Junk Vehicles

The City of Coweta allows a property owner to keep a junk vehicle on private property for a period of time not to exceed 7 days.

Rusted and junk vehicles

Ordinance Accommodation

This ordinance accommodates someone who has an inoperable vehicle and is aggressively making repairs on the automobile to make it operable once again. If not made operable within this seven-day period, the ordinance allows for the storage of the vehicle on private property if the vehicle is stored within a completely enclosed building (such as a garage).

Junk Vehicle Definition

A junk vehicle is defined by the code as "any motor vehicle, the condition of which is wrecked, dismantled, partially dismantled, inoperative, abandoned, or discarded," and includes any vehicle which has had removed from it:

  • Doors
  • Fenders
  • Hoods
  • Lights
  • Major parts including:
    • Bodies
    • Engines
    • Transmission
    • Frames
    • Rear ends
  • Trunks
  • Wheels
  • Windows

City Ordinance

Review the Code of Ordinances (Health and Sanitation) - Chapter 3 - Junked, Wrecked Vehicles (PDF).