Code of Ordinances

Of Union County, Illinois.

24-7-1 Abandonment of Vehicles Prohibited

(A) The abandonment of a vehicle or any part thereof on any highway in this County is unlawful and subject to penalties as set forth under Section 1-1-20 of this Code.

(B) The abandonment of a vehicle or any part thereof on private or public property, other than a highway, in view of the general public, anywhere in this County is unlawful except on property of the owner or bailee of such abandoned vehicle.  A vehicle or any part thereof so abandoned on private property shall be authorized for removal, by the County, after a waiting period of seven (7) days or more, or may be removed immediately if determined to be a hazardous dilapidated motor vehicle under Section 5/11-40-3.1 of the Illinois Municipal Code.  A violation of subsections (A) or (B) of this Section is subject to penalties as set forth under Section 1-1-20 of this Code.

(C) A towing service may begin to process an unclaimed vehicle as abandoned by requesting a record search by the Secretary of State up to ten (10) days after the date of the tow, or any later date acceptable to the Secretary of State.  This paragraph shall not apply to vehicles towed by order or authorization of the County or a law enforcement agency.  (625 ILCS 5/4-201)

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