ORDINANCE NO. 060228
Amending Chapters 70, Code of
Ordinances, by repealing Section 70-644, Procedure for disposal of impounded
property, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject
matter modifying procedures for unclaimed vehicle auctions.
BE IT ORDAINED
BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:
Section 1. That
Chapter 70, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby
amended by repealing Section 70-644, Procedure for disposal of impounded
property, and enacting a new section, to read as follows:
Sec. 70-644. Procedure for
disposal of impounded property.
director of neighborhood and community services is authorized to sell at public
auction personal property including any vehicle, not on hold by the police
department, which has been impounded under the provisions of this article and
held for a period of not less than 30 days and not redeemed by its owner, and
in the case of a vehicle, subject to the notification requirements set forth in
RSMo 304.156.1, provided that a vehicle may be sold immediately and without
the notification pursuant to RSMo 304.156.1 if the owner has signed a release
authorizing immediate sale.
respect to any vehicle with a fair market value less than the tow fees pending
against the vehicle, in addition to the procedures set forth in subparagraph
(a) of this section, the director of neighborhood and community services may
dispose of such vehicle under the following procedures:
(1) The city shall determine the fair market value of the vehicle
based upon the make, model, age, condition and mileage of the vehicle.
Recognized and authoritative industry references for determining value of
vehicles may also be used to determine the fair market value.
(2) The director of neighborhood and community services may enter
into a contract, subject to the city's bidding requirements, for the purchase
of such vehicles from the city on a unit cost basis during a term not to exceed
one year. The contract shall specify the purchase price of the vehicles on a
unit cost basis, the time for removal of the vehicles, the time for contractor
payments to the city and such other terms and conditions as the director shall
(c) If the
vehicle is older than six years and more than fifty percent damaged by
collision, fire, or decay, and has a fair market value of less than two hundred
dollars as determined by using any nationally recognized appraisal book or
method, it must be held no less than ten days after the notice is sent pursuant
to this subsection before being sold to a licensed salvage or scrap business.
director of finance shall review and approve procedures utilized for the sale.
The towing and storage fees assessed against a vehicle and costs associated
with selling the vehicle shall be deducted from the proceeds of the sale. The
balance remaining, if any, shall be made available to the owner as provided in
(e) If a vehicle purchased at an auction is later found to
be stripped and abandoned, or is found on private property in violation of the
nuisance code or salvage yard code, the person or business that purchased the
vehicle will be permanently banned from participating in future auctions of
Approved as to form and legality:
Assistant City Attorney