The provisions of this Title prohibiting the standing or parking of a vehicle shall apply at all times or at those times herein specified or as indicated on official signs except when it is necessary to stop a vehicle to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a Police Officer or official traffic control device.
The provisions of this Title imposing a time limit on parking shall not relieve any person from the duty to observe other and more restrictive provisions prohibiting or limiting the stopping, standing, or parking of vehicles in specified places or at specified times.
When signs are erected giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets described by ordinance.
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 districts or upon any of the streets described by ordinance.
When signs are erected in each block giving notice thereof, no person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle between the hours specified by ordinance on any day except Sundays and public holidays within the district or upon any of the streets described by ordinance.
Whenever by this Title 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 Traffic Engineer 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.
In cases where an equally direct and convenient alternate route is provided, an ordinance may describe and signs may be erected giving notice thereof, that no persons shall operate any commercial vehicle upon streets or parts of streets so described except those commercial vehicles making deliveries thereon.
[CC 1987 §76.551; Ord. No. 311, 8-24-1989; Ord. No. 315, 10-26-1989]
No truck or commercial vehicle licensed for over twenty-four thousand (24,000) pounds gross vehicle weight, shall park on any street, except when loading or unloading, providing service, or making emergency repairs.
No bus shall park on any street except when loading or unloading, providing service, or making emergency repairs.
No detached trailer, semi-trailer or similar vehicle shall park on any street except when loading or unloading, providing service, or making emergency repairs.
No unlicensed vehicles, tractors, machinery or equipment shall be parked on any street except when loading or unloading, providing service, or making emergency repairs.
The Police Department is hereby authorized to cause any vehicle, trailer, semi-trailer, tractors, machinery, equipment or similar vehicle, violating the provisions of this Section to be removed and stored if the vehicle creates a safety hazard or is parked in excess of four (4) hours. The expense for removal and storage shall be at the owner's or operator's expense. No vehicle shall be released without authorization of the Police Department.
Any person violating the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or be imprisoned for a period of not less than one (1) nor more than ninety (90) days, or both.
It shall be unlawful for any person to park or stand any vehicle in any stall or space designated or reserved for physically disabled persons, as defined in Section 301.142, RSMo., as amended, whether upon public or private property open to public use, unless the vehicle bears the State of Missouri license plate or placard for the disabled as provided for in Section 301.071 or Section 301.142, RSMo., as amended. The space shall be indicated by an upright sign whether on a pole or attached to a building upon which shall be inscribed the international symbol of accessibility in white on a blue background, and may also 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 operator who is not physically disabled shall not use the handicapped parking space unless there is a physically disabled person in the vehicle, or while the vehicle is being used to transport a physically disabled person.
Any person convicted of violating this Section is guilty of an infraction and shall be subject to a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than two hundred dollars ($200.00). Every day upon which such violation occurs shall constitute a separate offense.