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Section 355.010 Prohibited in Certain Places.

[Code 1975 §15.13(1); CC 1989 §13-226; Ord. No. 3222 §1, 4-10-2007; Ord. No. 3526 §1, 8-10-2010]
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 stop, stand or park a vehicle:
1. 
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
2. 
On a sidewalk;
3. 
Within an intersection;
4. 
On a crosswalk;
5. 
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;
6. 
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic;
7. 
Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel;
8. 
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping.
B. 
Except as noted in this Section, no person shall stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers:
1. 
In front of a public or private driveway;
2. 
Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant;
3. 
Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
4. 
Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway;
5. 
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);
6. 
At any place where official signs prohibit standing or parking;
7. 
Within ten (10) feet of a public mail box.
C. 
Except as noted in this Section, no person shall park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except temporarily for the purpose of, and while actually engaging in loading merchandise or passengers, any place where official signs prohibit parking.
D. 
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.
E. 
No person, whether the owner or lessee of the vehicle, or the owner, occupant or lessee of the residence, shall park or permit to be parked any automobile, truck, camper, trailer or other vehicle on an unpaved surface at any residence on consecutive days.
F. 
Parking Or Standing Of Vehicles.
1. 
At all areas within the City the parking or standing of vehicles is prohibited if said vehicle is one (1) or more of the following:
a. 
A "commercial motor vehicle" as defined in Section 301.010, RSMo., 2009;
b. 
A "recreational motor vehicle" as defined in Section 301.010, RSMo., 2009;
c. 
A "tractor", "truck tractor" or "truck-tractor" as defined in Section 301.010, RSMo., 2009;
d. 
A "trailer" as defined in Section 301.010, RSMo., 2009;
e. 
A "truck-tractor semitrailer-semitrailer" as defined in Section 301.010, RSMo., 2009.
2. 
The provisions of this Subsection shall not apply when one (1) or more of the following conditions exist:
a. 
When such vehicle is loading or unloading property;
b. 
When such vehicle is parked in connection with and in aid of the performance of a service to or on a property;
c. 
When such vehicle is engaged in the construction, installation, repair or maintenance of a publicly or privately owned improvement located on the property;
d. 
When the registered owner of said vehicle is the owner in fee, tenant or a related entity of the property on which said vehicle is parking or standing and said parking or standing does not violate any other zoning or regulatory ordinance of the City

Section 355.020 Prohibited At All Times When Posted.

[Code 1975 §15.13(2); CC 1989 §13-227]
A. 
When signs are erected giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or areas described by ordinance.
B. 
The provisions of this Chapter prohibiting the standing or parking of a vehicle shall apply at all times or at those times herein specified or as indicated on official signs, except when it is necessary to stop a vehicle to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a Police Officer or official traffic control device.

Section 355.030 Stopping, Standing or Parking Within Certain Hours Prohibited By Sign.

[Code 1975 §15.13(3); CC 1989 §13-228]
When signs are erected in each block giving notice thereof, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle between the hours specified by ordinance on any day except Sundays and public holidays within the district or upon any of the streets described by ordinance.

Section 355.040 Standing or Parking Close To Curb.

[Code 1975 §15.13(4); CC 1989 §13-229]
Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, every vehicle stopped or parked upon a roadway where there are adjacent curbs shall be so stopped or parked with the right-hand wheels of the vehicle parallel to and within eighteen (18) inches of the right-hand curb.

Section 355.050 Using Vehicle For Display Advertising. [1]

[Code 1975 §15.13(5); CC 1989 §13-230]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park upon any street, highway, roadway, thoroughfare or private property within the City, any vehicle for the primary purpose of display advertising.
B. 
The provisions of this Section shall not apply to any motor vehicle dealer duly licensed as such to do business in this City.
[1]
Cross References — Business licenses, ch. 605; miscellaneous business regulations, ch. 615.

Section 355.060 Parking or Storage of Commercial Motor Vehicles or Recreation Equipment On City Streets Restricted. [1]

[Code 1975 §15.13(6); CC 1989 §13-231; Ord. No. 971 §1, 2-24-1986]
A. 
No person shall park or store a commercial motor vehicle or any recreational equipment on any street in the City for a period in excess of sixty (60) minutes in duration except as hereinafter provided.
B. 
Recreational equipment, for purposes of loading and unloading, may be parked on any street immediately adjacent to property owned or occupied by the owner or user of such equipment but no such parking shall exceed twenty-four (24) consecutive hours.
C. 
A commercial motor vehicle, while services are being provided or goods are being picked up or delivered, may be parked on any street immediately adjacent to property owned or occupied by the beneficiary of such services or transportation.
D. 
No automobile, truck, commercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle or trailer shall be parked within the City limits for the purpose of sleeping except as is specifically provided for by City ordinance.
[1]
Cross Reference — Parking or storage of commercial equipment, trailers, etc., on any property deemed a nuisance, §215.030(8).

Section 355.070 Stopping, Standing or Parking Near Hazardous or Congested Places.

[Code 1975 §15.02(18); CC 1989 §13-233]
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 355.080 Parking Not To Obstruct Traffic.

[Code 1975 §15.13(8); CC 1989 §13-235; Ord. No. 3809 §§1 — 2, 4-28-2014]
No person shall park a 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 width of the roadway for the free movement of vehicular traffic.

Section 355.090 Parking Prohibited in Fire Lanes.

[Code 1975 §15.13(9); CC 1989 §13-236]
No person shall either stop, stand or park a vehicle in a marked fire lane or otherwise obstruct such lane, whether such lane is public property or on private property which is devoted to public use. Such fire lanes shall be marked with signs and yellow curbs or pavement.

Section 355.100 Standing or Parking On One-Way Roadways/Streets.

[Code 1975 §15.13(10); CC 1989 §13-237]
A. 
If 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 to the left-hand side of such one-way roadway unless signs are erected to permit such standing or parking.
B. 
Whenever signs are erected upon the left-hand side of any one-way street to prohibit the standing or parking of vehicles, no person shall stand or park a vehicle upon such left-hand side in violation of any such sign.

Section 355.110 Controlled Access Roadways — Stopping, Standing or Parking.

[Code 1975 §15.13(12); CC 1989 §13-239]
A. 
No person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle upon the controlled access roadways or the entrance or exit thereon, except:
1. 
When necessary to avoid injury or damage to person or property;
2. 
When required by law or in obedience to a Police Officer or traffic control device;
3. 
When any person is actually engaged in maintenance or construction on the controlled access roadway, or any employee of a public agency is actually engaged in the performance of official duties;
4. 
When any vehicle is so disabled that it is impossible to avoid stopping; or
5. 
When any vehicle, whether commercial or private, stops to render emergency assistance to a vehicle or person.
B. 
In any event, no vehicle which is lawfully stopped or parked shall be stopped or parked, if practicable, other than in a position parallel with the edge of the controlled access roadway, headed in the direction of lawful traffic movement and of the traffic lanes and onto the shoulder of the controlled access roadway with emergency flashers operating if so equipped.

Section 355.120 Child or Animal in Locked Vehicle.

[Code 1975 §15.13(13); CC 1989 §13-240]
No person shall leave any child or animal in any standing or parked, locked vehicle whenever it reasonably appears that such child or animal's health, welfare or safety is or will be substantially endangered. In such instances the Police Department or any officer or agent thereof is hereby authorized to use whatever force is reasonably necessary to remove the child or animal from the vehicle.

Section 355.130 Parking For Physically Disabled.

[Code 1975 §15.13(21); CC 1989 §13-248; Ord. No. 2219 §1, 6-22-1998; Ord. No. 3662 §1, 4-23-2012]
A. 
No person shall stop, stand or park any motor vehicle in a parking space designed for physically disabled persons as defined in Section 301.142, RSMo., unless such motor vehicle has license plates or windshield placard upon which are inscribed the international wheelchair accessibility symbol and the word "disabled", or a "disabled veteran" license plate issued pursuant to Section 301.071, RSMo., or a distinguishing license plate or placard issued by any other State. Accessible parking spaces may only be used when a physically disabled occupant is in the motor vehicle at the time of parking or when a physically disabled person is being delivered or collected by a properly marked vehicle which is parked for the sole use of the physicially disabled person. In no event shall any person park a motor vehicle in the access aisle of an accessible parking space.
B. 
The Police Department may cause the removal of any vehicle parked in violation of this Section. Any vehicle which has been removed and which is not properly claimed within thirty (30) days thereafter shall be considered to be an abandoned vehicle.
C. 
No person, without authorization, shall use a distinguishing license plate or placard issued pursuant to Sections 301.071 or 301.142, RSMo., to park in a parking space reserved under authority of this Section.
D. 
Law Enforcement Officials may enter upon private property open to public use to enforce the provisions of this Section, including private property designated by the owner of such property for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a distinguishing license plate or card issued pursuant to Sections 301.071 or 301.142, RSMo.
E. 
Any person convicted of violating this Section shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than three hundred dollars ($300.00).

Section 355.140 Limited Parking Adjacent To Residences.

[Code 1975 §15.13(22); CC 1989 §13-249]
No person shall park a vehicle on any street which adjoins a residence unless the person has as his/her destination a residence adjacent to such street.

Section 355.150 Parking Spaces.

[Code 1975 §15.13(23); CC 1989 §13-250]
In any parking lot, no person shall park a vehicle that encroaches upon drives, other parking spaces and reserved spaces. No person shall park, stop or operate a vehicle in such a manner as to block or unnecessarily hold up or delay the normal movement of other vehicles.

Section 355.160 Stopping, Standing or Parking of Buses Regulated.

[Code 1975 §15.13(24); CC 1989 §13-251]
A. 
The driver of a bus shall not stand or park such vehicle upon any street at a place other than a bus stand so designated as provided within this Section.
B. 
The operator of a bus shall not stop such vehicle upon any street at any place for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers or their baggage other than at a bus stop, bus stand or passenger loading zone so designated as provided herein, except in the case of an emergency.
C. 
The operator of a bus shall enter a bus stop, bus stand or passenger loading zone on a public street in such a manner that the bus when stopped to load or unload passengers or baggage shall be in a position with the right front wheels of such vehicle not further than eighteen (18) inches from the curb and the bus approximately parallel to the curb so as not to unduly impede the movement of other vehicular traffic.

Section 355.170 Restricted Use of Bus and Taxicab Stands.

[Code 1975 §15.13(25); CC 1989 §13-252]
No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle other than a bus in a bus stop or taxicab in a taxicab stand when any such stop or stand has been officially designated and appropriately signed, except that the driver of a passenger vehicle may temporarily stop therein for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading of passengers when such stopping does not interfere with any bus or taxicab waiting to enter or about to enter such zone.

Section 355.180 Parking Vehicles For Sale.

[Code 1975 §15.13(31); CC 1989 §13-253]
It shall be unlawful for any person to park upon any highway, street, roadway, thoroughfare or private property within the City any vehicle displayed for sale. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to any motor vehicle dealer duly licensed as such to do business in the City.

Section 355.190 Parking in Alleys.

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.