Damaged Cars

Chapter 51 51.02 DAMAGED OR INOPERABLE VEHICLE A NUISANCE.

The City hereby declares that the parking or storage of damaged vehicles on private property within the corporate limits of the City, where not authorized by law, is a nuisance because the same is injurious to health, indecent, and offensive to the senses, and is an obstruction to the free use of property, so as essentially to interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life and property.

51.03 EXCEPTIONS.

The provisions of this chapter do not apply to:

  1. Storage in Buildings. Damaged or inoperable vehicles kept on private property stored entirely within an enclosed building; or
  2. On Premises of Licensed Vehicle Recycler. Damaged vehicles kept on private property in a GC or LI District under the Zoning Ordinance by a person licensed as an authorized vehicle recycler under the provisions of the Code of Iowa, Chapter 321H, when storage thereof is permitted under the certificate of occupancy issued for the private property involved.
  3. Restoration. A single vehicle which is being restored, which would otherwise constitute a damaged or inoperable vehicle on private property, under the following conditions:

    A.

    13. Junk or Abandoned Vehicles. The storage of junk or abandoned vehicles, as defined in Chapter 52 of this Code of Ordinances.