Jefferson County, MO
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[Order of 5-2-2009 §106.010]
No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle upon or within eighteen (18) inches of the traveled portion of any County road.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §106.020]
No parking on State highways shall be allowed as set out in Schedule XIII.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §106.030]
No person shall park any vehicle upon any private road dedicated for public use or alleyway in a manner or under conditions as to leave available less than ten (10) feet of the width of the roadway or alleyway for free movement of vehicular traffic. No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle on a highway, roadway or alleyway in such position as to block the entrance to any abutting property.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §106.040]
All angle parking is strictly prohibited upon any highway, roadway or alleyway in Jefferson County except where allowed by the Jefferson County Council by the adoption of an appropriate ordinance and the proper signs posted allowing the angle parking.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §106.050]
No person shall stop or park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with law or the directions of a Law Enforcement Officer or traffic control device, in any of the following places:
On a sidewalk.
In front of a public or private driveway exiting onto any highway, roadway, alleyway or parking lot.
Within an intersection.
Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant.
On a crosswalk.
Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk.
Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any intersection or so close to the intersection as to obstruct the normal flow of traffic.
Within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing.
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 the entrance (when properly posted).
Alongside or opposite any roadway excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic.
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street.
Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway, roadway, alleyway or within a highway tunnel.
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping.
Within eight (8) feet of a public or private mailbox.
Upon any portion of the right-of-way of any controlled or limited access highway.
Upon any portion of the road so as to obstruct emergency snow removal operation.
Upon any unpaved shoulder or other unpaved portion of the right-of-way.
Where it is determined by the Department of Public Works, upon the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation, that it is to the best interest and safety of the general public to increase the distances set out above, the Highway Administrator is hereby empowered to lengthen the distances of Subsections (A)(4), (6), (7), (8), (9) and (14) not to exceed one hundred (100) feet in length and when official signs are erected, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle at such designated places.
No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under such person's control into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such distance as is unlawful.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §106.060]
Whenever any motor vehicle without a driver is found parked or stopped in violation of any of the restrictions imposed by the ordinances of this County or by State law, the officer finding such vehicle shall take its registration number and may take any other information displayed on the vehicle which may identify its user and shall conspicuously affix to the vehicle a notice in writing for the driver to answer to the charge against the driver within five (5) days during the hours and at a place specified in the notice. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department shall send at least one (1) copy of the notice to the Violations Bureau.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §106.070]
If a violator of the restrictions on stopping, standing or parking under the traffic laws or ordinances does not appear within a period of ten (10) days, the Violations Bureau shall send to the owner of the motor vehicle to which the notice was affixed a letter informing the owner of the violation and warning the owner that in the event such letter is disregarded for a period of twenty-five (25) days, a complaint shall be filed and a warrant of arrest issued.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §106.080]
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 ordinance, together with proof that the defendant named in the complaint was at the time of the parking the registered owner of the vehicle, shall constitute in evidence a prima facie presumption that the registered owner of the vehicle was the person who parked or placed the vehicle at the point where, and for the time during which, the violation occurred.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §106.100]
A permit for parking may be issued by the Highway Administrator after determination that the safety of the persons traveling on the road shall not be unreasonably impaired. In the event a permit is issued, there shall be included:
Time limitations;
Location restrictions; and
Evidence of liability insurance with indemnification for the County.