City of Blue Springs, MO
Jackson County
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Cross References: See Sch. III, Prohibited Parking — Certain Sections Of Designated Streets, and Sch. IV, Time Limit Parking.
[R.O. 1996 § 365.010; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
The provisions of this Chapter prohibiting the standing or parking of a vehicle shall apply at all times or at those times herein specified or as indicated on official signs except when it is necessary to stop a vehicle to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a Police Officer or official traffic control device.
[R.O. 1996 § 365.020; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
The provisions of this Title imposing a time limit on parking shall not relieve any person from the duty to observe other and more restrictive provisions prohibiting or limiting the stopping, standing, or parking of vehicles in specified places or at specified times.
[R.O. 1996 § 365.030; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
When signs are erected giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets described by ordinance.
[R.O. 1996 § 365.040; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
When signs are erected in each block giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified by ordinance of any day except Sunday and public holidays within the district or upon any of the streets described by ordinance.
[R.O. 1996 § 365.050; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
When signs are erected in each block giving notice thereof, no person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle between the hours specified by ordinance of any day except Sundays and public holidays within the district or upon any of the streets described by ordinance.
[R.O. 1996 § 365.060; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
Whenever by this Title or any ordinance of the City any parking time limit is imposed or parking is prohibited on designated streets it shall be the duty of the City Traffic Engineer to erect appropriate signs giving notice thereof and no such regulations shall be effective unless said signs are erected and in place at the time of any alleged offense.
[R.O. 1996 § 365.070; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
In cases where an equally direct and convenient alternate route is provided, an ordinance may describe and signs may be erected giving notice thereof, that no persons shall operate any commercial vehicle upon streets or parts of streets so described except those commercial vehicles making deliveries thereon.
[R.O. 1996 § 365.080; CC 1968 § 20-47; Ord. No. 1581 §§ 1 — 3, 11-17-1986; Ord. No. 3034 § 1, 2-2-1998; Ord. No. 4540 § 1, 4-20-2015]
A. 
Parking And/Or Storage Restrictions.
1. 
It shall be unlawful to:
a. 
Park or store any travel trailer, camping or pop-up camper that is longer than twenty (20) feet designed or intended to be pulled behind a motorized vehicle on any street or highway;
b. 
Park or store any recreational vehicle, whether or not motorized and operational, on any street or highway for more than twenty-four (24) hours or on any street or highway within one thousand (1,000) feet, measured radially, at any parking space on any other street or highway the recreational vehicle was previously parked at or on within the past forty-eight (48) hours;
c. 
Park or store any commercial vehicle which is licensed for over six (6) tons on any street or highway or public or private property in any residentially zoned district within the City of Blue Springs, Missouri; or
d. 
Park on any street or highway or public or private property in any residentially zoned district any of the following: flatbed trucks, dump trucks, utility wreckers, boom trucks, bucket trucks, tandem axle trucks, cab, and chassis trucks. This does not preclude the parking of standard pickups.
2. 
Exception: Limited parking is permissible during loading and unloading or during the time necessary to carry out a service upon property in the block any of the vehicles enumerated herein are is parked, and the parking of construction vehicles on an active construction site is also permitted.
B. 
For purposes of this Section:
1. 
A recreational vehicle is a motor vehicle primarily designed, or modified to serve, as a temporary living quarters for recreational camping or travel use regardless of its actual use at the time of parking or storage on a street or highway.
2. 
A travel trailer, camping or pop-up camper means a vehicular, portable structure built, designed, or modified to be carried or pulled by any type of vehicle (whether located on or off such vehicle), and to be used as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreational or vacation purposes.
3. 
A camping or pop-up camper is primarily designed, modified or utilized for temporary living quarters as in the case of travel, recreation or vacation, and which does not have motive power of its own, but is designed to be drawn by another vehicle.
4. 
A commercial vehicle is any motor vehicle used in or by a business in furtherance of the business or any vehicle licensed as a commercial vehicle.
C. 
The operation or use of a motor vehicle in violation of the provisions of this Section shall be prima facie evidence that said motor vehicle was at the time of such violation controlled, operated and used by the owner thereof.
D. 
If any vehicle is found in violation of any provision in this Section, the owner or person in whose name said vehicle is registered in the records of any City, County, or State shall be held prima facie responsible for such violation, if the driver thereof is not present.
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Cross Reference: See Sch. V, Commercial Vehicles And Trucks.
[R.O. 1996 § 365.090; CC 1968 § 20-50; Ord. No. 1801 § 1(a) — (g), 12-19-1988]
A. 
No one shall park, or allow a motor vehicle, trailer, or boat of which they are owner or part owner to be parked, on private or public property in an "SO," "NB," "GB," "RC," "LI," or "HI" Zoning District within view of a public street for the purpose of selling, or advertising for sale, such motor vehicle, trailer, or boat unless they are an owner of such property, have the permission of the owner, or have an occupational license from the City for the sale of motor vehicles and that occupational license designates the premises involved as their business location.
B. 
The fact that a "for sale" sign, telephone numbers, or other advertising appears on the motor vehicle, shall be prima facie evidence that the motor vehicle is parked for the purpose of sale.
C. 
Whether or not permission has been given to park on the property is an affirmative defense, and the burden is not met by the showing of mere acquiescence.
D. 
For the purposes of this Section, a motor vehicle shall include all vehicles, regardless of the number of wheels, that are powered by a motor and are used for transporting one (1) or more persons from place to place.
E. 
For the purposes of this Section, if a vehicle, boat, or trailer has remained on the property for a period exceeding eight (8) hours, this shall be prima facie evidence that it was not parked for the purpose of using other facilities on the premises. However, other evidence may be used to establish it was not parked for this purpose and it is not necessary that it was parked for a time exceeding eight (8) hours.
F. 
Any person convicted of violating this Section shall be subject to a fine of not less than five dollars ($5.00) or more than two hundred dollars ($200.00). Every day upon which such violation occurs shall constitute a separate offense.
G. 
Motor vehicles, boats, or trailers which are parked in violation of this Section are subject to vehicle removal procedures as set forth in the City Police Department's Standard Operating Procedures Manual and may be impounded pursuant thereto. They are also declared to be nuisances and subject to all the provisions of Chapter 245, Article II, except that the vehicle, boat or trailer shall be treated as the premises and the owner of the same shall be liable for abatement of nuisance.
[R.O. 1996 § 365.100; CC 1968 § 20-51; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966; Ord. No. 2480 § 1 (20-51), 8-1-1994]
It shall be unlawful for any person to park or stand any vehicle or for the owner of any vehicle to allow the same to be parked or to be stood within Young Park while said person is attending Blue Springs South High School.
[R.O. 1996 § 365.110; CC 1968 § 20-52; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966; Ord. No. 2507 § 1 (20-52), 11-7-1994]
It shall be unlawful for any person to park or stand any vehicle or for the owner of any vehicle to allow the same to be parked or to be stood within Baumgardner Park while said person is attending Blue Springs High School.