City of Mobile begins towing abandoned cars to fight blight

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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The City of Mobile has begun placing notices on abandoned vehicles giving owners 30 days to remove it from a property or have it removed.

Recently passed legislation and a city ordinance mean the city and Mobile Police can target junk cars left in the front yards of homes.

They’ll place a yellow sticker on the vehicle meaning the owner has 30 days to remove it, or it will be impounded. 

Once at the impound yard, the owner still has 60 days to pay the impound and storage fees to recover the vehicle. If they don’t, the city can sell the car.

“Really, this is huge from the standpoint of us trying to arrest and reverse blight,” said Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson.

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