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City of Olivette, MO
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Table of Contents
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:
1. 
Stop, stand or park a vehicle:
a. 
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
b. 
On a sidewalk;
c. 
Within an intersection;
d. 
On a crosswalk;
e. 
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 (traffic authority) indicates a different length by signs or markings;
f. 
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic;
g. 
Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel;
h. 
On any railroad tracks; or
i. 
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping.
2. 
Stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers:
a. 
In front of a public or private driveway;
b. 
Within thirty (30) feet of an intersection;
c. 
Within ten (10) feet of a fire hydrant;
d. 
Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
e. 
Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway;
f. 
Within fifteen (15) 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);
g. 
Within twenty-five (25) feet from the intersection of curb lines or, if none, then within fifteen (15) feet of the intersection of property lines at an intersection, except at alleys;
h. 
Within fifty (50) feet of the intersection of property lines at an intersection where traffic is controlled by a traffic control signal; or
i. 
At any place where official signs prohibit standing.
3. 
Park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers:
a. 
Within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing;
b. 
Within six (6) feet of any U.S. mailbox; or
c. 
At any place where official signs prohibit parking.
B. 
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. 2008 §270.238; Ord. No. 1035, 9-7-1972]
The parking of vehicles on and the driving of vehicles across lawns, grassy areas or earth areas is hereby prohibited except as directed by a Police Officer.
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.
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.
A. 
No person shall park a vehicle upon any roadway for the principal purpose of:
1. 
Displaying such vehicle for sale; or
2. 
Repair such vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency.
A. 
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.
B. 
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.
A. 
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.
B. 
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.
The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to erect signs upon the left-hand side of any one-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.
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-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-way roadway and to erect signs giving notice thereof.
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.
A. 
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 or comparable plate or placard issued by another State. 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".
B. 
Any vehicle operator who is not physically disabled shall not use the handicapped 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.
C. 
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.
[R.O. 2008 §270.310; Ord. No. 600, 5-22-1962; Ord. No. 1379, 2-23-1982]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any operator to stop, stand or 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, except that an operator may stop temporarily during the actual loading or unloading of passengers or when necessary in obedience to traffic regulations or traffic signs or signals or a Police Officer.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any operator to 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.
C. 
It shall be unlawful for any operator to park any vehicle on any street or in any district lawfully designated by ordinance as a place where parking is prohibited, or where parking is restricted as to time for a longer period than is permitted by such ordinance. Said streets, upon which parking is prohibited or limited, shall be as designated in Schedule III hereof.
[R.O. 2008 §270.312; Ord. No. 600, 5-22-1962]
Upon written application and for good cause shown, the Chief of Police may issue a special permit authorizing parking in areas and at times where same is prohibited if he/she finds that same will not be detrimental to the public health, welfare and safety, said permit not to be for a period in excess of twelve (12) hours.
[R.O. 2008 §270.318; Ord. No. 600, 5-22-1962; Ord. No. 854, 12-10-1968; Ord. No. 967, 7-13-1971]
A. 
No person shall park or store a truck or other vehicle used for commercial or industrial purposes on a public street for a period in excess of thirty (30) minutes in duration between the hours of 12:00 Midnight and 5:00 A.M. the following morning. No person shall park or store a truck or other vehicle used for commercial or industrial purposes on a private street with the exception of a passenger car or station wagon for a period in excess of thirty (30) minutes in duration between the hours of 12:00 Midnight and 5:00 A.M. the following morning.
B. 
For the purpose of Subsections (C), (D) and (E) hereof, the following words shall be defined as hereinafter indicated:
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE
Any motor vehicle designed, maintained or used primarily for the transportation of property.
FRONT YARD
The area extending across the front of a lot between the side lot lines and encompassing the area between the street right-of-way line and the main building.
HOUSE TRAILER
A self-contained mobile structure intended to be used for dwelling purposes which has been or reasonably may be equipped with wheels or other devices for transporting such structure.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
Includes a camper trailer, pickup camper, motorized mobile home, canoe, boat trailer, boat or similar vehicle.
C. 
Any person desiring to park any commercial vehicle, recreational vehicle or house trailer overnight in a residentially zoned area shall file an application with the City Traffic Engineer for a permit therefor, which application shall include a statement as to the place that such vehicle is to be parked and, if screening is required under the provisions of this Chapter, said application shall include a statement of the proposed method of screening. The City Traffic Engineer shall issue a permit if said application and the information therein contained is in compliance with all of the requirements hereof.
D. 
Overnight parking of commercial vehicles, recreational vehicles and house trailers in residentially zoned areas shall be in compliance with the following standards:
1. 
Any vehicle may be parked at any time in a locked garage.
2. 
No vehicle, other than a passenger vehicle, shall be parked on any street or in any portion of the front yard, including a portion of a driveway or carport within the front yard, excepting that a commercial vehicle may be so parked while its operator is in the actual performance of business and such operator has obtained the prior approval of the Police Department for such overnight parking. In the case of corner lots, the front yard shall be deemed the yard facing the front of the building.
3. 
Recreational vehicles and commercial vehicles of less than one (1) ton capacity shall be permitted to be parked in a rear yard within twenty (20) feet of the main building located on the lot on which the vehicle is parked, or in a side yard at least ten (10) feet to the rear of the front building line, or in a carport, providing that same is adequately screened from view except on the entrance side by fencing, landscaping or such other form of screening as shall be deemed equivalent to fencing or landscaping and, provided further, that not more than one (1) commercial vehicle shall be permitted to be so parked.
4. 
House trailers shall not be permitted to be parked or stored in residentially zoned areas except in a fully enclosed locked garage.
E. 
When a property owner or other person, firm, association or corporation subject to the provisions of this Chapter can show that the strict application of the terms hereof will impose practical difficulties or particular hardships, such owner or other person, firm, association or corporation may apply for a variance from the provisions hereof by filing a written application therefor with the City Council and the City Council may consider and allow such variations to the strict application of the terms hereof as are in harmony with the purpose and intent of this Chapter when the City Council is satisfied and makes a finding, under the evidence presented to it, that the granting of such variance will alleviate some demonstrable hardship or difficulty so great as to warrant said variance and that the granting of such variance will be in harmony with the general purpose and intent of this Chapter and will not be injurious to the surrounding property or otherwise detrimental to the public welfare.
[R.O. 2008 §270.320; Ord. No. 1219, 11-8-1977; Ord. No. 1330, 9-9-1980]
A. 
Whenever there has been an accumulation of snow of two (2) inches or more, or ice or freezing rain within the City of Olivette, there shall be no parking on any part of any street within the City until the snow, ice or freezing rain has been cleared to such a point as to permit the movement on the street of emergency vehicles, including police cars, fire trucks and ambulances.
B. 
Nothing herein shall preclude any person charged with violation of this provision from defending said charge on the ground that such person was unable to park on any adjoining property, by reason of the snow or ice condition, or for lack of space thereon, including within the driveway or garage, if any.
C. 
Any person violating the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, the fine shall be fifteen dollars ($15.00) for the first (1st) offense and twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for each offense after the first (1st) offense.
[R.O. 2008 §270.322; Ord. No. 2123, 8-13-2002]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park or stand a motor vehicle, whether or not occupied, in a private driveway on a private parking lot, or on private property without the express or implied consent of the owner or other person in lawful charge of such driveway, parking lot or property. For purposes of this Section, the terms "private driveway", "private parking lot" and "private property" shall mean any driveway, parking lot or other property other than public or private streets and shall include driveways, parking lots and property owned by a governmental entity.
B. 
If any motor vehicle is found in violation of this Section, the person in whose name the vehicle is registered in the records of any City, County or State shall be deemed to be responsible for the violation, if such person is not present.
C. 
Any person deemed to be in violation of the provisions of this Section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to penalties as provided in Section 100.180 of the Municipal Code.