Unsigned Street Parking Restrictions
Many parking ordinances have traffic signs indicating that curbside stopping or parking is prohibited or restricted. However, some ordinances do not require signs to be posted. These ordinances address safety issues common throughout the city. To sign all of these locations is not practical. Vehicles parked in violation of these ordinances create a hazard for the safe passage of other vehicles and/or pedestrians.
The most common of these parking ordinances include:
- Corner clearance
- Too close to a stop sign or Traffic Signal - vehicles are not allowed to park within 30 feet of the approach side of a stop sign or traffic signal unless otherwise indicated by a parking meter or traffic sign.
- Blocked driveway - vehicles are not allowed to park within 5 feet of a private road, driveway, or alley.
- Blocked fire hydrant - vehicles are not allowed to stop, stand or park within 10 feet of a fire hydrant, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or traffic control agent.
- Railroad Crossing – vehicles are not allowed to park within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing.
- On a sidewalk - vehicles are not allowed to stop on sidewalks, sidewalk crossings or boulevards.
These ordinances discourage motorists from leaving their vehicles in a manner that would pose a safety threat or inconvenience to other drivers or pedestrians.
Last updated Jan 12, 2018