City of St. Ann, MO
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Section 355.010 Stopping, Standing or Parking Prohibited.

[CC 1988 §14-301; Ord. No. 489 §1, 5-2-1966]
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 City Traffic Engineer 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 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 Not to Obstruct Traffic.

[CC 1988 §14-302; Ord. No. 489 §1, 5-2-1966]
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 1988 §14-303; Ord. No. 489 §1, 5-2-1966]
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 1988 §14-304; Ord. No. 12 §31, 5-10-1948; Ord. No. 489 §1, 5-2-1966; Ord. No. 1153 §1, 11-4-1985; Ord. No. 1822 §1, 7-6-1995; Ord. No. 2197 §1, 5-7-2001]
A. 
No person shall park a vehicle upon any roadway for the principal purpose of:
1. 
Displaying such vehicle for sale, except as provided in Subsection (B) of this Section; or
2. 
Repairing such vehicle, except repairs necessitated by an emergency.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park on a commercial lot, public parking lot, shopping center or any street within the City a boat or motor vehicle displaying a "For Sale" sign. This paragraph shall not apply to an automobile or boat dealer located in a commercial district if the dealer's business is primarily selling boats or motor vehicles.
C. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park any vehicle on any street for the primary purpose of displaying advertising.
D. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park a vehicle, including a trailer, which is loaded with trash, junk, debris, auto parts, vegetation or similar items on any street or any private or public property, except while such vehicle is being loaded or unloaded. This provision shall not apply to those vehicles where such items are contained within a completely enclosed vehicle or trailer, but excluding tarped vehicles or trailers.

Section 355.050 Parking Adjacent to Schools.

[CC 1988 §14-305; Ord. No. 489 §1, 5-2-1966]
A. 
The Chief of Police 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 1988 §14-306; Ord. No. 489 §1, 5-2-1966]
A. 
The Chief of Police 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 1988 §14-307; Ord. No. 489 §1, 5-2-1966]
The Chief of Police 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 1988 §14-308; Ord. No. 489 §1, 5-2-1966]
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.

[CC 1988 §14-309; Ord. No. 489 §1, 5-2-1966]
A. 
The Chief of Police 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 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 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 infraction and shall be subject to a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than two hundred dollars ($200.00). Every day upon which such violation occurs shall constitute a separate offense.

Section 355.110 Limitation of Location of Inoperable Motor Vehicles. [1]

[CC 1988 §14-14; Ord. No. 1430 §1, 9-5-1989; Ord. No. 2198 §1, 6-4-2001]
A. 
No motor vehicle, required to be licensed under the Missouri Statutes, which cannot be operated for any reason, whether because it cannot be driven under its own power or lacks valid current license plates, and whether covered or not, may be parked on a street or on private property other than in a garage.
B. 
Any person violating any of the foregoing provision shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the penalty provided for violation of City ordinances.
[1]
Cross Reference — Stopping, standing and parking, see chs. 350 and 355 hereof.

Section 355.120 Motor Vehicles With Protective Cover or Tarp.

[Ord. No. 2210 §1, 8-6-2001; Ord. No. 2260 §1, 9-3-2002]
A. 
No person shall park a motor vehicle with a protective cover or tarp on any street within the City.
B. 
No person shall park a motor vehicle in a driveway or carport with a protective cover or tarp without displaying a current, valid license plate.
C. 
Any person violating the foregoing provisions shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the penalties provided for violation of City ordinances.