Tuesday, June 6, 2017

City Press Release: “Red Tag Program” results for inoperable and abandoned vehicles.


For more information and media inquiries contact Ben Kerr, the City’s Communications Specialist at 561-586-1631; email: bkerr@lakeworth.org

From May 3 to May 17, 2017 the City of Lake Worth Code Compliance Division, in conjunction with PBSO, undertook a targeted enforcement effort utilizing F.S. 705.103 to address the significant number of inoperable vehicles on public property. A total of 227 inoperable vehicles were red tagged as part of the effort, in comparison only 23 vehicles were tagged during May of 2016. The breakdown of results are as follows:
  • Removed from public property by owner: 163.
  • Vehicle made legal (new tag): 14.
  • Towed by City: 28.
  • Vehicle moved to private property (enforcement will proceed under separate ordinance, Sec. 15-39): 7.
  • Open/active as of June 2nd: 15.
As inspections return to normal, Community Code Officers have been instructed to make inoperable vehicles on both public and private property in their respective zones a top daily priority.

“We are LAKE WORTH. A hometown City that is committed to delivering the highest level of customer service through a commitment to integrity, hard work and a friendly attitude. We strive to exceed the expectations of our citizens, our businesses, our elected officials and our fellow employees.”

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