The Public Safety Division is responsible for ensuring that Lynwood’s public and private properties, as well as, streets and alleys are clear of abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, and inoperative vehicles.
In accordance with the Lynwood Municipal Code, the accumulation and storage of abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, inoperative vehicles or parts on private or public property is deemed a public nuisance and shall be abated at the owner’s expense. The presence and storage of these vehicles create conditions that reduces the value of private property, promotes blight and deterioration, and attracts crime to your neighborhood. It also invites potential fire hazards, hazards to the health and safety of minors, and creates a harborage for rodents, insects, and other pests.
Properties that have such vehicles are in violation of the City code. Notices are mailed to the vehicle’s registered owner’s address formally requesting the responsible parties to comply and remove the violating vehicle to avoid fines and penalties. Failure to comply within the prescribed timeframe shall result in the City removing the nuisance vehicle and charging the vehicle’s registered owner with all associated costs related to the removal.
Public Safety’s goal is to prevent the physical and aesthetic deterioration of our community. By enforcing the City codes, we can help you cleanup your neighborhoods and maintain a healthy and safe environment. Together, we can help reduce crime, protect the health and well-being of our residents, and help maintain property values. When you purchased you home, business, or property, you made an investment in not only in the property itself, but you also invested in the community.
As a property owner, you can positively impact your property and community by adhering to the City codes, keeping your property tidy, and reporting those who do not. This will help in preserving and enhancing your community for future generations.
For more information about nuisance vehicles and abatements, please contact the Public Safety Division at (310) 603 0220, Ext. 271.
This is your community! Let’s work together to keep it clean and safe!