Junked Motor Vehicles

The term junked motor vehicle, as authorized and defined in G.S. 160A-303.2, means a vehicle that does not display a current license plate lawfully upon that vehicle and that:

    • Is partially dismantled or wrecked; or

    • Cannot be self-propelled or move in the manner in which it originally was intended to move; or

    • Is more than five (5) years old and appears to be worth less than five hundred dollars ($500).

One junked motor vehicle may be located in the rear yard provided the junked motor vehicle is entirely concealed from public view from a public street and/or abutting premises by an acceptable covering for not more than sixty (60) calendar days. The covering must remain in good repair and must not be allowed to deteriorate.

Junked motor vehicles kept on the premises more than sixty (60) calendar days shall be kept inside a completely enclosed building.