Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Removing Debris W/O Permission Could Result in Arrest

Removing scrap metal  and other debris from private property without permission of the owner is not legal and constitutes looting which carries a penalty of up to $10,000 fine and 15 years in prison. It is recommended that anyone get signed permission from the property owner before removing material.

Once debris is moved to the road right of way and a citywide/countywide contractor has been chosen, that material becomes the property of the contractor and cannot be legally removed by another party.