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Abandoned Vehicles
Berks County > Municipalities > Sinking Spring Borough > Sinking Spring Police Department


A vehicle is considered abandoned if it is physically inoperable, does not have a valid inspection sticker, a valid registration plate or vehicle identification number and is left unattended for more than forty-eight (48) hours upon a street or highway or on the private property of another without their consent. Vehicles meeting the above criteria will be removed from the Borough. The law requires that in most cases the owner of the vehicle must be notified to remove the vehicle by certified mail, therefore, when you report such a vehicle to the police, it may take several days before the vehicle is removed. If cited, you may be required to pay a fine of $500.00 plus costs.

Vehicles meeting the criteria for an abanoned vehicle parked on your own property is a ZONING violation. If an abandoned vehicle is found on your own property it will be referred to the Zoning Officer for investigation and prosecution.