City of Roseville, MI
Macomb County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Roseville 2-28-1984 by Ord. No. 895 as Ch. 211 of the 1984 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Consumption of alcoholic beverages in parking lots — See Ch. 71, § 71-6.
Fees — See Ch. 133.
Licensing — See Ch. 187.
Off-street parking — See Ch. 213.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 340.

§ 211-1 Definitions.

Whenever used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GARAGE
A building, shed or enclosure, or any portion thereof, in which more than five motor vehicles may be parked, stored, housed or kept, for which any charge is made.
MOTOR VEHICLE
Any automobile, truck, motor scooter or other self-propelled vehicle not operated on tracks or from trolleys.
PARKING LOT
Any outdoor space or uncovered plot, place, lot, parcel, yard or enclosure, or any portion thereof, where more than five motor vehicles may be parked, stored, housed or kept.
PERSON
Includes any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.

§ 211-2 License required.

It shall be unlawful for any person to conduct a business of storing motor vehicles on a parking lot or garage or to operate a parking lot in conjunction with a commercial enterprise within the city, without first having obtained a license therefor in the manner hereinafter set forth.

§ 211-3 Application for license.

Applications for licenses required by this chapter shall be made upon forms provided by the Roseville Police Department, shall be signed and verified under oath by the applicant if an individual and by a duly authorized agent if a partnership or corporation and shall set forth the following:
A. 
If a person, the name and address of the applicant.
B. 
If a partnership, the name, residence and business address of each partner.
C. 
If a corporation, the name, date and state under whose laws such corporation was organized and, if a foreign corporation, the names of the principal officers, directors and local representatives, their residences and business addresses and whether authorized to do business in the state.
D. 
A plot or drawing of said parking lot or garage, showing the location and size of entrance and exit, kind of floor or ground surface, location, size and construction of attendant's station and wall or barriers surrounding said premises.
E. 
The hours for storage or parking of said vehicles and whether night storage is to be maintained upon the licensed premises.
F. 
The hours during which parking attendants will be on duty.
G. 
A complete schedule of the rates to be charged for storing or parking of vehicles.
H. 
Such other information as the Police Department may deem necessary for the issuance of said licenses.

§ 211-4 License fee.

The license fee for the operation of a parking lot shall be as provided for in Chapter 133, Fees.

§ 211-5 Employee identification cards; annual fee.

A. 
Every person owning or operating a parking lot or garage shall file with the Roseville Police Department the name and address of each employee employed at such parking lot or garage and shall obtain from the Police Department a card showing the name and address of each employee and the name and address of the operator of such parking lot or garage at which he or she is employed. Such card shall be carried by the employee at all times that he or she is on the premises and shall be exhibited at any time on demand.
B. 
The annual fee for the issuance of each parking lot employee's identification card shall be as provided in Chapter 133, Fees.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 211-6 Issuance of license. [1]

If, after an investigation by the Police Department, the City Council shall be reasonably satisfied that the applicant has a good reputation and that the statements set forth in the application are correct and if the proper fee shall have been paid, the Police Department shall issue to the applicant a license for a parking lot or garage, which license shall continue in full force and effect until the first day of January following the issuance of the license or until revoked by the City Council. The Police Department shall keep a record of all applications and licenses issued.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 211-7 License not transferable.

No license issued under this chapter shall be transferred or assigned or used by any person other than the one to whom it is issued or at any location other than the one for which it is issued.

§ 211-8 Revocation of license.

The City Council may revoke any parking lot or garage license if, upon a hearing and investigation after at least 10 days' written notice of the time and place of such hearing, the City Council finds that the licensee:
A. 
Has knowingly made any false or materially incorrect statement in the application.
B. 
Knowingly violates or knowingly permits or countenances the violation of any provisions of this chapter.
C. 
Has made any charge for parking or storing a vehicle other than those set forth in the license application.
D. 
Knowingly violates or knowingly permits or countenances the violation of any provision of any penal law or ordinance regarding theft, larceny or conversion of a motor vehicle or the operation of a motor vehicle without the owner's consent, whether such licensee or other person has been convicted of such offense or not.
E. 
The licensee fails to keep an attendant on duty during the times specified on the application.

§ 211-9 Filing of schedule of rates.

Every licensee shall file with the Police Department, at the time of application for license, a complete schedule of rates and charges to be made for storing or parking motor vehicles on the premises to be licensed.

§ 211-10 Increase in rates.

No licensee shall make any charge for storing or parking any vehicle in a parking lot or garage in excess of that set forth in the application for a license unless and until the licensee has:
A. 
Notified the Police Department in writing of the new schedule of rates.
B. 
Posted signs showing such increase in the same manner and required by § 211-11 of this chapter.

§ 211-11 Sign required.

A. 
Rates; business hours. Each licensee shall maintain at each entrance to such parking lot or garage a permanently affixed sign suitable to apprise persons using same of the name of the licensee, the hours of the day or night when such places are open for parking or storing motor vehicles, the rates charged and the closing hours of such parking lot or garage. Where more than one rate is charged for parking, the figures for each rate shall be of the same size and dimensions and such figures shall measure not less than six inches in height and the letters and figures indicating the closing hours shall be not less than six inches in height. All such signs shall be subject to the approval of the Building Director or his or her authorized representative.
B. 
Day and night rates. Where separate rates or charges are made for day parking and night parking, the night rate shall become effective at 6:30 p.m., and notice thereof shall be posted on the signs described in the preceding subsection.
C. 
Height above sidewalk. All signs shall be erected at a height not less than eight feet and not more than 12 feet above the sidewalk level and shall not be erected in such a manner as to interfere with, mislead or confuse traffic.

§ 211-12 Refusal of vehicles prohibited.

No licensee shall refuse to park or store any vehicle for which there shall be accommodation in such parking lot or garage on tender of the stated fee for such parking.

§ 211-13 Claim checks.

A. 
When a vehicle is left for storing or parking, where a charge is made, the licensee of the parking lot or garage, his or her agent, servant or employee shall furnish the owner or operator of said vehicle with a distinctive claim check which shall have printed thereon the full name and address of the parking lot or garage and a number corresponding to a coupon placed upon the vehicle and shall have written or stamped thereon the date and license number of the motor vehicle. The licensee shall not deliver any vehicle without the proper claim check being presented or without satisfactory proof of ownership of said vehicle.
B. 
This provision shall not apply where vehicles are stored or parked on a weekly or monthly fee basis.
C. 
It shall be unlawful to affix any parking coupon upon any vehicle so as to obliterate in whole or in part any portion of the license plates on such vehicle.

§ 211-14 Bond or liability insurance.

A. 
Every application for a license hereunder shall be accompanied by a bond, approved as to form by the City Attorney, executed by a bonding or surety company authorized to do business in the state, in the penal sum of $5,000, conditioned upon the payment by the licensee of any and all final judgments for damages resulting to persons or property, including the theft of any motor vehicle or any part or accessory thereof, arising out of the operation or maintenance of any parking lot or garage.
B. 
Such bond shall run to the city for the benefit of any person who may receive injuries and for the benefit of any person, as defined in this chapter, who may claim redress for property damage or theft resulting from the operation or maintenance of such parking lot or garage. Such bond shall remain in full force and effect for the full period of time for which the license is effective.
C. 
A liability insurance policy issued by an insurance company authorized to do business in the state, conforming to the requirements of this section, may be permitted in lieu of a bond; provided, however, that where no charge is made, the City Council may waive the filing of said bond.

§ 211-15 Entrances and exits.

Each parking lot or garage shall have one common entrance and one common exit, which may or may not be combined, and the operator of such parking lot or garage shall keep such entrance properly attended at all times during the period the parking lot or garage is in operation.

§ 211-16 Barriers required.

Except for places of entrance and exit, every parking lot shall be completely enclosed by barriers constructed and maintained so as to withstand the shocks and stresses to which they will normally be subjected by vehicles using the premises and shall be of such height as to engage the bumper of any motor vehicle parked on said lot so that no portion of the vehicles shall extend over the property lines. When said lot abuts on a building, barriers shall be erected as provided in this section to prevent motor vehicles from striking such building.

§ 211-17 Maintenance and operation.

A. 
Sidewalks. Every operator of a parking lot or garage shall keep the sidewalk surrounding the premises free from dirt, ice, sleet and snow and shall keep the sidewalk and driveways in a safe condition for the travel of pedestrians.
B. 
Ground or floor space. The ground or floor space of each parking lot or garage shall be macadam, cement or any like hard-top substance, with dust-free surface.
C. 
Handbills. It shall be unlawful for any person to distribute literature or place handbills in or upon any vehicle while parked in a parking lot or garage.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 165, Handbills.
D. 
Loading or unloading of vehicles. The loading or unloading of passengers or drivers of vehicles across or upon a public sidewalk is hereby expressly prohibited, and any operator or employee who, by receiving or delivering vehicles other than within the property line of the parking lot or garage, aids or assists in blocking any sidewalk or street shall be deemed to have violated the provisions of this chapter.
E. 
Vendors prohibited. No licensee shall sublet, sublease or otherwise permit any parking lot or garage or portion thereof to be used by any vendor of goods, wares or merchandise or services for the conduct of such vendor's business unless the same is conducted in a permanent building or structure licensed by the city for that purpose.

§ 211-18 Notification of Police Department of claims for loss or theft.

Every licensee shall immediately notify the Police Department of every claim made by reason of loss, theft or conversion or any damage or injury to person or property from the operation of a parking lot or garage and occurring during the hours said premises are regularly open for business. The obligation created by this section shall not extend beyond the regular posted hours of attendance as posted upon the premises and printed upon the regular receipt furnished to the owner or person parking said vehicle.

§ 211-19 Notification of Police Department of unclaimed vehicles.

Every licensee shall immediately notify the Police Department, in writing, of the license number, make and the name of the owner, if known, of every vehicle left in a parking lot or garage for a period of more than 48 consecutive hours.

§ 211-20 Unauthorized use of vehicles.

It shall be unlawful for any licensee of a parking lot or garage to make or permit any use for any purpose whatsoever of any vehicle parked in such place, unless the use shall have first been expressly authorized by the owner or person having control of such vehicle. No licensee shall transfer or cause to be moved or transferred any parked vehicle through or upon the streets or alleys of the city without the written consent of the owner or person having control of such vehicle.

§ 211-21 Vehicles not called for by closing.

When vehicles are not called for at closing time, the attendant shall leave the keys and parking coupon for safekeeping at a place within a reasonable distance of the parking lot or garage, with a responsible person whose name and address shall be posted in a conspicuous place on said premises.

§ 211-22 Fire protection.

Every parking lot or garage shall be equipped with proper fire extinguishing apparatus subject to the approval of the Fire Department, and all vehicles shall be so parked or stored that they may be reached readily in case of fire or other emergency.

§ 211-23 Compliance required. [1]

All parking lots and garages licensed after the effective date of this chapter shall comply with all the terms and provisions of this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 211-24 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article I.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).