Parking Ordinances

Complete parking ordinances may be reviewed at online.

Articles of Particular Interest
Article IV, Division I, Section 20-95
This section discusses general parking. “No person shall stand or park a vehicle in a roadway other than parallel with the edge of the roadway headed in the direction of traffic and with the curbside wheels of the vehicle within 12 inches of the edge of the roadway, and with such vehicle entirely within the lines marking the space, except that upon those streets which have been marked or signed for angle parking vehicles…”

Article IV, Division I, Section 20-104
This section prohibits parking on sidewalks; “It shall be unlawful for any person to stop, stand, or park any vehicle upon any sidewalk of the city.”

Article IV, Division I, Section 20-105
This section prohibits parking in a particular city block for a cumulative time to exceed the posted limit. This means that someone parking for 30 minutes in the morning, who returns to the same block for an additional 45 minutes in the afternoon, where there is a one hour limit, can be issued a parking citation.

Article IV, Division I, Section 20-109
This section defines the use of loading zones as follows: “…the parking of vehicles is restricted to parking for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers or property shall be construed to apply only during the period in which the operation of loading and unloading is being engaged in and such provision of this chapter or other ordinance of the city shall not be construed so as to authorize the parking of vehicles in such area for any other purpose or duration of time.”

Article IV, Division I, Section 20-160 & 161
These sections deal with bus and taxi provisions of the ordinances:
  • 160: “The driver of a bus or taxicab shall not stand or park upon any street in any business district at any place other than at a bus stop or taxicab stand, respectively, except that this provision shall not prevent the driver of any such vehicle from temporarily stopping, in accordance with other stopping or parking regulations, at any place for the purpose of and while actually engaged in the loading or unloading of passengers.”
  • 161: “No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle other than a bus in a bus stand or other than a taxicab in a taxicab stand, when any such stop or stand has been officially designated and appropriately signed, except that the driver of a passenger vehicle may temporarily stop therein, for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading passengers, when such stopping does not interfere with any bus or taxicab waiting to enter or about to enter or already within such zone.”
Appeals Process
There is a 3-step appeals process that can be utilized if you feel that a citation is not justified for a particular situation. The Parking Citation Appeal Form (PDF) can be filled out on your computer, printed and submitted to start this process. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the file.