City of Vinita Park, 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. 
On any railroad tracks;
i. 
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping;
j. 
Within ten (10) feet from the intersection of curb lines;
k. 
Within ten (10) feet upon the approach to any stop sign; or
l. 
Within six (6) feet of any United States mailbox.
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.

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 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.

[CC 2000 §6-4-4; Ord. No. 713, 8-17-1987]
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.
D. 
Designation Of Parking Spaces For Disabled Persons — Cost.
1. 
Place of residency. The Director of Public Works shall, upon application by any resident of the City who is physically disabled as set out in Subsection (A) of this Section, designate a parking space for the disabled person in front of his/her residence or apartment building. The space shall be marked with two (2) signs, one (1) at each end of the slot, which shall be reserved for "handicapped parking" in a white on blue background. The sign and cost of installation shall be borne by the person requesting the installation.
2. 
City properties. The Director of Public Works shall further be authorized to designate reserved parking spaces for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a distinguishing license plate issued to physically disabled persons as close as possible to the nearest accessible entrance to the City Hall and any of the City parks. Such designation shall be made by posting immediately adjacent to and visible from each space a sign upon which is inscribed the international symbol of accessibility and the words "handicap parking" in white on blue background.

Section 355.110 Truck and Tractor Parking.

[CC 2000 §6-4-5; Ord. No. 832, 7-19-1993]
A. 
Definitions. Unless the context otherwise requires, the following definitions shall be used in the interpretation and construction of this Section:
BOX TRUCK
Any box truck that measures over four (4) feet by six (6) feet by four (4) feet or ninety-six (96) cubic feet.
DUMP TRUCK
Any truck that uses a hydraulic lift on the bed of the truck.
OVERSIZED VANS
Vans, such as UPS trucks, bread trucks, etc., that are commercially listed and licensed.
TOW TRUCK
Any truck used to tow or transport other vehicles.
TRACTOR/TRACTOR-TRAILER
Semi-tractor and semi-trailer.
B. 
Parking In Residential Areas. Parking of dump trucks, box trucks, oversized vans, tractor/tractor-trailers or tow trucks in all residential areas either on private property or on the street is prohibited except for loading and unloading.
C. 
Violations — Penalties. Any person who parks dump trucks, box trucks, oversized vans, tractors/tractor-trailers or tow trucks in violation of this Section and any owner or occupant of real estate who permits said vehicles to be parked on private property in violation of this Section shall be guilty of a violation of this Section and subject to the penalty provided in Section 100.220 of this Code.

Section 355.120 Parking or Storage of Equipment.

[CC 2000 §6-4-2; Ord. No. 649, 8-20-1984; Ord. No. 692, 8-18-1986]
A. 
Definition. "Equipment" is any construction vehicle used to transport persons, property or used as an office in construction and/or any licensed vehicles over twenty-six thousand (26,000) pounds gross vehicle weight or any unlicensed vehicles including, but not limited to, earth-moving equipment, backhoe, rollers, road graders, etc., or portable buildings.
B. 
Equipment Parking Or Storage Prohibited. Except as provided in Subsection (C) of this Section, the parking or storage of any equipment as set out in Subsection (A) of this Section is prohibited on public roads or public property within the City or in front of any building line within the boundaries of the City.
C. 
Special Permit. No person shall allow to be parked or placed within the City limits on any public street, right-of-way or public property any equipment without first obtaining a permit from the Public Works Director, plus posting a bond to cover any damage that may be caused to occur to public property because of the presence of the equipment. The bond shall be based on the following rates: one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) per piece. The permit shall cost ten dollars ($10.00) per piece of equipment.
D. 
Penalty. Any person violating any provision of this Section shall be subject to the penalty provided in Section 100.220 of this Code.

Section 355.130 Open, Unenclosed Storage of Unlicensed Vehicles. [1]

[CC 2000 §6-4-3; CC 1974 §10-55]
The parking or storage of any motor vehicle or trailer, unless legally licensed under State law and under this Title, on any unenclosed premises is hereby prohibited; except, however, this Subsection shall not apply to new or used car or trailer sales lots duly licensed by the State and the City.
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Cross Reference — As to disabled, wrecked, abandoned, etc., vehicles, §§215.020 et seq.

Section 355.140 Prohibited Parking Zones Generally.

[Ord. No. 1230 §1, 3-17-2014]
When signs are erected giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle at any time or on any date designated on the sign on any street in the City.