City of Pawtucket, RI
Providence County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Pawtucket: Art. I, approved 10-9-1975 by Ch. No. 1533; Art. II, approved 7-22-1993 by Ch. No. 2317. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Towing — See Ch. 367.
Abandoned vehicles — See Ch. 383.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 388.
[Approved 10-9-1975 as Ch. No. 1533]

§ 392-1 Illegal parking on private property.

To stop illegal parking on private property which is the cause of great concern and inconvenience to homeowners, the following method is hereby established:
A. 
An owner of property shall sign a complaint with the Police Division of the City of Pawtucket designating the vehicle parked illegally and the registration number.
B. 
The police shall tow, or cause said vehicle to be towed, and said vehicle shall be impounded and stored on city property.
C. 
The cost of said towing and impounding shall be paid by the registered owner of said vehicle.

§ 392-2 Violations and penalties.

The fine for the first violation shall be $25, the second violation shall be $50, etc., up to a maximum fine of $200.
[Approved 7-22-1993 by Ch. No. 2317]

§ 392-3 Total parking ban during weather emergencies.

All parking is prohibited on all streets and highways of the city during a weather emergency as declared by the Public Safety Director of his/her designee until such emergency is declared over.

§ 392-4 Removal of vehicles; authority.

The Chief of the Pawtucket Police Department is hereby empowered and shall summarily remove or cause to be removed from the streets, highways and public places of the city any vehicle, by whatsoever means propelled, which is parked or located in violation of this section.

§ 392-5 Violations and penalties.

Vehicles in violation of this article shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $25 per offense.

§ 392-6 Notices.

A notice shall be printed in all local newspapers, including non-English newspapers, in late October apprising residents of the impending parking ban as per this article. In the first year of this article, said notice shall be printed once per month from October until February.

§ 392-7 Temporary parking areas.

[Added 3-24-1994 by Ch. No. 2343; amended 12-8-2016 by Ch. No. 3120]
A. 
City-designated parking.
(1) 
The City of Pawtucket may at its discretion make available certain parcels for temporary parking during the emergencies described in § 392-3. The City of Pawtucket shall post notice that any vehicle parked at said designated parking area be at the owner's risk regardless of whether or not the parking of said vehicle was voluntary or involuntary.
(2) 
The City of Pawtucket assumes no liability for any damage or loss occurring to any vehicle or personal property contained within said vehicle while same is parked at the aforesaid designated temporary parking area.
B. 
Parking on private residential property.
(1) 
Notwithstanding the provisions of § 410-77A(3) or any other ordinances of the City to the contrary, when a parking ban is called due to a weather emergency, all legal residents of a residential property may, upon receipt of permission from the residential property owner, park on nonpaved areas of the premises during the parking ban and up to 24 hours after the parking ban is lifted.
(2) 
No vehicle so parked may be parked on a sidewalk, which shall be defined as that portion of a street between the curblines, or the lateral lines of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines, intended for the use of pedestrians, or in such a way that it blocks or otherwise obstructs any part of a sidewalk.

§ 392-8 Repeal of prior ordinances.

[Added 6-17-1994 by Ch. No. 2354]
The following ordinances or sections of ordinances shall be repealed in their entirety: Ch. No. 2183 of the Ordinances of the City of Pawtucket, also known as Section 19-32 of the Revised Ordinances of the City of Pawtucket; and Sections 3 and 4 of Ch. No. 1581 of the Ordinances of the City of Pawtucket, also known as Sections 19-33 and 19-34 of the revised ordinances of the City of Pawtucket.