EXAMPLE OF OFFICIAL NOTICE
TO THE OWNERS AND/OR OCCUPANTS OF THIS PROPERTY
Location of violation: ________________________________________________________________________ in the City of Littleton, in the State of Colorado.
Notice is hereby given that there exists upon this property for storage, maintenance, or keeping of any such derelict or unlicensed vehicle, or hobby type vehicle in accordance with the provisions of Section 7-4-3 through 7-4-8 of the City Code of Littleton. The items checked below describe the ordinance violations in part that have been observed on this property.
¤ 7- 4-9 Derelict or Unlicensed Vehicle: It shall be unlawful for any person to store, maintain or keep, any"derelict vehicle" or "unlicensed vehicle", as defined in this chapter, on any private property or public property or public rights of way in the city; and it shall be unlawful for any owner or manager of real property to permit or allow the storage, maintenance, or keeping of any such derelict vehicle or unlicensed vehicle on real property under their dominion or control. Derelict vehicles or unlicensed vehicles may be removed from private property or public property or public rights of way in the city using the procedures in sections 7-4-3 through 7-4-8 of this chapter, except a derelict vehicle may be kept as follows:
• Residential zone districts: In a fully enclosed garage or like structure. In a carport provided the vehicle is completely covered with a canvas or other opaque covering.
• Commercial or industrial zone districts: In a fully enclosed structure or in an area located behind the principal structure and screened from view of adjacent properties and any public right of way.
• Vehicle sales or storage lots: In vehicle sales or storage lots when same have been zoned for the storage or keeping of derelict or unlicensed vehicles.
¤ 7- 4-11 Hobby Type Vehicles: All hobby type vehicles shall be stored in a fully enclosed garage or like structure except during those time periods when the vehicle is actually being worked on. Such period shall be limited to those hours between eight o'clock (8:00) A.M. and five o'clock (5:00) P.M. daily.
Derelict Vehicle: Any vehicle, not capable of being legally operated on the public streets under the motor vehicle laws of Colorado. It shall include all vehicles missing component parts such as, but not limited to, engines, transmissions, wheels, missing or broken windows and/or windshields. It shall not include those vehicles that have been modified as hobby-type vehicles.
Unlicensed Vehicle: Any vehicle not capable of being legally operated on the public streets under the motor vehicle laws of Colorado due to not having current license plates affixed.
Hobby Type Vehicle: A vehicle which has been modified for off-the-road use such as a stock-car racer, dune buggy, etc.
You are hereby directed to correct said violations within 5 days from the date this notice was posted. Please take the appropriate steps to bring your entire property into compliance.
PLEASE NOTE: Notice is further given that, unless the same are removed and disposed of within five (5) days from, the City of Littleton shall cause the same to be removed and disposed of, in which event the owners or occupants of this property shall be liable for all costs, expenses and penalties therefor as set forth in Title 7 of the City Code of Littleton. In the event that any owner of real property fails or neglects to comply with any notice given pursuant to the provisions of this chapter within the time specified in such notice, the city manager is hereby authorized to cause the cutting, removing and disposing of any noxious vegetation, weeds or rubbish to which such notice had reference and all costs incurred by the city therefor, including an administrative cost of fifteen percent (15%) of the direct costs, shall be charged against all such real property and all owners thereof in accordance with the provisions of sections 7-4-6 of this chapter. The undersigned has been authorized by the City to issue this notice to you. You have been identified as the person responsible for the above-mentioned violations(s), for the purpose of administrative or judicial proceedings. A copy of this notice has been mailed to the owner of record as per Arapahoe, Douglas, or Jefferson County Assessor’s Office.
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