Borough of Collingdale, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Collingdale 10-5-1988 by Ord. No. 572 (Ch. 15, Part 9, of the 1987 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Junkyards — See Ch. 304.
Vehicles and traffic, towing — See Ch. 575, Art. VI.
Storage of vehicles — See Ch. 579.

§ 571-1 Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings indicated:
A. 
The vehicle is physically inoperable and is left in a neglected condition upon any of the public streets, roads, ways or alleys or other public property within the Borough of Collingdale for more than 48 hours. A vehicle is in a neglected condition if it is left unattended for a period of more than 48 hours with a flat tire, broken windows, without wheels, jacked up or which cannot be readily moved or cannot pass a state inspection at the time.
B. 
The vehicle has remained illegally upon any of the public streets, roads, ways, alleys or other public property within the Borough of Collingdale for a period of more than 48 hours.
C. 
The vehicle is left unattended upon any of the public streets, roads, ways, alleys or other public property within the Borough of Collingdale for more than 48 hours and does not bear all of the following:
(1) 
A valid registration plate.
(2) 
A certification of inspection.
(3) 
An ascertainable vehicle identification number.
D. 
The vehicle has remained on private property within the Borough of Collingdale without the consent of the owner or person in control of the property for more than 48 hours.
E. 
The vehicle has remained on private property in a wrecked, junked or stripped condition for more than 48 hours, and the vehicle's presence constitutes a nuisance and a continuing hazard to the health and safety of the citizens and residents of the Borough.

§ 571-2 Leaving abandoned vehicles in streets prohibited.

It shall be unlawful to leave, permit or park an abandoned vehicle upon any of the public streets, roads, ways, alleys or other public property within the Borough of Collingdale.

§ 571-3 Leaving abandoned vehicles on private property prohibited.

It shall be unlawful to leave, permit or park an abandoned vehicle on private property within the Borough of Collingdale.

§ 571-4 Duration of violation.

Each day that a vehicle remains in violation of this chapter constitutes a separate offense.

§ 571-5 Authority to remove and impound.

Enforcement of the sections contained in this chapter shall not be viewed as a waiver of the Borough's right to remove and impound illegally parked or abandoned vehicles as contained in current Chapter 575, Vehicles and Traffic, Article VI, Removal and Impoundment of Illegally Parked Vehicles.

§ 571-6 Ticketing of abandoned vehicles; effect of payment within 48 hours.

A. 
It shall be the duty of the police officers and parking enforcement personnel of the Borough, acting in accordance with the directions of the Chief of Police, to report:
(1) 
The section violated.
(2) 
The date and hour of the violation.
(3) 
The location where the violation took place.
(4) 
If the vehicle bears an identifiable registration plate, the registration number of the vehicle involved in the violation.
(5) 
Any other facts that might be necessary in order to secure a clear understanding of the circumstances attending the violation.
B. 
The police officer or other person making the report shall also place on or attach to the vehicle a notice to the owner or driver of the vehicle that the vehicle was parked in violation of this chapter and instructing the owner or driver that, if he will report to Police Headquarters and pay, for the use of the Borough, the sum of $8 within 48 hours after the time of the notice, the act will save the violator from prosecution and from payment of the fine prescribed in § 571-7 of this chapter.
C. 
However, if said sum is not paid within 48 hours, the fine shall be $10; if said fine is not paid within seven days of the date thereof, the fine shall be $15.

§ 571-7 Violations and penalties.

Any person who violates any provision of this chapter and who fails to pay the fine set forth in § 571-6 shall be cited within 15 days of the violation and, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $15 and costs.