CHAPTER 12-1100. MISCELLANEOUS REGULATIONS AND PENALTIES
§12-1120. Abandoned Vehicles. 
(1) Definitions. In this Section, the following definitions
(a) Abandoned Vehicle. As defined in Section 102 of
the Vehicle Code, 75 PA. C.S.A. § 102; including, but not limited to, any
vehicle not capable of being moved under its own power, or with deflated tire or
tires, or without tire or tires, or without current license tags, which remains
parked upon such street or highway for a period of more than forty-eight (48)
(b) Salvor. Any person who maintains an established place
of business and is engaged in the business of buying, selling or exchanging
abandoned vehicles and junkers for the purpose of remodeling, taking apart, or
rebuilding the same, or buying or selling of parts, as defined in Sections
1337(c)(2) and 7301(a) of the Vehicle Code, 75 PA. C.S.A §§ 1337(c)(2)
and 7301(a); and regulations thereunder, 67 PA. CODE §
(c) Authorized Salvor. Any salvor complying with the
requirements of Chapter 73 of the Vehicle Code, as defined in Section 7301(a)
thereof, 75 PA. C.S.A. § 7301(a).
(2) No person shall leave parked
upon a street or highway any vehicle not capable of being moved under its own
power; or with deflated tire or tires; or without current license
(3) Such vehicle may be removed by the Police Department or by an
authorized salvor pursuant to police direction as an abandoned vehicle if the
vehicle is not moved after ten days’ written notice for removal has been
sent to the last registered owner thereof; except that if the vehicle
constitutes a safety hazard, the Police Department may remove it immediately and
within twelve (12) hours send a written notice to the last registered owner,
stating cause of removal, the location of vehicle and the procedure to follow in
reclaiming the vehicle.
(a) When a vehicle is towed by the Police
Department as an abandoned vehicle, the provisions of Chapter 12-2400, Towing
and Immobilizing of Parked or Abandoned Vehicles, shall apply.
such vehicle is not removed by the Police Department within sixty (60) days
after written notice for removal has been sent to the last registered owner the
Police Department shall request in writing that an authorized salvor take
possession of and remove such abandoned vehicle. The Police Department may
request in writing an authorized salvor to take possession of and remove such
vehicle prior to the expiration of the sixty (60) days’ notice when in the
Departments’ judgement they will not be able to remove the abandoned
vehicle within sixty (60) days.
(5) Upon written request of the Police
Department as per 67 PA. CODE Sec. 253.5 (b), an authorized salvor shall take
possession of and remove to the storage facility of the salvor any abandoned
vehicle located within thirty (30) miles of the place of business of the salvor.
When a vehicle is towed by an authorized salvor as an abandoned vehicle, the
provisions of Chapter 73 of the Vehicle Code, 75 PA. C.S.A., Sec. 7301-7312, and
of Chapter 253 of the Pennsylvania Code, 67 PA. CODE Sec. 253.1-253.6 shall
(6) The salvor shall not charge more than forty-five (45) dollars
for the towing of the abandoned vehicle and not more than six (6) dollars per
day for the storage of that same abandoned vehicle.