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(1) No person shall store or permit to be stored a vehicle or personal property on a street or other public property for a period in excess of 72 hours. It shall constitute prima facie evidence of storage of a motor vehicle if the same is not moved for a period of 72 hours. The continuity of the time shall not be deemed broken by movement of the vehicle elsewhere on the block unless the movement removes the vehicle from the block where it was located before it is returned.

(2) No person shall store or permit to be stored a vehicle on a street or other public property if the vehicle’s registration sticker has expired.

(3) When a vehicle is found in violation of subsection (1) or (2) of this section an officer responsible for enforcement of this section shall issue a citation for the violation and may order the vehicle impounded after providing the notice required under sections 5.695 and 5.697 and, if requested, a hearing under section 5.698 of this code.

(4) This section shall not apply to vehicles taken into custody as provided in section 5.225 and section 5.700 of this chapter.

(Section 5.135, formerly section 5.150, renumbered and amended by Ordinance No. 17690, enacted June 28, 1976; amended by Ordinance No. 18937, enacted March 8, 1982; Ordinance No. 20023, enacted September 18, 1995, effective October 18, 1995; and Ordinance No. 20327, enacted July 31, 2004, effective August 30, 2004.)