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City of San Mateo Municipal Code.

7.17.160 VIOLATIONS.

(a) It is unlawful for any person to abandon, park, store, or leave or permit the abandonment, parking, storing, or leaving of any licensed or unlicensed vehicle or parts thereof which is in an abandoned, wrecked, dismantled or inoperative condition upon any private property or public property including highways within the City for a period in excess of 10 days unless such vehicle or parts thereof is completely enclosed within a building in a lawful manner where it is not plainly visible from the street or other public or private property, or unless such vehicle is stored or parked in a lawful manner on private or highway property in connection with the business of a licensed dismantler, licensed vehicle dealer or a junk yard.

(b) It is unlawful for any person to fail or refuse to remove an abandoned, wrecked, dismantled or inoperative vehicle or parts thereof or refuse to abate such nuisance when ordered to do so in accordance with the abatement provisions of this chapter or State law where such State law is applicable.

(c) The provisions of Sections 1.04.010, 1.04.015, and 7.16.200, as well as any penalties set forth in the California Vehicle Code, shall apply to the violations set forth in this section.