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Abandoned Vehicle

Abandoned vehicles create community problems. Street cleaning and snow removal become difficult tasks with abandoned vehicles in the way. Abandoned vehicles in yards are possible fire hazards. Abandoned vehicles project a negative image of our city. Together, we can give Detroit the necessary makeover to produce clean streets. If the vehicle is your own: move it, have it towed, or donate it. If the vehicle is not yours; REPORT it to your local police precinct.

City Ord. - Sec. 55-6-85.
When are vehicles deemed abandoned.
The following conditions are required before any vehicle shall be deemed to be an abandoned vehicle:

(1) The vehicle shall be abandoned when it has remained on a public street, highway, alley or public place for a period of forty-eight (48) continuous hours or more and from its condition and the surrounding circumstances, shall reasonably appear to be unclaimed, discarded, deserted or abandoned.

(2) A vehicle is deemed abandoned on private property when it has remained on the private property for a period of forty-eight (48) continuous hours or more without the consent of the owner or lessee of the property, or for a period of forty-eight (48) continuous hours or more after the consent of the owner has been revoked.
(Code 1964, § 38-15-2)