City removing derelict vehicles
A City of Merritt campaign to remove derelict vehicles from public property and city streets is underway, and officials are reminding people to help keep Merritt safe and clean by maintaining their vehicles.
Derelict vehicles are defined as vehicles without valid licence plates and current insurance.
They are considered a liability to the public and can pose a hazard.
Any derelict vehicle unlawfully parked on a public roadway or public place can be impounded under the city’s traffic bylaws. These vehicles are also in violation of the Motor Vehicle Act which is enforced by the RCMP.
To keep your vehicle from being towed and impounded, make sure it has valid licence plates and current insurance if it’s parked on public property.
If it’s parked on private property in a residential neighbourhood, make sure it’s not violating the property standards bylaw by ensuring it isn’t visible from public property.
Please call 250-378-8628 for more information.