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Posted on Monday, August 05, 2002 - 05:14 pm:   

Just wanted to know the guidelines for parking a car on a public streeet in Frisco. I have a neighbour who owns a junk car and it is parked in our street. It is wrecked, the front bumper is held up with a belt and the windshield is smashed in. Also is it legal to park a boat and trailer on a public street for extended periods of time?

Todd Renshaw, Chief of Police (Todd)
Posted on Monday, August 05, 2002 - 05:51 pm:   

If you will email me and let me know where this is located, I'll have an officer check on it. Junk vehicles can be impounded whether they are parked in the street or on private property (if within view of the public). Boat trailers or any other type of trailer may not be parked on the street (unless the owner is simply loading or unloading it). Again, please let me know via email or call 972.335.5505 and have an officer sent to check on them both.

Posted on Thursday, August 08, 2002 - 01:33 pm:   

Chief Renshaw,

Can you please define "within view of the public"? Does that mean if it is parked in the rear driveway of the house and can not be seen from the street, but is still visible by the next door/across alley neighbors?

This is an issue that our neighborhood association has been struggling with.

Todd Renshaw, Chief of Police (Todd)
Posted on Thursday, August 08, 2002 - 07:30 pm:   

Within view of the public means within view from a public place or any other place that is not the property of the owner. The best thing to do is call and have an officer check it out.

Posted on Monday, September 23, 2002 - 12:09 pm:   

Chief Renshaw -

Could you please have someone from the code enforcement department drive the alley the runs between Clover Knoll and Newberry off of Fairlawn Drive? In the 11200 block of Clover Knoll - one of the homes has two junked cars in the drive way, in view where everyone can see them. One is up on blocks and looks very unstable. Yes, it's an eyesore - but I am afraid children will play on this and get hurt. A police officer has responded on this before (when the car was parked in the street) and told us this was an HOA issue. Do junked cars on blocks fall under city ordinances or HOA guidelines? Thanks for looking into this.

Todd Renshaw, Chief of Police (Todd)
Posted on Monday, September 23, 2002 - 01:24 pm:   

I will have an officer check on the vehicles you describe. Junked vehicles do fall under state law and city ordinance.

Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2002 - 05:31 pm:   

Chief Renshaw, can you please update us as to what is being done about the junked car on Clover Knoll? This person has now SOLD every part possible off this car - it's a shell - not even the glass is left! Isn't this some sort of additional violation? Running a junk yard business off of a residential property?

Thanks for your help!

Todd Renshaw, Chief of Police (Todd)
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2002 - 08:52 am:   

The process of getting a junk vehicle impounded takes time. Often times we can negotiate removal with the owner, however, impounding requires a several step process. An officer has been assigned and has begun that process. If you would like to speak with him specifically, please email or call me and I will have him contact you.

I do not believe that selling parts off of a vehicle would constitute operating a junk-yard.

Posted on Wednesday, October 09, 2002 - 11:45 am:   


If this were in the front of their house would the "negotiate of removal with this homeowner" be any different?

Todd Renshaw, Chief of Police (Todd)
Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2002 - 09:11 am:   

As I stated above, it is a public view issue. Front or back doesn't make any difference.

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