City of Chesterfield, MO
St. Louis County
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[Ord. No. 42 § 1, 6-1-1988]
It shall be unlawful for any person to park any vehicle displayed "for sale" upon any public or private parking lot within the City without the consent of the owner. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any motor vehicle dealer duly licensed to do such business within the City.
[Ord. No. 43 § 1, 6-1-1988]
It shall be unlawful for the operator of a motor vehicle to stop, stand, or park any vehicle in a stall or, space, designated for physically handicapped persons, if immediately adjacent to and visible from such stall, or space, there is a posted sign known as the international wheelchair symbol, consisting of a profile view of a stylized wheelchair with occupant in white on a blue background, unless the vehicle in such handicap parking place has displayed from the vehicle an official handicap license plate, placard, or identification; an official handicap license plate, placard, or identification, shall include only those issued by the State or any political division thereof.
[Ord. No. 159, § 1, 8-15-1988]
The parking of vehicles on grassy areas is not permitted; vehicles must park only in areas designated for such use.
[Ord. No. 163 §§ 1 — 3, 8-15-1988]
(a) 
No person shall park or permit a vehicle to remain in the front yard of residential property unless such vehicle is parked on a paved driveway or designated parking area as described in paragraph (c).
(b) 
For the purpose of this section, "front yard" means the area between a road and a line parallel to the road and intersecting the closest point of a residence. "Required front yard" means the area between a road and the front yard setback line established by application of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Chesterfield. "Residential" refers to properties zoned non-urban or residential and includes property used for residential purposes regardless of zoning.
(c) 
A designated parking area shall be adjacent to and contiguous to the driveway within a residential property and shall be paved. Such designated parking area may not be located within the required front yard, but may be located in any other part of the residential lot, including within a front yard which does not constitute a portion of a required front yard, if any.
[Ord. No. 164 § 1, 8-15-1988]
No person shall park a vehicle, including a boat, trailer or camper, on any roadway for an uninterrupted period of time longer than twenty-four (24) hours except in an emergency.
[Ord. No. 165 § 1, 8-15-1988]
(a) 
No person shall park a vehicle on any roadway for the principal purpose of:
(1) 
Displaying such vehicle for sale.
(2) 
Washing, greasing, repairing or performing similar activities upon such vehicle, except repairs necessitated by an emergency.
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State law references — Similar provisions, RSMo. § 300.455.
[Ord. No. 2759 § 1, 9-9-2013]
(a) 
The parking restriction provisions of this section shall become effective as of April 1st, 2014.
(b) 
This section shall regulate the following types of motor vehicles when parked on residential lots and in residential areas:
(1) 
Construction vehicles and equipment including, but not limited to, tractors, backhoes, blades, buckets, bulldozers, compactors, crane scrappers, excavators, and front-end loaders.
(2) 
Vehicles licensed as trucks and designed or modified to serve a special purpose including, but not limited to, tow trucks, dump trucks, stake bed trucks, flatbed trucks, box trucks, step vans, refuse or garbage trucks, buses, fire engines, ambulances, and ice cream trucks with the following exceptions:
i. 
Government owned emergency response vehicles.
ii. 
Vehicles with bicycle racks, roof racks, or similar mounting accessories, which shall not be considered "modified for a special purpose."
(3) 
Vehicles designed or modified for advertising or business identification purposes, not including stock motor vehicles with business name, logo, or advertisements painted or otherwise affixed when operated by an occupant of the dwelling where they are parked.
(4) 
Agricultural, lawn, or landscaping vehicles, equipment, and attachments including, but not limited to, agricultural tractors, farm implements, mowing equipment, bush hogs, trimmers, spreaders, and their attachments, not including such vehicles, equipment, and attachments used exclusively to farm established agricultural property on which they are kept or to maintain property on which they are kept.
(5) 
Tractor or tractor-trailer or tractor-trailer truck unit.
(c) 
Parking of defined vehicles on residential lots and in residential areas.
(1) 
No motor vehicle defined in subsection (b) above shall be parked outside of an enclosed structure on any paved or unpaved portion, including driveways, of any parcel of land whose primary use is residential or on any street in a residential area except for:
i. 
Vehicles parked temporarily while engaged in providing products or services to the owner of the property.
ii. 
Vehicles parked temporarily during active construction work at a permitted site or building construction activity authorized by these regulations.
iii. 
Emergency vehicles on call including utility vehicles during the course of repairs.
(d) 
Parking of defined motor vehicles on public or private streets in residential areas.
(1) 
No motor vehicle defined in subsection (b) above shall be parked on any roadway or highway in a residential district or area between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. of any day, except in an emergency.
(2) 
No tractor or tractor-trailer or tractor-trailer truck unit shall be parked on any roadway in a residential district or area at any time, except while loading or unloading, with the exception of governmental vehicles during work-in-progress.
(3) 
In addition, no commercial motor vehicle having a gross weight in excess of twelve thousand (12,000) pounds shall be parked on any roadway or highway in a residential district or area between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. of any day, except in an emergency.
(e) 
Visual explanation of definition. The following figures illustrate which types of vehicles would be included in the definition of regulated motor vehicles.
(1) 
Construction vehicles and equipment including, but not limited to, tractors, backhoes, blades, buckets, bulldozers, compactors, crane scrappers, excavators, and front-end loaders.
Figure 1: Backhoes (prohibited)
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Figure 2: Construction equipment (prohibited)
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(2) 
Vehicles licensed as trucks and designed or modified to serve a special purpose including, but not limited to, tow trucks, dump trucks, stake bed trucks, flatbed trucks, box trucks, step vans, refuse or garbage trucks, buses, fire engines, ambulances, and ice cream trucks with the following exceptions:
i. 
Government owned emergency response vehicles.
ii. 
Vehicles with bicycle racks, roof racks, or similar mounting accessories, which shall not be considered "modified for a special purpose."
Figure 3: Stake bed truck (prohibited)
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Figure 4: Step van (prohibited)
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Figure 5: Box truck (prohibited)
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Figure 6: Bicycle rack (allowed)
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Figure 7: Mounting accessories (allowed)
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(3) 
Vehicles designed or modified for advertising or business identification purposes, not including stock motor vehicles with business name, logo, or advertisements painted or otherwise affixed when operated by an occupant of the dwelling where they are parked.
Figure 8: Modified for advertising (prohibited)
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Figure 9: Modified for advertising (prohibited)
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Figure 10: Stock motor vehicle with business name (allowed)
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(4) 
Agricultural, lawn, or landscaping vehicles, equipment, and attachments including, but not limited to, agricultural tractors, farm implements, mowing equipment, bush hogs, trimmers, spreaders, and their attachments, not including such vehicles, equipment, and attachments used exclusively to farm established agricultural property on which they are kept or to maintain property on which they are kept.
Figure 11: Agricultural vehicle (allowed if only used on the property)
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Figure 12: Mowing equipment (allowed if only used on property)
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[Ord. No. 168 §§ 1 — 5, 8-15-1988]
(a) 
No person shall park or stand a motor vehicle whether occupied or not in a private driveway, on a private parking lot or on private property without express or implied consent of the owner or other person in lawful charge of such driveway, parking lot or property.
(b) 
For the purpose of paragraph (a), the parking or standing of a motor vehicle in a handicapped parking space is without the consent of the owner or other person in charge of the property unless the vehicle bears a distinguishing license plate or placard issued pursuant to Section 301.142 or Section 301.171 Revised Statutes of Missouri.
(c) 
For the purpose of paragraph (a), the parking or standing of a motor vehicle in a handicapped parking space is without the consent of the owner or other person in charge of the property unless the operator of the vehicle or a passenger is presently handicapped.
(d) 
For the purpose of this section.
(1) 
Handicapped has the meaning ascribed to "physically disabled" in Section 301.142 Revised Statutes of Missouri or "eligible person" in 38 U.S.C. Section 1901.
(2) 
Handicapped parking space is a space adjacent to which, and visible from which, there is posted a sign upon which is inscribed, the international symbol of accessibility and the words "handicapped parking" in white on a blue background.
(3) 
Motor vehicle is any self-propelled vehicle not operated exclusively on tracks.
(4) 
Private driveway, private parking lot and private property means any driveway, parking lot or property other than public streets and including any other driveway, parking lot or property, even if owned by a governmental entity.
(e) 
If any motor vehicle is found in violation of this section, the owner or person whose name such vehicle is registered in the records of any City, County or State shall be held prima facie responsible for such violation, if the owner thereof is not present.
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Cross references — Offenses against property, § 21-56 et seq.
[Ord. No. 169 §§ 1 — 3, 8-15-1988; Ord. No. 1780 § 1, 9-5-2001]
(a) 
No person shall stop or park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with law or the directions of a law enforcement officer or traffic-control device, in any of the following places:
(1) 
On a sidewalk;
(2) 
In front of a public or private driveway exiting onto any highway, roadway, alleyway or parking lot;
(3) 
Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant;
(4) 
On a crosswalk;
(5) 
Within an intersection;
(6) 
Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk;
(7) 
Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any intersection or so close to the intersection as to obstruct the normal flow of traffic;
(8) 
Within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing;
(9) 
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 the entrance (when properly posted);
(10) 
Alongside or opposite any roadway excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic;
(11) 
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
(12) 
Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway, roadway, alleyway or within a highway tunnel;
(13) 
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping;
(14) 
Within eight (8) feet of a public or private mailbox;
(15) 
Upon any portion of the right-of-way of any controlled or limited access highway;
(16) 
Upon any portion of the road so as to obstruct emergency snow removal operation;
(17) 
Upon any unpaved shoulder or other unpaved portion of the right-of-way.
(18) 
Upon any portion of the roadway or right-of-way on abutting streets as designated by the Director of Public Works pursuant to the requirements contained in any zoning regulations during construction being undertaken pursuant to any specific zoning ordinances as set out in the Zoning Ordinance and any conditions or attachments thereto.
(b) 
Where it is determined by the Department of Public Works or the Division of Highways, upon the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation that it is to the best interest and safety of the general public to increase the distances set out above, the Director of Public Works is hereby empowered to lengthen the distances of subsections (a)(3), (6), (7), (8), (9) and (14) not to exceed one hundred (100) feet in length, and when official signs are erected, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle at such designated places.
(c) 
No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under such person's control into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such distance is unlawful.
[Ord. No. 29, §§ 1 — 5, 6-1-1988]
(a) 
Defined. The term fire lane as used in this section, shall mean an unobstructed area not less than twenty (20) feet in width extending from a building to a public street, highway or other thoroughfare and providing a means of access for firefighting equipment on such public street, highway, or other thoroughfare to such building.
(b) 
Where required. The owner, occupant, or lessee of any building not situated within twenty (20) feet of a public highway, street, or other thoroughfare shall provide a fire lane from a public street, highway, or other thoroughfare to such building.
(c) 
Signs. The owner, occupant, or lessee of any building, who is required by paragraph (b) of this section to provide a fire lane, shall post suitable signs, which shall either be erected on standards immediately adjacent to such fire lanes or be painted on the pavement of such fire lane, on which signs shall be imprinted and the words "FIRE LANE — DO NOT BLOCK." Such signs or markings shall be of sufficient size and clarity so as to be readily observed from a distance of at least forty (40) feet from such sign or markings. The Chief of Police or his designee shall determine the manner of posting and number of such signs.
(d) 
Obstruction prohibited. Fire lanes shall not be obstructed by parking of vehicles, equipment, or the placement of any other materials thereon, which would tend to hinder or delay the evacuation of the building or in any way to obstruct the access of firefighting equipment to said building.
(e) 
No parking. In addition to the above the following designated as fire lanes shall be regulated by No Parking At Any Time.
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Cross references — Buildings and building regulations, Ch. 7; fire prevention and protection, Ch. 13; streets and sidewalks, Ch. 26.
[Ord. No. 2641 § 1, 2-7-2011]
(a) 
Off-street parking of recreational vehicles.
(1) 
Recreational vehicles shall not be parked outside of a fully enclosed building or structure on:
a. 
Any lot or parcel of land whose primary use is residential.
b. 
Any lot or parcel of land within five hundred (500) feet of a lot whose primary use is residential.
(2) 
Exceptions.
a. 
A recreational vehicle may temporarily park on a residential property or a property within five hundred (500) feet of a residential property for a period of not more than seventy-two (72) hours per occurrence.
b. 
A recreational vehicle may temporarily park on a residential property or a property within five hundred (500) feet of a residential property, not more than two (2) occurrences per month.
c. 
For properties containing two (2) acres or more in land area, recreational vehicles shall be excluded from the requirements of Subsection (a) above and shall adhere to all other parking requirements of the City of Chesterfield City Code.
(b) 
On-street parking of recreational vehicles.
(1) 
Recreational vehicles may temporarily park on streets within five hundred (500) feet of a residential property for a period of not more than twenty-four (24) hours per occurrence.
(2) 
Recreational vehicles may temporarily park on streets within five hundred (500) feet of a residential property for a period of not more than two (2) occurrences per month.
(c) 
Parking of recreational vehicles must comply with all other regulations of the City of Chesterfield City Code.
(d) 
"Recreational vehicle" shall be defined as "A term encompassing any type of vehicle used primarily for recreational pleasure. Examples include, but are not limited to, travel trailers, motor homes, boats, jet skis, etc. This term shall also include the trailers used for transporting recreational vehicles. Recreational vehicles shall include any mobile structure designed for temporary occupancy, but shall exclude manufactured homes."
(e) 
For the purposes of this Section, an occurrence shall begin at the time when a recreational vehicle parks in a restricted area and shall terminate at the end of the time limit specified in Subsection (a) or (b) above. The duration of permitted temporary parking as specified in Subsection (a) or (b) above shall run continuously from the initial time of the parking occurrence, even though the recreational vehicle may be parked intermittently during that time duration.