Greenville Police Chief On Abandoned Vehicles Ordinance

The City of Greenville has an ordinance which prohibits residents from having abandoned vehicles along streets or on private property.

Police recently placed ordinance violation citation notices on vehicles in the city.

Greenville Chief of Police Lou Lorton said according to the city ordinance, if vehicles are left on a city street or private property for more than seven days, they are considered a nuisance.

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The chief said police will monitor progress regarding abandoned vehicles. Officers allow vehicle owners seven days to come into compliance with the ordinance. He said they will allow longer if they know the owner is being proactive in remedying the situation.

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Police officers will issue citations if an abandoned vehicle is found during times police are not responding to a call.