ARTICLE XI: DISABLED, ABANDONED, OR DERELICT VEHICLES
All motor vehicles that are disabled on campus for more than 24 hours are to be reported to the Parking Services Office at the start of the next business day. The Parking Services Office staff will provide instructions on how to address this situation. Failure to follow instructions may results in the vehicle being cited, wheel-locked, and/or towed. Disabled vehicles that are illegally parked or obstructing roadways, traffic lanes, sidewalks or other avenues of vehicular and/or pedestrian traffic may be immediately towed at the registered owner's* expense.
* Registered owner means the person and/or lienholder to whom the vehicle is registered either through the Department of Motor Vehicle records or Parking Services Office records.
"Abandoned vehicle" means a motor vehicle that has remained illegally on private or public property for a period of more than 10 days without the consent of the owner or person in control of the property. [§20-137.7(1)]
"Derelict vehicle" is a vehicle:
a. that has an expired registration and the registered and legal owner no longer resides at the address listed on the last certificate of registration on record with the North Carolina Department of Transportation;
b. that has major parts removed so as to render the vehicle inoperable and incapable
of passing inspections as
required under existing standards;
c. that has the manufacturer's serial plates, vehicle identification numbers, license plate numbers, and any other means of identification removed so as to nullify efforts to locate or identify the registered and legal owner;
d. for which the registered and legal owner of record disclaims ownership or releases his/her rights thereto; or
e. for which the vehicle is more than twelve years old and does not bear a current license as required by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
When any abandoned or derelict motor vehicle is found on campus, the Parking Services Office shall dispose of it in accordance with North Carolina general statute §20-137.10.