City of St. Charles, MO
St. Charles County
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[R.O. 2009 §73.01; CC 1981 §§18-315—18-316; Ord. No. 75-35, 8-6-1975]
A. 
Application. The provisions of this Chapter prohibiting the standing or parking of a vehicle shall apply at all times or at those times herein specified or as indicated on official signs 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.
B. 
Regulations Not Exclusive. The provisions of this Chapter imposing a time limit on parking shall not relieve any person from the duty to observe other and more restrictive provisions prohibiting or limiting the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles in specified places or at specified times.
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State Law References—Similar provisions, §§300.520—300.525, RSMo.
[R.O. 2009 §73.02; CC 1981 §18-320; Ord. No. 75-35, 8-6-1975; Ord. No. 17-111 § 1, 6-13-2017]
A. 
Except as set forth in Subsection (B) of this Section, whenever any parking time limit is imposed or parking is prohibited on a public street or public parking lot, signs shall be erected giving notice thereof, and no such ordinance shall be effective unless such signs are erected and in place at the time of any alleged offense.
B. 
During the Festival of the Little Hills, no sign shall be required to be posted to prohibit the parking of a recreational vehicle, a trailer or a van that is owned or operated by a vendor in the festival area as defined in Code Section 125.820.
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State Law Reference—Similar provisions, §300.545, RSMo.
[R.O. 2009 §73.03; CC 1981 §18-87; Ord. No. 75-35, 8-6-1975; Ord. No. 88-94, 6-10-1988; Ord. No. 88-118, 3-23-1988; Ord. No. 89-48, 3-22-1989; Ord. No. 90-128, 5-17-1990; Ord. No. 90-261, 10-4-1990; Ord. No. 96-64, 3-6-1996]
A. 
Members of the Police Department are authorized to remove a vehicle from a street or highway to the nearest garage or other place of safety or to a garage designated or maintained by the Police Department or otherwise maintained by the City under the circumstances hereinafter enumerated:
1. 
When any vehicle is left unattended upon any bridge, viaduct or causeway or in any tube or tunnel where such vehicle constitutes an obstruction to traffic.
2. 
When a vehicle upon a highway is so disabled as to constitute an obstruction to traffic and the person in charge of the vehicle is by reason of physical injury incapacitated to such an extent as to be unable to provide its custody or removal.
3. 
When any vehicle is left unattended upon a street and is so parked illegally as to constitute a definite hazard or obstruction to the normal movement of traffic.
4. 
When any vehicle has been left unattended on the highway of Interstate 70, Missouri Route 364 or Missouri Route 370 for more than forty-eight (48) hours.
5. 
When any vehicle has been left unattended on the highway of Missouri Route 94 from the intersection of Missouri Route 94 with Interstate 70 to the south City limit for more than forty-eight (48) hours.
6. 
Alleys. When any vehicle shall be parked in an alley under such conditions as to leave available less than twelve (12) feet of the roadway for the free movement of vehicular traffic.
7. 
When any vehicle shall be parked on a highway or on an alley so as to obstruct a driveway.
8. 
Whenever a motor vehicle is parked upon any property owned or operated by the City for the parking of motor vehicles for a longer period of time than is lawfully permitted for a vehicle to remain parked thereon, without regard to parking charges.
9. 
Whenever a motor vehicle is found unattended upon any property owned or controlled by the City not devoted to the parking of motor vehicles.
10. 
Whenever a vehicle is parked in a prohibited area that is so designated by signs or other official markings.
11. 
When any vehicle has been left unattended on the highway of Missouri Route 94 from the intersection of Missouri Route 94 and Barthel Street and the north City limit for more than forty-eight (48) hours.
B. 
Whenever an officer removes a vehicle from a street as authorized in this Section and the officer knows or is able to ascertain from the registration records in the vehicle the name and address of the owner thereof, the officer shall immediately give or cause to be given notice in writing to the owner of the fact of the removal and the reasons therefor and of the place to which the vehicle has been removed. In the event any vehicle is stored in a public garage, a copy of the notice shall be given to the proprietor of the garage.
C. 
Whenever an officer removes a vehicle from a street under this Section and does not know and is not able to ascertain the name of the owner or for any other reason is unable to give the notice to the owner as herein before provided and in the event the vehicle is not returned to the owner within a period of three (3) days, then and in that event the officer shall immediately send or cause to be sent a written report of such removal by mail to the State department whose duty it is to register motor vehicles and shall file a copy of such notice with the proprietor of any public garage in which the vehicle may be stored. Such notice shall include a complete description of the vehicle, the date, time and place from which removed, the reasons for such removal and the name of the garage or place where the vehicle is stored.
D. 
Notwithstanding any other requirements of this Chapter, no signs shall be required to be posted at any of the locations enumerated in this Section for enforcement of this Section.
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Cross Reference—As to abandoned vehicles, ch. 375.
State Law Reference—Similar provisions, §300.595, RSMo.
[R.O. 2009 §73.04; CC 1981 §§18-285—18-287; Ord. No. 75-35, 8-6-1975; Ord. 94-290, 11-2-94; Ord. No. 94-327, 12-14-1994; Ord. No. 08-156, 8-18-2008]
A. 
Signs Or Markings.
1. 
The City Traffic Engineer shall determine upon what streets angle parking shall be permitted and shall mark or sign such streets but such angle parking shall not be indicated upon any Federal aid or State highway within the City unless the State Highway Commission has determined by resolution or order entered in its minutes that the roadway is of sufficient width to permit angle parking without interfering with the free movement of traffic.
2. 
Angle parking shall not be indicated or permitted at any place where passing traffic would thereby be caused or required to drive upon the left side of the street.
3. 
Forty-five degree (45°) angle parking is established along the east side of Third Street between Washington and Jefferson Streets.
4. 
Ninety degree (90°) angle parking is established in the cul-de-sac on Evergreen Drive.
B. 
Obedience To Signs Or Markers. On those streets which have been signed or marked by the City Traffic Engineer for angle parking, no person shall park or stand a vehicle other than at the angle to the curb or edge of the roadway indicated by such signs or markings.
C. 
Permits For Loading Or Unloading To The Curb.
1. 
The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to issue special permits to permit the backing of a vehicle to the curb for the purpose of loading or unloading merchandise or materials subject to the terms and conditions of such permit. Such permits may be issued either to the owner or lessee of real property or to the owner of the vehicle and shall grant to such person the privilege as therein stated and authorized herein.
2. 
It shall be unlawful for any permittee or other person to violate any of the special terms or conditions of any such permit.
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Cross Reference—As to penalty, §350.430.
State Law References—Similar provisions, §§300.420—300.430, RSMo.
[R.O. 2009 §73.05; CC 1981 §§18-327, 18-330—18-331, 20-100; Ord. No. 80-99, 8-27-1980; Ord. No. 84-74, 6-21-1984; Ord. No. 92-36, 3-4-1992; Ord. No. 92-276, 11-12-1992; Ord. No. 93-222, 9-22-1993; Ord. No. 93-253, 11-3-1993; Ord. No. 94-26, 2-1-1994; Ord. No. 94-37, 2-16-1994; Ord. No. 94-63, 3-15-1994; Ord. No. 94-125, 5-25-1994; Ord. No. 94-155, 6-29-1994; Ord. No. 97-47, 1-22-1997; Ord. No. 98-46, 1-22-1998; Ord. No. 07-162, 6-11-2007; Ord. No. 19-076, 3-19-2019]
A. 
Parking In Designated Spaces. All persons parking on the municipally owned and operated parking lots and parking garage shall park only in the properly designated parking spaces.
B. 
Unlawful Presence On Lots. It shall be unlawful for any person to be upon or in any vehicles upon any parking lot in the municipal parking system between the hours of 8:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M., except for that period of time necessary to park or retrieve any vehicles being parked upon such municipal parking lot.
C. 
Parking Garage.
1. 
No person shall park a vehicle in the City of Saint Charles' parking garage located at the intersection of Monroe Street and Second Street without either paying the prescribed fee set forth herein each time the vehicle is parked or using a properly issued parking card.
2. 
Schedule Of Fees.
a. 
Vehicles entering the garage on Monday through Friday between 2:01 A.M. and 3:30 P.M. shall pay five dollars ($5.00).
b. 
Vehicles entering the garage on Monday through Friday between 3:31 P.M. and 9:00 P.M. shall be no charge.
c. 
Vehicles entering the garage on Monday through Saturday between 9:01 P.M. and 2:00 A.M. the following day shall pay five dollars ($5.00).
d. 
Vehicles entering the garage on Saturday between 2:01 A.M. and 9:00 P.M., and Sunday from 2:01 A.M. through Monday 2:01 A.M., shall be no charge.
e. 
The monthly parking fee shall be forty dollars ($40.00). On January 1, 2020, the monthly parking fee shall be fifty dollars ($50.00). On January 1, 2021, the monthly parking fee shall be sixty dollars ($60.00).
f. 
All fees shall become effective May 1, 2019.
g. 
Any additional fee charged by an outside vendor associated with the use of a credit card shall be in addition to the entrance fee and paid for by the user.
3. 
Waivers of the fee and other restrictions contained in Subsection (C)(2) above may be granted by the Mayor or the Mayor's designee to City Officials performing official City business; to City employees performing official City business; to lessees of space in the City Hall, their employees, suppliers and customers; to festival exhibitors and organizers; and to other similar persons. The Mayor shall issue regulations concerning the applicability and procedures for waiver of the provisions of Subsection (C)(2) above.
4. 
No person shall park any vehicle less than six (6) feet seven (7) inches in height in any space marked "Parking for vehicles six (6) feet seven (7) inches or more in height only" in the parking garage located at the intersection of Monroe Street and Second Street.
5. 
No person shall park any vehicle in any space designated as "City Employee Parking Only" in the parking garage located at the intersection of Monroe Street and Second Street, unless a City-issued "Employee Parking" sticker is attached to the vehicle.
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Cross References—As to penalty, §350.430; as to municipal parking lot, sch. IV.
[R.O. 2009 §73.06; Ord. No. 95-22, 2-8-1995; Ord. No. 95-142, 5-17-1995; Ord. No. 07-06, 1-3-2007]
There is hereby established a sixty-six (66) foot parking space for the parking of City fire trucks only on the east side of Second Street eighteen (18) feet north of the north curb line of Jefferson Street. When signs are erected giving plainly visible notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle at this location.