Section 11-67A-2

Inoperable motor vehicle defined; nuisance exception.

For purposes of this chapter, the term "inoperable motor vehicle" shall mean any motor vehicle, trailer, or semi-trailer that has remained on private property and in view of the general public for 30 days or any greater period fixed by the municipality and is inoperable in that one or more of its major mechanical components, including, but not limited to, the engine, transmission, drivetrain, or wheels, are missing or are not functional, or the vehicle otherwise constitutes a nuisance. An inoperable motor vehicle shall not be deemed a nuisance if the motor vehicle has been rendered temporarily incapable of being driven under its own motor power in order to perform ordinary service or repair operations, or if the motor vehicle is on the premises of a place of business engaged in the wrecking or junking of motor vehicles, or primarily engaged in the storage and sale of damaged or theft-recovered vehicles for insurers, or if the motor vehicle is kept in an enclosed building completely shielded from the view of individuals on the adjoining properties.

(Act 2001-229, p. 269, §2.)