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John R. Phoennik
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Mar 30

Abandoned vehicles can lead to penalties

Posted on March 30, 2017 at 1:26 PM by Andrea Iglar

South Fayette’s many departments work continuously throughout the year to keep our community clean and safe. As the police department, one of our many duties is trying to minimize the amount of vehicles found abandoned around our 21- square-mile township, which as you can imagine, is almost a full-time job. We have two officers assigned to investigating and following up on nuisance vehicles that are found or reported within our community.

Our township code specifically reads that any vehicle that does not lawfully have current registration and inspection shall be removed after notification by police. After notification, the vehicle owner has 10 days to remove the vehicle or bring it to code, or else the owner will be cited and the vehicle towed at the owner’s expense. Fines for this violation can be up to $1,000.

We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our community safe and beautiful.


John R. Phoennik
Chief of Police


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