The Community Service Officer of the Abandoned Vehicle Division is responsible for:
Investigating abandoned vehicle complaints
Maintaining all computer records on abandoned vehicles
Working with local tow company in maintaining abandoned vehicle inventory
Abandoned Vehicle Procedures
Currently in the City of Rock Island, any vehicle that sits idle on a public street for more than 72 hours is considered abandoned. Once a Report a Complaint online form is received or the abandonment procedures are started, the Community Service Officer will:
Chalk the tires of the vehicle, check the mileage, and leave notification on the vehicle.
Re-check in 72 hours to see if the vehicle is still there and check the mileage.
If there are no changes the vehicle will then be tagged, a ticket will be issued, and a certified letter will be sent informing the registered vehicle owner of the tow notice.
Seven days later, if the vehicle is still in its same location and the mileage hasn’t changed, the vehicle will be towed.