CSOs will begin marking vehicles found in violation and will attempt to contact the owners, if available, at the time the vehicle is marked.

As the Hannibal Police Department continues to address the “quality of life” issues in the community, the departments Community Service Officers (CSO) will be addressing abandoned and junk vehicles on private property which are in violation of current municipal code. The Hannibal Police Department is asking citizens for cooperation in having these vehicles removed voluntarily prior to police intervention.

CSOs will begin marking vehicles found in violation and will attempt to contact the owners, if available, at the time the vehicle is marked. Unmoved vehicles will be subject to tow.

Hannibal's nuisance laws regarding junk vehicles are as follows:

Sec. 19-32. - Nuisance declared.

(a) No damaged, disabled or unlicensed vehicles, or parts thereof, shall be allowed on any property.

(b) No damaged, disabled or unlicensed vehicle shall be allowed to remain on any street or highway for more than 48 hours.

(c) No commercial vehicle shall be kept, parked, or stored on any residential property; except commercial vehicles making local deliveries or providing local service are exempt from the provisions of this section.

(d) No construction or commercial-grade equipment shall be kept or stored on any residential property; except that equipment used to provide local service is exempt from the provisions of this section.

(e) The owner, lessee, renter, or resident of any residential property shall, upon notice, remove any such vehicle or equipment located on said residential property within ten days of posting or other service of the notice.

(f) Persons found in violation hereof shall be subject to the penalties set forth in this article. Each day the violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.

(g) Violation of this section shall be subject to prosecution in municipal court. Any person who violates this section shall, upon conviction, be punished as provided in this Code. If a damaged, disabled, unlicensed, or a commercial vehicle, or commercial-grade equipment is found on the same property in further violation of this section, the building inspector or other designated city official may, without further notification, proceed to prosecution, notwithstanding any requirement of notification contained in the International Property Maintenance Code. If a damaged, disabled, unlicensed, or commercial vehicle, or construction or commercial-grade equipment is found on the same street, highway, or property in further violation of this section, the designated city official may, without further notification, proceed to prosecution.