City of Fredericksburg, VA
 
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[Ord. No. 11-35, 1-10-2012]
A. 
As used in this division, the term "inoperable motor vehicle" shall mean any motor vehicle which:
(1) 
Is not in operating condition;
(2) 
Has been partially or totally disassembled for a period of 60 days or longer by the removal of tires and wheels, the engine, or other essential parts required for operation of the vehicle; or
(3) 
Fails to display a valid state license plate and a valid City license decal, a valid inspection decal, or a certificate issued pursuant to Chapter 58, Article II, Division 3 of this chapter.
B. 
The provisions of this division shall not apply to a licensed business which, on November 10, 1970, was regularly engaged in business as an automobile dealer, salvage dealer or scrap processor and which has continued to operate such business without interruption from November 10, 1970, to the present.
[Ord. No. 11-35, 1-10-2012]
Any person convicted of violating this division shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor.
[Ord. No. 11-35, 1-10-2012]
It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, except within a fully enclosed building or structure or otherwise shielded or screened from view, on property zoned for residential, commercial, or mixed use purposes, any inoperable motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer, as such are defined in Code of Virginia, § 46.2-100.
[Ord. No. 11-35, 1-10-2012]
The City Manager shall have the authority to remove any inoperable motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer, as defined in this division, kept on property zoned for residential, commercial, or mixed use purposes, unless such vehicle is kept within a fully enclosed building or structure or is otherwise shielded or screened from view, whenever the owner of the premises, after having been sent written notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, to remove the inoperable motor vehicle, has failed to do so. The City Manager may dispose of such motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer, after having given additional written notice to the owner of the vehicle. The cost of any such removal and disposal shall be chargeable to the owner of the vehicle or premises and may be collected by the City Treasurer as taxes and levies are collected. Every cost authorized by this division with which the owner of the premises has been assessed shall constitute a lien against the property from which the vehicle was removed, the lien to continue until actual payment of such costs has been made to the City.