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Port Vue police will be targeting abandoned, unlicensed and inoperative cars and trucks marked on borough streets, Chief David Petruski has announced.
“We are striving to maintain a healthly, neat and visually pleasant community here in Port Vue,” he said. Officers are looking for vehicles that have expired inspection stickers, expired registration plates, no license plates, or that are in junk condition, including heavily damaged, rusted out, missing tires and other major components.
Police will be tagging abandoned and junk vehicles with a so-called orange tag and they will be subject to removal, Petruski said. The borough’s junk car ordinance applies to vehicles kept on private property as well as public streets, he said.
To avoid an orange tag, vehicles must be kept inside a garage or otherwise not be visible to the public. A car cover is not enough, Petruski said.
Owners should make sure vehicles are current with inspection and registration plates to avoid being tagged and removed, he said. Vehicles are subject to being towed within 48 hours of being tagged, Petruski said.
Persons who receive an orange tag on a vehicle, and who want an extension, should call the police department within 48 hours at (412) 672-2255, extension 10, he said.
“We will make arrangements to accomodate you for the extra time you may need to correct the issue,” he said. “We are very flexible and do not wish to remove vehicles.”
Originally published April 06, 2022.