What are the Council’s procedures for dealing with abandoned vehicles?
We receive calls from both the general public and the Police reporting alleged abandoned cars. These are logged on a computer database and the vehicles are inspected to confirm: · the registration number and other details such as make and condition · whether it is likely to have been abandoned. · whether it is still taxed · whether it is on the Highway or on private property If the Inspector is satisfied that the vehicle is on the highway and likely to have been abandoned, either a “24 hour” or a “7 Day Notice” will be placed on the vehicle. The type of notice used is dependant upon the condition of the vehicle. The notices inform the owner that the Council intends to destroy the vehicle but allows either 24 hours or 7 days for the owner to move it. The Inspector will return as soon as possible after the notice period has expired to see if the vehicle is still there. If the vehicle is still there, the Inspector will issue an instruction to DSD Contracting to remove the vehicle either t
- That during 2006 the Myrtle Beach City Council declared 441 vehicles derelict or abandoned, according to state code, and ordered them removed from private property?
- What are the Council’s procedures for dealing with abandoned vehicles?
- Does the Council have to pay for the removal of abandoned vehicles?