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[R.O. 2011 §10.40.010; Code 1950 §1001.72; Prior Code §21-170; Ord. No. 6192, 1999]
If any vehicle is found upon a street or highway in violation of any provision of this Chapter regulating the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles and the identity of the operator cannot be determined, the owner, or person in whose name the vehicle is registered, shall be held prima facie liable for such violation.
[R.O. 2011 §10.40.020; Ord. No. 6762 §1, 11-17-2008]
A. 
It is unlawful for the operator of a vehicle to stop, stand or park such vehicle in any of the following places, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a Police Officer or traffic control sign or signal:
1. 
Within an intersection;
2. 
On a crosswalk;
3. 
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 Director of Public Works and Parks shall indicate a different length by signs or markings;
4. 
Within twenty-five (25) feet from the intersection of curb lines, or, if none, then within fifteen (15) feet of the intersection of property lines at an intersection, except at alleys;
5. 
Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach of any flashing beacon or stop sign;
6. 
Within two hundred fifty (250) feet of any street intersection where traffic is controlled by a traffic control signal, unless a shorter distance is indicated by signs posted near the curb by authority of the City, in which case the distance indicated by such signs shall control;
7. 
Within fifteen (15) feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station;
8. 
Within ten (10) feet of a fire hydrant;
9. 
In front of a private or public driveway;
10. 
Across from a private or public driveway on a street or alley less than twenty-one (21) feet in width;
11. 
On a sidewalk, except at 7401 Delmar, where the Director of Public Works and Parks has designated and marked the place as a disabled parking area and the operator of the vehicle is authorized to park in other disabled parking areas as provided in Section 355.040;
12. 
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when such stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic;
13. 
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
14. 
At any place where official traffic signs have been erected prohibiting standing and parking;
15. 
Within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a steam or interurban railway crossing;
16. 
Within six (6) feet of any United States mailbox;
17. 
On any unpaved portions of street rights-of-way;
18. 
In City parks or lawns except in authorized parking areas;
19. 
In marked and signed areas no greater than fifty (50) feet in advance of any marked and signed pedestrian crosswalk.
[R.O. 2011 §10.40.030; Ord. No. 6840 §1, 1-10-2011; Ord. No. 6881 §1, 1-23-2012; Ord. No. 6894 §2, 9-10-2012]
A. 
Parking on public streets within residential neighborhoods may be restricted to the residents along not more than three (3) blocks of a street pursuant to this Section if:
1. 
The residential block contains a traffic ingress and egress to or from a commercial area comprising multiple retail businesses;
2. 
The daily traffic count exceeds two thousand five hundred (2,500) cars on any part of the block containing the traffic ingress and/or egress referred to in Subsection (A)(1) of this Section; and
3. 
The problems caused by non-resident parking on the block referred to in Subsection (A)(1) of this Section are chronic and well documented.
B. 
Parking on public streets within residential neighborhoods may be restricted to the residents along not more than three (3) blocks of a street pursuant to this Section if:
1. 
The street is within two (2) blocks of Washington University or another municipality's boundary; and
2. 
The problems caused by non-resident parking on the block are chronic and well documented.
C. 
Residential permit parking areas must be initiated by petition. The petition must state the problems caused by non-resident parking; the specific area requested to be restricted; the requested restricted time period; and be signed by at least one (1) owner of record for each of the parcels of real estate constituting in excess of seventy-five percent (75%) of the parcels of real estate adjacent to the block of the public street involved.
D. 
The petition shall be addressed to the Traffic Commission for its review. The Traffic Commission shall make an investigation and submit its recommendation to the City Council, which may thereafter take whatever action it deems appropriate, including establishing a residential parking permit area with conditions that are consistent with this Section.
E. 
Restricted hours shall not exceed twelve (12) hours daily to be specifically recommended by the Traffic Commission after consideration of legitimate business and residential needs.
F. 
Individual permits for residents of the restricted area shall be obtained by application to an officer designated by the City Manager.
G. 
Unless exempt, applicants for individual permits must possess a valid University City occupancy permit for an address on the designated block(s), and a current and lawful State motor vehicle registration certificate for each permit requested. The motor vehicle must be registered or leased to an individual listed on the occupancy permit. The number of permits shall not exceed the number of vehicles owned by the resident.
H. 
A maximum of two (2) transferable visitor permits shall be made available to each residence regardless of whether the resident owns an automobile.
I. 
No permit issued under this Section shall guarantee or reserve to the holder a particular parking space within the restricted area, but shall allow to the holders of permits general parking in said area during the restricted hours specified by this Section and so posted.
J. 
This Section shall not apply to corporations or individuals who are performing commercial services, repairs, or emergency assistance for any resident living in the specified area.
K. 
It is unlawful for any owner or operator to park any vehicle on any street designated to be a residential parking permit area, during the restricted hours, without having a current and lawful residential permit displayed on the vehicle, unless exempt as provided in Subsection (J) of this Section.
L. 
Residential permit parking areas may be established from time to time; and when established, the provisions of this Section shall apply to them.
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Cross Reference — As to residential permit parking areas, see sch. III, table III-D of this code.
[Ord. No. 7020 § 2, 10-10-2016]
A. 
It is unlawful for the operator of a vehicle to stop, stand or park any vehicle in a parking space designed for disabled persons if, immediately adjacent to and visible from such parking space, there is posted a sign known as the international symbol of accessibility consisting of a profile view of a stylized wheelchair with occupant in white on a blue background.
B. 
Designated disabled parking spaces may only be used when a disabled person is then, or immediately preceding being parked, was an occupant of the motor vehicle bearing the disabled license plate or windshield hanging placard issued to the disabled person pursuant to the provisions of Section 301.142, RSMo., or by those States with which the Missouri Director of Revenue has entered into reciprocity agreements.
C. 
The provisions of Subsections (A) and (B) of this Section shall apply to all off-street parking facilities owned or operated by the City or by any privately owned or operated parking lot as well as any on-street disabled parking spaces.
D. 
The driver, or any occupant, of a motor vehicle bearing disabled license plates or a windshield hanging placard which is parked or has been observed to have been parking in a duly designated disabled parking space shall, upon request from any Law Enforcement Officer, produce the disabled registration certificate issued to the disabled person or entity as provided for in Section 301.142, RSMo., or such other authorization to show that the driver or any occupant of the vehicle is lawfully entitled to use a designated disabled parking space.
E. 
Any person who parks in a space reserved for physically disabled persons and is not displaying distinguishing license plates or a card is guilty of an infraction and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than two hundred twenty-five dollars ($225.00). Any vehicle which has been removed and which is not property claimed within thirty (30) days thereafter shall be considered to be an abandoned vehicle.
F. 
All disabled persons residing in the City, may request on-street disabled parking on a residential street. On-street disabled parking spaces shall be established upon written application by an owner whose motor vehicle bears disabled license plates or a windshield hanging placard issued pursuant to Section 301.142, RSMo. Such application shall be subject to City review and will not be issued if any existing traffic regulations indicate to the contrary or if the property of the disabled person has a driveway or other off-street parking space accessible to the disabled person, unless there are unique circumstances found by the Director of Public Works and Parks.
G. 
If the application is approved, a numbered permit shall be issued to the applicant and shall be posted on the windshield of said vehicle. The permit must be used at all times with the permit holder's permanent disabled placard or license plate. The City shall install signs indicating such restricted parking space on any public right-of-way for a period of time not to exceed two (2) years subject to bi-annual renewal. The permit must have the corresponding permit number that is displayed on the signs.
H. 
The applicant must observe and obey any other parking restrictions which may apply at the approved location (i.e., street cleaning signs).
I. 
The privilege of a disabled parking space will be immediately discontinued with misuse of any kind.
J. 
The permitted parking space shall not be used for long-term storage of vehicles. The vehicle must be kept in good repair and shall be operational. For the purposes of this Section, long-term storage of vehicles is defined as any vehicle parked or left standing on a public street in the same location and not driven or moved in excess of fourteen (14) consecutive calendar days. If an applicant is unable to move his or her vehicle within the fourteen-day period, the applicant shall request an extension of the fourteen-day period from the City Director of Public Works and Parks. The Director shall only grant an extension upon the applicant's showing of good cause. An extension shall be limited to thirty (30) days from the day it was granted. Each applicant shall be limited to three (3) extensions per year.
K. 
The permitted parking space is for use solely by the applicant and their personal vehicle; it is not intended as parking or a loading zone for friends, relatives or visitors. If another vehicle uses this space, the illegally parked vehicle may receive a ticket of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than two hundred twenty-five dollars ($225.00).
L. 
The Director of Public Works and Parks shall issue and keep a log of all on-street disabled parking.
[R.O. 2011 §10.40.060; Code 1950 §1001.33; Prior Code §21-129]
It is unlawful for any person to park upon a street any vehicle displayed for sale.
[R.O. 2011 §10.40.070; Code 1950 §1001.34; Prior Code §21-130]
It is unlawful for any person to park on any street any vehicle for the primary purpose of displaying advertising.
[R.O. 2011 §10.40.080; Code 1950 §1001.50; Prior Code §21-131]
No person having control or charge of a motor vehicle shall allow such vehicle to stand on any street unattended without first setting the brakes thereon and stopping the motor of such vehicle and, when standing upon a perceptible grade, without turning the wheels of such vehicle to the curb or the side of the roadway.
[R.O. 2011 §10.40.090; Prior Code §21-131.1; Ord. No. 4710 §1]
It is unlawful for any person to make any repairs, except minor emergency repairs, to any vehicle parked on any part of a street, alley or public right-of-way.
[R.O. 2011 §10.40.100; Ord. No. 6407 §1, 2003]
A. 
It is unlawful for any operator to stop, stand or park any vehicle upon a street 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, except that an operator may stop temporarily during the actual loading or unloading of passengers or when necessary in obedience to traffic regulations or traffic signs or signals or the direction of a Police Officer.
B. 
It is unlawful for any operator to park a vehicle within an alley unless the operator of the vehicle shall remain with such vehicle at all times when it is so parked, and such vehicle shall be parked in such a manner as to leave available more than ten (10) feet of the width of the roadway for the free movement of vehicular traffic, except that the operator shall not be required to remain in such vehicle if the alley is more than eighteen (18) feet wide and the vehicle is not parked in such a manner as to block vehicular access to abutting property.
C. 
It is unlawful for any operator to park a vehicle in such manner as to block vehicular access to abutting property unless the operator of the vehicle shall remain with such vehicle at all times when it is so parked.
[R.O. 2011 §10.40.110; Prior Code §21-126; Ord. No. 3530 §1; Ord. No. 5960 §1, 4-4-1994]
It is unlawful for any operator to park any vehicle on any street or in any district lawfully designated 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 such ordinance, or such place is marked by either a yellow curb or by yellow marking painted in the street or district.
[R.O. 2011 §10.40.120; Prior Code §21-126.1; Ord. No. 4638 §1]
It is unlawful for any owner or operator to park continuously, or cause to be parked, any motor vehicle on any public street in the same parking space in excess of five (5) consecutive days without moving such vehicle to enable proper cleaning and care of such street.
[R.O. 2011 §10.40.130; Prior Code §21-126.2; Ord. No. 4834 §1]
It is unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to park on the library parking lot between the hours of 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. Monday through Friday, unless for the use of the library facilities.
[R.O. 2011 §10.40.140; Prior Code §21-150.1; Ord. No. 6064 §1, 1996; Ord. No. 6119 §3, 1997]
A. 
Municipal parking lot No. 1 on Delmar Boulevard shall be closed for public use from 3:30 A.M. to 6:00 A.M. every day of the week.
[Ord. No. 7015 § 2, 9-12-2016]
B. 
Any vehicle displaying a valid parking permit issued pursuant to Section 358.120 and the lawful users of such vehicle shall not be subject to said closing time.
C. 
Except as permitted herein, no person or vehicle shall be within the confines of a municipal parking lot when it is closed.
D. 
Parking Lots. The following parking lot is designated as a place where the parking of vehicles is restricted to a period of time of two (2) hours between 6:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. every day of the week except Sundays and holidays within the meaning of this Title:
Parking Lot No. 4:
South of Loop North and west of Leland Avenue, excepting those areas designated for one (1) hour limitation or permit parking only.
E. 
Municipal parking garage on Delmar Boulevard shall be closed for public use from 2:30 A.M. to 6:00 A.M. every day of the week.
[Ord. No. 7015 § 2, 9-12-2016]