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File #: 170804    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: LAPSED
File created: 9/21/2017 In control: Committee on Streets and Services
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Chapter 12-2400 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Towing and Immobilizing of Parked or Abandoned Vehicles," and Chapter 12-2800 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Administrative Adjudication of Parking Violations," by adding provisions for the payment of fees and charges for, and the recovery of, vehicles from areas marked by temporary no parking signs in spaces which otherwise permit on-street parking; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Oh
Indexes: TOWING AND IMMOBILIZATION
Code sections: 12-2400 - Towing and Immobilizing of Parked or Abandoned Vehicles
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 17080400.pdf
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Amending Chapter 12-2400 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Towing and Immobilizing of Parked or Abandoned Vehicles," and Chapter 12-2800 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Administrative Adjudication of Parking Violations," by adding provisions for the payment of fees and charges for, and the recovery of, vehicles from areas marked by temporary no parking signs in spaces which otherwise permit on-street parking; all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:


SECTION 1. Title 12 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

TITLE 12. TRAFFIC CODE.

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CHAPTER 12-2400. TOWING AND IMMOBILIZING OF PARKED OR ABANDONED VEHICLES.

§ 12-2401. Definitions.

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(5) Temporary Towing Zone. Any area, marked by temporary no parking signs approved by the Streets Department and issued by the nearest Police District, from which parked vehicles shall be removed or towed during a specific range of time, and where parking is otherwise allowed by law or ordinance.

[(5)] (6) Towing Zone. Any area designated by the Council of the City of Philadelphia, where parking is otherwise prohibited by law or ordinance, from which parked vehicles shall be removed or towed by the Police Department during designated hours; or any non-public street or area designated by the Streets Department as a tow away zone after certification by the Fire Commission or Police Commissioner that the public safety, health and general welfare require the prohibition of parking on such non-public streets or areas.

[(6)] (7) Vehicle. Any automobile or other device in, upon, or by which any person or property may be transported on a public highway.

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§ 12-2406. Recovery of Vehicles; Hearings.

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(2) The owner or any person on behalf of the owner may obtain immediate release of the vehicle by the payment in full of all delinquent pa...

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