ORDINANCE NO. BL2007-4
An ordinance amending Chapter 6.80 of the Metropolitan Code pertaining to the “booting” of vehicles within the area of the Metropolitan Government.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That Chapter 6.80 of the Metropolitan Code is hereby amended by adding the following new Section 6.80.455:
“6.80.455 Booting of vehicles.
A. No vehicle which has been booted may be towed until or unless the boot has been on for at least twenty-four continuous hours. After twenty-four hours, the vehicle may be towed, but only if properly authorized by the private property owner or lessee, which authority may not be delegated by the property owner or lessee to a third person or entity.
B. The maximum fee which may be charged for boot removal shall not exceed the current rate allowed by Section 6.80.550(H) for nonconsent towing from private property, plus one day of storage.
C. Each booting device must be lettered with a local telephone number for the booting service or private property owner. This number must be answered twenty-four hours a day, and someone must be available to remove the boot within one hour upon request of the vehicle owner.
D. The above restrictions do not apply if the person booting the vehicle is the vehicle's owner/lien holder, or a police officer in the performance of his/her official duty.
E. For purposes of this section, 'booting' means the attachment of any device to a vehicle that prevents the vehicle from being driven.”
Section 2. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Anna Page, Jerry Maynard
|Introduced:||October 2, 2007|
|Passed First Reading:||October 2, 2007|
|Referred to:||Public Safety Committee|
|Deferred:||October 16, 2007|
|Deferred Indefinitely:||November 20, 2007|
|Withdrawn:||August 16, 2011|