City of Florissant, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 355.010 Prohibited in Specified Places.

[Code 1980 §15-126; CC 1990 §15-301; Ord. No. 6022, 10-13-1997]
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. 
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 such 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.

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.

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

Section 355.050 Parking Adjacent To Schools.

A. 
The City Traffic Engineer, when authorized by the City Council, 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, when authorized by the City Council, 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, when authorized by the City Council, 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, when authorized by the City Council, 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, when authorized by the City Council, 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 Parking Longer Than Seven Days — Parking Wrecked, Etc., Vehicle Longer Than Forty-Eight Hours.

[Code 1980 §15-132; CC 1990 §15-307]
No person shall park or cause to be parked any vehicle continuously upon any street where parking is permitted for longer than seven (7) consecutive days; nor shall any person park any wrecked or dilapidated vehicle or any vehicle without motive power or not capable of immediate movement on any street or roadway where parking is permitted longer than forty-eight (48) hours. Any such vehicle so parked is hereby declared to be a nuisance and an unlawful obstruction of the highway and street, and the owner thereof shall be prima facie responsible for such violation.

Section 355.120 Parking of Vehicles Requiring Truck or Trailer Licenses Between 12:00 Midnight and 6:00 A.M..

[Code 1980 §15-133; CC 1990 §15-308]
No person shall park or store a motor vehicle or trailer requiring truck or trailer license under motor vehicle registration, including, without limitation, a truck-trailer, a truck rig or cab, or bus, on any street of the City between the hours of 12:00 Midnight and 6:00 A.M. other than a passenger vehicle or a truck not exceeding three-quarter (¾) ton without pickup coach attached.

Section 355.130 Prohibited and Limited Parking Generally.

[Code 1980 §15-136; CC 1990 §15-311; Ord. No. 5772, 10-23-1995]
It shall be unlawful for any operator of a motor vehicle to park such vehicle on any street designated by this Chapter or by ordinance as a place where parking is prohibited, or where parking is restricted as to time, for a longer period than is permitted by this Chapter or by such ordinance, except for residents on those streets which allow residential parking. Such streets, upon which parking is prohibited or limited or allowed for residents only, shall be as designated in Schedule XIII through Schedule XVIII of this Title.

Section 355.140 Parking in Parking Lot Without Permission.

[Code 1980 §15-137; CC 1990 §15-312]
It shall be unlawful for any person to park a motor vehicle on a parking lot without the consent of the owner or operator thereof.

Section 355.145 Parking of Vehicles For Sale.

[Ord. No. 7993 §1, 9-23-2013]
It shall be unlawful for any person to park any vehicle displayed for sale upon any public or private parking lot within the City. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to any motor vehicle dealer duly licensed to do such business within the City.

Section 355.150 Signs To Be Maintained Along Streets Where Vehicle Restrictions Are Imposed.

[Code 1980 §15-138; CC 1990 §15-313]
The Director of Public Works shall cause to be placed and maintained signs along those streets and portions thereof upon which vehicle restrictions are imposed as designated in the Schedules of this Title.

Section 355.160 Allowing Vehicle To Stand Unattended.

[Code 1980 §15-139; CC 1990 §15-314]
No person shall leave a motor vehicle unattended on any street without first stopping the motor and cutting off the electric current.

Section 355.170 Driving or Parking in Parks.

[Code 1980 §15-142; CC 1990 §15-317]
No person shall operate or shall stop, stand or park a motor vehicle in the City parks except on those drives, roadways and park areas which are so designated by the Director of Parks and Recreation. Where it is determined by the Director of Parks and Recreation on the basis of an investigation of park traffic and in the interest of public safety that certain drives, roadways and other park areas are not designed for both pedestrian and vehicular traffic and are not safe for the use of motor vehicles by the general public, the Director of Parks and Recreation shall cause signs to be erected prohibiting the operation and the stopping, standing or parking of motor vehicles. Parking and standing of motor vehicles is prohibited at all times on the Civic Center parking lot or driveways where the Mayor has directed no-parking signs to be installed and in particular in the turnaround area in front of the Civic Center. Any person violating such regulation by operating a motor vehicle or by stopping, standing or parking a motor vehicle without the consent of the Director of Parks and Recreation and contrary to such signs shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and punished under the provisions of Section 100.080.

Section 355.180 Parking of Trailers.

[CC 1990 §15-318; Ord. No. 5662, 10-24-1994; Ord. No. 6768, 11-11-2002; Ord. No. 7432 §1, 7-27-2007]
A. 
No person shall park any unattached trailer of any kind on any street.
B. 
No person shall park nor shall the owner or lessee of a parcel of land permit the parking of any trailer, trailer cab, bus, dump truck, step-up van, boat trailer, utility trailer, motor home, RV vehicle, tent trailer, snowmobile trailer, camping trailer or motorcycle trailer within seventy-five (75) feet of any property line on any parking lot for any store, commercial building or warehouse located in any "B-1" through "B-5" or "HB" zoning district or any lot located in such zoning districts unless a permit therefore shall have been obtained from the Director of Public Works, except as follows:
1. 
Trailers and other vehicles directly involved in the operations of the store or building.
2. 
Trailers and other vehicles which are delivering supplies and materials to the store or business.
3. 
Trailers and other vehicles which are being serviced by the store or business as part of their normal operations.
4. 
Trailers used for storage during construction provided that such trailers shall be located behind the building unless otherwise approved by the Director of Public Works.
5. 
Trailers used temporarily for truckload sales provided that such trailers shall not be used for more than seven (7) consecutive days.
6. 
Trailers used temporarily by churches and not-for-profit organizations.
7. 
Trailers used temporarily at loading docks.
8. 
Trailers used for recycling purposes.
9. 
Trailers used temporarily during carnivals.
C. 
Upon application therefore by the property owner, or the owner's permittee with his/her consent, of a lot or a parcel having a store, commercial building or warehouse located in "B-1" through "B-5" or "HB" zoning district, the Director of Public Works may grant, at no cost to the applicant, a renewable ninety (90) day permit authorizing the parking within seventy-five (75) feet of the property lines of such lot or parcel of vehicles whose parking within such area is otherwise prohibited by Subsection (A) upon a finding that such parking would not endanger public health or safety or constitute a nuisance to adjoining property or residents thereof or visitors thereto and would be consistent with good planning practices. In making such determination the Director of Public Works shall take into consideration the zoning and uses of adjacent properties, giving special attention to any residential uses, public facilities, public access areas, and traffic concerns. In issuing any permit the Director of Public Works may impose such conditions and restrictions, including restrictions as to areas in which parking is permitted and screening requirements, as may be appropriate in light of the various factors considered.
D. 
When parking of vehicles is permitted or authorized under provisions of Subsection (A) or (B), such vehicles shall be parked only on an approved surface of concrete or asphalt.
E. 
Any person violating the provisions of this Section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to the penalties prescribed under Section 100.080 of the Florissant City Code but shall not be fined less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) and every day such violation exists shall constitute a separate punishable offense.