Cart Ordinances


Bellevue, WA

9.10.030(H) Types of nuisances.
H. The presence of abandoned shopping carts outside of a Shopping Cart Containment Area as defined in BCC 9.10.01 O(D) and required by LUC 20.10.440 Note
39. The following parties may collectively or independently be responsible for shopping carts leaving a containment area or causing abandonment of shopping carts: (a) the property owner, (b) the tenant, (c) a person causing abandonment of a
shopping cart or, (d) a person causing the shopping cart to leave the containment area.
Section 5. New Chapter 9.28 of the Bellevue City Code is hereby adopted to read as follows:
Chapter 9.28 Taking a Shopping Cart without Permission
9.28.010 Removal of shopping cart violation and penalties
A. It is a Class 3 civil infraction as defined in RCW 7.80.120 for a person without written permission of the owner or person entitled to possession to abandon or to be in possession of a shopping cart that is the property of another more than 100 feet away from the parking area of a retail establishment or shopping cart containment area.
B. This section shall apply only if a shopping cart: (a) Has a sign permanently affixed to it that identifies the owner of the cart or the retailer, or both; (b) notifies the public of the procedure to be used for authorized removal of the cart from the premises; (c) notifies the public that the unauthorized removal of the cart from the premises or parking area of the retail establishment, or the unauthorized abandonment of the cart, is unlawful; and (d) lists a telephone number or address for returning carts.
Section 6. If any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of this ordinance is declared unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this ordinance.
Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force thirty (30) days after legal publication.

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