City of Ottawa Act, 1996
The purpose of the Bill is to provide for the removal of vehicles and objects placed or abandoned on property belonging to The Corporation of the City of Ottawa in contravention of any by-law.
An Act respecting the
City of Ottawa
The Corporation of the City of Ottawa, referred to in this Act as the Corporation, has applied for special legislation in respect of the matters set out in this Act.
It is appropriate to grant the application.
Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
General enforcement of by-laws
1. (1) Any police officer, police cadet, municipal by-law enforcement officer or any person authorized by by-law to enforce a by-law passed by the Corporation who has reason to believe that any object or vehicle has been placed or abandoned on the property of the Corporation, including a highway, in contravention of the by-law may cause the object or vehicle to be moved and stored in a suitable place.
Removal and storage
(2) Before causing the object or vehicle to be moved and stored in a suitable place, the police officer, police cadet, municipal by-law enforcement officer or any person authorized by by-law to enforce the by-law, may, after producing appropriate identification and informing the person, if any, in charge of the object or vehicle that it is placed or abandoned contrary to the by-law and upon giving a receipt for it to that person, cause the object or vehicle to be moved and stored in a suitable place.
(3) Subject to subsections (4) and (5), all costs and charges for the removal, care and storage of any object or vehicle under the by-law are a lien upon it which may be enforced by the Corporation in the manner provided by the Repair and Storage Liens Act.
Objects not claimed
(4) An object or vehicle removed and stored in accordance with subsection (1) and not claimed by the owner within 60 days is the property of the Corporation and may be sold and the proceeds shall form part of the general funds of the Corporation.
(5) Despite subsection (4), any perishable object is the property of the Corporation upon being moved from the property of the Corporation in accordance with subsection (1) and may be destroyed or given to a charitable institution.
(6) Subsection (1) does not apply to motor vehicles displaying number plates issued under the Highway Traffic Act.
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2. This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.
3. The short title of this Act is the City of Ottawa Act, 1996.