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"Curbstoning" ordinance passed in Boynton Beach

By Christina Noce

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - In an unanimous 5-0 vote Wednesday night, city commissioners in Boynton Beach passed an ordinance that will no longer allow vehicle owners to leave their cars on public property with a "For Sale" sign in the window.

Known as "curbstoning", this now regulates the purchase and sale of vehicles from individuals other than a dealer.  

The ordinance does not prohibit the sale of vehicles on private property.

Beginning November 3, any vehicle parked on public property with a "For Sale" sign in the window will be towed, said Boynton Beach police.

The registered owner will be required to pay a $100 fine to receive a release to remove the vehicle from the tow company's impound lot.

Officials hope this will clean up neighborhoods and prevent distracting drivers.

City commissioners say some people have been using private and public property as advertisement space.

However, you still will be able to keep a for sale sign on the vehicle if the car is kept in your driveway or on property that that you own.

By law, residents who sell more than three cars a year in Boynton Beach need a permit, a place of business and have to pay sales and property taxes.

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