Natchitoches Police to begin enforcing abandoned vehicle city ordinance

The Natchitoches Police Department will begin to enforce Natchitoches Code of Ordinances, Chapter 18 sections 38-48 as of Feb. 1.  This section refers to any junked or wrecked motor vehicle which is inoperable and left unattended on any portion of any occupied lot, neutral ground, street or sidewalk.

Once an abandoned or junked vehicle has been tagged the owner will be mailed a certified letter with the complaint.  The owner will have ten days to remove the vehicle or make such repairs to meet the requirements of the ordinance.  After ten days the vehicle will be declared public property and removed by a wrecker service at the owner’s expense.   

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 238-3986 or (318) 357-3802.

How to report an anonymous tip via Natchitoches Crime Stoppers:

You can also report a tip anonymously by downloading the P3 Tips app on your smart phone or by calling Natchitoches Crime Stoppers at (318) 238-2388.  All tips remain confidential and the caller can receive a cash reward up to $2,500 for the arrest of an offender.