Amendments to the Rules Governing the Impound of Motor Vehicles by DSNY
Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments
Statement of Basis and Purpose
The Commissioner of the New York City Department of Sanitation is authorized to adopt rules relating to the cleanliness of the streets and the disposal of waste pursuant to section 753 of the New York City Charter. Pursuant to §§ 16-119 (e) and (g) of the New York City Administrative Code, the Commissioner is authorized to promulgate rules governing the impoundment and release of vehicles.
The purpose of the proposed rule amendment is to expand the Department's existing rules governing impoundment procedures to cover other applicable violations under Title 16 of the New York Administrative Code beyond impoundments performed pursuant to § 16-119 of the Code. Since the initial rules regarding the impoundment of vehicles for violations of the illegal dumping law were originally promulgated, the number of laws that authorize the Department to impound vehicles has increased. This rule amendment will update the Department's rules to address additional circumstances in which the Department is authorized to impound vehicles.