Ahoskie Building Inspector, (252) 287-5632. If the vehicle owner is not a resident of the property, it is the property owners responsibility to contact Parking Enforcement.
When an inspector observes an inoperable vehicle on private property, the inspector will issue an Official Notice to the property owner. The notice will direct the owner to remove the inoperable vehicle from the lot by a specified due date, usually 15 days. The inspector will try to identify the owner of the vehicle and copy them on the Official Notice.
If the vehicle belongs to a resident of the property, the property owner must do the following:
If the property owner takes these steps, the Inspection Unit's enforcement action will be with the owner of the vehicle.
The vehicle can be considered abandoned if the vehicle owner is not a resident of the property. It is then the property owner’s responsibility to contact a parking monitor at (252) 287-5632 and arrange to have the abandoned vehicle towed. The property owner or designee must:
The parking monitor will then tag the vehicle and arrange to have it towed. If the property owner fails to take these steps for the removal of the abandoned vehicle, the Inspection Units enforcement action will be solely with the property owner.
The Inspection Unit will work with both the property owner and the vehicle owner if there is a good faith effort to comply with the Official Notice. An extension may be possible when there is an active effort to repair or remove the vehicle.
When enforcement becomes necessary, there are three steps taken before the vehicle is towed from the property: