City of Union, MO
Franklin County
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Section 355.010 Stopping, Standing or Parking Prohibited.

[R.O. 2012 §355.010; CC 1992 §22-2; Ord. No. 1364 §1, 5-4-1970; Ord. No. 1634, 4-11-1983]
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 City traffic engineer 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. 
On any railroad tracks; or
i. 
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 fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant;
c. 
Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
d. 
Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway;
e. 
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); or
f. 
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. 
Within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing; or
b. 
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.

Section 355.020 Parking Not to Obstruct Traffic.

[R.O. 2012 §355.020; CC 1992 §22-2; Ord. No. 1364 §1, 5-4-1970; Ord. No. 1634, 4-11-1983; Ord. No. 3852 §3, 2-10-2014]
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 twelve (12) feet of the width of the roadway for free movement of vehicular traffic.

Section 355.030 Parking in Alleys.

[R.O. 2012 §355.030; CC 1992 §22-2; Ord. No. 1364 §1, 5-4-1970; Ord. No. 1634, 4-11-1983; Ord. No. 3852 §4, 2-10-2014]
No person shall park a vehicle within an alley in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than twelve (12) 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.

Section 355.040 Parking for Certain Purposes Prohibited.

[R.O. 2012 §355.040; CC 1992 §22-2; Ord. No. 1364 §1, 5-4-1970; Ord. No. 1634, 4-11-1983]
A. 
No person shall park a vehicle upon a roadway for the principal purpose of:
1. 
Displaying such vehicle for sale; or
2. 
Repairing, working on or tearing down such vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency.

Section 355.050 Parking Adjacent to Schools.

[R.O. 2012 §355.050; CC 1992 §22-2; Ord. No. 1364 §1, 5-4-1970; Ord. No. 1634, 4-11-1983]
A. 
The City Traffic Engineer 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.

Section 355.060 Parking Prohibited on Narrow Streets.

[R.O. 2012 §355.060; CC 1992 §22-2; Ord. No. 1364 §1, 5-4-1970; Ord. No. 1634, 4-11-1983]
A. 
The City Traffic Engineer 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.

Section 355.070 Standing or Parking on One-Way Streets.

[R.O. 2012 §355.070; CC 1992 §22-2; Ord. No. 1364 §1, 5-4-1970; Ord. No. 1634, 4-11-1983]
The City Traffic Engineer 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.

Section 355.080 Standing or Parking on One-Way Roadways.

[R.O. 2012 §355.080; CC 1992 §22-2; Ord. No. 1364 §1, 5-4-1970; Ord. No. 1634, 4-11-1983]
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 Traffic Engineer 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.

Section 355.090 No Stopping, Standing or Parking Near Hazardous or Congested Places.

[R.O. 2012 §355.090; CC 1992 §22-2; Ord. No. 1364 §1, 5-4-1970; Ord. No. 1634, 4-11-1983]
A. 
The City Traffic Engineer 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.

Section 355.100 Physically Disabled Parking.

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 to $300 fine". 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 less 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, 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.

Section 355.110 Use of Commuter Parking Lot.

[R.O. 2012 §355.120; CC 1992 §22-14.2; Ord. No. 1636 §2, 6-13-1983]
A. 
Definitions. For purposes of this Section, the following terms shall have the meanings designated in this Subsection:
COMMUTER PARKING AREAS
Such areas which have been properly marked and designated as commuter parking areas.
COMMUTER VEHICLE
Any vehicle which has been parked by the owner or operator of the vehicle on any lot designated as a commuter parking area, with the intention of leaving such vehicle on the lot for any period of time for any purpose other than authorized and necessary business with the owner of said lot.
B. 
Parking Of Commuter Vehicles. It shall be unlawful for any individual to park a commuter vehicle as defined in this Section in any area or part of the lot described in this Section which has not been designated as a commuter parking area as defined in this Section.

Section 355.120 Owner Responsible — When.

[R.O. 2012 §355.130]
The registered owner, as recorded on the records of the Department of Revenue for the State, shall be the responsible person for any vehicle which has been parked in violation of any part of this Code.

Section 355.130 Designation and Use of Free Two-Hour Parking Zones.

[R.O. 2012 §355.140; CC 1992 §22-15; Ord. No. 1857 §1, 10-11-1988; Ord. No. 2014 §1, 10-14-1991; Ord. No. 2028 §1, 1-13-1992; Ord. No. 2252 §1, 12-11-1995; Ord. No. 3250 §1, 6-11-2007]
A. 
Free Parking — Two-Hour Limit. Only motor vehicles, automobiles and trucks licensed for eighteen thousand (18,000) pounds or under shall be allowed to park on the streets listed in Subsection (C) of this Section at no charge. They shall, however, not be allowed to remain on such parking space for more than two (2) hours at any given time.
B. 
Penalty For Overtime Parking. Any person who shall cause, allow, permit or suffer any vehicle driven by him/her or registered in his/her name to remain on a space reserved for two-hour limit for more than two (2) hours, at any time between the hours of 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, shall be deemed in violation of this Section and shall be required to pay a fine as follows: for a violation of each two (2) hours, five dollars ($5.00).
C. 
Zones Designated. The City hereby establishes the following streets as free two-hour parking limit zones:
1. 
Church Street, east and west sides, from Springfield to Cherry Street.
2. 
Locust Street, north and south sides, from Linden Street to Mulberry Street.
3. 
Main Street, north and south sides, from Linden Street to Mulberry Street.
4. 
Oak Street, east and west sides, from Springfield to Cherry Street.
D. 
Additional Zones. Other parking zones may be established from time to time, and when so established this Chapter shall apply to such streets.
E. 
Manner Of Parking. All vehicles shall be placed within the painted limits of each parking space.

Section 355.140 Use of Wheel Locking Device (Boot).

[R.O. 2012 §355.150; CC 1992 §22-16; Ord. No. 2153 §§1 — 2, 4-11-1994]
A. 
For purposes of this Section, the registered owner, as recorded on the records of the Department of Revenue for the State, shall be the responsible person for any vehicle which may be subject to the provisions of this Section.
B. 
Any motor vehicle which is illegally parked in violation of Section 365.080, Sections 355.100 — 355.130, and Chapter 375 and which has at the time of such violation more than five (5) outstanding and unpaid violations of any provision of Section 365.080, Sections 355.100 — 355.130, and Chapter 375 against such vehicle, the Police Department of the City shall cause to be placed upon one (1) tire of such vehicle which is illegally parked a wheel locking device (boot) to prohibit such vehicle from being moved.
C. 
Any wheel locking device (boot) which has been attached pursuant hereto shall not be removed until such time as all outstanding parking violations have been paid. Upon presenting satisfactory proof that payment of all outstanding parking violations have been paid, the City Police Department shall remove the wheel locking device (boot) from the illegally parked motor vehicle.
D. 
Any motor vehicle which has had installed to it a wheel locking device (boot) shall remain subject to all applicable ordinances of the City. It shall not be a defense to subsequent parking violations that a vehicle could not be moved due to the emplacement of a wheel locking device (boot).
E. 
Tampering with or damaging any wheel locking device shall constitute a separate offense to be charged under either State law or City ordinance.
F. 
Any violation of this Section, in addition to the specific provisions contained herein, shall be punishable under the provisions of Section 355.120.