Junk Vehicles

Cars that do not have a current registration plate may not be parked on City streets (8-403). Vehicles that are not in working condition can only be parked for 30 days.

Unlawful Nuisances


It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain or permit any motor vehicle nuisance within the city. A motor vehicle nuisance is any motor vehicle which is not currently registered or tagged pursuant to K.S.A. 8-126 to 8-149 inclusive, as amended; or parked in violation of city ordinance; or incapable of moving under its own power; or in a junked, wrecked or inoperable condition.

Anyone of the following conditions shall raise the presumption that a vehicle is junked, wrecked or inoperable:
  • Absence of a current registration plate upon the vehicle;
  • Placement of the vehicle or parts thereof upon jacks, blocks, or other supports;
  • Absence of one or more parts of the vehicle necessary for the lawful operation of the vehicle upon street or highway.

Exceptions


The provisions of this section shall not apply to:
  • Any motor vehicle which is enclosed in a garage or other building
  • To the parking or storage of a vehicle inoperable for a period of 30 consecutive days or less
  • To any person conducting a business enterprise in compliance with existing zoning regulations or who places such vehicles behind screening of sufficient size, strength and density to screen such vehicles from the view of the public and to prohibit ready access to stored vehicles by children. 
However, nothing in this subsection shall be construed to authorize the maintenance of a public nuisance.