City of Fredericktown, MO
Madison County
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Cross Reference: See also Schedules VI, VII and VIII, regarding parking restrictions, included at the end of Title III.
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. 
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 thirty (30) feet of an intersection;
c. 
Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant;
d. 
Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
e. 
Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway;
f. 
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 said entrance (when properly signposted);
g. 
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. 
At any place where official signs prohibit parking.
B. 
No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his/her control into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such a distance as is unlawful.
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.
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.
A. 
No person shall park a vehicle upon any roadway for the principal purpose of:
1. 
Displaying such vehicle for sale; or
2. 
Repair of such vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency.
[R.O. 2013 § 355.045; Ord. No. 07-59 § 1, 11-13-2007]
A. 
Definitions. As used in this Section, the following terms shall have these prescribed meanings:
TRAILER
Any vehicle without motive power designed for carrying property or passengers on its own structure and for being drawn by a self-propelled vehicle, except those running exclusively on tracks, including a semi-trailer or vehicle of the trailer type so designed and used in conjunction with a self-propelled vehicle that a considerable part of its own weight rests upon and is carried by the towing vehicle.
RECREATIONAL MOTOR VEHICLE
Any motor vehicle designed, constructed or substantially modified so that it may be used and is used for the purposes of temporary housing quarters, including therein sleeping and eating facilities which are either permanently attached to the motor vehicle or attached to a unit which is securely attached to the motor vehicle.
B. 
It shall be unlawful and is hereby prohibited for the driver, owner or operator of any tractor, trailer, any motor vehicle having a combination thereof, any motor vehicle having more than ten (10) wheels or tires or any such vehicle or equipment designed, maintained or used primarily for the transportation of property, persons or goods which is licensed by State authority in excess of twelve thousand (12,000) pounds or any camper, recreational motor vehicle as defined by Section 301.010, RSMo., or other wheeled vehicle made to be towed, whether or not it is connected by a towing device to a tow vehicle to park or cause to be parked any such vehicle or equipment for longer than two (2) hours at any one time on any street, alley or street or alley right-of-way; except that any operator may park any such vehicle for a longer period while actually and continuously engaged in business activities at the location and while loading or unloading; provided however, that such vehicles may be parked in front of a legally operating place of business during business hours of such business. All vehicles shall be subject to all other provisions of this Code or other ordinances regulating parking at such location.
C. 
The provisions of this Section imposing a time limit on parking shall not relieve any person from the duty to observe other and more restrictive provisions of the Code or other ordinances prohibiting or limiting the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles in specified places or at specified times.
D. 
Violations are subject to 479.353, RSMo.
A. 
The City Public Works Director is hereby authorized to erect signs indicating no parking upon either or both sides of any street adjacent to any school property when such parking would, in his/her opinion, interfere with traffic or create a hazardous situation.
B. 
When official signs are erected indicating no parking upon either side of a street adjacent to any school property as authorized herein, no person shall park a vehicle in any such designated place.
A. 
The City Public Works Director is authorized to erect signs indicating no parking upon any street when the width of the roadway does not exceed twenty (20) feet or upon one (1) side of a street as indicated by such signs when the width of the roadway does not exceed thirty (30) feet.
B. 
When official signs prohibiting parking are erected upon narrow streets as authorized herein, no person shall park a vehicle upon any such street in violation of any such sign.
The City Public Works Director is authorized to erect signs upon the left-hand side of any one-way street to prohibit the standing or parking of vehicles, and when such signs are in place, no person shall stand or park a vehicle upon such left-hand side in violation of any such sign.
In the event a highway includes two (2) or more separate roadways and traffic is restricted to one (1) direction upon any such roadway, no person shall stand or park a vehicle upon the left-hand side of such one-way roadway unless signs are erected to permit such standing or parking. The City Public Works Director is authorized to determine when standing or parking may be permitted upon the left-hand side of any such one-way roadway and to erect signs giving notice thereof.
A. 
The City Public Works Director is hereby authorized to determine and designate by proper signs places not exceeding one hundred (100) feet in length in which the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles would create an especially hazardous condition or would cause unusual delay to traffic.
B. 
When official signs are erected at hazardous or congested places as authorized herein, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any such designated place.
A. 
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 Sections 301.071 or 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 and may also include any appropriate wording such as "Accessible Parking" to indicate that the space is reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a distinguishing license plate or card. The sign described in this Subsection shall also state, or an additional sign shall be posted below or adjacent to the sign stating, the following: "$50 fine, plus court costs." Beginning August 28, 2011, when any political subdivision or owner of private property restripes a parking lot or constructs a new parking lot, one (1) in every four (4) accessible spaces, but not fewer than one (1), shall be served by an access aisle a minimum of ninety-six (96) inches wide and shall be designated "lift van accessible only" with signs that meet the requirements of the Federal Americans With Disabilities Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq., and any rules and regulations established pursuant thereto.
B. 
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.
C. 
Any person convicted of violating this Section is guilty of an offense and shall be subject to a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than three hundred dollars ($300.00). Every day upon which such violation occurs shall constitute a separate offense.
[R.O. 2013 § 355.110; Ord. No. 50-A § 15]
Parking, unparking, stopping and standing or any manner of driving or otherwise obstructing shall be so regulated and controlled as to permit a clear, free and unimpeded freeway, travelway or throughway of such certain widths for certain streets, alleys and State and Federal marked highways, or portions thereof, as described and set forth in the parking schedules of this Title, and any person so parking, unparking, stopping and standing or any manner of driving or otherwise obstructing as is herein forbidden, shall be guilty of an ordinance violation. Such obstruction shall be removed as provided herein; provided, further within the meaning of this Section, that not less than twenty (20) feet in width shall constitute an unobstructed freeway, travelway or throughway on all State and Federal marked highways in the City.
[R.O. 2013 § 355.120; Ord. No. 92]
No person shall sell or dispose of, barter, trade or advertise merchandise of any nature from any vehicle parked on any street in the City subject to local control. The provisions of this Section shall apply to all peddlers, whether licensed or unlicensed, operating under the provisions of Section 71.630, RSMo.
[R.O. 2013 § 355.130; Ord. No. 84-2 § 2, 1-23-1984]
No person shall park a vehicle or allow to be parked any motor vehicle at any time for a period of time exceeding two (2) hours upon any of the following streets or portions thereof as listed in Schedule VIII.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Said schedule is included at the end of Title III.
[R.O. 2013 § 355.140; Ord. No. 84-2 §§ 3 — 6, 1-23-1984]
A. 
If any motor vehicle shall remain parked in the two-hour parking area as above designated in Section 355.130, beyond the parking limit fixed for such space by this Chapter, such vehicle shall be deemed to have parked overtime beyond the time limit fixed by this Chapter. It shall be unlawful for any person to cause, allow, permit or suffer any such vehicle to be parked overtime or beyond such lawful period of time. The following exception is hereby made, namely: All areas previously designated as five-minute parking zones or twelve-minute parking zones shall remain as such five-minute parking zones or twelve-minute parking zones and the Street Department personnel are hereby directed to continue their signing of such limited parking areas.
B. 
The Mayor and the Chief of Police shall place lines or marks on the curb on the street about or alongside each parking space to designate the parking space. Each vehicle parked shall park within the lines or markings so established. It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle across any such line or mark, or to park such vehicle in such manner that the vehicle is not within the area so designated by such lines or markings.
C. 
It shall be the duty of the City Mayor, Chief of Police and the City Police Department under the direction of the Board of Aldermen to enforce the above parking limits and zones. The Police Department is authorized to make inspection of a parked motor vehicle, mark them in an appropriate manner, and when they determine that such motor vehicles have been parked for more than two (2) hours consecutively in a single parking space, such parking violation shall be determined to be an ordinance violation for which the responsible party shall pay a fine of two dollars ($2.00). If a second violation occurs within a twenty-four (24) hour period, the person so making said violation shall again be in violation of this Section and upon conviction be fined an additional two dollars ($2.00). If said fine is not paid within seventy-two (72) hours of the issuance of a parking summons or ticket, such ticket shall be filed with the Municipal Court and the court costs assessed in addition to the fine.
[R.O. 2013 § 355.150; Ord. No. 74 §§ 1 — 3; Ord. No. 77-5 § 2]
A. 
One (1) parking space located on the north side of the Courthouse shall be designated as "reserved" and limited to the motor vehicle owned and operated by the Madison County Associate Circuit Judge.
B. 
Special Meetings. If and when any meeting of any organization or civic club, or any meeting held under the direction of any governmental agency, whether City, County, State or Federal, is held in the City, if the parties or officials in charge of such meeting will call the City Clerk and advise him/her at least two (2) days before such meeting of the approximate number of people to attend the meeting, the City Clerk shall issue to the directors or parties in charge of such meeting a number of courtesy tickets for parking on the public streets of the City equal to the number to attend the meeting. When such tickets are either presented to the City Police or placed on the motor vehicle parked on the public streets by any person attending such meeting within the City, the Police Officers shall not issue a ticket for overtime parking, regardless of where such motor vehicle is parked, for the length of time it is parked in any one particular place, except in alleyways, or where such vehicle blocks a crosswalk on the sidewalk or is parked within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant.
C. 
Courtesy Tickets. The courtesy tickets provided by the City Clerk shall be delivered by the parties or directors of such meeting to each operator of a motor vehicle. It shall be the burden of the organization directing the meetings to deliver the courtesy tickets to the people attending the meetings, and it shall not be the burden of the City Clerk to see that such courtesy tickets are delivered to the owners or operators of motor vehicles attending such meetings and parking on the public streets in the City.