Wednesday, August 27, 2014   

Junked & Nuisance Motor Vehicles

It is unlawful for any person to abandon a junked-nuisance motor vehicle (including old buses, boats and equipment) on public or private property within the unincorporated areas of Brunswick County, except in a bona fide, properly permitted-conforming motor vehicle junkyard. A junked-nuisance vehicle is described as partially dismantled or wrecked; or cannot be self-propelled or moved in the manner in which originally intended to move; or is breeding ground for mosquitoes or rodents; or surrounded by heavy vegetation; or a point of collection for trash, debris, garbage, water, combustible items; or is so situated and located to present a danger of the vehicle rolling-falling over; or one which has parts which are jagged or contain sharp edges of metal or glass that could injure someone; or one that is declared a health-safety hazard and a public nuisance by the code enforcement officer. Code enforcement officers aggressively pursue junked-nuisance vehicle violations for abatement and compliance. Such vehicles found in violation are tagged; notice of violations sent parties of interest, citations issued and vehicles eventually removed and disposed of according to law.