City of Bolivar, MO
Polk County
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Section 345.010 Signs Required For Enforcement of Parking Regulations.

[R.O. 2007 §345.010; Ord. No. 486 §10(p-1), 11-16-1973]
Wherever by any provisions of this Chapter a parking time limit is imposed or parking is prohibited on designated streets, it shall be the duty of the Director of Public Works to erect appropriate signs giving notice thereof. No such regulations shall be effective unless such signs are erected and in place at the time of any alleged offense.

Section 345.020 Standing or Parking Close To Curb.

[R.O. 2007 §345.020; Ord. No. 486 §10(p-2), 11-16-1973; Ord. No. 727 §1, 9-14-1978]
No person shall park a vehicle within a public right-of-way other than parallel with the edge of the roadway headed in the direction of lawful traffic movement, except in the case of designated angle or diagonal parking. In the case of angle or diagonal parking, no person shall stand or park a vehicle other than with the front of such vehicle directed toward the front or curb of such angle or diagonal parking space.

Section 345.030 Obedience To Signs or Markings.

[R.O. 2007 §345.030; Ord. No. 486 §10(p-3), 11-16-1973]
Upon those streets which have been signed or marked by the Director of Public Works for angle parking, no person shall park or stand by a vehicle other than at the angle to the curb of the edge of the roadway indicated by such signs or markings.

Section 345.040 Stopping, Standing or Parking Prohibited in Specified Places.

[R.O. 2007 §345.040; Ord. No. 486 §10(p-4), 11-16-1973; Ord. No. 1461, 4-20-1995]
A. 
No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with law or the directions of a Police Officer or traffic control device, in any of the following places:
1. 
On a sidewalk or parkway;
2. 
In front of a public or private driveway or within five (5) feet thereof;
3. 
Within an intersection;
4. 
Within eight (8) feet of a fire hydrant;
5. 
On a crosswalk or within twenty (20) feet thereof;
6. 
Within thirty (30) feet from the approach to any flashing beacon, stop sign, yield right-of-way sign or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway;
7. 
Within fifteen (15) 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 such entrance when property signposted;
8. 
Along or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic;
9. 
On the roadway side of any vehicles stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
10. 
On the outer or inner drive of the public square;
11. 
Upon any bridge, viaduct, overpass, underpass or any other type of grade separation and upon the approaches to same;
12. 
In front of any place of business assembly during the period of public assemblage therein or of a principal exit or entrance to a school, hotel, theatre, hospital or public building;
13. 
So as to obstruct or impede traffic in any manner;
14. 
Within four (4) feet of a repository for United States mail which is designed to be accessible by United State Post Office employees from a public right-of-way.
B. 
Notwithstanding any other requirements of this Section, no sign shall be required to be posted at any of the locations enumerated in this Section for the enforcement of this Section.

Section 345.050 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 345.055 Standing or Parking Inoperable or Disabled Vehicle For More Than Forty-Eight Hours.

[R.O. 2007 §345.055; Ord. No. 967 §1, 5-14-1987]
A. 
No person shall stand or park a disabled, unlicensed or inoperable vehicle within a public right-of-way or angled or diagonal parking space for a period to exceed forty-eight (48) hours.
B. 
A motor vehicle shall be determined to be inoperable when it does not have a current State license plate or when it has a current State plate, but is disassembled or wrecked in part or whole and is unable to move under its own power.
C. 
A motor vehicle shall be determined as disabled when a vehicle is unable to move under its own power; or requires mechanical or other work to be able to move under its own power; or has one (1) or more flat tires.

Section 345.060 Parking in Alleys.

[R.O. 2007 §345.060; Ord. No. 486 §10(p-6), 11-16-1973]
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 a position as to block the driveway entrance to any abutting property.

Section 345.070 Parking For Certain Purposes Prohibited.

A. 
No person shall park a vehicle upon any roadway for the principal purpose of:
1. 
Displaying such vehicle for sale; or
2. 
Repair such vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency.

Section 345.080 Parking Near Schools — Generally.

[R.O. 2007 §345.080; Ord. No. 486 §10(p-8), 11-16-1973]
The Director of Public Works 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. 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 345.090 Parking Near Schools — Commercial Vehicles.

[R.O. 2007 §345.090; Ord. No. 486 §10(p-9), 11-16-1973]
No person shall stop, stand or park any commercial vehicle upon either side of any street adjacent to any school property between the hours of 11:30 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. and between 3:30 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. on any day on which school is in session or otherwise open for school activities or community programs for any purpose except loading or unloading of merchandise.

Section 345.100 Stopping, Standing or Parking Near Hazardous or Congested Places.

[R.O. 2007 §345.100; Ord. No. 486 §10(p-10), 11-16-1973]
The Director of Public Works is hereby authorized to determine and designate by proper signs placed 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 in traffic. When official signs are erected at hazardous or congested places as authorized herein, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any area or designated place.

Section 345.110 Standing in Passenger Curb Loading Zone.

[R.O. 2007 §345.110; Ord. No. 486 §10(p-11), 11-16-1973]
No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle for any purpose or period of time other than for the expeditious unloading and delivery or pickup and loading of materials in any placed marked as a freight curb loading zone during hours when the provisions applicable to such zones are in effect. In no case shall the stop for loading and unloading of materials exceed five (5) minutes.

Section 345.120 Stopping, Standing and Parking of Buses and Taxicabs Regulated.

A. 
The operator of a bus shall not stand or park such vehicle upon any street at any place other than a bus stand so designated as provided herein.
B. 
The operator of a bus shall not stop such vehicle upon any street at any place for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers or their baggage other than at a bus stop, bus stand or passenger loading zone so designated as provided herein, except in case of an emergency.
C. 
The operator of a bus shall enter a bus stop, bus stand or passenger loading zone on a public street in such a manner that the bus when stopped to load or unload passengers or baggage shall be in a position with the right front wheel of such vehicle not further than eighteen (18) inches from the curb and the bus approximately parallel to the curb so as not to unduly impede the movement of other vehicular traffic.
D. 
The operator of a taxicab shall not stand or park such vehicle upon any street at any place other than in a taxicab stand so designated as provided herein. This provision shall not prevent the operator of a taxicab from temporarily stopping in accordance with other stopping or parking regulations at any place for the purpose of and while actually engaged in the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers.

Section 345.130 Restricted Use of Bus and Taxicab Stands.

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle other than a bus in a bus stop 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 such zone.

Section 345.140 Stopping, Standing or Parking Prohibited During Certain Hours On Certain Streets.

[R.O. 2007 §345.140; Ord. No. 486 §10(p-14), 11-16-1973]
When signs are erected in a block giving notice thereof, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle between the hours specified.

Section 345.150 Parking of Common Carriers On Street At Night Prohibited.

[R.O. 2007 §345.150; Ord. No. 486 §10(p-15), 11-16-1973]
No person shall park a truck, tractor or trailer with a capacity of one (1) ton or larger or the chassis thereof on any street in the business district; nor shall any person use any street for the purpose of repairing or reconditioning any such truck, trailer or any common carrier or any part thereof, except when such repairs shall be necessitated by an emergency.

Section 345.160 Parking of Certain Vehicles On Public Right-Of-Way in A Residential District.

[R.O. 2007 §345.160; Ord. No. 591 §1, 2-14-1974]
A. 
Excluding pickup trucks, it shall be unlawful for any person to park any truck, commercial vehicles, van or recreational vehicles having an overall length of more than eighteen (18) feet or having an overall width of more than seven (7) feet or any truck tractor with or without trailer on any residential street for a period of time longer than two (2) hours; and if any truck or commercial vehicle is used for the transportation of livestock or flammable or caustic liquids and gases, the same shall not be parked at any time within one hundred fifty (150) feet of any dwelling occupied by any person or family other than the person or family owning or using such truck or commercial vehicle.
B. 
"Residential street" shall be defined as all streets which are adjacent to or located in residential zoning districts as set forth on the official Zoning Map of the City.

Section 345.170 Parking On Private Property, Lots and Areas.

[R.O. 2007 §345.170; Ord. No. 2512, 12-9-2004]
A. 
No person shall park a vehicle on any private property without the consent of the owner, lessee or occupant or other person having charge of such premises; and no person shall park a vehicle on any public property except in designated parking lots or parking areas without the consent of the City or other public entity that owns or controls such property.
B. 
No person shall park a vehicle on a privately owned parking lot or designated parking area or a publicly owned parking lot or designated parking area unless such person shall be of the class of those permitted to park therein as such class shall be plainly specified by signs prominently displayed by the owner, lessor, occupant or other person having control of a private parking lot or area or a public entity in the case of property owned or controlled by such entity.
C. 
No person shall park a vehicle on a privately or publicly owned or controlled parking lot or designated parking area except between the hours authorized for such parking or for longer than the time designated by signs prominently displayed plainly specifying such hours or time limitations by the owner, lessor, occupant or other person having charge of a private parking lot or designated parking area or by the public entity that owns or has control of such parking lot or designated parking area. However, no such vehicles shall be removed pursuant to the provisions of this Section unless said signs contain notification that vehicles of violators may be towed at the owner's expense.
D. 
In the case of property owned or controlled by the City of Bolivar, no parking or parking limitations may be designated by order of the Director of Public Works and Engineering. Any such order shall be in writing, shall be delivered to the City Clerk for delivery to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen at its next regular meeting and shall be annexed to the minutes of such meeting. Such order shall be effective at 12:01 A.M. on the date immediately following the regular meeting at which the order is presented to the Board of Aldermen unless, by motion, resolution or ordinance, such order is disapproved or modified and in case of modification, said order shall be effective at 12:01 A.M. on the next date following the regular meeting as modified by the Board of Aldermen. Any such disapproval or modification shall be by majority vote of the members present at such meeting.
E. 
The provisions in this Section insofar as it relates to public parking areas shall not include those areas defined in Chapter 370 and the Amended Map Number 2 of Controlled Parking Areas Downtown Business District, City of Bolivar, Missouri, as adopted under the provisions of said Chapter and as amended from time to time.

Section 345.175 Disabled Parking Spaces.

A. 
Political subdivisions of the State may by ordinance or resolution designate parking spaces for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a distinguishing license plate or card issued pursuant to Section 301.071 or 301.142, RSMo. Owners of private property used for public parking shall also designate parking spaces for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a distinguishing license plate or card issued pursuant to Section 301.071 or 301.142, RSMo. Whenever a political subdivision or owner of private property so designates a parking space, the space shall be indicated by a sign upon which shall be inscribed the international symbol of accessibility and shall 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. 
No person shall park a vehicle in a space designated for physically disabled persons unless that vehicle properly displays a distinguishing license plate or card upon which is inscribed the international symbol of accessibility and the word "Disabled" issued pursuant to Sections 301.071 or 301.142, RSMo., or a distinguishing license plate or card issued by any other State. However, no such vehicles shall be removed pursuant to the provisions of this Section unless there shall be posted immediately adjacent thereto and readily visible from such space a sign on which is inscribed the international symbol of accessibility in white on a blue background.
C. 
Any person who parks in a space reserved for physically disabled persons and is not displaying distinguishing license plates or a card is guilty of an ordinance violation and shall be imposed a penalty of a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than three hundred dollars ($300.00).
D. 
Any Police Officer of the City is hereby authorized to cause the removal of any vehicle parked in violation of this Section. Any vehicle that shall be towed pursuant to the provisions of this Section may be claimed within thirty (30) days thereafter by paying reasonable towing costs and storage fees. Any vehicle not claimed within thirty (30) days shall be considered as an abandoned vehicle and may be disposed of by the holder in any manner provide by State laws.

Section 345.180 Creation of Presumption For Parking Violations.

[R.O. 2007 §345.180]
If any vehicle is found upon a street, alley or other location within the City of Bolivar, Missouri, in violation of any provisions of Chapter 345 and for which a fine is payable pursuant to this Code, 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 driver thereof is not present.