Vehicle Issues

Abandoned Vehicles

City ordinance tracks State law in defining an abandoned motor vehicle, watercraft or outboard motor as one that:

  • Is inoperable, more than 5 years old, and has been left unattended on public property for more than 48 hours, or
  • Has remained Illegally on public property for more than 48 hours, or
  • Has remained on private property without consent of the owner or person in charge for more than 48 hours, or
  • Has been left unattended on the right-of-way of a designated county, state or federal highway for more than 48 hours.

To report or inquire about abandoned vehicles, call the Duncanville Police Department’s non-emergency dispatch number, 972-223-6111.

Ordinance reference: Chapter 12, Article III.

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Inoperable Vehicles

City ordinance tracks State law in defining a “Junked Vehicle” as one that:

  • Is self-propelled, and
  • Has an expired registration or inspection sticker, and that is either:
  • Wrecked,
  • Dismantled or partially dismantled,
  • Discarded or
  • Inoperable on private property for 30 consecutive days.

When a vehicle is identified as meeting the above conditions

To report or inquire about an inoperable vehicle on private property, contact Duncanville’s Code Services Department at 972-780-5040.

Ordinance reference: Chapter 12, Article III.

 

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