Town of Bar Harbor, ME
Hancock County
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[Amended 2-5-1991; 5-12-1991; 8-13-1991; 7-6-1993; 9-7-1993; 8-2-1994; 11-15-1994; 10-1-1996; 6-3-1997; 6-1-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-3; 9-7-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-07; 4-5-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-03]
A. 
No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer or traffic control device, in any of the following places or manners:
(1) 
On a sidewalk.
(2) 
In front of a public or private driveway or alley.
(3) 
Within an intersection.
(4) 
Within 10 feet of a fire hydrant.
(5) 
On a crosswalk.
(6) 
Within 15 feet of the near corner of the curbs at an intersection.
(7) 
Within 15 feet upon the approach to any stop sign located at the side of a roadway.
(8) 
In a marked fire lane (NFPA 1 Chapter 18.2.4.1.1).
[Amended 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
(9) 
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic.
(10) 
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street.
(11) 
Upon any bridge.
(12) 
At any place where official signs or curb painting (yellow or red) so prohibit.
[Amended 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
(13) 
In any manner other than headed in the general direction of travel for the side of the street on which the vehicle is parked.
[Amended 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
B. 
No person shall move a vehicle lawfully under his control into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such distance as is unlawful.
A. 
Designation of spaces. The Police Chief, with the approval of the Town Council, shall designate, or cause to be designated, public parking spaces specifically reserved for handicapped persons.
(1) 
Adjacent to and visible from each designated handicapped parking space shall be posted:
(a) 
A sign consisting of a profile view of a wheelchair with an occupant in white on a blue background with a printed inscription. The inscription shall read "Handicapped Parking: Special Plate Required. Unauthorized vehicles are subject to a fine"; or
(b) 
A sign consisting of a profile view of a wheelchair with an occupant in white on a blue background which may bear an inscription.
(2) 
Any new sign erected or any sign replaced after April 11, 1983, must conform to the signs described in Subsection A(1)(a) and (b). Any existing signs posted that do not comply with such sections and which were erected before April 11, 1983, are valid for enforcement purposes.
B. 
Parking prohibited. No person shall park in any clearly marked parking space designated under this section as a handicapped parking space any vehicle that does not bear a special registration plate or placard issued under 29-A M.R.S.A. §§ 521 and 523 or a similar plate issued by another state.
C. 
[1]Clearly marked. For purposes of this section, "clearly marked" includes signs painted on pavement, vertical standing signs, or barriers, any of which are visible under existing weather conditions.
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection C, Private parking, was repealed 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06.This ordinance also provided for the redesignation of former Subsection D as Subsection C.
D. 
Permit parking area. Except as provided in Subsection E, vehicles parked in permit parking areas are required to have a permit for the area.
[Added 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
E. 
Vehicles that exhibit a permanent placard, a temporary placard or a disability registration plate issued under 29-A M.R.S.A. § 521 may park at a handicapped parking space within a permit parking area and a parking area with a paid parking device without a charge. Such vehicles may remain parked for a length of time that does not exceed twice the limit otherwise allowed. [30-A M.R.S.A. § 3009(C)(4)]
[Added 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
A. 
Parking prohibited. When signs are erected, curbs are painted or pavement is marked giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or parts of streets described herein.
[Amended 6-16-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-03]
B. 
Designated areas. Parking shall be prohibited at all times upon the following streets or parts thereof:
Name of Street
Location
Access alley
[Added 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
Both sides
Agamont Lane
[Added 11-21-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-07]
Both sides, for the entire length
Albert Meadow
[Amended 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
Both sides
Albert Meadow
[Repealed 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
Ash Street
East side
Atlantic Avenue
North side
Barberry Lane
[Added 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
Both sides
Billings Avenue
From the southeasterly corner of Lot 3-4-12, 40 feet northerly and 40 feet westerly, always following the sideline of said lot, and from the southwesterly corner of Lot 3-4-14, 45 feet northerly and 45 feet easterly, always following the sideline of said lot
Bowles Avenue
[Added 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
Both sides
Brewer Avenue
North side
Bridge Street
East side
Bridge Street
[Amended 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
West side from Cottage Street to Summer Street and from West Street to the end
Cedar Street
[Added 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
Both sides
Center Street
South side
Cottage Street
From the intersection of Bridge Street easterly for 30 feet
Cottage Street
From the west end of Federal Street easterly for 40 feet
Cottage Street
North side from Main Street to a point 30 feet from Main Street
Cromwell Harbor Road
Both sides from Eagle Lake Road to 1,150 feet southwest
Derby Lane
[Amended 6-16-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-03]
North side from Main Street to a point 150 feet easterly thereof
Derby Lane
[Amended 6-16-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-03]
North side from a point 318 feet easterly of Main Street to a point 40 feet easterly thereof
Derby Lane
South side
Des Isle Avenue
[Amended 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06; 5-21-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-07]
East side and from 30 feet from each end on the west side
Des Isle Avenue
[Repealed 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
Eagle Lake Road/233
North and south side except from a point 100 feet easterly from the Eagle Lake north side parking lot entrance to a point 654 feet east, except from a point 100 feet from the south side parking entrance to a point 181 feet east also known as "boat landing." From the boat landing entrance, a distance of 80 feet easterly toward Bar Harbor.
Eden Street
East side for a distance of 85 feet from Cottage Street
Edgewood Street
South side
Elbow Lane
[Added 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
Both sides
Federal Street
[Amended 5-15-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-02]
Left side from eastern intersection with Cottage Street to the westerly leg of said street
Federal Street
[Added 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
Right side of westerly leg to Cottage Street
First South Street
South side
Glen Mary Road
West side
Greeley Avenue
East side from Cottage Street southerly to the northerly leg of Greeley Square
Greeley Avenue
West side southerly from the northerly leg of Greeley Square
Greeley Square
Left side from southern intersection with Greeley Avenue
Hancock Street
[Added 5-21-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-07]
North side
High Street
West side
Holland Avenue
Both sides between Mount Desert Street and West Street
Kavanaugh Place
West, south and east sides and within the extreme westerly 10 feet of the north side
Kennebec Street
[Amended 5-15-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-02]
East side and no parking for 33 feet beginning 81 feet from the intersection with Cottage Street
Laurel Court
[Added 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
Both sides
Lenox Place
[Added 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
Both sides
Livingston Road
South side
Main Street
[Amended 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
West side from the end of RV parking to Cromwell Harbor Road. East side from Livingston Road to Cromwell Harbor Road intersection.
Main Street
East side to a point 50 feet southerly of a private way known as "Cottage Way" to a point 120 feet northerly of said Cottage Way; and from Stephens Lane to a point 120 feet southerly thereof; and from a point 60 feet northerly of Albert Meadow to a point 80 feet southerly of Albert Meadow
Main Street
West side from a point 90 feet northerly of Cottage Street to point 60 feet southerly of Cottage Street; and from a point 240 feet southerly of Cottage Street to Rodick Place
Maple Avenue
West side
Michigan Avenue
South side
Mount Desert Street
[Amended 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
South side from School Street, except from a point 350 feet from Main Street to a point 60 feet from Main Street (north side from the west entrance of 51 Mount Desert Street to the intersection of Eden/State Highway 3)
Myrtle Avenue
North side
Newport Drive
[Amended 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
Both sides
Newton Way
North side from a point 138 feet from School Street to a point 168 feet from School Street
Newton Way
South side
Norris Avenue
[Added 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
South side
Oliver Street
[Added 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
South side
Park Street
North side from Main Street to Ledgelawn Avenue
Pleasant Street
South side
Roberts Avenue
[Amended 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
Both sides for a distance of 95 feet from Cottage Street, then west side to Mount Desert Street
Roberts Square
Both sides
Rodick Place
[Amended 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
South side, except in officially marked parking spaces
Rodick Place
[Amended 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
North side 118 feet from Main Street to Rodick Street
Rodick Street
East side 40 feet northerly from Cottage Street
Rodick Street
West and east sides from Cottage Street to Kennebec Street
School Street
East side 37 feet from Mount Desert Street
School Street
West side
Second South Street
[Repealed 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
Shannon Road
[Added 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
North and east sides
Shannon Way
[Amended 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
West side 500 feet southerly from Mount Desert Street
Snow Street
West side
Spring Lane
[Added 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06; repealed 5-21-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-07]
Spring Street
[Repealed 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
Spring Street
[Added 5-21-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-07]
West side and on the east side from the intersection with Mount Desert Street south for 273 feet
Stanwood Place
South side
Summer Street
Both sides
Wayman Lane
South side
Wescott Avenue
Both sides
York Street
[Amended 3-1-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-01]
Both sides
[Amended 11-21-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-07; 6-16-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-03; 9-17-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-04; 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
A. 
When signs are erected giving notice thereof and devices are installed, no person shall park a vehicle except in conformity with the following:
(1) 
Parking meters. Metered parking spaces will be enforced between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., from May 15 to October 31 consistent with the Bar Harbor Town Council permit and paid parking policy. Locations and rates of metered parking spaces will be regulated in accordance with the Bar Harbor Town Council permit and paid parking policy.
(2) 
Multispace Pay Stations or Kiosks. Multispace pay station or kiosk parking spaces will be enforced from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. from May 15 to October 31, consistent with Bar Harbor Town Council permit and paid parking policy. Locations and rates of multispace pay station or kiosk parking spaces will be regulated in accordance with Bar Harbor Town Council permit and paid parking policy.
(3) 
Fifteen-minute parking. Parking spaces limited to 15 minutes: locations will be regulated in accordance with the Bar Harbor Town Council permit and paid parking policy.
(4) 
Long-term parking. No parking shall be permitted in any municipal parking lot for more than 72 continuous hours unless otherwise designated as long-term parking.
(5) 
All parking permits shall be issued and regulated in accordance with the Bar Harbor Town Council permit and parking policy.
B. 
Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter to the contrary, parking shall not be permitted on any public street between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from November 15 to April 15.
A. 
Authority to designate. The Police Chief, with the approval of the Town Council, is hereby authorized to determine and designate by proper signs areas in which the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles is prohibited as it would create an especially hazardous condition or would cause unusual delay to traffic.
[Amended 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
B. 
Stopping, standing and parking prohibited. 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.
No person shall stop, stand, park or leave a vehicle on any street or bikeway in such a manner or under such conditions so as to obstruct the free passage of other vehicles in either direction, unless specifically permitted by a police officer, or so as to leave available less than 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 10 feet of 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 an abutting property.
No person shall stand or park a vehicle on Eden Street, Main Street or Mount Desert Street other than parallel to the edge of the roadway, headed in the direction of lawful traffic movement, and with the right-hand wheels of the vehicle within 12 inches of the curb or edge of the roadway, except as follows:
A. 
Backing to curb. When specifically authorized by a police officer, any person may back a vehicle to the curb for the purpose of loading or unloading merchandise or materials for a period not in excess of 30 minutes. No person shall so back a vehicle to a curb unless specifically so authorized by a police officer, and no person shall, in any event, back a vehicle onto any curb or sidewalk in this municipality.
B. 
Angle parking. Angle parking shall be permitted only in those areas designated by signs.
The Police Chief is authorized to place temporary or permanent traffic control signs in front of entrances to places of assemblage or any other buildings in which entertainments, plays, shows, exhibitions and the like are given, either regularly or otherwise, for such periods as the Police Chief may deem wise under the circumstances.
[Amended 12-6-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-08; 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
A. 
No owner, driver, or person in charge of any vehicle which has a carrying capacity of more than 3,000 pounds or which, including load, is more than 20 feet five inches in length or which, including load, is more than eight feet in width or which, including load, is more than 12 feet six inches in height shall permit the same to stand upon any public street or public parking lot in the Town except in those areas where such parking is permitted as designated by signs which are erected and give notice thereof or unless specifically permitted by the Chief of Police.
B. 
Vehicles pulling trailers not specifically restricted by Subsection A, above, are required to pay the meter/kiosk fee for all spaces actually occupied, wholly or partially, by the vehicle and the trailer.
The parking of any motor vehicle in violation of any provision of this chapter shall be prima facie evidence of the unlawful parking of such vehicle by the person in whose name such vehicle is registered.
The Police Chief is hereby authorized to cause temporary or permanent signs to be erected indicating no parking adjacent to any school property when such parking would, in his or her opinion, interfere with traffic or create a hazardous situation. When official signs are erected indicating no parking adjacent to any school property, no person shall park a vehicle in any such designated place.
A. 
No vehicle shall be parked at any time on any public street or way so as to interfere with or hinder the removal of snow from said street or way by the Town plowing or loading or hauling.
B. 
For the purpose of facilitating the removal of snow, the Director of Public Works or Chief of Police may cause to be placed properly marked signs along any street or streets as either shall, from time to time, deem necessary. It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to enter upon, stop or park within the spaces indicated by such signs.
C. 
When snow removal is needed in public parking lots, the Director of Public Works shall notify the Police Department of the planned removal. The Police Department will cause notice to be placed conspicuously in said lots, providing advance notice to vehicle owners to move their vehicles prior to the commencement of plowing operations (Reference § 194-44.)
[Added 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
[Amended 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
A. 
No person shall park a vehicle upon any roadway for the principal purpose of advertising, displaying such vehicle for sale, or washing, greasing or repairing such vehicle, except repairs necessitated by an emergency.
B. 
Public safety building parking: two perpendicular parking spaces reserved for Public Safety business. All spaces in the Public Safety Building parking lot (between Firefly Lane and Rodick Place) and four perpendicular parking spaces along Firefly Lane reserved for public safety vehicle and employee parking.
Vehicles operated by the Town of Bar Harbor or by public utility companies, used for installation, repair and maintenance purposes, may be exempted by the Police Chief, upon notice to the Town Clerk, in each case temporarily for the period while actually at work at a definite location, from any of the requirements of this chapter, provided that during such exemption period, work will be conducted with all reasonable dispatch and that such precautions as the Police Chief may require in the interest of public safety shall be taken. The Police Chief is authorized to place temporary signs prohibiting parking in such places at the scene of work as he or she deems necessary to facilitate traffic and the work in progress. Subject to the necessary exceptions provided by this section, Article IV of this chapter shall nevertheless be observed insofar as practicable. Upon receipt of such notice, the Town Clerk shall notify the Police Chief, the Fire Chief, and the Director of Public Works of such operations.
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter to the contrary, no person shall park a vehicle on any street for a period of more than 72 continuous hours.
[Amended 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
A. 
Parking prohibited except by permit. From May 15 through October 31, it shall be unlawful and in violation of this article for any person to stop, stand or park any vehicle, other than a vehicle displaying a valid permit issued by the Police Chief or their designee under regulations to be prescribed by Council order, on those streets or portions of parking areas duly posted and which are described below:
B. 
Service and delivery vehicles exempted. Non-permitted vehicles stopped, standing or parked within 200 feet of a building for the purpose of making deliveries or providing services to a building located on a street or portion of a street described or specified in this section shall not be required to display the permit otherwise required herein.
C. 
Permit requirements:
(1) 
All permits shall be issued and regulated in accordance with the Bar Harbor Town Council permit and paid parking policy.
(2) 
The Town Council may set permit fees from time to time. No permit shall be issued except upon payment of the applicable fee, if any.
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former § 194-29, Recreational boater and boat trailer parking, as amended, was repealed 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06.