City of Richmond Heights, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 360.010 Vehicles Prohibited — Size Limits.

[CC 1984 §24-190; Rev. M.C. 1963 §51.16; Ord. No. 3140 §24-95]
No vehicle shall be operated on any street of the City if its width, height and length including load exceeds the limits set out in Chapter 304, RSMo., as amended.

Section 360.020 Vehicles Prohibited — Weight Limits.

[CC 1984 §24-191; Rev. M.C. 1963 §51.16; Ord. No. 3140 §24-96]
No vehicle shall be operated on any street of the City if its weight including load exceeds the limits set out in Chapter 304, RSMo., as amended.

Section 360.030 Vehicles Prohibited — Projecting Tread Limit Exception — Tractors.

[CC 1984 §24-192; Rev. M.C. 1963 §51.16; Ord. No. 3140 §24-97]
A. 
No metal-tired vehicle shall be operated over any street of the City if such vehicle has on the periphery of any road wheels any lug, flange, cleat, ridge, bolt or any projection of metal or wood which projects radially beyond the tread or traffic surface of the tire, unless the street is protected by putting down solid planks or other suitable material or by attachments to the wheels so as to prevent such vehicle from damaging the street.
B. 
Subsection (A) shall not apply to tractors or traction engines equipped with what is known as caterpillar treads when such caterpillar does not contain any projection of any kind likely to injure the surface of the street.
C. 
Tractors and traction engines and similar vehicles may be operated which have upon their wheels "V" shaped, diagonal or other cleats arranged in such manner as to be continuously in contact with the road surface if the gross weight on the wheels per inch of width of such cleats or road surface, when measured in the direction of the axle of such vehicle, does not exceed six hundred (600) pounds.

Section 360.040 Exceptional Vehicles and Moving Equipment — Permit — Insurance — Contents.

[CC 1984 §24-193; Rev. M.C. 1963 §51.16; Ord. No. 3140 §24-98; Ord. No. 4235 §15, 9-6-1988]
A. 
The Street Superintendent may, in his/her discretion, upon application issue special permits for the operation of vehicles, tracks, skids or other methods of moving equipment, materials or structures whose weight, measurements or other characteristics exceed the limits prescribed in Sections 360.010, 360.020 or 360.030.
B. 
The permit shall be conditioned upon permittee providing to the City verification that the required general liability, automobile liability, Workers' Compensation, employers' liability and any special coverage such as excess liability, all as required by regulations adopted by the City Manager, have been obtained and are in force.
C. 
The permit shall be issued only for a single trip or for a definite period. The permit shall designate the streets which may be used and the time the streets may be used under the authority of the permit.

Section 360.050 Certificate of Weight — Issuance — Display — Fee.

[CC 1984 §24-200; Rev. M.C. 1963 §51.16; Ord. No. 3140 §24-100]
A. 
In order to provide for the efficient enforcement of the provisions of this Chapter, the Street Superintendent shall certify the weight which any truck or vehicle may be allowed to carry upon the public streets and public places in the City. The certificate shall be based upon the limitations provided for by this Article.
B. 
The certificate shall be fastened to the inside of the cab of the vehicle, or upon some other part thereof, and a ticket showing the weight of the vehicle and its load must be shown upon request to any Police Officer.
C. 
The person obtaining the certificate shall pay a fee of ten dollars ($10.00).

Section 360.060 Commercial Vehicles — Prohibited Streets — Signs.

[CC 1984 §24-201; Rev. M.C. 1963 §51.17; Ord. No. 2929 §1, 8-18-1969; Ord. No. 3140 §24-101; Ord. No. 3672 §1, 8-4-1980; Ord. No. 3741 §1, 9-21-1981; Ord. No. 4235 §15, 9-6-1988]
When signs are erected giving notice, except while in the process of delivering goods and services thereon, commercial vehicles two (2) tons or over in weight shall not operate upon the streets designated in Schedule VII.