpose of determining the identity of the record owner of any such motor vehicle.

Section 375.070 Report of Sale of Motor Vehicles To State.

[CC 1968 §20-22; Ord. No. 1145 §4, 4-12-1982]
The Director of Finance or the Commissioner of Purchases and Supplies shall make a report of sale of motor vehicles by appropriate affidavit, to the Director of Revenue of the State of Missouri, fully identifying each motor vehicle sold and the identity of the purchaser thereof, in such form as may be required by such Director of Revenue.