[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Harrisburg by Ord. No. 138-1959. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parking meter zones are established by the traffic control maps or by temporary regulations in conformity with Chapter 3-107, Temporary Traffic Regulations.
[Ord. No. 3-1988]
Parking in any parking meter zone on Sundays and on the observance of the following holidays is specifically excluded from the provisions of this chapter:
Such holidays as shall be designated by the collective bargaining agreement between the City and AFSCME District Council 90 shall be added to the list in Subsection A above. The Bureau of Police, Traffic Division, shall provide to the City Clerk on or before December 31 of each year an updated list of all applicable holidays for the next year, which list shall be the controlling authority in the event of future changes and/or additions to the holiday schedule noted herein.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1-303).
In all parking meter zones a parking meter shall be installed for each parking space. All parking spaces shall be plainly designated by lines or markings on the highway and may be placed either parallel or diagonal to the curb.
[Amended 10-22-1996 by Ord. No. 17-1996; 11-12-2002 by Ord. No. 24-2002]
Parking meters shall be conveniently located upon the sidewalk or curb in close proximity to each designated parking space and in such a manner as to show or display by a signal that the parking space or spaces controlled by such meter are or are not legally occupied. Each parking meter shall indicate by a proper legend the established legal parking time and, when in operation, shall also indicate by display the duration of the period of legal parking and any illegal or overtime parking.
[Amended 11-12-2002 by Ord. No. 24-2002]
Every vehicle parked in any parking meter zone shall be entirely within the lines of the designated parking space.
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit the City from providing free parking spaces for loading and unloading, bus stops, taxicab stands, or other matters of a similar nature.
[Ord. No. 41-1995; amended 10-14-2003 by Ord. No. 28-2003; 10-27-2009 by Ord. No. 13-2009]
Any person who causes, allows or permits any vehicle to be parked overtime or beyond the period of legal parking time established for any parking meter zone shall pay to the City an overtime parking charge in the amount of $14.
There shall be a separate overtime parking charge of $14 for each consecutive separate segment of legal parking time, which time shall be the maximum amount of time allowable for parking in a particular metered zone, for any parking zone during which any vehicle is caused, allowed, or permitted to be parked in such parking meter zone. Failure to pay such overtime parking charge within 96 hours after such violation will result in a processing/penalty charge of $11, for a total overtime parking charge of $25.
[Amended 4-9-2013 by Ord. No. 3-2013]
[Ord. No. 7-1978; amended 10-27-2009 by Ord. No. 14-2009]
Whenever any vehicle is caused, allowed or permitted by any person to be parked in any parking meter zone for a longer time than is permitted, any duly authorized employee of the City under the direction of the Mayor or the Chief of Police shall notify such person of the applicable overtime parking charge by placing a written notice or ticket under the windshield wiper, or in some other conspicuous place on such vehicle, indicating:
All overtime parking charges, including any additional late charges, shall be paid to the City no later than 10 days after the date of the violation, and the notice or ticket placed on the vehicle at the time of the violation shall advise the owner or operator of such vehicle that, unless the overtime parking charge, including additional late charge, is paid within the time limits herein specified, the fine payable upon conviction of overtime parking and failure to pay such charges within the time set forth above will be $25 and costs and, in default of payment thereof, imprisonment for not more than 10 days.
[Ord. No. 11-1970]
In any proceeding for a violation of the provisions of this chapter, the registration plate displayed on such vehicle shall be prima facie evidence that the owner of such vehicle was then operating the same. If at any hearing or proceeding the owner shall testify under oath or affirmation that he or she was not operating such vehicle at the time of the alleged violation of this chapter and shall submit to an examination as to who at that time was operating such vehicle, and reveal the name of the person, if known, then the prima facie presumptive evidence arising from the registration plate shall be overcome and removed and the burden of proof shifted.
[Ord. No. 40-1995; amended 6-25-2003 by Ord. No. 17-2003; 9-23-2003 by Ord. No. 27-2003; 4-9-2013 by Ord. No. 3-2013; 6-11-2013 by Ord. No. 9-2013; 9-16-2013 by Ord. No. 16-2013]
In the area of the City bounded by Front Street on the west, Market Street on the south, Fisher Plaza on the east and Forster Street on the north, rates shall be $2.50 per hour of parking. In all other areas within the City of Harrisburg, the parking meter rates shall be $2 per hour of parking. The bagged meter rate shall be as determined by the Director of the Harrisburg Parking Authority.
Upon entering a designated space in a parking meter zone, the operator thereof shall immediately deposit or cause to be deposited in the parking meter controlling such parking space the proper coin of the United States as designated. Upon the deposit of such coin and the placing of said meter in operation, such parking space may be lawfully occupied by any vehicle during the permitted period of parking indicated on the parking meter.
The coins required to be deposited in parking meters are hereby levied and assessed as fees to provide for the proper regulation and control of traffic upon the highways, including the cost of supervising and regulating the parking of vehicles in the parking meter zones created hereby, and the cost of the purchase, supervision, protection, inspection, operation, maintenance, control, and use of the aforesaid parking meters.
No owner or operator of any vehicle shall cause, allow, permit, or suffer such vehicle to be parked overtime or beyond the period of the legal parking time established for any parking meter zone.
No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited in any parking meter any coin or coins for the purpose of increasing or extending the parking time of any vehicle beyond the legal parking time established for any parking meter zone.
No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited in any parking meter any slug, device or metallic substitute for the required legal coin of the United States.
[Amended 10-27-2009 by Ord. No. 14-2009]
No person shall deface, injure, tamper with, open or willfully break, destroy or impair the usefulness of any parking meter.
No prosecution of any violation of any of the provisions of this chapter may be instituted unless commenced by the filing of a complaint within six months after the date of such alleged violation.
[Ord. No. 11-1970; amended 10-27-2009 by Ord. No. 14-2009]
Whenever a vehicle is caused, allowed or permitted to be parked in a handicapped parking meter zone and said vehicle is not, by law or ordinance, permitted to park in said handicapped parking meter zone, said person shall pay to the City a parking charge equal to $50. If said parking charge is not paid to the City within 96 hours, an additional late charge of $11 shall be added.
[Ord. No. 3-1992; amended 10-27-2009 by Ord. No. 14-2009]