City of Poughkeepsie, NY
Dutchess County

Section 13-317
Establishment of public parking garages and parking spaces. 

Section 13-318
Rules and regulations for operation, administration and maintenance. 

Section 13-319
Parking prohibited in designated spaces in municipal parking lots. 

Section 13-320
Parking within the confines of pavement markings in municipal lots. 

Section 13-321
Penalties for offenses. 

Section 13-322
Removal, storage and immobilization of vehicles authorized. 

Section 13-317 Establishment of public parking garages and parking spaces.

Pursuant to § 72-j of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, there are hereby established the following public parking garages and parking spaces comprising the City of Poughkeepsie parking system. The terms "public parking garages" and "parking spaces" shall be deemed to include "parking lots," "decks" and "garages" as hereafter referred to:

Garage Name Location
Lot 1 Cannon/Church Street, bordered by Cannon Street on the north and Church Street on the south, mid-block between South Hamilton on the west and Reservoir Square on the east
Cannon Deck Bordered by Cannon Street on the north and Church Street on the south, mid-block between Academy Street on the west and S. Hamilton Street on the east
Academy Bordered by Cannon Street on the north, Church Street on the south and Academy Street on the east
Liberty Bordered by Liberty Street access drive to the Main Mall on the north and Cannon Street on the south, mid-block between Market Street to the west and Academy Street to the east
Garden Corner of Mill Street on the north and Garden Street on the west
Conklin Bordered by Mill Street on the south, mid-block between Garden Street on the west and Conklin Street on the east
Crannell Bordered by Mill Street on the north, Catharine Street on the west and North Hamilton Street on the east
Financial Plaza Deck Bordered by Civic Center Plaza on the west and Garden Street on the east mid-block between Mill Street on the north and Main Mall on the south; covered parking deck
Front Bordered by Civic Center Plaza on the west and Main Mall on the south; open parking lot
City Hall Garage Located beneath the Municipal building and bordered by Mansion Street on the north, Mill Street on the south, Washington Street on the west, and Market Street on the east
Civic Center Garage Bordered by Civic Center Plaza on the east and Washington Street on the north and west
Duro Bordered by Main Street on the south, mid-block between Vassar Street on the west and Washington Street on the east
Clinton Square Bordered by the west-bound Arterial Highway on the north and North Clinton Street on the east [L.L. No. 6-1992, § 2]

Section 13-318 Rules and regulations for operation, administration and maintenance.

[L.L. No. 6-1999, § 2]
(a) 

In addition to the specific parking regulations set forth in this article, the City Administrator is hereby authorized to promulgate such rules and regulations as are necessary for the safe, secure and economical operation, administration and maintenance of the public parking garages and parking spaces of the City of Poughkeepsie. Said rules and regulations shall include but not be limited to hours and days of operation, rates for usage, designation of permit-only parking lot, special-event parking, issuance of special parking permits and monthly permits, posting of signs and the placement of entrance- and exitways for vehicles.

(b) 

All persons utilizing the public parking garages and parking spaces shall comply with parking rules and regulations set forth in this article and promulgated by the City Administrator or be subject to fines and penalties as set forth in Section 13-321 of this article, removal of their vehicles pursuant to Section 13-322 of this article and immobilization of said vehicles pursuant to Section 13-288 of this chapter.

Section 13-319 Parking prohibited in designated spaces in municipal parking lots.

[L.L. No. 6-1999, § 2]

When appropriate signs are erected giving notice that specific parking spaces in municipal parking lots are reserved for designated persons or designated types of vehicles, parking shall be prohibited in such spaces, except for the vehicles of such designated persons or for the vehicles of such designated type.

Section 13-320 Parking within the confines of pavement markings in municipal lots.

[L.L. No. 6-1999, § 2]
(a) 

Parking spaces in the municipal parking facilities are to be delineated by pavement markings (white painted lines).

(b) 

When appropriate signs giving notice thereof are erected, it shall be unlawful for a person to park a vehicle outside of the confines of the pavement markings.

Section 13-321 Penalties for offenses.

[L.L. No. 6-1999, § 2]

In addition to any other remedy, provided under law, any person who violates any of the rules and regulations promulgated by the City Administrator for the operation, administration and maintenance of the public parking garages and parking spaces or any parking regulation set forth in this article shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $25 or by imprisonment not to exceed 10 days.

Section 13-322 Removal, storage and immobilization of vehicles authorized.

[L.L. No. 6-1999, § 2]

Any vehicle parked in violation of applicable law or the rules and regulations promulgated by the City Administrator shall be subject to towing from said parking garage and spaces. The Parking Department Director shall be authorized to direct and supervise the towing of said vehicles. Any person claiming the towed vehicle shall be required to pay to the City of Poughkeepsie an administrative fee of $50, together with an additional administrative fee equal to the actual cost of said removal and storage charges at the rate of $10 per day on said vehicle, to be paid to the city through the Parking Department at the time of redemption of the motor vehicle. Said vehicles shall also be subject to immobilization pursuant to Section 13-288 of this chapter.