[R.O. 2007 §355.010; Ord. No. 4394 §2, 7-17-2002]
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:
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
On a sidewalk;
Within an intersection;
On a crosswalk;
Between a safety zone and 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;
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic;
Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel;
On any railroad tracks;
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping.
Stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers:
In front of a public or private driveway;
Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant;
Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway;
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);
At any place where official signs prohibit standing.
Park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers:
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.
[R.O. 2007 §355.020]
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 ten (10) feet of the width of the roadway for free movement of vehicular traffic.
[R.O. 2007 §355.030]
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.
[R.O. 2007 §355.040]
[R.O. 2007 §355.050]
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.
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.
[R.O. 2007 §355.060]
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.
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.
[R.O. 2007 §355.070]
The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to erect signs upon the left-hand side of any one (1) 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.
[R.O. 2007 §355.080]
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 (1) 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 (1) way roadway and to erect signs giving notice thereof.
[R.O. 2007 §355.090]
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.
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.
[R.O. 2007 §355.100; CC 1978 §365.100; Ord. No. 247 Art. XIII §4, 8-13-1962]
No person shall park a vehicle upon any roadway for a period of time longer than forty-eight (48) hours.
[R.O. 2007 §355.110; CC 1978 §365.110; Ord. No. 598 §2, 12-20-1977; Ord. No. 4510 §1, 4-17-2003; Ord. No. 5248 §1, 11-8-2007; Ord. No. 5709 §2, 6-23-2011]
No vehicle meeting any of the following specifications shall be parked on any street, highway or roadway in a residential area:
Any vehicle having a DOT classification of Class 3 or above as described in Appendix A to Ord. No. 5709 (set out in Subsection (F)), with the exception of pick-up trucks and sport utility vehicles.
Motor homes or campers, subject to a forty-eight (48) hour grace period in any thirty (30) day period for set up or cleaning. The motor home or camper must be unoccupied.
Step van (any class).
Any vehicle with a shell extending beyond the length or width of the truck bed.
Any commercial or industrial trailer, tractor or equipment.
The parking of vehicles described in Subsection (A) upon any private or public parking lot in any residential area is expressly prohibited without the written permission of the property owner or agent for said property.
No commercial or industrial tractor or semi-tractor with or without an attached trailer shall be parked in a residential driveway.
The parking prohibitions specified in this Section shall not apply to the following vehicles under the specified conditions:
Moving vans or service vehicles providing direct service to the premises. In such case, parking shall not exceed twenty-four (24) hours in any seven (7) day period and must be in accordance with any posted restrictions.
Emergency response vehicles, such as fire trucks, ambulances and utility vehicles, while actively responding to an emergency situation.
Any vehicle owned or operated by the City with a necessary business purpose for remaining on site.
Any person who violates any provision of this Section as established shall be subjected upon conviction to the penalty provisions in Section 100.010 of this Code.
Appendix A to Ord. No. 5709.
[Ord. No. 5712 §1, 6-23-2011]
No vehicle having a DOT classification of Class 3 or above, and no step van (any class), and no vehicle with a shell extending beyond the length or width of the truck bed, and no commercial or industrial trailer, tractor or equipment, and no semi-tractor, with or without an attached trailer, shall be parked or stored in a commercially or industrially zoned area within the City limits unless the vehicle is at that time actively engaged in business at that location or is owned by or leased to a business situated on the same lot. It shall be a rebuttable presumption [assumed until proven otherwise] that the vehicle or equipment is parked in violation of this restriction if no business on the same lot is open for business at that time.
No owner or operator of any commercially or industrially zoned property shall suffer or permit parking on such property in violation of this Section. Owners and operators may erect appropriate signs warning against parking prohibited under this Section.
[R.O. 2007 §355.120; Ord. No. 3669 §§2—5, 3-10-1998]
The establishment of fire lanes is under authority of the City Fire Official.
Where signs have been erected or the pavement otherwise marked indicating a public or private area to be designated as a fire lane, no person shall stand or park a vehicle within the area of thirty (30) feet adjacent to each sign, or anywhere within the marked area. At no time shall a vehicle impede in any way the free movement of vehicular traffic within such area.
Any person found to be in violation of this Section shall be subjected, upon conviction, to a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500.00) or to imprisonment in the St. Charles County Jail for up to three (3) months, or to both such fine and imprisonment.
The Chief of Police may cause the removal of any vehicle left standing or parked in a fire lane 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.
[R.O. 2007 §375.070; CC 1978 §395.110; Ord. No. 247 Art. XVII §9, 8-13-1962]
In any prosecution charging a violation of any law or regulation governing the standing or parking of a vehicle, proof that the particular vehicle described in the complaint was parked in violation of any such law or regulation, together with proof that the defendant named in the complaint was, at the time of such parking, the registered owner of such vehicle, shall constitute in evidence a prima facie presumption that the registered owner of such vehicle was the person who parked or placed such vehicle at the point where, and for the time during which, such violation occurred.
The foregoing stated presumption shall apply only when the procedures as prescribed in this Chapter have been followed.
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 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".
Any vehicle operator who is not physically disabled shall not use the accessible 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.
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.