Cart Ordinances


Westland, MI
DIVISION 3. SHOPPING CARTSSec. 62-186. Definitions.

The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this division, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
Public place means any street, sidewalk, avenue, road, alley, lane, highway, driveway, culvert, crosswalk or municipal parking lot.
Shopping cart or cart means any hand-drawn or hand-propelled vehicle or wheeled container or basket made of wire, metal, wood or other material commonly used in stores, supermarkets or self-service stores or markets for carting or transporting merchandise or foodstuffs from the store or market or business establishment to automobiles or other places.
(Code 1981, § 22-230)
Cross references: Definitions generally, § 1-2.

Sec. 62-187. Unauthorized removal.
It shall be unlawful for any person to remove a cart or other similar device, from the premises or parking area of any business establishment, market or food dispensing establishment; provided, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to a temporary removal by an employee of the establishment, market or food dispensing establishment in the normal course and scope of his employment, nor to a temporary removal by a customer of such establishment or market possessing the written consent of the owner, manager or authorized agent of the establishment or market.
(Code 1981, § 22-231)

Sec. 62-188. Abandonment.
It shall be unlawful for any person to abandon or cause to be abandoned any cart from any business establishment, market or food dispensing establishment on any public place within the city.
(Code 1981, § 22-232)
Sec. 62-189. Tag identifying owner.
It shall be unlawful for any person to provide carts for the use of patrons on the premises of any business establishment, market or food dispensing establishment unless such carts bear thereon a metallic tag or plate securely fastened to the cart, or a cutting or stamping on the frame of the cart, clearly setting forth the name of the owner of the cart.
(Code 1981, § 22-233)

Sec. 62-190. Care and storage.
It shall be unlawful for any shop, store, grocery, supermarket or business establishment to allow shopping carts to remain in the parking lot of the establishment after normal hours of business, and all shopping carts shall be removed from such parking lots and stored indoors during the hours that any such business establishment is closed to the public.
(Code 1981, § 22-234)

Sec. 62-191. Impoundment of abandoned carts; reclamation by owner.
Whenever any cart is found abandoned on any public place in the city, it shall be impounded by the police or the department of public service or the agents, servants or employees of the city, and the owner thereof, when known, shall be notified either in writing or in person of such impoundment. The owner may reclaim the cart by the payment of a fee as required by section 46-1. If the cart is not reclaimed within seven days from the date of such notification, it shall be disposed of as unclaimed property in the manner provided by law. Any abandoned cart bearing no identification tag or being incapable of identification may be disposed of immediately.
(Code 1981, § 22-235)
Secs. 62-192--62-260. Reserved.

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