What is considered an unserviceable vehicle ?

The Nassau County Ordinance describes an unserviceable vehicle as any vehicle which is required to be licensed or registered in the State of Florida and is in such condition that it cannot be started or moved under its own power.(Ordinance 2003-17, Section 3) 

  • Unserviceable vehicle prohibited.

    It shall be unlawful for the owner, lessee, and/or occupant of any real property in the unincorporated areas of Nassau County in the following Zoning categories: OR (three (3) acres or less), RS-1, RS-2, RM, RT, RG-1, RG-2, RMH, CN, CG, CI, Recreation and Open Space, and PUD, to cause, permit, and/or have stored thereon more than one (1) unserviceable vehicle(s), except for unserviceable vehicles stored within a completely enclosed building, or unserviceable vehicles stored on the premises of a properly zoned junkyard or vehicle repair or storage facility. One (1) unserviceable vehicle may remain on the property for a period not to exceed six (6) months.

    For OR zoned properties of four (4) acres or more, unserviceable vehicles may be stored subject to the following:


    No vehicle shall be within three hundred (300) feet of any boundary of such owner's land.


    If the vehicle is visible from the adjoining property or road, as determined by a code enforcement officer, it shall be contained within a pole barn (properly permitted, if applicable) or in a completely enclosed permitted building.


    Unserviceable vehicles shall not be left on public property, including rights-of-way for any period of time.

    (Ord. No. 89-10, § 2(2.02), 3-21-89; Ord. No. 2003-17, § 3, 3-24-03)

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1. How does Code Enforcement enforce the County codes?
2. Can I remain anonymous when reporting a code enforcement violation?
3. What is considered an unserviceable vehicle ?
4. What do I do if I've received a notice of violation from Code Enforcement?
5. I have received a notice from the County Code Enforcement officer for violation of one of the County Ordinances. I don't feel I was given enough time to correct the problem. What should I do?
6. Why does it take so long to resolve a Code Enforcement violation?
7. Should I attend a Code Enforcement Board Hearing?
8. What happens if I am found guilty?
9. How much are Code Enforcement fines?