City of Augusta, ME
Kennebec County
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[Amended 6-17-1991 by Ord. No. 130]
A. 
No vehicle shall stop in such a way as to obstruct any street or crossing except for the purpose of taking on or letting off a passenger, or for loading or unloading freight, for a period of up to one minute, or except in case of accident, or when directed to do so by a police officer.
B. 
No person shall fail to stop or place his vehicle as directed by a police officer on duty.
C. 
No vehicle, except for an emergency vehicle on an emergency call, or any authorized construction vehicle involved in actual construction, repair or repaving, shall stop, stand or park in such a way as to obstruct any arterial street or way. For the purpose of this subsection, the following streets shall be considered to be arterial streets or ways:
Name of Street
Location
State Street
From the Rotary to the Hallowell line
Stone Street and Bangor Street
From the Rotary to North Belfast Avenue
Western Avenue
From the Rotary to Brann Avenue
No vehicle shall stop or stand within the intersection of any streets or within 10 feet of a street corner, and 30 feet in the case of side streets leading off of Winthrop Street west of State Street, nor within seven feet of any hydrant wherever located; provided, however, that the foregoing provisions of this section shall not apply to the United States mail, emergency and public utility vehicles.
The parking of a motor vehicle in such a manner as to obstruct traffic or block a driveway or sidewalk is prohibited. Such cars may be removed in accordance with the provisions of this article.
Unless in accordance with City regulations, or in an emergency, or to allow another vehicle or pedestrian to cross its way, no vehicle shall stop in any public street except close to the curb; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to United States mail, emergency or public utility vehicles.
A person having charge of a vehicle shall not stop the same abreast of another vehicle lengthwise of a street in any public street, except in case of accident or emergency; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to emergency or public utility vehicles.
[Amended 3-5-2015 by Ord. No. 15-036]
It shall be unlawful to leave a motor vehicle parked on a public way or in a municipal parking lot for a period in excess of 24 hours unless such vehicle possesses a valid residential parking permit issued by the Augusta Parking District, is in a space designated by the Augusta Parking District for resident parking, and meets the standards of M.R.S.A. Title 29-A. If a vehicle is parked in violation of this section, a notice shall be placed on the windshield of such vehicle ordering its removal within 24 hours. If after the expiration of such notice the vehicle is still in violation of this section, such vehicle may be removed in accordance with the provisions of this article. Where this section conflicts with § 270-30A regarding winter parking on streets, § 270-30 shall apply.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 18-67 of the 1990 Code, Nighttime parking; permit required, exceptions, which immediately followed this section, as amended 1-6-1992 by Ord. No. 244, and 12-4-2014 by Ord. No. 14-201, was repealed 3-5-2015 by Ord. No. 15-036.
[Amended 10-17-1994 by Ord. No. 649; 12-4-2014 by Ord. No. 14-201; 3-5-2015 by Ord. No. 15-036]
A. 
Unless a permit has been issued by the Police Department for overnight parking, no person shall park or permit a vehicle to remain parked in any street of the City, with the exception of the east side of Commercial Street between Oak Street and Water Street, between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. from November 15 to April 15, since such parking or remaining parked may interfere with snowplowing or the loading or removal of snow from such street.
B. 
No vehicle with a gross vehicle weight in excess of 15,000 pounds shall be parked, excluding the Augusta Business Park, for a longer period than one hour in any street between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., except on permit granted by the Police Department.
A. 
No person shall park a vehicle, with or without occupants, other than a fire or police vehicle or an ambulance, on a public highway within 100 yards of a fire in which fire personnel are engaged.
B. 
If a vehicle parks more than 100 yards from the fire and within 1/4 mile thereof, it shall park on the right-hand side of the highway and parallel to and within two feet of the curb or edge of the highway.
No vehicle shall be parked in front of entrances to theaters and hotels.
[Amended 1-6-1992 by Ord. No. 244]
No commercial vehicle which is registered to carry a load in excess of one ton shall be parked or left standing unattended on any public street or way within the City, unless approved by the Police Department, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. for a period of more than 15 minutes, unless the motor of such vehicle and any motor or motors attached to or contained in such vehicle are stopped.
Motor vehicles shall be prohibited from parking facing the flow of traffic on the wrong side of the public way, from the business district of the City to and including the rural area to the next town line, on the following streets as herein set forth:
Name of Street
Location
Hospital Street
From Stone Street intersection to the Chelsea Line
Mount Vernon Avenue
From Bond Street to and including the Belgrade Road to the Sidney Line
North Belfast Avenue
From Pettingill's Corner (Rt. 202) to the East Vassalboro Line
Northern Avenue
From Water Street to and including West River Road (Rt. 104) to the Sidney Line
Riverside Drive
From the East Side Rotary (Bangor Street) to the Vassalboro Line
Sewall Street
From Western Avenue to the Hallowell Line
South Belfast Avenue (Rt. 105)
From Cony Street to the Togus Pond Windsor Line
State Street
From the Hallowell Line to the West Side Rotary, and from the Rotary north to Bond Street
Togus Road
From the Stone Street intersection to the Windsor Line
Western Avenue
From the West Side Rotary to the Manchester Line
[Amended 3-19-1984 by Ord. No. 383; 6-18-1984 by Ord. No. 460; 6-18-1984 by Ord. No. 461; 6-18-1984 by Ord. No. 462; 6-18-1984 by Ord. No. 463; 10-15-1984 by Ord. No. 538; 11-19-1984 by Ord. No. 604; 7-15-1985 by Ord. No. 139(1); 8-19-1985 by Ord. No. 168; 10-21-1985 by Ord. No. 228; 10-21-1985 by Ord. No. 229; 12-16-1985 by Ord. No. 252; 5-19-1986 by Ord. No. 391; 9-15-1986 by Ord. No. 508; 9-15-1986 by Ord. No. 509; 10-20-1986 by Ord. No. 535; 11-17-1986 by Ord. No. 573; 11-17-1986 by Ord. No. 575; 8-17-1987 by Ord. No. 177; 11-16-1987 by Ord. No. 242; 6-20-1988 by Ord. No. 394; 7-18-1988 by Ord. No. 423; 8-15-1988 by Ord. No. 467; 11-21-1988 by Ord. No. 501; 12-19-1988 by Ord. No. 534; 12-19-1988 by Ord. No. 564; 1-12-1989 by Ord. No. 574(2); 3-20-1989 by Ord. No. 31; 3-20-1989 by Ord. No. 32; 4-10-1989 by Ord. No. 54; 5-15-1989 by Ord. No. 109; 9-18-1989 by Ord. No. 192; 11-6-1989 by Ord. No. 247; 1-8-1990 by Ord. No. 300; 1-5-1990 by Ord. No. 326(2); 5-7-1990 by Ord. No. 396; 5-7-1990 by Ord. No. 397; 7-16-1990 by Ord. No. 471; 12-17-1990 by Ord. No. 580; 2-6-1991 by Ord. No. 18; 3-4-1991 by Ord. No. 54; 4-1-1991 by Ord. No. 55; 7-1-1991 by Ord. No. 190; 7-15-1991 by Ord. No. 191; 10-21-1991 by Ord. No. 262; 10-21-1991 by Ord. No. 263; 1-6-1992 by Ord. No. 334; 12-7-1992 by Ord. No. 679; 2-3-1993 by Ord. No. 11; 2-3-1993 by Ord. No. 31; 4-5-1993 by Ord. No. 63; 7-19-1993 by Ord. No. 185; 9-7-1993 by Ord. No. 214; 12-6-1993 by Ord. No. 320; 3-7-1994 by Ord. No. 381; 8-15-1994 by Ord. No. 588; 11-9-1994 by Ord. No. 666; 12-19-1994 by Ord. No. 708; 8-7-1995 by Ord. No. 182; 4-1-1996 by Ord. No. 417; 9-23-1996 by Ord. No. 565; 9-23-1996 by Ord. No. 566; 10-21-1996 by Ord. No. 621; 11-6-1996 by Ord. No. 622; 5-5-1997 by Ord. No. 104; 10-6-1997 by Ord. No. 320; 12-15-1997 by Ord. No. 398; 3-16-1998 by Ord. No. 474; 3-16-1998 by Ord. No. 476; 12-21-1998 by Ord. No. 732; 5-17-1999 by Ord. No. 107; 8-23-1999 by Ord. No. 207; 8-30-1999 by Ord. No. 688; 7-17-2000 by Ord. No. 394; 10-16-2000 by Ord. No. 453; 12-14-2000 by Ord. No. 495; 9-4-2001 by Ord. No. 116; 12-16-2002 by Ord. No. 317; 7-7-2003 by Ord. No. 88; 9-8-2003 by Ord. No. 107; 4-20-2004 by Ord. No. 56; 11-3-2004 by Ord. No. 161; 11-20-2006 by Ord. No. 183; 11-20-2006 by Ord. No. 184; 3-19-2007 by Ord. No. 050; 5-21-2007 by Ord. No. 090; 5-21-2007 by Ord. No. 091; 6-4-2007 by Ord. No. 106; 6-4-2007 by Ord. No. 107; 2-7-2008 by Ord. No. 222; 2-18-2010 by Ord. No. 018; 7-21-2011 by Ord. No. 11-93; 12-15-2011 by Ord. No. 11-182; 8-2-2012 by Ord. No. 12-110; 8-2-2012 by Ord. No. 12-118; 11-21-2013 by Ord. No. 13-187]
The no-parking and restricted parking areas in the City are as follows:
Alden Avenue
No parking on either side.
Amherst Street
No parking on the west side beginning at the intersection of Western Avenue southerly for a distance of 160 feet.
Parking on the west side starting at a point 160 feet southerly of Western Avenue be restricted to no parking between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for holidays.
No parking on the east side beginning at the intersection of Western Avenue southerly for a distance of 353 feet.
Parking on the east side starting at a point 353 feet southerly of Western Avenue for a distance of 84 feet.
Parking on the east side starting at a point 437 feet southerly of Western Avenue southerly for a distance of 22 feet restricted to handicapped parking only.
No parking on the east side starting at a point 459 feet southerly of Western Avenue southerly for a distance of 100 feet, to be designated a loading zone.
Anthony Avenue
No parking on the west side the entire length.
No parking on the east side from Drain Drive southerly for a distance of 603 feet.
Parking on the east side starting at a point 603 feet southerly for a distance of 66 feet restricted to driver's license testing only.
No parking on the east side starting at a point 669 feet southerly to Leighton Road.
Arsenal Street
[Amended 8-4-2016 by Ord. No. 16-122]
No parking on the west side the entire length from Williams Street southerly.
Parking on the west side starting at a point 95 feet southerly of Cony Street for a distance of 221 feet.
No parking on the east side from Cony Street to Spruce Street.
No parking on the east side from the intersection of East Chestnut Street southerly for 20 feet.
Two-hour parking on the east side starting at a point 20 feet southerly of East Chestnut Street for a distance of 114 feet, to include one handicap parking space.
Two-hour parking on the east side starting at a point 171 feet southerly of East Chestnut Street for a distance of 177 feet, to include one handicap parking space.
Parking on the east side starting at a point 450 feet southerly of East Chestnut Street for a distance of 88 feet.
No parking on the east side starting at a point 538 feet southerly of East Chestnut Street southerly for the remaining distance.
Bangor Street
No parking on either side for the entire length.
Bennett Street
No parking on the south side, entire length.
Bond Street
Parking shall be restricted to 15 minutes on the north side from Water Street westerly for 75 feet.
No parking on the south side from Water Street westerly for 72 feet.
Boothby Street
No parking on the east side.
No parking on the north side from State Street westerly to a point 526 feet west of State Street.
No parking on the south side from State Street westerly to a point 546 feet west of State Street.
Boothby Street (Seasonal)
No parking on the south side from a point 546 feet west of its intersection with State Street westerly to the end of Boothby Street between October 15 and April 15 annually.
Bridge Street
No parking on the north side from the intersection of North Street for a distance of 148 feet easterly.
No parking on the south side of the street.
No parking on the north side from the westerly side of Crosby Street running westerly to 60 feet westerly of the west side of State Street.
Brooklawn Avenue
No parking on either side for a distance of 78 feet from the easterly side of Sewall Street at Brooklawn Avenue.
Brooks Street
No parking on the north side starting at the easterly point of the rear delivery entrance to KVMC and continuing easterly for a distance of 100 feet.
No parking on the south side for the entire length of the street.
Caldwell Road
No parking on the south side.
Canal Street
No parking on the north side.
No parking from the southwest corner of the Bates Manufacturing Building to the junction of Northern Avenue, a distance of 16 feet, and from the junction of Canal Street along the wall on Northern Avenue for a distance of 41 feet.
Capitol Street
No parking on the north side between Sewall Street and Florence Street.
No parking on the north side from State Street easterly for 210 feet.
No parking on the south side between Sewall Street and Federal Street.
No parking on the south side between State Street and Gage Street.
Parking shall be limited to 15 minutes between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon daily on the north side of the legal frontage of 25 Capitol Street, a distance of 60 feet.
No parking from the corner of Gage Street easterly for a distance of 150 feet on both the north and south sides of the street.
Cedar Court
No parking either side.
Cedar Street
No parking on the north side.
No parking on the south side from Stone Street for a distance of 200 feet westerly.
Center Street
No parking on the west side starting at a point 80 feet northerly of the intersection of Child Street and continuing northerly for the length of the street.
No parking on the east side from the intersection of Child Street northerly for 80 feet.
Chamberlain Street
[Added 7-16-2015 by Ord. No. 15-109]
No parking on the west side from Capitol Street to Chapel Street.
Chamberlain Street (Seasonal)
[Added 7-16-2015 by Ord. No. 15-109]
No parking on the east side from a point 173 feet north of Capitol Street northerly to the intersection of Higgins Street from October 15 to April 15.
Chapel Street
Parking on the east side restricted to 15 minutes, starting at the north side of Court Street northerly for 55 feet.
No parking on the west side between Weston Street and Court Street.
Chapel Street (Seasonal)
No parking on the west side from Winthrop Street to Green Street from November 1 to April 1.
Child Street
No parking on either side for the entire length.
Civic Center parking
Community Drive, University Drive and the parking areas owned or leased by the City, which are bounded on the east by University Drive, on the west by Route 95, on the north by a line 500 feet north of the north wall of the Civic Center building, and on the south by a line 500 feet south of the south wall of the building, shall be subject to the following parking restrictions:
(1)
No person shall park or permit a vehicle to remain parked for more than 12 hours at any one time within such streets or parking areas.
(2)
No person shall park or permit a vehicle to remain parked within such streets or parking areas except within the lines painted to designate parking spaces.
(3)
No person shall park or permit a vehicle to remain parked between 12:01 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. in any Civic Center parking lot without permission of the Civic Center Director or his designee.
(4)
Any vehicle found in violation of Subsection (1), (2) or (3) hereof may be removed and impounded pursuant to the provisions of Article III, Part 2, § 270-40 et seq.
Civic Center Drive
No parking on both sides of Civic Center Drive on the east side beginning at a point 110 feet southerly of CMP Pole No. 592/116 and extending northerly 275 feet to a point 30 feet northerly of CMP Pole No. 593/117; and on the west side beginning at a point 10 feet southerly of CMP Pole No. 592/116 and extending northerly 50 feet.
Clark Street
No parking on the north side from Bangor Street for a distance of 100 feet westerly.
Columbia Street
Parking on the east and west sides restricted to no parking the entire length between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for holidays.
Community Drive
No parking on the northerly side of Community Drive for a distance of 20 feet easterly and westerly of the exit to the upper parking lot of the Maine School Management Association.
Cony Street
No parking on the south side from the Kennebec River to Cony Circle.
No parking on the north side from Cony Circle to Pearl Street between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
No parking from the east side of Morse Street for a distance of 30 feet.
No parking on the south side of the legal frontage, main entrance of 104 Cony Street, Cony High School, which shall be designated a bus handicap loading zone. This area shall be restricted for the use of buses picking up and discharging wheelchair-bound students.
No parking on the north side beginning at the intersection of Noyes Street in a westerly direction for a distance of 20 feet to the area of a loading zone that begins at 20 feet and continues westerly for a distance of 50 feet and continuing no parking from the loading zone westerly for an additional 42 feet.
No parking on the north side starting at a point 252 feet westerly of the intersection of Noyes Street to the northwest corner of the intersection of Cony Street and Willow Street.
Coughlin Street
No parking on the south side for the full length of the street.
Court Street
No parking on the south side between Chapel Street and Sewall Street.
No parking on the south side between Chapel Street and State Street.
Parking shall be limited to 2 hours on the north side of the legal frontage of 43 1/2 Court Street, a distance of 36 feet.
No parking on the south side of Court Street from Perham Street easterly to the end of Court Street.
No parking on the north side of Court Street within 20 feet from either side of the driveway of the Augusta Elks Lodge.
No parking on the south side between Perham Street and State Street.
Crosby Lane
No parking on either side for the entire length.
Crosby Street
No parking on the west side for a distance of 200 feet northerly from the intersection of Bridge Street and Crosby Street.
Crosby Street (Seasonal)
No parking on the west side from a point 200 feet north of the Bridge Street intersection for the entire length from October 15 to April 15.
Cross Street
No parking either side for the entire length.
Darin Drive
No parking on the south side between New Belgrade Road and Darin Drive Circle.
No parking on the north side between New Belgrade Road and a point perpendicular to the west side of Anthony Avenue.
Dayton Street
No parking on the east side north from Lincoln Street for a distance of 185 feet.
Drew Street
No parking on the east side from Western Avenue to Lincoln Street.
No parking on the east side from Lincoln Street to Green Street from November 15 to April 1.
Two-hour parking on the west side of Drew Street from Western Avenue to Lincoln Street between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
East Chestnut Street
No parking either side for the entire length.
East Crescent Street
No parking on the south side.
Eastern Avenue
No parking on the south side from a point 58 feet easterly of CMP Pole No. 8 easterly to the driveway on the east side of the Eastern Avenue Apartments, a distance of 55 feet.
No parking on the south side for a distance of 195 feet east of Hospital Street.
No parking on the southerly side from a point 455 feet easterly of the intersection of Hospital Street for a distance of 177 feet easterly.
No parking on the north side of Eastern Avenue from a point 50 feet west of the westernmost driveway of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, located at 213 Eastern Avenue, extending easterly to a point 50 feet east of the easternmost driveway of the church for a total linear distance of 245 feet.
Edison Drive
No parking on the west side of Edison Drive from a point at the southern end of the legal frontage of No. 84 Edison Drive extending northerly for a distance of 900 feet, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Elm Street
No parking on the east side for the entire length.
Federal Street
No parking on the east side from Capitol Street south for 100 feet.
No parking on the west side for the entire length.
First Avenue (Seasonal)
No parking on the south side of First Avenue starting at a point 215 feet from the intersection of First Avenue and Hospital Street easterly to the intersection of First Avenue and Congress Street from May 15 to September 15.
Flagg Street
No parking on the east side.
Florence Street
No parking on the west side.
Forest Avenue
No parking on the southern side from Northern Avenue to Davis Street.
Fowler Street
No parking on the north side from Bangor Street to Howe Street.
Franklin Street
No parking on the south side within 20 feet east and 20 feet west from the center of the gate in front of Webster School.
Franklin Street (Seasonal)
No parking on the north side from Oxford Street to Northern Avenue between November 15 and April 1.
Gage Street
No parking on the east side, entire length.
No parking on the west side from Memorial Drive southerly to Capitol Street.
Gannett Street
No parking on the west side from Cony Street to Patterson Street.
No parking on the east side between Cony Street and Patterson Street from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on school days.
Gannett Street (Seasonal)
No parking on the east side from Cony Street to Patterson Street from October 15 through April 15.
Gedney Street
No parking on the north side of Gedney Street starting at the northeastern point of the Hussey School fence west for a total distance of 100 feet between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., school season only.
Glendon Street
No parking on the north side.
Glenridge Drive
No parking on the northwesterly side for the entire length.
Glenwood Street
No parking on the north side from Glenwood Avenue easterly for a distance of 150 feet.
Green Street
No parking on the south side from Water Street to State Street.
No parking on the south side from State Street for 300 feet westerly.
Parking on the north side of Green Street in front of 39 Green Street at the office location of Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc., shall include one space specifically reserved for handicapped persons as defined in 29 M.R.S.A. § 252.[1]
Greenlief Street
No parking on the south side.
No parking on the north side.
A single two-hour parking space shall be created at the legal frontage of 20 Greenlief Street.
Grove Street
[Repealed 7-16-2015 by Ord. No. 15-109]
Haskell Street
No parking on the westerly side from a point 325 feet northerly of its intersection with Cony Street Extension to a point 360 feet northerly of the intersection of Cony Street Extension.
Hichborn Street
No parking on the north side.
Higgins Street
No parking on the west and north sides.
Highland Avenue
No parking on either side, beginning at Bangor Street easterly for 100 feet.
Hillcrest Street
No parking on the east side from Western Avenue to Hillcrest Court.
No parking on the west side from Western Avenue to Victory Street.
Hospital Street
No parking on the east side from a point 100 feet north of the northernmost entrance to the Augusta Mental Health Institute southerly to the southernmost entrance to the Augusta Mental Health Institute.
No parking on the west side from a point 1,600 feet south of the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Stone Street southerly to the Augusta-Chelsea line.
No parking on the east side from the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Hospital Street southerly for a distance of 200 feet.
No parking on the west side from the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Hospital Street southerly for a distance of 200 feet.
Howard Street
No parking on the west side between Cony Street and Williams Street.
Jefferson Street
No parking on the south side from Oxford Street to Washington Street.
No parking on the southerly side between Oxford Street and Northern Avenue between November 1 and April 1.
Parking shall be restricted to 15 minutes on the west side for the legal property boundary of the property located at 133 Northern Avenue as it borders on Jefferson Street (Dube's Market), a distance of 66 feet.
Johnson Street
No parking on the east side.
No parking on the east side within 20 feet north or south of the Lincoln School Driveway.
Kendall Street
No parking on Sunday on the east side of Kendall Street between the corner of Northern Avenue to the northwest corner of St. Augustine's School Playground.
Kling Street
No parking on the east side, entire length.
Lafayette Street
No parking on either side from the southerly side of the intersection of Fuller Street southerly to the southern terminus.
Laurel Street
Loading zone on the north side from State Street easterly for 36 feet.
No parking on the south side of Laurel Street for the entire length.
Laurel Street (Seasonal)
No parking on the north side of Laurel Street from a point 36 feet east of the intersection of State Street easterly to Water Street between October 15 and April 15 annually.
Lincoln Street
No parking on the north side between Johnson Street and Cushman Street.
No parking on the south side from Pike Street to Drew Street.
Linden Street
No parking on the north side for its entire length.
No parking on the south side for a distance of 25 feet westerly from the intersection of Linden Street with Bangor Street.
Lithgow Library Area Parking
The parking areas owned and maintained by the City which are bounded on the north by City-owned property, on the east by State Street, on the south by Lithgow Library and on the west by Pleasant Street shall be subject to the following restrictions:
(1)
Five spaces shall be designated as reserved spaces for employees of Lithgow Library.
(2)
No person except employees of Lithgow Library parked in such designated spaces shall park or permit a vehicle to remain parked for more than 1 hour at any one time within the parking area.
(3)
No person shall park or permit a vehicle to remain parked between 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. if such parking or remaining parked interferes with snowplowing or the loading and removal of snow from the parking area.
(4)
Any vehicle found in violation of Subsection (1), (2) or (3) hereof may be removed and impounded pursuant to the provisions of Article III, Part 2, § 270-40 et seq.
Locke Street
No parking on either side for the entire length.
Parking shall be limited to 2 hours on the north side from Pike Street to Drew Street.
Lombard Court
No parking on either side from Chapel Street 113 feet westerly.
Malta Lane
No parking on either side for the entire length.
Maple Street
No parking on either side from the railroad crossing for a distance of 200 feet north.
Melville Street
No parking on the west side of Melville Street from Western Avenue northerly to Green Street.
Middle Street
No parking between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the westerly side beginning at the intersection of Spruce Street southerly for a distance of 184 feet.
No parking on either side from Stone Street to Spruce Street; and no parking on the easterly side from Spruce Street to Chestnut Street.
Restricted handicap parking from a point beginning 30 feet from the intersection of Middle Street and East Chestnut Street northerly on the west side of Middle Street for 20 feet.
No parking on the east or west side from the intersection of Caldwell Road southerly for a distance of 428 feet.
Mill Street
No parking on the north side, entire length.
Morse Street
No parking on either side.
Morton Place
No parking on either side, entire length.
Mt. Vernon Avenue
No parking on the easterly side for the entire length.
No parking on the westerly side for the entire length.
Mt. Vernon Place
No parking on the south side for the entire length.
North Belfast Avenue
No parking on the south side for a distance of 300 feet west of the intersection of North Belfast Avenue and Church Hill Road.
North Chestnut Street
No parking on the east side of North Chestnut Street from the intersection of Winthrop Street to the intersection of Tobey Street.
Northern Avenue
Parking shall be restricted to 15 minutes on the west side of Northern Avenue from a point 110 feet south of the south side of Ryan Court southerly for a distance of 146 feet.
No parking on the east side from Forest Avenue southerly for 134 feet.
No parking on the east side from Jefferson Street to Monroe Street.
No parking on the south side from Fontaine Street easterly for 400 feet.
No parking on the east side from a point 486 feet southerly of the south side of Quirion Street Place southerly for 500 feet.
No parking from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on the east side from Monroe Street, north, a distance of 326 feet.
No parking from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on the east side, north of the 30-minute parking sign in front of 185 Northern Avenue, a distance of 270 feet.
No parking on the west side of Northern Avenue from a point 199 feet northerly of the southeast corner of the North End Playground for a distance of 100 feet and for 236 feet northerly from the northeast corner of the North End Playground.
No parking on the west side of Northern Avenue between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. for a distance of 199 feet northerly from the southeast corner of the North End Playground and from a point 299 feet northerly from the southeast corner of the North End Playground for a distance of 121 feet northerly.
Parking shall be restricted to 30 minutes on the east side for the legal frontage of 185 Northern Avenue, a distance of 26 feet.
No parking on the easterly side from Washington Street northerly for 46 feet.
Parking shall be restricted to 15 minutes on the west side for the legal frontage of 56 Northern Avenue (Patenaude's Superette), a distance of 42 feet.
Parking shall be restricted to 15 minutes on the east side for the legal frontage of 133 Northern Avenue (Dube's Market), a distance of 56 feet.
No parking on the west side from a point at the northern boundary of the intersection with the Old Belgrade Road and extending northerly for a distance of 300 feet.
Northern Avenue (Seasonal)
No parking on the east side from Water Street to Canal Street between November 15 and April 1.
No parking on the east side from Canal Street southerly for 60 feet between April 1 and November 15.
No parking on the west side from the beginning of Northern Avenue to Mill Street between November 15 and April 1.
North Pearl Street
No parking on the east side of North Pearl Street between Albee Street and North Belfast Avenue.
North Street
No parking on the westerly side for the entire length.
No parking on the easterly side between North Street Place and the Public Works Garage driveway.
No parking on the east side from the corner of Bridge Street for a distance of 106 feet northerly.
Parking shall be restricted to 15 minutes on the east side for the legal frontage of 13 North Street, a distance of 25 feet.
Parking shall be restricted to 15 minutes on the east side for the legal frontage of 31 North Street, a distance of 64 feet.
North Street Place
No parking on the northerly side for the entire length.
No parking on the southerly side for a distance of 160 feet beginning at the corner of North Street and continuing easterly for 160 feet.
Noyes Place
No parking on the east and south sides of Noyes Place for the entire length.
No parking on the north side of Noyes Place for the entire length.
No parking on the west side of Noyes Place for a distance 30 feet northerly from the intersection of Cony Street.
No parking on the west side of Noyes Place for a distance of 30 feet southerly from the northernmost end of Noyes Place.
Oxford Street (Seasonal)
No parking on the east side from Franklin Street to Monroe Street between November 15 and April 1.
Page Street
No parking on the east side for the entire length.
Pearl Street
No parking on the east side between Cony Street and Patterson Street.
No parking on the west side between Cony Street and Greenlief Street.
Perham Street
No parking on the east side between Winthrop Street and Court Street.
No parking on the east and west side, southerly from the intersection of Court Street, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Pet Haven Lane
No parking on the west side, starting from Western Avenue southerly for a distance of 147 feet.
Parking on the east side restricted to 15 minutes starting at CMP Pole No. 44 and continuing northerly for a distance of 112 feet.
Pike Street
No parking on the east side from Western Avenue to a point 121 feet north of Lincoln Street.
Parking of vehicles shall be limited to 2 hours on the west side from Western Avenue to a point 136 feet north of Lincoln Street.
Parking shall be limited to 2 hours on the east side from a point 121 feet north of Lincoln Street to Green Street.
Pleasant Street
[Amended 10-20-2016 by Ord. No. 16-158]
No parking on the east side of Pleasant Street for the entire length.
Powhatten Street
No parking on either side.
Prince Street
No parking on either side for the entire length.
Prospect Street
No parking on the east side for the entire length.
Quimby Street
No parking on the south side of Quimby Street between CMP Pole Nos. 9 and 10 for a total distance of 100 feet between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., school season only.
Riverside Drive
Parking on the east side of Riverside Drive adjacent to the Kirschner Property from the northwest corner of Kirschner's driveway north to the northwest corner of the property shall be prohibited, a distance of 344 feet.
Parking shall be restricted on the east side at a point 780 feet northerly of Lajoie Street northerly for a distance of 105 feet.
No parking on the west side for the legal frontage of 184 Riverside Drive, a distance of roughly 525 feet.
No parking on the west side, beginning on the north side of Drum Barker Road northerly for 200 feet.
Riverton Street
No parking on the north side for the entire length.
No parking on the south side for a distance of 25 feet easterly from the intersection of Riverton Street with State Street.
Ryan Court
No parking on either side for the entire length.
St. Catherine Street
No parking on the west side.
No parking on the east side for a distance of 200 feet south of East Chestnut Street.
Parking in front of #3 St. Catherine Street restricted to 15-minute parking for a distance of 36 feet; parking in front of #5 St. Catherine Street restricted to 1-hour parking for a distance of 40 feet on the east side of the street.
Savoie Street
No parking on either side for the entire length.
School Street
No parking on either side from Bangor Street for a distance of 165 feet or on either side starting at the intersection of South Belfast Avenue for a distance of 100 feet westerly.
Sewall Street
No parking on the east side from Capitol Street northerly to the intersection of Western Avenue.
No parking on the west side from a point 200 feet southerly of Capitol Street to a point perpendicular to the intersection of Southern Avenue between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., with the exception of a distance of 50 feet from a point 30 feet south of New England Tel and Tel Pole No. 30/30S.
No parking at any time on the west side between Capitol Street and a point 200 feet southerly.
No parking on the east side from Capitol Street southerly to the intersection of Brooklawn Avenue.
No parking on the west side for a distance of 77 feet northerly from the intersection of Sewall Street and Western Avenue.
No parking on the west side from Western Avenue south to a point 310 feet south of Western Avenue.
No parking on the west side from Capitol Street northerly for 400 feet.
Parking shall be limited to 2 hours on the west side from a point 310 feet south of Western Avenue to a point 400 feet north of Capitol Street.
No parking on either side for a distance of 126 feet northerly from the intersection of Sewall Street and Western Avenue.
South Belfast Avenue
No parking on the north side along the entire length of road frontage of Worromontogus Lake, a.k.a. Togus Pond, from the intersection of Tasker Road easterly for a distance of 1/2 mile.
South Chestnut Street
No parking between signs placed in front of premises at 26 South Chestnut Street between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. and between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. from Monday through and including Friday.
South Street
No parking on the north side of South Street between State Street and South Grove Street.
Spruce Street
No parking on the north side.
Parking shall be limited to 1 hour on the south side from a point 164 feet west of Middle Street westerly for 77 feet.
No parking on the south side from the intersection of Arsenal Street easterly for a distance of 388 feet.
Spruce Street (Seasonal)
No parking on the south side from Arsenal Street easterly for 245 feet between November 15 and April 1.
State Street
[Amended 8-4-2016 by Ord. No. 16-158]
No parking on either side from Chandler Street south to the Hallowell line.
No parking on either side from Bridge Street north to Bond Street.
No parking on the east side from Chandler Street north to Winthrop Street.
No parking on the west side from Winthrop Street north to Oak Street.
Stewart Lane
No parking on either side for the entire length.
Stone Street
No parking on either side.
Storey Street
No parking on the east side from Western Avenue for 486 feet south.
No parking on the east side from the intersection of Western Avenue for a distance of 336 feet.
No parking on the west side from a point 375 feet south of the intersection with Western Avenue and continuing southerly for a distance of 345 feet.
Sturgis Lane
No parking either side.
Summer Street
Restricted to handicap parking from a point beginning 73 feet from the intersection of Summer Street and Winthrop Street northerly on the west side of Summer Street for 20 feet.
No parking on the east side from a point 275 feet north of Winthrop Street and extending northerly for a distance of 53 feet, which shall be designated a loading zone. This area shall be restricted for the use of vehicles loading and unloading for the St. Mark's Church clothing and food banks.
No parking on the east side with the exception of the designated loading zone for the St. Mark's clothing and food banks as described in this section.
Swan Street
No parking on the north side.
Taylor Street
No parking on the north side from the intersection of State Street westerly for a distance of 40 feet.
Union Street
No parking on the south side, entire length.
No parking on the north side from State Street to a point approximately 200 feet easterly along the northerly line of Union Street.
No parking easterly of the Capitol Park track access road.
Valley Street
No parking on the east side for the entire length between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Vickery Street
No parking on the north side from Hillcrest Street to Western Avenue Place.
No parking on the south side from Hillcrest Street to a point 120 feet westerly.
Viles Street
No parking on the east side for the entire length.
Parking on the west side shall be limited to 10 designated compact vehicle spaces within the posted parking area.
Wade Street
No parking on the north side of Wade Street between Sewall Street and Chamberlain Street.
Waldo Street
No parking on the south side.
Washington Street
Parking of vehicles shall be restricted to 10 minutes on the east side of Washington Street from the north side of York Street northerly for a distance of 35 feet.
No parking on the westerly side from Northern Avenue easterly for 49 feet.
Water Street
No parking on the west side of Water Street beginning at the intersection of Bridge Street and Water Street northerly for a distance of 630 feet.
No parking on the west side of Water Street from a point 140 feet north of the intersection of Laurel Street northerly to the beginning of Northern Avenue.[2]
No parking on the east side of Water Street from a point 202 feet north of the Bridge Street intersection northerly for a distance of 44 feet, which shall be designated a loading zone. This loading zone shall be restricted for use of vehicles loading and unloading freight or merchandise only.[3]
No parking on the east side of Water Street from a point of 540 feet north of the Bridge Street intersection northerly to the beginning of Northern Avenue.
No parking on the east side beginning at a point 31 feet south of the Edwards Manufacturing Company main gate southerly for a distance of 124 feet.
No parking on the westerly side beginning at Green Street southerly for a distance of 140 feet.
[Added 7-16-2015 by Ord. No. 15-109]
No parking on the east side from West Side Circle to Gage Street.
[Added 7-16-2015 by Ord. No. 15-109]
West Crescent Street
No parking on the north side.
No parking on the south side beginning at a point 70 feet west of the Memorial Drive intersection to the Memorial Drive intersection.
Parking shall be restricted to 2 hours on the south side beginning at a point 70 feet west of the intersection of Memorial Drive westerly for a distance of 139 feet.
Western Avenue
No parking at any place, entire length.
Western Avenue Place
No parking on either side from Western Avenue to Vickery Street.
No parking on the east side from Vickery Street to Walker Street.
Weston Street
No parking on the south side between State Street and Sewall Street.
Parking shall be restricted on the north side from Chapel Street westerly for 30 feet, and from Sewall Street easterly for 30 feet.
Weston Street (Seasonal)
No parking on the north side from State Street to Sewall Street from December 1 to March 31.
No parking on the south side from a point 70 feet east of the east side of Chapel Street easterly to State Street. Parking shall be restricted to 1-hour parking on the south side from Chapel Street easterly for 70 feet, except from March 31 to December 1. There shall be no parking on the north side of Weston Street between Chapel Street and State Street.
It is the intent of this subsection to allow parking for 70 feet on the south side during winter months.
Whitten Road
No parking on either side from the intersection of Alderwood Road southerly for a distance of 1,850 feet or the point where the boundary line of the City of Hallowell first intersects Whitten Road.
Willow Street
No parking on the south side from Bangor Street westerly for 50 feet.
Wilson Street
No parking on Wilson Street on the north side for the entire length of the street.
Winter Street
No parking on the east side between Winthrop Street and Bridge Street.
Winthrop Court
Parking shall be restricted to 1/2 hour on the west side for the entire length.
No parking on the east side.
Two parking stalls reserved exclusively for the use of physically handicapped persons as defined in 29 M.R.S.A. § 252[4] shall be established.
(1)
The first stall shall be located on the west side of Winthrop Court beginning 40 feet from the corner of Winthrop Street and Winthrop Court, northerly for a distance of 22 feet.
(2)
The second stall shall be located on the west side of Winthrop Court beginning 72 feet from the corner of Winthrop Street and Winthrop Court, northerly for a distance of 22 feet.
No parking on the north or south side for the entire length.
Winthrop Street
[Repealed 8-4-2016 by Ord. No. 16-158]
York Street
No parking on the south side.
[1]
Editor's Note: Title 29 of the Maine Revised Statutes was repealed by L. 1983, C. 683, § a-1, effective 1-1-1995. See now 29-A M.R.S.A. § 521.
[2]
Editor's Note: An entry limiting parking to one hour on the east side of Water Street beginning at the intersection of Bridge Street northerly for a distance of 202 feet, and which immediately followed this entry, was repealed 2-4-2016 by Ord. No. 16-016.
[3]
Editor's Note: An entry limiting parking to one hour on the east side of Water Street from a point 246 feet north of the Bridge Street intersection northerly for a distance of 294 feet, and which immediately followed this entry, was repealed 2-4-2016 by Ord. No. 16-016.
[4]
Editor's Note: Title 29 of the Maine Revised Statutes was repealed by L. 1983, C. 683, § a-1, effective 1-1-1995. See now 29-A M.R.S.A. § 521.
[Amended 2-3-1992 by Ord. No. 359]
Notwithstanding any other provisions of the Code of Ordinances regarding parking bans, parking shall be allowed in the immediate area of places of worship 1/2 hour before services until 1/2 hour after services on Saturday or Sunday on all City streets except for state-numbered routes where parking is prohibited, on crosswalks, in the immediate area of fire hydrants, and on streets where parking is prohibited because the width of the street will not allow fire-fighting equipment to travel over the street if vehicles were parked on same. "No parking" signs in the areas affected by this section shall be changed to reflect the above section.
[Amended 2-17-1993 by Ord. No. 27]
It shall be unlawful to park a motor vehicle or motorcycle without a special handicapped registration plate or placard in the following listed locations, which are designated as parking areas for handicapped persons. These locations shall be identified by a sign posted adjacent to and visible from each handicapped parking space identified and listed below. Said sign shall display the international symbol for accessibility. Any vehicle or motorcycle parking in a parking space clearly marked as a handicapped parking space and which does not bear a special handicapped registration plate or placard issued under 29 M.R.S.A. §§ 252, 252-A or 252-C, as amended,[1] or a similar plate issued by another state, shall be cited for a forfeiture of not less than $50. "Clearly marked" includes painted signs on pavement and vertical standing signs which are visible in existing weather conditions.
[1]
Editor's Note: Title 29 of the Maine Revised Statutes was repealed by L. 1983, C. 683, § a-1, effective 1-1-1995. See now 29-A M.R.S.A. §§ 521 and 523.
[Amended 1-6-1992 by Ord. No. 244]
A. 
It shall be unlawful to allow any vehicle to stop or remain parked at any time upon the East Side Circle or West Side Circle or within 100 feet from the outside curb on any exit from or any entrance to the circle for the purpose of taking on or letting off passengers or any other reason unless such stopping or parking is done in an area so designated by the placement of signs by the Police Department for such purpose.
B. 
Subsection A above shall exclude any police vehicle, fire vehicle, ambulance, United States mail vehicles, public utility vehicles, or public works or emergency vehicle.
The Augusta Parking District shall have the authority to regulate parking on the following streets:
A. 
On-street parking.
Name of Street
Location
Bangor Street
From Cony Street to Patterson Street
Bridge Street
From Water Street to State Street
Capitol Street
From Gage Street to Florence Street
Chamberlain Street
From Western Avenue to Capitol Street
Chapel Street
From Green Street to Western Avenue
Chapel Street
From Western Avenue to Chamberlain Street
Church Street
From State Street to Flagg Street
Commercial Street
From Haymarket Square to Bridge Street
Dickman Street
Flagg Street
From Oak Street to Church Street
Front Street Bridge
To Winthrop Street and its extension southerly
Green Street
From Hartford Fire Station to State Street
Grove Street Extension
Same as South Grove Street
Haymarket Square
Melville Street
From Green Street to its termination on the south side of Western Avenue
Oak Street
From Dickman Street to State Street
Sewall Street
From Green Street to Western Avenue
State Street
From Bridge Street to Western Avenue
State Street
From Western Avenue to Glenwood Street
Water Street
From Hartford Fire Station to Bond Brook
Water Street
From Hartford Fire Station to Chandler Street to State Street
Willow Street
From Cony Street to Myrtle Street
Winthrop Street
From Front Street to State Street
Winthrop Street
South side, for a distance of 180 feet from the southeast corner of State Street and Winthrop Street westerly
B. 
Off-street parking.
Parking area, Commercial Street Extension 11 Bridge Street to 128 Water Street
Parking lot at 11 Bridge Street
Parking lot at 12-16 Dickman Street
Parking lot at 348 Water Street
Parking lot at south side of Hotel Arnold 73 to 137 Water Street
Parking lot between Front Street and its southerly extension and the Kennebec River
Parking lots leased from Maine Central R.R.
A. 
The franchise, right, power and easement in the areas and streets enumerated in § 270-37 shall be for the following purposes: to install, operate and maintain parking meters; to collect the revenue therefrom; to issue parking revenue bonds payable solely from parking fees to pay the cost of construction, installation, operation and maintenance of the parking meters and off-the-street parking lots to be used in furtherance and in connection therewith; to designate space for the parking of vehicles by lines painted or otherwise durably marked on the curb or on the surface of the street adjacent to or adjoining the parking meters; to adopt from time to time and amend rules and regulations governing the use of parking in such areas and streets, including but not limited to rules and regulations governing the use and nonuse of such areas and streets, for parking by commercial and noncommercial vehicles, buses, taxis, vehicles of doctors, and others, and the setting of fees therefor; and to do all other lawful things necessary, convenient or incidental to the foregoing rights and powers.
B. 
Meters shall be placed not more than two feet from the curb nor more than five feet from the front line or side line of the adjacent parking space.
C. 
It is the intention hereof that the City shall continue to be responsible for and to keep in a state of repair the streets and sidewalks along such streets, and the District shall repair and maintain the meters and their foundations and paint or mark the designated areas on the surface of such roadways and sidewalks.
[Amended 2-20-1990 by Ord. No. 327; 1-6-1992 by Ord. No. 244]
A. 
In the interest of providing proper safety services to school buildings within the City, the Fire Chief or designee, in conjunction with the Superintendent of Schools or designee, is hereby authorized to establish fire lanes at and around school buildings within the City; such fire lanes shall be clearly marked with signs indicating the existence of the fire lane and the prohibition against parking in same.
B. 
Any vehicle found to be parked, standing or in any other way blocking any designated fire lane shall be in violation of this article and as such shall be subject to a fine of $15 for each offense and, in addition, any vehicle in violation may be removed and impounded as provided for in Part 2 of this article.
[Amended 4-14-1986 by Ord. No. 360; 11-20-1989 by Ord. No. 246; 1-6-1992 by Ord. No. 244; 8-2-1999 by Ord. No. 169]
It shall be the policy of the City of Augusta to ensure that at any time the Augusta Police Department is required to contract directly for vehicle towing services, or refer a needy citizen to such towing services, the Police Department shall do so in an economical and equitable manner. Though sensitive to the business concerns of area towing enterprises, the City policy regarding this matter shall be influenced primarily by the need to promote public safety through a quick and efficient removal of obstructions to the public way and by a vigilant effort to prevent the general public from being victimized by unfair business practices, particularly where the City is involved as a referral agent for private tow operators. This order shall pertain to public ways, City property and property owned or authorized for policing by the Augusta Parking District and shall not be utilized for the removal of vehicles from private property of individuals.
A. 
The Police Department shall establish a rotation order by which tow operators will be contacted whenever a vehicle must be removed from a public way, City property, or private property as a result of a motor vehicle accident or other police action. The Police Department shall maintain a log in the communication center and upon request for a tow service, record the name of the tow operator, whether the request for tow was in rotation, vehicle owner's request, or City bid, and also record the unavailability or refusal of a tow operator to respond. The Police Department shall maintain a list of qualified tow operators, and this list shall not exceed 10 operators so that no undue administrative burden shall be placed upon the Police Department. This list shall be reviewed in January of each year to enable the Police Department to add or remove tow operators. In the event that more than 10 qualified operators apply for inclusion on the towing list, the Chief of Police shall determine, by lot, which companies shall be included for the year. Should a vehicle operator request a tow operator that is not on the police tow list, the police officer on scene will determine whether the request will be honored, taking into account the time it will take for the requested tow operator to arrive and remove the vehicle. In all circumstances, the removal of a vehicle from traffic by the quickest and most efficient means is essential.
B. 
The Police Department shall in times of extreme emergency or disaster deviate from this towing policy rotation order when it is in the best interest of public safety to do so.
[Amended 10-17-2005 by Ord. No. 165]
A. 
The schedule of charges for service calls, towing or removing vehicles and notices of such action as required by this Part 2 shall not exceed the schedule of charges which shall be set from time to time and a schedule of such charges shall include service calls day or night, tow fee day or night, motor vehicle accident tow day or night, use of which and mileage from accident scene to vehicle destination.
B. 
Tow operators accepting City referrals under this Part 2 shall agree to charge reasonable fees that will not exceed the following per vehicle:
(1) 
Service calls: described as providing gas, jump start, vehicle lockout, etc.
(a) 
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.: $50.
(b) 
8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.: $60.
(2) 
Tow: described as any time a vehicle needs to be towed which has become disabled, parked in violation of City ordinance or a police action has required the vehicle to be towed:
(a) 
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.: $65.
(b) 
8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.: $75.
(3) 
Motor vehicle accidents: described as any time a vehicle is towed from the scene of an accident involving a vehicle; tow service required to move all debris and fluids within reason.
(a) 
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.: $90.
(b) 
8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.: $100.
(4) 
Use of winch: described as having to winch a vehicle out of a ditch and back onto the roadway or other location, or turning over an overturned vehicle. Use of winch is not to be charged when a vehicle is winched onto a flatbed of a tow truck: $75 per hour, to be computed in half-hour increments beyond the first hour, with the full first-hour charge due for any portion thereof.
(5) 
Mileage from accident scene: described as traveling the distance from the scene of an accident to the location where the vehicle will be off-loaded from the tow truck:
(a) 
From the accident scene to the offload destination: minimum charge of $3 per mile.
(b) 
If less than a mile: $3.
(6) 
Storage: location of where towed vehicle was brought awaiting retrieval by owner or other responsible party: $25 per day, or any portion thereof, after the first 24 hours of vehicle being towed to storage lot.
A. 
The City Manager shall annually request sealed bids for towing and storage charges. Such bids shall be for the towing of municipal vehicles, vehicles in violation of snow removal operations, and any other vehicle so ordered by the Police Department caused by a police action, vehicles removed from City property or the property of the Augusta Parking District.
B. 
The tow company that is awarded the annual towing bid shall establish a storage facility within the confines of the City of Augusta that will enable owners of vehicles towed to retrieve their motor vehicles during regular business hours. The storage facility location shall be recorded on the City bid form indicating that the tow company is in compliance prior to any award of bid by the City.
C. 
In the event that the tow company that has been awarded the annual towing bid is removed from the Police Department towing list for violating Article III, Part 2, Towing, Violations and Impoundment, of the Revised Code of Ordinances, the City shall award the remainder of the municipal bid time period to the tow company having submitted a reasonable bid at the time of the last bid opening.
[Amended 10-17-2005 by Ord. No. 166]
A. 
Parties towing vehicles and storing same in accordance with the provisions of this Part 2 shall assume full responsibility for damages to vehicles while in transit or storage. Tow operators accepting City referrals shall remove vehicle debris and fluids within reason from the public way or in any other place at traffic accident scenes as part of the removal process of the vehicle being towed. Tow operators requesting to be included on the Police Department towing rotation order shall obtain all required insurance and show proof of same on demand of the Chief of Police. Such insurance shall include but not be limited to vehicle, liability, and property insurance.
B. 
Tow operators shall conduct themselves in a professional manner when engaged in contact with the public at accident scenes and other places after having been requested by the Police Department to provide a service to the public.
C. 
Tow operators shall conduct themselves in such a manner as to respect all other tow operators and the right of their competitors to do business. "Jumping the call" of a competing tow operator shall be grounds for immediate removal from the towing list of the Police Department.
D. 
Tow operators shall provide towing/wrecker service commercial liability insurance covering the operation of the business, equipment or other vehicles for any bodily injury or property damage. This policy shall be in the minimum amount of $300,000 combined single limit for personal injury and property damage, or such amount as may be required by the State of Maine from time to time, whichever amount shall be greater.
E. 
Road service liability coverage for the lifting, hoisting and towing of vehicles must be included in the tow operator's legal liability policy.
F. 
The lapsing or cancellation of any insurance policy as required herein above shall result in immediate removal from the towing list of the Police Department.
Whenever in the City ordinances it is provided that it shall be unlawful for a person to park a vehicle, the fact that a vehicle is unlawfully parked shall be prima facie evidence of the unlawful parking of such vehicle by the person in whose name such vehicle is registered.
A. 
Any person charged with a violation of any parking ordinance may waive all court action by payment of the appropriate current fine for the particular parking violations to the Police Department within five days of the offense.
B. 
The schedule of fines for parking violations shall be set from time to time and a copy of such schedule is on file in the City Clerk's office.
A. 
Any vehicle of any kind or description parked upon a public street of the City at a place, in a manner, or for a length of time prohibited by an ordinance of the City, or so as to impede the City's snow removal operations or traffic in the public street, is hereby declared to be an obstruction in such street and a menace to the safe and proper operation of traffic.
B. 
Any vehicle parked in such a manner as described in this section may be removed by and under the direction of or at the request of the Police Department, the police supervisor in charge of any shift, the Director of Public Works or the on-duty foreman to a garage or storage place within the limits of the City and impounded therein.
C. 
Any person named in Subsection B may use force as may be necessary to enter such vehicle and cause the same to be placed in a condition to be moved and shall employ the City bid tow operator or a tow operator from the police towing rotation list, whichever circumstance may be deemed appropriate for towing and storing vehicles.
D. 
Notwithstanding any language contained herein, the removal and storage of a vehicle pursuant to this section, and the payment of the charges specified in this Part 2, shall in no way relieve or prevent prosecution for the violation of any provisions of the ordinances of the City.
E. 
Any person named in Subsection B hereof is hereby authorized to perform the same duties and functions with respect to any land owned or authorized for policing by the Augusta Parking District as specified in Section 17 of the rules and regulations of the Augusta Parking District. In the event of any removal under this section or under Section 17 of the Augusta Parking District rules and regulations, the Police Department shall be immediately notified in order that the duties outlined in § 270-48 may be carried out.
A. 
The Police Department shall make every effort to notify as promptly as possible the owner of any vehicle of its removal from the streets of the City, and as soon as possible a written notice that such vehicle has been impounded shall be sent to the owner at his/her last known address as shown by the records of the Secretary of State. If the owner is unknown, the Police Chief shall cause to be published in the local newspaper printed in the City notice of such impoundment, giving the registration number, the vehicle identification number, the name, type, and year of such vehicle. The requirements and duties outlined in this section shall apply equally to vehicles removed from land owned or authorized for policing by the Augusta Parking District, pursuant to Section 17 of the rules and regulations of the Augusta Parking District.
B. 
Before the owner of an impounded vehicle may remove it from the possession of the person towing or storing it, the owner shall:
(1) 
Furnish satisfactory evidence of his/her identity and of his/her ownership of such vehicle to an employee at the Police Department and pay the established charges to the Police Department for advertising, towing, storage and the fine.
(2) 
Be furnished a two-part receipt upon payment of such charges, part one a receipt for such payment and part two a release to be presented to the person having towed and stored the vehicle. The owner shall sign part two upon receipt of the vehicle.
It shall be unlawful for a person to reclaim or remove an impounded vehicle unless the procedure established in § 270-48 has been followed.
Any vehicle which has accumulated four or more notices of violation of any parking regulation or regulations issued, for which there has been neither payment of waiver fees nor issuance of court process, and which is then parked in violation of any such provision may, at the option of any officer authorized to enforce the parking regulations of the City, be immobilized in place until all waiver fees established for all such outstanding notices of violation have been paid or until the requirements of § 270-51B or C have been met.
Any person having the means to release such immobilized vehicle shall not release it until the individual requesting its release presents satisfactory evidence of his/her right to possession and signs a receipt therefor, and:
A. 
The Police Chief or his duly authorized representative certifies that all waiver fees have been paid; or
B. 
The Police Chief or his duly authorized representative shall certify the posting of a bond to the total of all previously accumulated waiver fees which should have been remitted for said overdue notices of violation; or
C. 
Upon certification of the Police Chief or duly authorized representative that such person has both:
(1) 
Demonstrated that he/she is unable to pay the accumulated waiver fees by reason of poverty, having provided satisfactory proof of such status; and
(2) 
Accepted service of process initiating a court proceeding to determine his/her liability for the prescribed penalty for such alleged violations.
Whenever any person requests the right to post bond pursuant to § 270-51, such bond shall be given in cash and a receipt given therefor. Such bond money shall be refunded in the amount of the waiver fee for each alleged violation upon acceptance by such person of service of process initiating a court proceeding to determine his/her liability for the prescribed penalty for such violation. Any bond shall be forfeited unless the person posting it requests and accepts service for such process from the Chief of Police or his designated representative within 30 days of posting unless prevented from doing so by the action or inaction of the City.
It shall be unlawful for any person to tamper with or attempt to remove any immobilizing device attached to a vehicle, notwithstanding other penalty provisions contained in this Part 2. The penalty for any such violation shall be in accordance with Chapter 1, Article III, General Penalty, of the City Code.