17.29.040 PROHIBITING REMOVAL OR POSSESSION OF ABANDONED CART.
(a) It is unlawful to either temporarily or permanently remove a cart from the premises or parking area of a business establishment without the express prior written approval of the owner or on-duty manager of the business establishment. Written permission shall be valid for a period not to exceed 72 hours.
(b) It is unlawful to be in possession of a cart that has been removed from the premises or parking area of a business establishment unless it is in the process of being immediately returned to the owner or business establishment.
(c) This section shall not apply to carts that are removed for the purposes of repair or maintenance.