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A new ordinance was adopted stating that the City may remove and destroy any vehicle meeting the junk vehicle definition if not removed by the owner in the specified amount of time given within the notice.
“We will make every effort to work with the public to ensure ‘junk vehicles’ are removed in a timely fashion,” says Philip Mize, Chief Building Official. “As with all Code Enforcement responsibilities, we strive to be pro-active and alleviate issues before action is required.”
The City of Plainview Code of Ordinance, (located in Chapter 8, Article 8.03, Section 8.03.003) defines a junk vehicle as any vehicle that is wrecked, dismantled or partially dismantled, or discarded; or inoperable and has remained inoperable for more than seventy-two (72) consecutive hours on public property or thirty (30) days on private property. A junk vehicle is also defined as a motor vehicle that displays an expired license plate or does not display a license plate or an air craft that does not have lawfully printed on the aircraft an unexpired federal aircraft identification number, or a watercraft that does not have a lawfully on-board unexpired certificate number.
Citizens receiving a notice under this ordinance may request a public hearing before the Municipal Court Judge. The request must be in writing and delivered to the City Secretary within (10) ten days of receiving the notice.
For questions regarding junk vehicles, contact the Plainview Code Compliance Department at 296-1100.