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Cheyenne Council passes ordinance on illegally parked vehicles on third reading

A barnacle placed on a car windshield similar to the ones that the City of Cheyenne has begun this year placing on vehicles with multiple outstanding parking tickets. (City of Cheyenne)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Cheyenne City Council passed an amendment to an ordinance concerning illegally parked vehicles on the third reading during the regular meeting last night, Sept. 26.

This amendment would change the time frame between a warning and a towing to two business days, and the owner of the vehicle would have to pay charges for towing and storage incurred in addition to any penalties imposed for violation of this code or any other city ordinance.

Police officers may have the vehicle towed to a local garage, and will inform the owner of the reason why it was towed as well as the location of the vehicle based on the vehicle registration.

If an officer is unable to find the owner of a vehicle, then they shall inform the state department of the removal within three days of the vehicle’s being towed.

The full amendment can be seen below.