The Kansas Legislature has introduced legislation that would allow cities to enforce “nuisance abatement” procedures by
notifying affected property owners by use of first-class mail instead
of certified mail (with a return receipt). Nuisance abatement laws are often used by cities to force removal of inoperable vehicles, including parts cars stored on private property by car collectors.
In opposing the bill, SEMA argues that certified mail with a signed receipt provides proof that a property owner has been properly alerted to a future enforcement action. Without actual and verified notification, owners could risk removal of valuable collector cars and parts, especially when they are not at home to receive a first-class mailing.
For more information, contact Steve McDonald.