City of Watertown, NY
Jefferson County
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The provisions of this article shall apply except when it is necessary to stop a vehicle to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or official traffic control device.
A. 
Watertown Municipal Building. No person shall park any vehicle upon property owned by the City of Watertown located at the Watertown Municipal Building Parking Lot except an employee or official of the city government or a person while on business or visiting the offices of the city government at the Watertown Municipal Building. Overnight parking on this lot is prohibited except by employees of the city government during their work hours.
B. 
Schools. No person shall park, stop or cause the standing of any motor vehicle at or near the curbline or in the roadway of that side of any street which adjoins property upon which a school is located, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on a school day. The parking, stopping and standing of motor vehicles shall be defined by Section 2B.39 of the New York State Supplement to the National Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (2009 Edition as amended). This shall not, however, prohibit passenger loading and unloading within the passenger loading/unloading zones set forth in §293-76. This provision shall not apply to any street that adjoins the Watertown City School District, Washington Street Campus, or the entire length of Knickerbocker Drive.
[Amended 8-18-1997; 5-1-2000; 12-21-2009; 10-5-2015]
C. 
All-night seasonal parking restrictions. No person shall park any vehicle upon any street in the City of Watertown between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. between November 1 through April 30, except physicians on emergency calls. No person shall park any vehicle in a prohibited zone at any time of the year.
[Amended 1-18-2011]
D. 
Parking prohibited at margins. No person shall park any vehicle within or upon any margin at any time.
[Added 1-18-2011[1]]
(1) 
Exceptions. Margin parking is permitted in the following areas:
[Added 5-2-2011]
Name of Street
Location
Bronson Street
[Added 6-6-2011]
1214 Bronson Street
Grove Street (east side)
[Added 4-2-2018]
From Moulton Street to Maywood Terrace
Moulton Street (north side)
[Added 4-2-2018]
From Grove Street east a distance of 240 feet
Thompson Boulevard
From Gotham Street to Hungerford Street
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection D, regarding parking in Stone Street Lot, was repealed 4-7-1997.
E. 
Prohibited parking of commercial vehicles. No motor truck or commercial vehicle shall be left parked or standing unattended in or upon any street in a residential zone, as defined by the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Watertown[2] as Residential A, B or C, during the following hours: 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. daily.
[Added 4-1-1991]
[2]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 310, Zoning.
F. 
No motor vehicle of any type shall park in an area within 25 feet of any city street intersection.[3]
[Added 7-6-1993]
[3]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection G, regulating parking in the Woolworth Parking Lot, added 10-7-1996, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 12-5-2005.
[Amended 12-5-2005]
Parking is prohibited in on-street and off-street parking spaces designated by proper signing as handicapped parking spaces,[1] except by vehicles registered pursuant to § 1203-a of the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Schedule XXVI (§ 293-74) and Schedule XXVII (§ 293-75).
No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or parts thereof described in Schedule XIII (§ 293-61), attached to and made a part of this chapter.
No person shall stop a vehicle upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XIV (§ 293-62), attached to and made a part of this chapter.
No person shall stand a vehicle upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XV (§ 293-63), attached to and made a part of this chapter.
[Amended 11-1-2004]
No person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified in Schedule XVI (§ 293-64) of any day, unless otherwise indicated, upon any of the streets or parts of streets, or public parking lots, described in said Schedule XVI, attached to and made a part of this chapter.
No person shall stop a vehicle during the times specified in Schedule XVII (§ 293-65) of any day, unless otherwise indicated, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in said Schedule XVII, attached to and made a part of this chapter.
No person shall stand a vehicle during the times specified in Schedule XVIII (§ 293-66) of any day, unless otherwise indicated, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in said Schedule XVIII, attached to and made a part of this chapter.
[Amended 10-20-1997; 11-1-2004]
No person shall park a vehicle for longer than the restricted time limit shown in Schedule XIX (§ 293-67) at any time between the hours listed in said Schedule XIX of any day, unless otherwise indicated, upon any of the streets or parts of streets or public parking lots described in said Schedule XIX, attached to and made a part of this chapter. In addition to the restrictioned areas contained in § 293-67, certain areas of the city are limited to a two-hour parking restriction. These areas are defined in Article IV, Two-Hour Parking Limit Zones.
A. 
Winter restrictions. No person shall park a vehicle at any time between November 1 and April 30 upon any of the streets or parts thereof described in Schedule XX (§ 293-68), attached to and made a part of this chapter.
B. 
Summer restrictions. No person shall park a vehicle at any time between April 30 and November 1 upon any of the streets or parts thereof described in Schedule XXI (§ 293-69), attached to and made a part of this chapter.
No person shall park a vehicle upon any of the streets or parts thereof described in Schedule XXII (§ 293-70), attached to and made a part of this chapter, except at the angle designated and only within the painted stall lines. On all streets or portions thereof where angle parking is now or shall hereafter be authorized, all vehicles parked thereon shall be parked with the front thereof nearest the curb.
The locations described in Schedule XXIII (§ 293-71), attached to and made a part of this chapter, are hereby designated as loading zones.
The locations described in Schedule XXIV (§ 293-72), attached to and made a part of this chapter, are hereby designated as taxi stands.
The locations described in Schedule XXV (§ 293-73), attached to and made a part of this chapter, are hereby designated as bus stops.