Good Neighbor Tip: Inoperable Vehicles


A vehicle that does not have a valid license plate or is not in operating condition may be considered an inoperable vehicle. Inoperable vehicles must be stored in a garage or suitable enclosed building. If a violation is found to exist, the owner of the property will be notified and given a specific period of time to correct the problem. If the vehicle is still in violation at the end of the notice, the owner will be issued a summons to Municipal Court under Sec.106-34 and 106-35 of the City Code.

To report an abandoned or inoperable vehicle on private property, contact the Citizen Resource Center at 417-864-1010. To report an abandoned car on the street, contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.


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