Frequently Asked Questions

Why can't I keep an unregistered/junk car on my property?

Because it is a violation under Windsor Town Ordinance 8-111.

 

 

Windsor Town Ordinances are accessible on-line:

 

http://www.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/Connecticut/windsor_ct/townofwindsorconnecticutcodeofordinances?f=templates$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:windsor_ct

 

Sec. 8-103. Storage.

(a) Noncompliance. All abandoned, inoperable, or unregistered motor vehicles or parts thereof shall be kept in a completely enclosed structure unless a valid permit for repair, preservation, or temporary storage has been obtained as hereinafter provided. Any owner of a motor vehicle and/or the owner of the real property on which the motor vehicle is located who fails to comply with this article within fifteen (15) days of notice as herein provided shall be in violation of this article. Each motor vehicle so stored shall constitute a separate violation of this article. Each day said motor vehicle is so stored shall constitute a separate violation.

(b) Removal and return. No vehicle once removed pursuant to said notice may be returned to said real property except in compliance with this article.

(Ord. No. 94-3, § 4, 8-1-94)

Sec. 8-104. Application for permits.

Sec. 8-104. Application for permits.

The owner of a motor vehicle which is an antique, rare or special interest motor vehicle or which is in the process of being repaired or which qualifies for temporary storage may apply to the town manager or his designee for an application for one of three (3) permits as follows:

 

(1) Restoration/preservation permit. Any owner of an antique, rare or special interest motor vehicle as herein defined may apply for an exemption from the effects of this article for a period not to exceed one year upon a satisfactory showing that said motor vehicle is actively being restored or preserved as an antique, rare or special interest motor vehicle. This permit may be renewed yearly as long as all requirements are met.

(2) Temporary repair permit. Any owner of a motor vehicle which is in the process of being repaired may apply for a temporary permit for repair for a period of not longer than sixty (60) days. No permit shall be issued if said repair work is being done commercially or for a fee or any consideration of value. After the expiration of said sixty-day period said motor vehicle must be registered by the department of motor vehicles or stored in compliance with this article.

(3) Temporary storage. An owner of an unregistered motor vehicle which is neither abandoned nor inoperable but which the owner desires to have remain unregistered for a specific length of time not to exceed one year may apply for a temporary storage permit. A temporary storage permit may be issued for said unregistered motor vehicle (which is immediately capable of being registered and operated on highways of the State of Connecticut) for a period not to exceed one year. A temporary storage permit may be reissued for one additional year in the case of exceptional hardship.

(Ord. No. 94-3, § 5, 8-1-94; Ord. No. 97-1, § 1, 10-19-97)

Sec. 8-105. Denial of permit.

Sec. 8-105. Denial of permit.

The town manager or his designee shall provide the applicant written notice of the issuance or denial of the application for any permit within fifteen (15) days of submission of a completed application. If a permit is denied, the applicant shall comply with this article within seven (7) days of said denial. After denial no subsequent application for the same permit for the same vehicle shall be entertained.

(Ord. No. 94-3, § 6, 8-1-94)

What do I do with a bad check?

Bad Check Procedure
 

If you have received a bad check in the Town of Windsor, (“insufficient funds”, “no account” or “account closed”) and you want to have the person charged with a criminal offense and arrested, follow the below steps, reference Connecticut General Statute 53a-128. A “stop payment” check is generally not prosecutable. 

 

Mail a letter to the person that gave you the check:    

It must be CERTIFIED, RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED

Mail it to the person to the ADDRESS ON THE CHECK

Specifically request that restitution be made with 8 days

 

If your letter was received, wait a full 8 days

 

If the letter is returned to you “Unclaimed” or “Undeliverable”, start the below listed procedure immediately:

 

Contact the Windsor Police Department and schedule an appointment with a detective to file a complaint

 

Bring the following with you to the Windsor Police Department:

Original check

Postal Receipt for the Certified Letter

Return Receipt OR the unopened returned letter

Know the date that the check was returned to you by the bank

 

Do not accept partial payment from the person. Once partial payment is made, it is no longer a criminal matter and your only recourse is civil court.

 

Checks/property loss valued under $50 may not be accepted by the court.

 

Windsor Police Department- Detective Division

(860) 688-4545
Monday-Friday  7AM to 3PM