Inoperative Vehicles

Overview
Please read the following guidelines that control the location of inoperative vehicles on both residential and commercial properties in Temple Terrace. These rules are necessary to keep our City safe and attractive for all residents. If you have any questions, contact the Code Enforcement Department at the number and email address at the bottom of this page.

Violation
City ordinances prohibit storing of vehicles that are untagged, missing parts or in disrepair.

Corrective Action
Remove inoperative vehicle, relocate to an enclosed garage or carport, or complete repairs and renew registration and post current tag.

City Code References
Section 25.750.4 MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT STORAGE IN RESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICTS.

The storage of materials, supplies, appliances or equipment used or designed for commercial or industrial use, and the outdoor storage of home appliances and inoperative vehicles is hereby expressly prohibited in any residential zoning district. As used in this Section, the term “inoperative vehicle” shall include:

(a) Any vehicle from which parts, including, but not limited to, the chassis, engine, wheels or tires have been removed; or

(b) Any vehicle without a valid, current registration; or

(c) Any vehicle which is incapable of movement under its own power and will remain so unless major repair or reconstruction occurs.

This Subsection shall not apply to the storage of building materials on a lot if said building materials are being used for construction of a building on said lot in conformity with the terms of this Chapter and this Subsection shall not be deemed to prohibit the restoration of vehicles within an enclosed garage.

(Ord. No. 164, 7-19-66; Ord.No. 726, 4-17-90)

Section 25.760.12 INOPERATIVE VEHICLES PROHIBITED.

The outdoor storage of inoperative vehicles is hereby expressly prohibited in any residential zoning district. (See also Section 25.750.4, “Neighborhood Preservation Standards” regarding inoperative vehicles.)

For more information call (813) 506-6680 or e-mail scottrell@templeterrace.com.