Chapter 541 - Offenses Relating to Property
541.31 REMOVAL AND ABANDONMENT OF SHOPPING CARTS.
(a) No person, other than the owner thereof, shall remove any shopping cart from the premises of any shop, store, grocery or supermarket. "Premises" includes parking lots adjacent thereto.
(b) No person shall abandon any shopping cart from a shop, store, grocery or supermarket on any street, alley, sidewalk or other place within the City. Carts found on adjacent public parking lots shall be considered on the premises and not abandoned.
(c) Any shopping cart found abandoned on any street, alley, sidewalk or other public place may be impounded by the police, who will then notify the owner thereof. Such carts may be reclaimed by the owner upon payment of five dollars ($5.00). Thirty days after notice to the owner, any unclaimed carts may be disposed of by the City. Any cart, the ownership of which cannot be determined, may be disposed of by the City thirty days after being impounded.
(Ord. 73-1963. Passed 4-15-63.)
(d) Whoever violates any of the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree and shall be subject to the penalty provided in Section 599.02.
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