Pierce County, WI
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Pierce County as Ch. 8.36 of the 1978 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 221.
A. 
No disassembled, dismantled, junked, inoperable, wrecked or unlicensed vehicle, or parts thereof, shall be stored, abandoned or allowed to remain in public view within the county for a period of more than 45 days, outside of a licensed solid waste disposal site.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
The County Zoning Committee or designated agents are authorized to enforce the provisions of this section.
No disassembled, dismantled, junked, inoperable, wrecked or unlicensed vehicle, or parts thereof, shall be stored or allowed to remain in the open upon public or private property within the county for a period in excess of seven days unless it is in connection with an existing and operating auto salvage yard, junkyard, garage, auto sales lot or auto service station located in a properly zoned area for such business.
A. 
Whenever the Zoning Administrator finds any such vehicle placed or stored in the open upon public property within the unincorporated limits of the county, the Zoning Administrator shall cause such vehicle to be removed or stored in a junk or salvage yard or other suitable place for a period of 30 days.
B. 
The Zoning Administrator shall notify the owner thereof of his action, if the name and whereabouts of the owner of the vehicle can be readily ascertained. At the end of such time, such vehicle shall be disposed of unless previously claimed by the owner.
C. 
If such vehicle is claimed by the owner, all reasonable charges for handling and storage shall be paid by the owner, and the county shall have a lien on such vehicle until such charges shall be paid.
A. 
Whenever the Zoning Administrator of the county finds any such vehicle placed or stored in the open upon private property within the unincorporated limits of the county, he shall notify the owner of the property upon which said vehicle or vehicles are placed or stored of the intention of the county to remove the vehicle immediately. If any such vehicle is not removed within seven days after such notice, the Zoning Administrator shall cause such vehicle to be removed, the cost of such removal shall be charged to the owner of the property from which it is removed, and the charges shall be entered as a special charge on the tax roll.
B. 
Upon removal, the vehicle shall be stored in a junk or salvage yard or other suitable place for 30 days, and the owner thereof shall be notified of its whereabouts, if the name and whereabouts of the owner of the vehicle and/or owner of the property upon which it is stored can be readily ascertained. At the end of such time, such vehicle shall be disposed of unless previously claimed by the owner.
C. 
If such vehicle is claimed by the owner, all reasonable charges for handling and storage shall be paid by the owner to the county and the county shall have a lien on such vehicle until such charges shall be paid.
A. 
Any person, firm or corporation who or which violates any of the provisions of §§ 225-2 through 225-4 shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not less than $25 nor more than $100 for each offense and, in default of payment of said fine, shall be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not to exceed 30 days.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
Each vehicle shall constitute a separate offense. Each day that vehicles, as herein defined, shall be stored contrary to the provisions of §§ 225-2 through 225-4 shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
C. 
This section relating to penalty shall apply regardless of whether or not the owner of such vehicle has paid for the charges of handling and storage costs as outlined in §§ 225-2 through 225-4.