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Record #: O2021-2863   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 6/25/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety
Final action: 7/21/2021
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code 2-14-132 regarding true owner notification procedures for impounded vehicles
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 14 Dept. of Administrative Hearings
Attachments: 1. O2021-2863.pdf


OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
LOKI E. LIGHTFOOT
MAYOR

June 25, 2021










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request ofthe Commissioner of Streets and Sanitation, I transmit herewith an ordinance amending the Municipal Code regarding issuance of notice to owners of impounded vehicles identified after the 10-day notice period.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.

Mayor
ORDINANCE


BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. Section 2-14-132 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:

2-14-132 Impoundment.

(Omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
(b) (1) (A) Within ten days after a vehicle is seized and impounded the ^Department of sStreets and sSanitation or other appropriate department shall notify by certified mail the owner of record (other than a lessee who does not hold title to the vehicle), the person who was found to be in control of the vehicle at the time ofthe alleged violation, and any lienholder of record, of the owner's right to request a hearing before the dDepartment of aAdministrative ^Hearings to challenge whether a violation of this Code for which seizure and impoundment applies has occurred or, if the impoundment is pursuant to Section 9-92-035, whether the subject vehicle is eligible for impoundment under that section. In the case where an owner of record is a lessee who does not hold title to the vehicle, the notice shall be mailed to such lessee within ten days afterthe dDepartment of aAdministrative ^Hearings receivesa copy or other satisfactory evidence of the vehicle lease or rental agreement, indicating the name, address, and driver's license number of the lessee pursuant to subsection (i). However, no such notice need be sent to the owner of record if the owner is personally served with the notice with...

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