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Non-Operable Vehicle Enforcement & Rat Abatement

Ypsilanti Township Reminders
Friday, December 13, 2019


No RatsIn an effort to aid rat abatement in West Willow, the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office and Ypsilanti Township Ordinance Department will engage in the following enforcement detail targeting junk vehicles that provide cover and concealment for rat nests.

On Friday, December 13, 2019, several teams of sheriff's deputies and ordinance officers will survey West Willow looking for unregistered, inoperable, and abandoned automobiles on public streets and on private home lots. Target vehicles on public streets will be tagged by deputies for 48-hour removal, and ordinance officers will post notices on homes asking residents not to move junk vehicles onto private property. In addition, violations observed on private property will receive a Notice of Violation with a short deadline.

On Monday, December 16, 2019, sheriff's deputies will impound vehicles previously tagged on public streets that remain in violation. Ordinance officers will follow-up the private property violations seeking resolution.


Abandoned Vehicle on a Public Street

Any vehicle parked outside on the street must be operable and have a valid license plate. Vehicles illegally parked, disabled or abandoned may be towed away and impounded at the owner's expense.

This ordinance is enforced by the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office. Violations may be reported by calling the non-emergency number (734) 994 - 2911.

Please be ready to provide the location and a description of the vehicle.


Report a Non-Operable Vehicle on Private Property

Non-operable vehicles are a hazard for children and others, tend to devalue property, and are a magnet for crime and vandalism. It is unlawful to park or store inoperable, wrecked, junked or partially dismantled motor vehicles on residential property (including front yards), unless completely contained inside a fully enclosed building. It is unlawful to repair or dismantle a motor vehicle upon any residential premises, unless wholly contained in a fully enclosed building.

Any vehicle parked outside on the street or on private property must be operable and have a valid license plate.

Minor repair work completed outdoors within 24 hours by the owner of a motor vehicle on his own property is permitted.