City of Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO
St. Louis County
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[Code 1964, §§ 17-87, 17-91]
(a) 
Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer or official traffic-control device, no person shall:
(1) 
Stop, stand or park a vehicle;
a. 
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
b. 
On a sidewalk;
c. 
Within an intersection;
d. 
On a crosswalk;
e. 
Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within thirty (30) feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless the (traffic authority) indicates a different length by signs or markings;
f. 
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic;
g. 
Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel;
h. 
On any railroad tracks;
i. 
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping.
(2) 
Stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers:
a. 
In front of a public or private driveway;
b. 
Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant;
c. 
Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
d. 
Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway;
e. 
Within twenty (20) feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within seventy-five (75) feet of such entrance (when properly signposted);
f. 
At any place where official signs prohibit standing.
(3) 
Park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers:
a. 
Within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing;
b. 
At any place where official signs prohibit parking.
(b) 
No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his control into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such a distance as is unlawful.
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State law reference — Similar provisions, RSMo. § 300.440.
[Code 1964, § 17-88]
Except as otherwise provided in sections 17-153 through 17-155, every vehicle stopped or parked upon a roadway where there are adjacent curbs shall be so stopped or parked with the right-hand wheels of such vehicle parallel to and within eighteen (18) inches of the right-hand curb.
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State law reference — Similar provisions, RSMo. § 300.415.
[Code 1964, § 17-89]
(a) 
The city police department 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.
(b) 
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 or upon any streetcar tracks.
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State law reference — Similar provisions, RSMo. § 300.425.
[Code 1964, § 17-88(a)]
On those streets which have been signed or marked by the city police department 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.
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State law reference — Similar provisions, RSMo. § 300.425.
[Code 1964, §§ 17-88(b), 17-90]
(a) 
The city police department 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.
(b) 
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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State law reference — Similar provisions, RSMo. § 300.430.
[Code 1964, § 17-91]
No person shall park any vehicle upon a street, other than an alley, in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten (10) feet of the width of the roadway for free movement of vehicular traffic.
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State law reference — Similar provisions, RSMo. § 300.445.
[Code 1964, § 17-92]
No person shall park a vehicle within an alley in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten (10) feet of the width of the roadway for the free movement of vehicular traffic, and no person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle within an alley in such position as to block the driveway entrance to any abutting property.
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State law reference — Similar provisions, RSMo. § 300.450.
[Code 1964, § 17-93]
When signs are erected in each block giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified by ordinance of any day except Sunday and public holidays, within the district or upon any of the streets described by ordinance.
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State law reference — Similar provisions, RSMo. § 300.535.
[Code 1964, § 17-93]
It shall be unlawful for any operator to park any vehicle on any street or in any district designated as a place where parking is restricted to a time for a longer period than is permitted.
[Code 1964, § 17-94]
Whenever by this chapter or any ordinance of the city any parking time limit is imposed or parking is prohibited on designated streets it shall be the duty of the city to erect appropriate signs giving notice thereof and no such regulations shall be effective unless said signs are erected and in place at the time of any alleged offense.
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State law reference — Similar provisions, RSMo. § 300.545.
[Code 1964, § 17-95]
No person shall park a vehicle upon any roadway for the principal purpose of:
(1) 
Displaying such vehicle for sale; or
(2) 
Repair such vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency.
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State law reference — Similar provisions, RSMo. § 300.455.
[Code 1964, § 17-96]
It shall be unlawful for any person to park on any street any vehicle for the primary purpose of displaying advertising.
[Code 1964, § 17-99(a)]
The city police department is hereby authorized to determine the location of passenger and freight curb loading zones and shall place and maintain appropriate signs indicating the same and stating the hours during which the provisions of this section are applicable.
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State law reference — Similar provisions, RSMo. § 300.485.
[Code 1964, § 17-99(b)]
No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle for any purpose or period of time other than for the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers in any place marked as a passenger curb loading zone during hours when the regulations applicable to such curb loading zone are effective, and then only for a period not to exceed three (3) minutes.
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State law reference — Similar provisions, RSMo. § 300.485.
[Code 1964, § 17-99(c)]
No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle for any purpose or length of time other than for the expeditious unloading and delivery or pickup and loading of materials in any place marked as a freight, curb loading zone during hours when the provisions applicable to such zones are in effect.
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State law reference — Similar provisions, RSMo. § 300.500.
[Code 1964, § 17-100]
The city police department is hereby authorized and required to establish bus stops, bus stands, taxicab stands and stands for other passenger common carrier motor vehicles on such public streets in such places and in such number as it shall determine to be of the greatest benefit and convenience to the public, and every such bus stop, bus stand, taxicab stand, or other stand shall be designated by appropriate signs.
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Cross reference — Taxicabs generally, Ch. 27.
State law reference — Similar provisions, RSMo. § 300.505.
[Code 1964, § 17-102]
(a) 
The operator of a bus shall not stand or park such vehicle upon any street at any place other than a bus stand so designated as provided herein.
(b) 
The operator of a bus shall not stop such vehicle upon any street at any place for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers or their baggage other than at a bus stop, bus stand or passenger loading zone so designated as provided herein, except in case of an emergency.
(c) 
The operator of a bus shall enter a bus stop, bus stand or passenger loading zone on a public street in such a manner that the bus when stopped to load or unload passengers or baggage shall be in a position with the right front wheel of such vehicle not further than eighteen (18) inches from the curb and the bus approximately parallel to the curb so as not to unduly impede the movement of other vehicular traffic.
(d) 
The operator of a taxicab shall not stand or park such vehicle upon any street at any place other than in a taxicab stand so designated as provided herein. This provision shall not prevent the operator of a taxicab from temporarily stopping in accordance with other stopping or parking regulations at any place for the purpose of and while actually engaged in the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers.
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Cross reference — Taxicabs generally, Ch. 27.
State law reference — Similar provisions, RSMo. § 300.510.
[Code 1964, § 17-101]
No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle other than a bus in a bus stop, or other than a taxicab in a taxicab stand when any such stop or stand has been officially designated and appropriately signed, except that the driver of a passenger vehicle may temporarily stop therein for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading passengers when such stopping does not interfere with any bus or taxicab waiting to enter or about to enter such zone.
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Cross reference — Taxicabs generally, Ch. 27.
State law reference — Similar provisions, RSMo. § 300.515.
[Code 1964, § 17-103]
If any vehicle is found upon a street or highway in violation of any provision of this chapter relating to the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles, and the identity of the driver cannot be determined, the owner or person in whose name such vehicle is registered shall be prima facie responsible for such violation.
[Code 1964, § 17-103.1; Ord. No. 1509, § 1, 5-7-1992; Ord. No. 2281 § 1, 6-5-2014]
(a) 
Only motor vehicles which travel by means of four (4) or fewer rubber-tired wheels and which do not exceed six (6) feet eight (8) inches in width or seven (7) feet in height or twenty-one (21) feet in length shall be parked in any street or public right-of-way of the City in front of any area zoned residential or multiple-dwelling under the Zoning Ordinance of the City, except for deliveries or during the duration of a service call or repairs being made to a building which delivery, service call or repair requires the use of a vehicle named above; but in any event such parking time for such delivery, service call or repair shall not exceed eight (8) hours' duration.
(b) 
No commercial vehicle licensed for a gross vehicle weight greater than twelve thousand (12,000) pounds or having a total length, including tractor, if any, in excess of twenty (20) feet, may be parked, stored or kept upon any public or private property, nor shall any person, firm or corporation park, cause to be parked, or permit or suffer to be parked any commercial vehicle upon any public or private property, except in the following circumstances:
(1) 
Such commercial vehicles may be parked in driveways or lawful parking areas on public or private streets, highways or roads while delivering, loading or unloading materials or otherwise being utilized to provide service to persons or property adjacent thereto, subject to the restrictions set forth in Subsection (a), above. Upon completion of the delivery, loading or unloading, or upon completion of the service requiring such vehicles, they are to be removed immediately.
(2) 
Such commercial vehicles may be parked on properly paved parking areas of commercial enterprises while delivering, loading or unloading materials or otherwise being utilized to provide service to, or while actively receiving services from, the business located on that property. Upon completion of the delivery or upon completion of the service associated with such vehicles, they are to be removed immediately. For purposes of this Subsection, the phrase "actively receiving services" shall mean the delivery of fuel or other personal property or the provision of diagnostic or repair services. In no event shall such a commercial vehicle be parked or kept on the parking area of a commercial enterprise, whether or not attended by a driver, for three (3) or more hours.
(3) 
Such commercial vehicles may be parked or stored within a fully enclosed garage at any time.
(4) 
Such commercial vehicles which are owned by, leased to, or regularly used by the owner or occupant of property in a commercial district may be parked or stored on a paved parking lot located on the same lot as the commercial enterprise for which such vehicles are used, provided that the said vehicles are kept:
a. 
Behind the front building line of the principal structure on the lot; and
b. 
Screened from view from any adjoining public or private street, road or right-of-way and from any adjoining lot located in a residential district by artificial or landscape barriers at least six (6) feet in height.
[Ord. No. 1252, § 1, 9-20-1984]
The parking of tank trucks containing gasoline, oil or flammable material anywhere in the city is hereby prohibited, except when a delivery from such tank truck of the tank contents is being made at any residence or any commercial or industrial establishment and the time for making such delivery shall not exceed one (1) hour.
[Ord. No. 1762, § 1, 12-18-1997]
(a) 
Parking spaces and signs.
(1) 
The city may designate parking spaces for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a physically disabled distinguishing license plate or card issued pursuant to state law.
(2) 
Owners of private property used for public parking shall designate parking spaces for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a physically disabled distinguishing license plate or card issued pursuant to state law.
(3) 
Designated spaces shall meet the requirements of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, and any rules or regulations established pursuant thereto, and shall be indicated by a sign upon which shall be inscribed the following information:
a. 
The international symbol of accessibility;
b. 
Any appropriate wording to indicate that the space is reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a physically disabled distinguishing license plate or card; and
c. 
$50.00 to $300.00 fine.
Except that the information set forth in subparagraph (3)(c) of this subsection may be contained in an additional sign posted below or adjacent to the sign containing the information set forth in subparagraphs (3)(a) and (3)(b); and that nonconforming signs or spaces which are in use prior to the effective date of this section, as enacted by this section, shall not be in violation of this section during the useful life of such sign or space. However, under no circumstances shall the useful life of the nonconforming sign or space be extended by means other than those means used to maintain any sign or space on the owner's property which is not used for vehicles displaying a disabled license plate.
(b) 
Parking regulations.
(1) 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park a vehicle which is not displaying a physically disabled distinguishing license plate or card in any space reserved for physically disabled persons.
(2) 
It shall be unlawful for any person who, without authorization, uses a physically disabled distinguishing license plate or card to park in a parking space reserved under authority of this section.
(3) 
The police department may cause the removal of any vehicle not displaying a physically disabled distinguishing license plate or card or a "disabled veteran" license plate if there is posted immediately adjacent to, and readily visible from, such space a sign on which is inscribed the international symbol of accessibility and may include any appropriate wording to indicate that the space is reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a distinguishing license plate or card. Any vehicle which has been removed and which is not properly claimed within thirty (30) days thereafter shall be considered to be an abandoned vehicle.
(4) 
The police department may enter upon private property open to the public to enforce the provisions of this section.
(5) 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this subsection (b) of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than three hundred dollars ($300.00).
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Editor's Note: Ord. No. 1762, § 1, adopted Dec. 18, 1997, repealed § 17-172 and enacted new provisions as set out herein. Former § 17-172 pertained to similar subject matter and derived from Ord. No. 1344, §§ 2 — 3, adopted March 19, 1987.
It shall be unlawful for any person to park, stop or leave a commercial vehicle over or along the west side of Bellefontaine Road at any location between that point which is two hundred fifty-two (252) feet south of the south side of the intersection of Shepley Drive and Bellefontaine Road and that point which is four hundred twenty-two (422) feet south of the said intersection.
[Ord. No. 1758, § 1, 11-6-1997]
(a) 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed thereto:
RESIDENTIAL PARKING ZONE
A residential parking zone is any street or part thereof which is designated as such with a specified parking time limit.
RESIDENT
A resident shall be any person who lives in property abutting a street designated as a residential parking zone.
VISITOR
A visitor shall be any person who is a household guest, a visitor, a workman performing services or providing assistance to a resident.
(b) 
Residential parking permit. On any street which is designated a residential parking zone, parking in excess of the prescribed parking time limit will be permitted by a resident or a visitor with a valid resident or visitor parking permit.
(c) 
Issuance of parking permit. The city clerk shall issue resident parking permits and visitor parking permits to a resident of any street designated as a residential parking zone.
[Ord. No. 1758, § 1, 11-6-1997]
(a) 
The following streets or parts of streets are designated as residential parking zones where parking is restricted to thirty (30) minutes except by valid resident and visitor permit:
Gardo Ct, Neighbor Ln, Trio Ln, Bella Ln, and Font Ln.
(b) 
Any person found to have violated the parking restrictions set forth herein shall be guilty of a city ordinance violation and punished by a fine not to exceed fifty dollars ($50.00).
[Ord. No. 2026 § 1, 2-16-2006]
(a) 
No motor vehicle shall be parked, stored or kept outside of an enclosed building on any lot within the city while covered with a cloth, plastic, vinyl or other cover except in conformity with the requirements of this section.
(b) 
Vehicle covers must be manufactured or constructed for the purpose of covering motor vehicles of the size appropriate for that vehicle. No tarpaulins or other makeshift or adapted covers may be used.
(c) 
Vehicle covers must be so secured as to not be subject to being blown off or damaged by wind or storms.
(d) 
Covers which are ripped, torn, tattered, frayed or otherwise damaged may not be used.
(e) 
Covers must be attached in such a way that the vehicle's license plates are not covered or obscured.
(f) 
Nothing in this section shall be construed to permit the parking, keeping or storage of unregistered, inoperable or derelict vehicles contrary to any other requirements of the city.
[Ord. No. 2096 § 1, 12-4-2008; Ord. No. 2258 § 1, 8-1-2013]
(a) 
Definitions. As used in this section, the term "snow emergency routes" shall mean those streets designated as such in accordance with the provisions of this section.
(b) 
Parking prohibitions under certain weather conditions. Whenever there has been a prediction of two (2) inches or more of snow, an emergency will be declared and the snow route procedure will be enforced when the snow begins to fall.
(c) 
Posting of signs. On each street designated as a snow emergency route, there shall be posted special blue and white signs with the wording: "EMERGENCY SNOW ROUTE — TOW AWAY ZONE".
(d) 
Parking prohibited on snow emergency routes during snow emergencies. While the snow emergency is in effect, no person shall park, or allow to remain parked, any vehicle on any portion of a snow emergency route to which the emergency applies. However, nothing in this Section shall be construed to permit parking at any time or place where it is forbidden by any other provisions of law.
(e) 
Stalled vehicles on snow emergency routes. Whenever a vehicle become stalled for any reason, whether or not it is in violation of this section, on any part of a snow emergency route on which there is a covering of snow, sleet or ice, or on which there is a parking prohibition in effect, the person operating such vehicle shall take immediate action to have the vehicle towed or pushed off the roadway of such snow emergency route onto the first cross street which is not a snow emergency route. No person shall abandon or leave his/her vehicle in the roadway of a snow emergency route (regardless of whether he/she indicates, by raising the hood or otherwise, that the vehicle is stalled), except for the purpose of securing assistance during the actual time necessary to go to a nearby telephone or to a nearby garage, gasoline station or other place of assistance and return without delay.
(f) 
Removal, impounding and return of vehicle.
(1) 
Members of the police department are hereby authorized to remove, or have removed, a vehicle from a street to the nearest garage or other place of safety (including another place on a street), or to a garage designated or maintained by the police department or otherwise maintained by this city, when:
a. 
The vehicle is parked on a part of a snow emergency route on which a parking prohibition is in effect.
b. 
The vehicle is parked on a part of a snow emergency route on which there is a covering of snow, sleet or ice, or on which there is a parking prohibition in effect and the person who was operating such vehicle does not take appropriate steps to remove it in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter.
c. 
The vehicle is parked in violation of any parking ordinance or provision of law and is interfering or about to interfere with snow removal operations.
(2) 
The removal, impounding and return of obstructing vehicles on a snow emergency route shall be at the direction of the police department in accordance with applicable ordinances pertaining thereto.
(g) 
Evidence of violation. In any prosecution with regard to a vehicle parked or left in a place or in a condition in violation of any provisions of this section, proof that the particular vehicle described in the complaint was parked or left in violation of a provision of this section, together with proof that the defendant named in the complaint was at the time the registered owner of the vehicle, shall constitute prima facie evidence that the defendant was the person who parked or left the vehicle in violation of this section.
(h) 
Penalty for violation. Every person convicted of a violation of any provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of one hundred dollars ($100.00), plus any towing and/or storage fees.