When is a vehicle considered to be inoperable?

Under ordinance Sec 30-1, any motor vehicle is inoperable when dismantled, damaged, or is unable to start or move under its own power.  Vehicles that are stored in a garage, completely screened from public view are exempt from these provisions.  Some of the criteria we look at is:

a. Two or more tires are flat.

b. One or more wheels are missing.

c. The hood is raised or missing and has appeared to remain so for more than three days.

d. Weeds or grass have grown up around the vehicle.

e. Major operating components are missing or in such damaged condition so as to make the motor vehicle useless. Major operating components include but may not be limited to: windshield glass, gauges, steering wheel, tie rods, springs, drive train, gear box, rear end, or any part connected with the steering geometry of the motor vehicle or the seats are removed.

 f. The vehicle has no current vehicle tags or registration.

Owners of vehicles that are found to be inoperable are given 30 days to make the necessary repairs to the vehicle or to remove it from the property.  

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1. How tall does the grass have to be before Code Enforcement will write me a citation?
2. There is a vacant house in my area with tall grass. Who is supposed to take care of the yard?
3. When is a vehicle considered to be inoperable?
4. How do I dispose of old furniture, mattresses, or other large items that I want to get rid of?