City of Shrewsbury, MO
St. Louis County
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Cross Reference—As to designated fire lane locations, see sch. XIV.

Section 355.010 Stopping, Standing or Parking Prohibited.

[CC 1976 §365.010]
A. 
Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law or the directions of a Police Officer or official traffic control device, no person shall:
1. 
Stop, stand or park a vehicle:
a. 
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
b. 
On a sidewalk;
c. 
Within an intersection;
d. 
On a crosswalk;
e. 
Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within thirty (30) feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless the (traffic authority) indicates a different length by signs or markings;
f. 
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic;
g. 
Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel, or underpass;
h. 
On any railroad tracks;
i. 
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping;
2. 
Stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers:
a. 
In front of a public or private driveway;
b. 
Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant;
c. 
Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
d. 
Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway;
e. 
Within twenty (20) feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within seventy-five (75) feet of said entrance (when properly signposted);
f. 
At any place where official signs prohibit standing.
3. 
Park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers:
a. 
Within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing;
b. 
At any place where official signs prohibit parking.
B. 
No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his/her control into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such a distance as is unlawful.

Section 355.020 Parking Not To Obstruct Traffic.

[CC 1976 §365.020]
No person shall park any vehicle upon a street, other than an alley, in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten (10) feet of the width of the roadway for free movement of vehicular traffic.

Section 355.030 Parking in Alleys.

[CC 1976 §365.030]
No person shall park a vehicle within an alley in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten (10) feet of the width of the roadway for the free movement of vehicular traffic, and no person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle within an alley in such position as to block the driveway entrance to any abutting property.

Section 355.040 Parking For Certain Purposes Prohibited.

[CC 1976 §365.040; Ord. No. 754 §15.5, 1-31-1961]
A. 
No person shall park a vehicle upon a roadway for the principal purpose of:
1. 
Displaying such vehicle for sale; or
2. 
Washing, greasing or repairing such vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency.

Section 355.050 Parking Adjacent To Schools.

[CC 1976 §365.050]
A. 
The City Traffic Engineer is hereby authorized to erect signs indicating no parking upon either or both sides of any street adjacent to any school property when such parking would, in his/her opinion, interfere with traffic or create a hazardous situation.
B. 
When official signs are erected indicating no parking upon either side of a street adjacent to any school property as authorized herein, no person shall park a vehicle in any such designated place.

Section 355.060 Parking Prohibited On Narrow Streets.

[CC 1976 §365.060]
A. 
The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to erect signs indicating no parking upon any street when the width of the roadway does not exceed twenty (20) feet, or upon one (1) side of a street as indicated by such signs when the width of the roadway does not exceed thirty (30) feet.
B. 
When official signs prohibiting parking are erected upon narrow streets as authorized herein, no person shall park a vehicle upon any such street in violation of any such sign.

Section 355.070 Standing or Parking On One-Way Streets.

[CC 1976 §365.070]
The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to erect signs upon the left-hand side of any one-way street to prohibit the standing or parking of vehicles, and when such signs are in place, no person shall stand or park a vehicle upon such left-hand side in violation of any such sign.

Section 355.080 Standing or Parking On One-Way Roadways.

[CC 1976 §365.080]
In the event a highway includes two (2) or more separate roadways and traffic is restricted to one (1) direction upon any such roadway, no person shall stand or park a vehicle upon the left-hand side of such one-way roadway unless signs are erected to permit such standing or parking. The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to determine when standing or parking may be permitted upon the left-hand side of any such one-way roadway and to erect signs giving notice thereof.

Section 355.090 No Stopping, Standing or Parking Near Hazardous or Congested Places.

A. 
The City Traffic Engineer is hereby authorized to determine and designate by proper signs places not exceeding one hundred (100) feet in length in which the stopping, standing, or parking of vehicles would create an especially hazardous condition or would cause unusual delay to traffic.
B. 
When official signs are erected at hazardous or congested places as authorized herein, no person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle in any such designated place.

Section 355.100 No Parking — Fire Lanes.

[CC 1976 §365.015; Ord. No. 1401 §1, 11-13-1980; Ord. No. 2856 §IV, 6-14-2016]
No person shall park any vehicle upon any area which has been designated in Schedule XIV as a “fire lane” when such area has been properly signed or marked by the City or other governmental entity, or if on private property, signed or marked by a duly authorized agent with the approval of the City.

Section 355.110 Parking Trucks, Buses, Boats, Campers, Etc. — Prohibited.

[CC 1976 §365.090; Ord. No. 1178 §1, 9-10-1974; Ord. No. 1492 §1, 11-23-1982; Ord. No. 2062 §1, 9-10-1996; Ord. No. 2181 §1, 12-8-1998]
A. 
No trucks, buses, trailers, campers, boats, commercial equipment and commercial vehicles shall be parked in any street or in front of the front building line in the City of Shrewsbury, Zone "R-1" and Zone "R-2" Single-Family District or Zone "R-3" Multiple-Family District. In a commercial or industrial zoned area a truck, bus, trailer, camper, boat, commercial vehicle and commercial equipment shall be parked only within the front, side and rear building line requirements unless specifically forbidden by the Zoning Code and any other Sections of this Code.
1. 
No trucks, buses, trailers, campers, commercial equipment and commercial vehicles with a rated capacity in excess of one (1) ton, seating in excess of fifteen (15) passengers or length in excess of twenty-five (25) feet or height in excess of ten (10) feet shall be parked in any residentially zoned (single-family or multi-family) area unless garaged.
2. 
If, in the event, a truck or self-propelled camper, of less than 8750 GVW which is not used for hire and does not exceed the limits set out in Subsection (1) above, cannot be parked within the building line because no access is available or the vehicle will not fit in a garage, the owner may park this vehicle in front of the building line, but it must be off the street on a driveway composed of concrete, asphalt or pavement bricks.
3. 
During deliveries, service calls or repairs which require a vehicle named above, this Section will not apply to the vehicles making such delivery, service call or repair during the duration of the time necessary to perform such act.
4. 
Visitors to a residential or multi-family area of the City of Shrewsbury, who park with a vehicle described above, may park in the street for the duration of the visit. If the visit is to extend overnight, the owner of the residence must notify the Police Department and give the location and description of the vehicle. With this notification, the Police Department will except the visiting vehicle from violation.
5. 
Any motor vehicle, motorcycle, trailer, boat, camper or commercial vehicle in excess of twelve thousand (12,000) pounds must be lawfully parked on a surface composed of concrete, asphalt or pavement bricks.
6. 
Any motor vehicle, motorcycle, trailer, boat, camper or commercial vehicle in excess of twelve thousand (12,000) pounds parked at any time behind the front building setback line must be parked on a parking surface composed of concrete, asphalt or pavement bricks with the parking surface covering no more than thirty percent (30%) of the area comprising the rear yard.
7. 
Any motor vehicle or motorcycle parked at any time in a driveway must be parked on a parking surface composed of concrete, asphalt or pavement bricks.

Section 355.120 Pick-Up Truck Parking.

[CC 1976 §365.095; Ord. No. 1722 §§ 2—4, 3-22-1988]
A. 
Definition. As used in this Chapter, the following term shall have this prescribed meaning:
PICK-UP TRUCK "NON-COMMERCIAL"
A four-wheel motor vehicle, having an enclosed cab and an open body with low sides and tailgate, used or maintained privately for the transportation of property solely for personal use.
B. 
All such vehicles shall have no advertisement or writing displayed thereon except that which the truck manufacturer, or the dealer who sold the truck, routinely places on trucks; and provided further, that the sides of any such vehicles shall have no stakes inserted therein and, provided further, that no such vehicles shall have been modified to raise the bumpers over twenty-six (26) inches from the street.
C. 
Notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary, pick-up trucks which are not used for commercial purposes shall be and are hereby permitted to park on residential streets provided that the bed of said truck is:
1. 
Clear of trash, debris or other materials except for factory-installed equipment; or
2. 
Covered by a factory-designed cover in good repair.

Section 355.130 Accessible Parking.

[CC 1976 §365.100; Ord. No. 2722 §1, 6-25-2013]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park or stand any vehicle in any stall or space designated or reserved for the physically disabled, as defined in Section 301.142, RSMo., as amended, whether upon public or private property open to public use, unless the vehicle bears the State of Missouri license plate or placard for the disabled as provided for in Sections 301.071 or 301.142, RSMo., as amended. The space shall be indicated by an upright sign, whether on a pole or attached to a building, upon which shall be inscribed the international symbol of accessibility in white on a blue background, and may also include any appropriate wording to indicate that the space is reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a distinguishing license plate or card.
B. 
Any vehicle operator who is not physically disabled shall not use a parking stall or space designated or reserved for the physically disabled unless there is a physically disabled person in the vehicle, or while the vehicle is being used to transport a physically disabled person.
C. 
Any person convicted of violating this Section is guilty of an infraction and shall be subject to a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than three hundred dollars ($300.00). Every day upon which such violation occurs shall constitute a separate offense.

Section 355.140 Temporary Storage Units.

[Ord. No. 2703 §1, 3-26-2013]
A. 
Definitions. For the purposes of this Section, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them:
PERMIT
A fifteen (15) day permit or thirty (30) day permit issued to an approved applicant for the appropriate placement of an approved temporary storage unit.
TEMPORARY STORAGE UNIT
Any mobile, independent storage unit intended for the temporary storage of any non-hazardous material.
B. 
Authorization. No vehicles or trailers for the purpose of storage of any kind of material may be parked or maintained on any premises, residential street, public parking lot, or other parking lot, except as expressly provided herein.
C. 
Application Process And Temporary Permit.
1. 
Any person wishing to place a temporary storage unit upon their private property or adjacent public street must first apply to the City Clerk or his/her designee for a temporary permit to do so. The cost of the permit application shall be fifteen dollars ($15.00) and shall be non-refundable.
2. 
The application must include the proposed location of the temporary storage unit and must include its description complete with its dimensions.
3. 
The Fire Chief (or its designees) must review the application in order to determine whether the requested permit will adversely affect public safety or flow of traffic throughout the affected area.
4. 
If the application receives approval, the permit shall be issued and shall be valid for thirty (30) days for a temporary storage unit placed on a driveway and fifteen (15) days for a temporary storage unit placed on an adjacent street.
5. 
In the event the permit holder wishes to continue the maintenance of the temporary storage unit as provided in the permit after the expiration of the permit as described herein, he/she must apply for and be granted a new permit at the discretion of the City Clerk prior to the expiration of his/her permit.
D. 
Violation And Penally. Any person found violating any provisions of this Section shall be subject to enforcement pursuant to the provisions of Section 100.090.