Cart Ordinances

Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee, WI
CHAPTER 110: CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY


Section 110-36: Abandonment of Shopping Carts.
a) No person shall abandon or leave unattended any grocery cart or shopping cart upon any public street, sidewalk, public or private way within the city other than the premises where said cart was originally obtained. The name and address of the owner of the cart shall be securely attached thereto or marked thereon in a conspicuous place by such owner.
1) Removal or Possession of Carts Prohibited
a) No person shall remove or cause to be removed any grocery cart or shopping cart from the premises and parking lot of the establishment which furnished said cart without express permission of the management of such establishment.
b) No person shall be in possession of any grocery cart or shopping cart beyond the boundaries of the premises, which furnished said cart without express written permission of the management of such establishment..
2) Posting of Provisions
a) The owner or operator of every place of business or establishment which provides grocery carts or shopping carts for the use of its customers or patrons shall post or cause to be posted a copy of this section, or a summary thereof, in a conspicuous place within said place of business or establishment and upon any parking lot of said place of business or establishment..
3) Disposition of Abandoned Carts
a) Any grocery or shopping cart which has been abandoned or left unattended upon any public street, sidewalk or public way, or other property within the city, shall be taken by the police department or the department of public works, and turned over to a city self-help center. Carts not claimed within 5 days become the property of the city of Milwaukee. Reasonable attempts shall be made to notify owners of the abandoned carts..
4) Penalty
a) Any person who violates this section shall forfeit not less than $25 nor more than $500 for the first offense and not less than $500 nor more than $5,000 for each subsequent offense. Any person in default of payment thereof, shall be imprisoned in the county jail or house of correction of Milwaukee county for a period not less than one day nor more than 90 days.

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