Frequently Violated Parking Regulations
Overtime Night Parking
9.05(1) "All Night Parking Regulated" restricts overtime night parking of vehicles on public ways between the hours of 2:30 am and 6:00 am. The ordinance also allows that there can be exceptions when authorized by the Police Department. Traditionally, the Police Department has authorized permission to park overnight for one night when the request is appropriate. During Summer Months only (between Memorial Day and Labor Day), overtime night parking is granted for up to four days at a time. After Labor Day we return to the one day permission per call.
Read more about overnight parking exceptions and special permissions
Parking Too Close to Driveway
346.53(4) states that parking is prohibited within four feet of the entrance to an alley or a private road or driveway. Drivers must pay special attention especially after a snowfall when the driveways are not as easily identified.
Parking Too Close to a Crosswalk
346.53(5) states that parking is prohibited within 15 feet to the near limits of a crosswalk. This applies to marked and unmarked crosswalks - in the absence of signs, lines, or markings, it includes that part of a roadway at an intersection which is included within the imaginary lines connecting sidewalks on opposite sides of such roadway.
Parking Too Close to Fire Hydrant
According to State Statute
346.53(3), no person shall stop or leave any vehicle standing within 10 feet of a fire hydrant unless a greater distance is indicated by an official traffic sign.
Parked on Private Property
346.55(3) and (4) states no person may leave or park any motor vehicle on private property without the consent of the owner or lessee of the property.
Owners or lessees of public or private property may permit parking by certain persons and limit restrict or prohibit parking as to other persons if the owner or lessee posts a sign on the property indicating for whom parking is permitted limited restricted or prohibited. No person may leave or park any motor vehicle on public or private property contrary to a sign posted thereon.
For questions or to learn more about parking restrictions, please contact Sgt. Tony Babl at (715) 346-1515.