City of Fenton, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 355.010 Stopping, Standing Or Parking Prohibited

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;
h. 
Within eight (8) feet of a public or private mailbox;
i. 
On any railroad tracks; or
j. 
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 thirty (30) feet of an intersection;
c. 
Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant;
d. 
Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
e. 
Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway;
f. 
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); or
g. 
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; or
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.

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.

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.

[R.O. 2006 §355.040; Ord. No. 497 §78, 6-26-1979; Ord. No. 1175 §1, 12-19-1988; Ord. No. 1363 §1, 3-19-1990]
A. 
No person shall park a vehicle upon any public or private roadway or upon any public or private property for the principal purpose of:
1. 
Displaying such vehicle for sale whether signs are displayed or not indicating that the vehicle is for sale, unless such vehicle sale has been approved by permit as set out in Section 250.030 of this Municipal Code or unless such vehicle is displayed on a car sales lot for which a certificate of occupancy has been issued in accordance with Title IV of this Municipal Code; or
2. 
To repair such vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency.

Section 355.050 Parking Adjacent To Schools.

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.

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.

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.

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 Physically Disabled Parking.

A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park or stand any vehicle in any stall or space designated or reserved for physically disabled persons, 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 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. The sign described in this Subsection shall also state, or an additional sign shall be posted below or adjacent to the sign stating, the following: "$50 to $300 fine".
B. 
Any vehicle operator who is not physically disabled shall not use the handicapped parking space 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 offense 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 355.110 One Hour Parking For Commercial Vehicles.

[R.O. 2006 §355.120; Ord. No. 1032 §1, 11-16-1987; Ord. No. 3300 §2, 12-20-2012]
Unless otherwise provided within this Title, no person shall park, keep, or leave any commercial vehicle on any street or highway for a period of more than one (1) hour in any one (1) calendar day.

Section 355.120 Parking of Trailers and Recreational Vehicles/Equipment.

[R.O. 2006 §355.130; Ord. No. 755 §1, 11-19-1984; Ord. No. 3300 §3, 12-20-2012]
A. 
For purposes of this Section, "recreational vehicle/equipment" shall mean a camper trailer, pickup camper (not attached to a truck) motorized mobile home, boat, houseboat, boat trailer, horse trailer, dunebuggy, snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle or any similar equipment not primarily used for ordinary day-to-day transportation.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park, leave or store any recreational vehicle/equipment or any device licensed as a trailer, on any street or highway except while same is being loaded or unloaded or, in the case of a non-recreational trailer, being actively used for the purpose of providing service to a property located adjacent to the street at the place where same is parked.

Section 355.130 Limitations On Vehicles Parking or Standing.

[R.O. 2006 §355.140; Ord. No. 716 §3, 6-18-1984]
No person shall park or stand any vehicle on any street or highway within the City for seven (7) consecutive days without moving said vehicle.

Section 355.140 Automobile Trespass.

[R.O. 2006 §355.100; Ord. No. 561 §1, 12-21-1981; Ord. No. 565 §11, 1-18-1982]
A. 
Unlawful Act.
1. 
It shall be unlawful for any unauthorized person to park, to cause to be parked, or enter for the purpose of parking any motor vehicle or other wheeled vehicle on any private parking lot as hereinafter defined.
2. 
No person shall park or stand a motor vehicle, whether occupied or not, in a private driveway, on private or public property, without the express or implied consent of the owner or other person in lawful charge of such driveway or property.
B. 
Definitions. As used in this Section, the following terms shall mean:
PRIVATE DRIVEWAY, PRIVATE PARKING LOT, PRIVATE PROPERTY AND PUBLIC PROPERTY
Any driveway, parking lot or property other than public streets, and includes any other driveway, parking lot or property, even if owned by a governmental entity.
PRIVATE PARKING LOTS
As used in this Section means any real estate within the City of Fenton designated as a private parking lot by the owner thereof and marked by signs conspicuously posted at the entrances to the parking lot, said signs to be of at least three (3) square feet in size and to contain the words "Private Parking, "Private Parking Lot", or words of similar effect sufficient to give notice to the public of the use of the said real estate as a private parking facility.
UNAUTHORIZED PERSON
As used in this Section means any person not authorized by the owner of the lot, either by private contract or by appropriate language on the posted sign referred to above, such as "Parking Limited to Customers of _____________", or words of similar effect, except that the offending vehicle shall only be towed if words such as "Vehicles subject to Tow", or words of similar effect shall be added to said sign.
C. 
Written Complaint. Upon written complaint to the Police Department of the City of Fenton, Missouri, by the owner of the parking lot or by his agent or by an individual renting a designated space in the private parking lot, the Police Department of the City of Fenton shall cause the violating vehicle to be ticketed.
D. 
Towing, When. Also upon written complaint to the Police Department of the City of Fenton, the owner, or other person in charge of the private driveway, private parking lot, and private property may, upon written complaint, cause the violating vehicle to be towed. In that case, the Police Department of the City of Fenton shall call upon the entity with which the City has a towing contract to perform said service. But, before any vehicle shall be towed, there shall be additionally affixed to the sign designating the lot a "Private Parking Lot", the words "Violators Subject to Tow - Call City of Fenton Police Department", or words of similar effect. Upon inquiry, the Police Department of the City of Fenton shall inform the owner of the violating vehicle where the vehicle is, and the cost for towing.
E. 
Responsibility for Violation. If any motor vehicle is found in violation of this Section, the owner or person in whose name such vehicle is registered in the records of any City, County or State shall be held prima facie responsible for such violation, if the owner thereof is not present.