Cart Ordinances


Dickinson, NY

Section 456.02: Shopping Carts to be Marked.
a) Every supermarket or business establishment operating within the Town or whose operations touch, border, concern, or otherwise involve the Town or its residents, that makes shopping carts available to the public shall permanently mark said carts with the name and address of the owner.
Section 456.03: Removal of Shopping Carts from Establishments; Penalties for Offenses.
a) It shall be unlawful for any person to remove a shopping cart or permit the removal of a shopping cart from the property of the establishment or business that makes said cart available, except that such a cart may be removed to a parking area adjoining the property of said establishment or business. Violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $50.
Section 456.04: Redemption of Carts Found in Public Places.
a) The commissioner of the Public Works Department is hereby authorized to remove or cause to be removed any shopping carts found in any public area and deemed to be abandoned, and to store said cart until it is redeemed or otherwise disposed of.
b) Within 30 days after said removal, the Commissioner shall mail a notice, by first-class mail, to the owner of the cart, stating that each cart may be redeemed by the owner upon payment to the Town Clerk the sum of $30 per cart.
c) Any carts remaining unredeemed after 30 days from the date that notice was provided under Subsection B may be destroyed or otherwise disposed of by the Public Works Department.

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