Sec. 21-61. Keeping restricted.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to keep, except within a fully enclosed building or structure or otherwise shielded or screened from view, on any property zoned for residential, business or agricultural purposes, any motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer, or part thereof which is inoperative. As used in this article, an “inoperative motor vehicle” shall mean any motor vehicle which is not in operating condition; or does not display valid license plates; or does not display an inspection decal that is valid or has expired no more than sixty (60) days prior. The provisions of this section shall not apply to a licensed business which is regularly engaged in business as an automobile dealer, salvage dealer or scrap processor. As used in this section “shielded or screened from view” means kept within a fully enclosed building or structure or hidden from sight by plantings or fences so the motor vehicle is not visible by someone standing at ground level from outside the property on which the subject vehicle is located. Covering an inoperative vehicle by an auto cover, tarpaulin or similar device does not constitute “shielded or screened from view.” Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section, if the owner of an inoperative motor vehicle can demonstrate that he is actively restoring or repairing the vehicle, and if it is shielded or screened from view, the vehicle and one additional inoperative motor vehicle that is shielded or screened from view and being used for the restoration or repair may remain on the property. (Ord. of 12-23-75, § 15.1-4; Ord. No. O-85-188, § 1, 8-13-85; Ord. No. O-87-073, § 1, 4-28-87; Ord. No. O-91-138, 6-25-91; Ord. No. O-05-112, 9-13-05)
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