Cart Ordinances


Detroit, MI

Sec. 38-14-1. Definitions.
The following terms, whenever used or referred to in this article, shall have the following respective meanings, which definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of such sections unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:

Cart shall mean any rolling or nonrolling basket or container commonly used in supermarkets or self-service stores.
Property shall mean and include any cart.
Store shall mean any individual store, chain store or supermarket.
(Code 1964, § 39-1-66)
Cross references: Definitions and rules of construction generally, § 1-1-2.

Sec. 38-14-2. Unauthorized use or removal from premises.
It shall be unlawful for any person to take or use, without authority, any cart from the premises of any store, with intent to steal the same.
(Code 1964, § 39-1-67)

Sec. 38-14-3. Abandonment.
It shall be unlawful for any person to abandon or suffer to be abandoned any cart from any store or supermarket on any street, highway, alley, boulevard or public place within the city.
(Code 1964, § 39-1-68)

Sec. 38-14-4. Tag identifying owner required.
It shall be unlawful for any person to provide carts for patrons' use on the store premises, unless such carts bear thereon a welded metallic tag denoting the name of the owner.
(Code 1964, § 39-1-69)

Sec. 38-14-5. Impoundment of abandoned carts; redemption of same by owner.
Whenever any cart is found abandoned on any street, highway, boulevard, alley or other public place in the city, the property shall be impounded by the police, who shall notify the owner thereof, who may reclaim the same by the payment of five dollars ($5.00). If the property is not reclaimed in a reasonable time, not to exceed thirty (30) days, it shall be disposed of as unclaimed property in the manner provided by law.
(Code 1964, § 39-1-70)

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