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Code Enforcement

Jeremy Strang - Division Manager

915 8th St., Suite 123, Marysville, CA 95901

(530)749-5455 Fax: (530)749-5464

email: codenforcement@co.yuba.ca.us




DEFINITIONS

 

DEFINITIONS PER YUBA COUNTY ORDINANCE CODE CHAPTER 7.36.140 Definitions

  1. ABATEMENT COSTS OR COSTS OF ABATEMENT
  2. ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS
  3. AFFECTED DEPARTMENT
  4. BOARD
  5. CODE
  6. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
  7. CONTIGUOUS PROPERTIES
  8. COUNTY
  9. DAY
  10. DIRECTOR
  11. ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL
  12. JUNK
  13. OCCUPIED PREMISES
  14. OCCUPIED AND OCCUPANT
  15. OWNER
  16. PREMISES
  17. PROOF OF SERVICE
  18. REAL PROPERTY
  19. VIOLATOR

 

ABANDONED VEHICLE ABATEMENT PROGRAM DEFINITION OF TERMS

  1. ABANDONED VEHICLE
  2. DISMANTLED VEHICLE
  3. INOPERATIVE VEHICLE
  4. PRIVATE PROPERTY
  5. PUBLIC NUISANCE VEHICLE
  6. PUBLIC PROPERTY
  7. WRECKED VEHICLE
  8. SERVICE AUTHORITY

 

 

1. "ABATEMENT COSTS" or "COSTS OF ABATEMENT" means the direct cost or expense to the County for removing, correcting, or otherwise abating any violation of this Chapter.

 

2. "ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS" or "COSTS OF ADMINISTRATION" means the cost to the County of performing the various administrative acts required under this Chapter with regard to the abatement of a public nuisance, including without limitation, administrative overhead, salaries and expenses incurred by County officers, employees and contractors for performing services such as site inspections, investigations, summaries, reports, notices, telephone contacts and correspondence, and conducting hearings, as well as time expended by County staff in calculating the above expenses and preparing itemized invoices showing such expenses. Administrative Cost and Costs of Administration also include the cost of the Administrative Law Judge, the cost of time and expenses associated with bringing the matter to hearing, the costs associated with any appeals from the decisions of the Administrative Law Judge, the costs of judicially abating a violations, the cost of securing expert and other witnesses, and attorneys' fees.

 

3. "AFFECTED DEPARTMENT"  means any County department that has the responsibility to administer or enforce other provisions of this Code.

 

4. "BOARD" means the Board of Supervisors of the County of Yuba.

 

5. "CODE" means the Yuba County Ordinance Code.

 

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6. "CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER" means any person employed by the County of Yuba and assigned to the position of Code Enforcement Officer.

 

7."CONTIGUOUS PROPERTIES" means any two (2) parcels of real property which share a mutual boundary. Property shall be considered as contiguous units even if it is separated by roads, streets, utility easements or railroad right-of-way.

 

8."COUNTY" means the County of Yuba, acting by and through the Board of Supervisors or any County department or official.

 

9."DAY" means calendar day.

 

10."DIRECTOR" means the Director of the County Department that has been assigned responsibility for administration of code enforcement services in the County and his or her designee.

 

11."ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL" means any officer, employee, or department head of the County or other public agency charged with the duty of enforcing County ordinances or laws of the State of California and specifically includes the Director and Code Enforcement Officers.

 

12. "JUNK" includes, but is not limited to, any cast-off, damaged, discarded, junked, obsolete, salvaged, scrapped, unusable, work-out or wrecked asphalt, brick, carbon, cement, plastic or other synthetic substance, fiber, glass, metal, paper, plaster, plaster of Paris, rubber, terra cotta, wool, wood, cloth, canvas, organic matter, or other substance which is ready for destruction or has been collected or stored for salvage or conversion to some use.

 

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13."OCCUPIED PREMISES" means any property which is used as, or supports, a residence on a permanent or intermittent basis. Such property may include, but is not limited to, any property which functions as a venue for any legal activity such as camping, picnicking, gardening or gatherings by, or with the permission of, its owner(s) and which shall also include outbuildings.

 

14."OCCUPIER" and "OCCUPANT" means the person or persons occupying or otherwise in real or apparent charge and control of the premises affected.

 

15."OWNER" means the person or persons in whom is vested the ownership of, dominion over, or title to real property.

 

16. "PREMISES" means the real property of the alleged Violator, including Contiguous Properties,
and/or any buildings, structures or other improvements situated thereon or affixed thereto, where any
violation of any of the provisions of the Yuba County Ordinance Code has or is suspected to have
occurred or is or is suspected to be occurring. The premises may include public property to which an
alleged Violator has access.

 

17. "PROOF OF SERVICE" means a form which is prepared in compliance with Code of Civil
Procedure section 1011, et seq., on which an Enforcement Official or employee enters information
specifying the method employed to convey documentation, information, orders or notices to a Violator,
alleged Violator, or any other entity as required under this Chapter along with the date of such
conveyance, and the signature of the individual effecting such conveyance.

 

18. "REAL PROPERTY" includes all the surface or subsurface areas described in the most recently
recorded deed or deeds relating to such property and all improvements on the real property.

 

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19. "VIOLATOR" means an adult owner, tenant, occupant, resident or other person having
possession, control or any other ownership interest in or who has otherwise obtained access to a premises
on which an offending condition exists, excluding persons having only a security interest in the premises or
those persons who are exempted in Section 7.36.220 subsection (c) of this Chapter, who is/are determined
to have violated or to be in violation of any of the provisions of the Yuba County Ordinance Code. There
may be one or more Violators as to any particular premises.

 

 

 

ABANDONED VEHICLE ABATEMENT PROGRAM DEFINITION OF TERMS

 

1. "ABANDONED VEHICLE" A vehicle is considered to be "abandoned" if it is left on a highway, public property, or private property in such inoperable or neglected condition that the owner's intent to relinquish all further rights or interests in it may be reasonably concluded.

 

2. "DISMANTLED VEHICLE" Any vehicle that is partially or wholly disassembled.

 

3. "INOPERATIVE VEHICLE" Any motor vehicle that cannot be moved under its own power.

 

4. "PRIVATE PROPERTY" Property that belongs absolutely to an individual and that person has the exclusive right of disposition. Property of a specific, fixed, and tangible nature, capable of being possessed and transmitted to another, such as houses, lands, vehicles, etc.

 

5. "PUBLIC NUISANCE VEHICLE"  Any vehicle that is abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, or any inoperative part thereof that is on public or private property, not including highways, and that create a condition tending to reduce the value of private property, promotes blight and deterioration, invites plundering, creates fire hazards, constitutes an attractive nuisance endangering the health and safety of minors, harbors rodents and insects, or jeopardizes health, safety, and general welfare is a public nuisance. 

 

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6. "PUBLIC PROPERTY" This term is commonly used as a designation of those things which are considered owned by the "public", the state or community, and not restricted to dominion of a private person. it may also apply to any property owned by a state, nation, or municipality.
 

7. "SERVICE AUTHORITY"  A service authority for the abatement of abandoned vehicles may be established, and a one dollar ($1) vehicle registration fee imposed, in any county if the board of supervisors of the county, by a two-thirds vote, and a majority of the cities having a majority of the incorporated population within the county have adopted resolutions providing for the establishment of the authority and imposition of the fee.  The membership of the authority shall be determined by concurrence of the board of supervisors and a majority vote of the majority of the cities within the county having a majority of the incorporated population. The authority may contract and may undertake any act convenient or necessary to carry out any law relating to the authority.  The authority shall be staffed by existing personnel of the city, county, or county transportation commission.

 

8. "WRECKED VEHICLE" Any vehicle that is damaged to such an extent that it cannot be operated upon the highway is termed a wrecked vehicle. A vehicle which has been wrecked in a traffic accident, and which has been removed from the roadway to a storage facility, but which has not been claimed by its owner, will not be considered an abandoned vehicle for the purposes of this program.

 

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