Right of Way

Junk Vehicles

 If the car in question is on private property (i.e. apartment complex, church parking lot, Wal-Mart parking lot), the matter is one for Code Enforcement. (343-4141)

If the car in question is on municipal property (city park, baseball field, street, blocking a mailbox or handicapped access area) or causing a public safety problem, APD is the department to take care of it.

APD has a Junk Vehicle Hotline at (786-8830).  This is not a manned line but is checked during the workweek.  Please leave the location of the vehicle, the license plate, the make , model or color if readily available as well as how long the vehicle has been parked in that location.  Your vehicle will be added to our junk vehicle list and will remain on the list until a community service officer makes contact.

Depending on whether the car is determined to be a Safe Keep Vehicle (salvageable) or a Junk Vehicle (junky car!), it is tagged for impound or junked. CSO's (APD's Community Service Officers) tag the vehicles. Some cars are allowed 72 hours before they are towed. Others are towed immediately (if they are impeding snow plowing or if it's obvious the vehicle has been in that location for a long time.)  

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