It is unlawful for any owner, lessee or occupant of any lot or parcel of five thousand square feet or smaller within the City to keep, store, allow, or permit the keeping or storage of any vehicle which is inoperable, unless said vehicle is located within an enclosed building.

On lots or parcels greater than five thousand square feet, one inoperable vehicle located outside of an enclosed building may be kept or stored, but shall be maintained in such a manner that it does not constitute a health hazard, safety hazard or a fire hazard, and is screened from public view by means of a solid fence, a cover designed for such purpose, or other appropriate means.

“Inoperable vehicle” means a vehicle incapable of being started upon request of the Enforcement Officer or lawfully or mechanically operated on public roadways. 

In order to lawfully operate a vehicle on public roadways, the vehicle must be properly registered and have visible and current license plates and expiration stickers.

See Chapter 8.20 of the Fountain Municipal Code for more information on inoperable vehicles.

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