Borough of Perkasie, PA
Bucks County
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§ 180-16 General regulations.

Whenever a space is marked off on any street for the parking of an individual vehicle, every vehicle parked there shall be parked wholly within the lines bounding that space, and it shall be a violation of this article for any person to park a vehicle otherwise.

§ 180-17 Parking prohibited at all times.

No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or parts thereof described in Schedule IX (§ 180-43), attached to and made a part of this chapter.

§ 180-17.1 Stopping, standing and parking prohibited.

[Added 10-19-1992 by Ord. No. 706; amended 11-15-1999 by Ord. No. 824]
No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle upon any of the streets or parts thereof described in Schedule XIV (§ 180-48), at any time or at such times as indicated by signage on said streets.

§ 180-18 Parking prohibited certain hours.

No person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified in Schedule X (§ 180-44) of any day, unless otherwise indicated, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in said Schedule X, attached to and made a part of this chapter.

§ 180-18.1 Snow restricted parking.

[Added 1-16-1989 by Ord. No. 613; amended 11-18-1996 by Ord. No. 785; 12-19-1996 by Ord. No. 787]
A. 
It shall be unlawful to park or abandon any motor vehicle on any public street or highway in the Borough at any time within 12 hours after a snowfall of three inches or more has occurred.
B. 
Any motor vehicle parked, stalled, incapable of moving under its own power or left unattended upon any public street or highway of the Borough at any time within 12 hours after a snowfall of three inches or more has occurred may be removed or towed away to another location by the Police Department or any person or firm authorized by the Police Department. Such vehicles may be recovered by the owners thereof upon payment of towing and storage costs incurred by the Borough for the removal thereof.
C. 
The schedule of streets regulated by this section are as set forth in Schedule XA (§ 180-44.1), attached to and made a part of this chapter.

§ 180-18.2 Snow emergency routes.

[Added 12-19-1996 by Ord. No. 787]
A. 
It shall be unlawful to park or abandon any motor vehicle on any public street or highway in the Borough at any time within 12 hours after a snowfall of three inches or more has occurred.
B. 
Any motor vehicle parked, stalled, incapable of moving under its own power or left unattended upon any public street or highway of the Borough at any time within 12 hours after a snowfall of three inches or more has occurred may be removed or towed away to another location by the Police Department or any person or firm authorized by the Police Department. Such vehicles may be recovered by the owners thereof upon payment of towing and storage costs incurred by the Borough for the removal thereof.
C. 
The schedule of streets regulated by this section are as set forth in Schedule XB (§ 180-44.2), attached to and made a part of this chapter.

§ 180-19 Time limit parking.

No person shall park a vehicle for longer than the time limit shown in Schedule XI (§ 180-45) at any time between the hours listed in said Schedule XI of any day, unless otherwise indicated, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in said Schedule XI, attached to and made a part of this chapter.

§ 180-20 Angle parking.

No person shall park a vehicle upon any of the streets or parts thereof described in Schedule XII (§ 180-46), attached to and made a part of this chapter, except at the angle designated and only within the painted stall lines. On all streets or portions thereof where angle parking is now or shall hereafter be authorized, all vehicles parked thereon shall be parked with the front thereof nearest the curb.

§ 180-21 Special purpose parking zones.

No person shall park a vehicle upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XIII (§ 180-47) except for the purposes indicated in said Schedule XIII, attached to and made a part of this chapter.

§ 180-22 Overnight parking of commercial vehicles and trailers.

It shall be unlawful for any person to park or to allow to remain parked, on any street or alley ordained, opened or under Borough maintenance, at any time between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m., any commercial motor vehicle or any bus, truck tractor, trailer, semitrailer or truck camper.

§ 180-23 Handicapped parking.

A. 
Upon request in writing by any handicapped person or disabled veteran, the Borough Council may, by resolution, establish on the street, as close as possible to that individual's place of residence, a parking space reserved for that handicapped person or disabled veteran. Further, the Borough Council may, by resolution, establish on the streets or Borough parking lots additional parking spaces reserved for handicapped persons or disabled veterans.
[Amended 3-16-1992 by Ord. No. 691]
B. 
In order to qualify for the reservation of a parking space, a handicapped person or disabled veteran shall have first applied for and received a special registration plate as issued by the Department of Transportation of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the space so reserved shall at no time be occupied by any motor vehicle not so equipped with a special registration plate.
C. 
Upon the reservation of a parking space for a handicapped person or disabled veteran, a sign or signs and other appropriate markings shall be erected so designating that parking space.
D. 
It shall be unlawful and a violation of this section for any person to park any vehicle, other than a vehicle designated as provided in Subsection B of this section and for which a parking space is reserved under this section, in any such space.

§ 180-24 Parking violations: reports, ticketing.

A. 
It shall be the duty of the police officers of the Borough, acting in accordance with instructions issued by the Mayor, to report:
(1) 
The location where a violation of any provision of this article was committed.
(2) 
The license number of the vehicle parked in violation of a provision of this article.
(3) 
The time when the vehicle was parked in violation of a provision of this article.
(4) 
Any other facts of which a knowledge is needed for a thorough understanding of the circumstances attending the violation.
B. 
Every such police officer shall also attach to the vehicle a parking ticket, giving notice to the owner or operator of the vehicle that the vehicle was parked in violation of a provision of this article and instructing that owner or operator to report to the Borough office in regard to the violation. The owner or operator may, within 48 hours of the time when the notice was attached to the vehicle, sign and mail to or present that parking ticket or notice of violation at the Borough office, indicating a desire to plead guilty of the offense charged and pay the sum of $10 which shall be for the use of the Borough, to the Borough Secretary, and in that case, no prosecution shall be brought; otherwise, prosecution shall be brought in the regular way and the violator shall be liable for the penalty prescribed.

§ 180-25 Violations and penalties.

Unless another penalty is expressly provided for by the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, any person who violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $15 and costs.