The Town of Hudson Police Department has received multiple questions and concerns about our Ordinance activity in the last week. Following citizen complaints regarding the multiple vehicles on the streets and in the public's view we have been placing 72 hour orange tags on vehicles which according to our Municipal Ordinances are deemed illegal vehicles in Chapter 7 of the Hudson Municipal Code. These tags are used to alert vehicle owners that they need to move, store, license, or otherwise address the vehicle the tag is placed on. If no action is taken to correct the warning, the vehicle will be towed at the owner's expense. By allowing vehicles to remain broken down, unregistered, and parked with debris collecting under and round them we are creating an unsafe and unclean environment. Vehicle registration is mandatory with a one-month grace period for licensed vehicles and immediately upon expiration of temporary tags. Vehicles must be moved at least once every three days when parked on the street and vehicles cannot be stored on Town right of way or parked in yards or lots unless covered or out of the public view. More information on this Ordinance are as follows:
Street (Public Right of Way) Parking Notifications
Due to an increase in complaints regarding abandoned vehicles the Police conducted an assessment and made notifications to owners of vehicles that have exceeded the time allowed to park in the right of way.
The rules are as follows from the Hudson Municipal Code:
Sec. 8-11. - Abandonment of motor vehicles.
No person shall abandon any motor vehicle upon public property or upon private property in this town.
(2) Any motor vehicle left unattended on public property, including any portion of a highway, street or public right-of-way within the limits of the town, for a period of seventy-two (72) hours shall be presumed inoperable and abandoned unless the owner or operator thereof has conspicuously affixed thereto a dated notice indicating his or her intention to return or has otherwise notified the town of his or her intention to move the same within a reasonable period of time, not to exceed thirty-six (36) hours from the time of discovery by the town. Any such motor vehicle shall immediately be presumed abandoned if it is parked in such a manner or under such conditions as to interfere with the free movement of vehicular traffic or proper street or highway maintenance.
The Police have conducted an initial assessment of street parking code violations throughout Town on February 9, 2022. The notification was intended to educate residents and visitors of the Town’s requirements for parking in the right of way. The Police Department will conduct another assessment in approximately 2 weeks with enforcement to follow, in addition to providing additional education on the Town’s webpage, social media platforms and the next newsletter.
If you need additional time to move your vehicle, please submit your request in writing to the Police Department located in Town Hall or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you need additional time to move your vehicle from the public right of way. Please include the make/model and license plate in your request.