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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. For the continuity of the time to be deemed broken by movement of the vehicle the vehicle must move at least two blocks from the original parking location and, unless the vehicle has a valid City issued on-street parking permit, must remain removed for at least 72 hours prior to returning anywhere within two blocks of the original parking location.

(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 or if the vehicle has no license plate or registration sticker.

(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; Ordinance No. 20327, enacted July 31, 2004, effective August 30, 2004; Ordinance No. 20654, enacted June 21, 2021, effective July 24, 2021; Ordinance 20689, enacted May 24, 2023, effective June 25, 2023.)