City of Belfast, ME
Waldo County
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[Ord. of 12-10-1985, § 9518]
The fact that a vehicle is parked in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be prima facie evidence of the unlawful parking of such vehicle by the person in whose name such vehicle is registered.
[Ord. of 12-10-1985, § 9519]
Persons charged with the violation of parking regulations under this chapter may waive court action by payment of a fine as provided for in this article within seven days after attachment to a vehicle of a notice to the owner or operator of a violation. Payment shall be made to the tax collector's office.
[Ord. of 12-10-1985, § 9503(e)]
(a) 
It shall be the duty of the police department of the City to enforce this article and to make records of violations as follows:
(1) 
The state and license plate number of such vehicle.
(2) 
The time at which such vehicle is noted parked in violation of any of the provisions of this article.
(3) 
Any other facts, the knowledge of which is necessary to a thorough understanding of the circumstances attending such violations.
(b) 
The member of the police department shall also attach to such vehicle a notice to the owner thereof that such vehicle has been parked in violation of the provisions of this article.
[Ord. of 12-10-1985, § 9503(f)]
It shall be prima facie evidence that a vehicle is parked in violation of the provisions of this article if a notice is attached to the vehicle pursuant to section 58-33, and it shall be prima facie evidence that the registered owner of such vehicle to which such notice has been attached is in violation of this article.
[Ord. of 12-10-1985, § 9503(g); Amd. of 7-3-2012]
Under this section there shall be no fine for the first violation of any portion of this traffic ordinance. After the first violation the fines shall be as follows:
(1) 
There shall be a fine of $10 for parking beyond the specified time limitation. The fine will increase to $25 if the fine is not paid within 30 calendar days. Every new parking ticket issued to the same owner thereafter shall be $25 and these fines will increase to $50 per ticket if the fine is not paid within 30 calendar days;
(2) 
A fine of $10 for overnight parking and/or waterfront trailer parking violations beyond one calendar day, with an additional fine of $20 for each additional calendar day or portion thereof;
(3) 
A fine of $15 for parking too close to or in front of a fire hydrant and/or improper use of a space designated for handicapped use;
(4) 
A fine of $10 for parking on nodes, improper parking, parking on loading zones, double parking, blocking a driveway, or parking on the wrong side of the street; and
(5) 
A fine of $10 for any other violation of this article not otherwise provided for in this section.
[Ord. of 12-10-1985, § 9508; Amd. of 7-3-2012]
Whenever any vehicle may be found parked or left standing in violation of this article, the vehicle may be secured by the installation of a restraining boot device or removed by order of the police department and stored, and the owner or person in charge or control of the vehicle shall pay all expenses associated with the removal of the restraining boot device or of removal and storage. The City shall not be responsible for any damages to any vehicle removed in accordance with the provisions of this section.
[Ord. of 12-10-1985, § 9503(a)-(d), (h); Ord. No. 10-2002, 8-20-2002; Amd. of 7-3-2012]
(a) 
Designation of spaces. The City manager, or an agent duly appointed by him, is hereby authorized and directed to designate and mark off such individual parking spaces as he may deem proper along any or all parts of any streets in the Downtown Commercial, Waterfront I and II, and Industrial zones of the City for the parking of vehicles. At each place where individual parking is so marked off, each vehicle shall be parked entirely within such individual parking spaces.
(b) 
Installation of signs. The City manager or an agent duly appointed by him is hereby authorized and directed to place, install and/or remove, if in his judgment it becomes necessary, such signs upon the curbside of individual parking spaces as designated and marked off under the provisions of subsection (a) of this section. Such signs shall indicate thereon the time limit for parking of individual vehicles.
(c) 
Parking beyond specified time prohibited. In all areas of the City where individual parking spaces have been designated and marked off and where signs indicating time of parking have been erected, all parking space beyond the specified time in any individual parking space is prohibited. Any vehicle parked in violation of this provision shall be deemed to be illegally parked under the provisions of this article.
(d) 
Responsibility of vehicle owner. It shall be unlawful and a violation of this section for any person to cause, allow, permit or suffer any vehicle registered in the name of or operated by such person to be parked beyond the period of legal parking time established for any parking spaces designated pursuant to this section.
(e) 
Days and hours of applicability. The designation of a time limit for parking within designated and marked areas within the City, except at the municipal boat landing, shall apply during the following times: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays. The parking limitation provided for in this section shall not apply on Sundays or legal holidays.
[Ord. of 12-10-1985, § 9507]
No person shall stop a vehicle on the travelled portion of any road or street in such a way as to obstruct the road or street or prevent the proper use of the road or street by vehicles passing in either direction.
[Ord. of 12-10-1985, § 9504(A); Ord. of 5-13-1988; Ord. of 3-21-1989; Ord. of 8-7-1990; Ord. of 7-7-1992; Ord. of 8-5-1997]
No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer or traffic control device, in any of the following places:
(1) 
On the sidewalk.
(2) 
In front of a public or private driveway so as to obstruct access to same.
(3) 
Within an intersection.
(4) 
Within 10 feet of a fire hydrant.
(5) 
On a crosswalk.
(6) 
Within 25 feet of the near corner of the intersection of Anderson Street and Church Street.
(7) 
Within 500 feet of any building, field, or forest where an alarm of fire or other emergency has been sounded, without consent of the chief of police, fire chief, or a duly authorized agent of either of the preceding.
(8) 
In any public street more than 12 inches from the curb, except in emergency or to allow another vehicle or pedestrian to cross its way.
(9) 
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street.
(10) 
In the front of any place designated as a taxistand on any street.
(11) 
At any place where official sign prohibits parking.
(12) 
Within 15 feet upon the approach to any stop sign.
(13) 
On the lefthand side of a street unless such street is a one-way street.
(14) 
In front of the entrances to theaters and hotels, or in front of the fire station.
(15) 
On Beaver Street on the north side from its intersection with Post Office Square.
(16) 
On Bridge Street from the intersection of Water Street to the Harbor Channel.
(17) 
On the east side of Cross Street from its intersection with Miller Street.
(18) 
On that portion of the west side of Washington Street from its intersection with Main Street to Bridge Street.
(19) 
On the north side of Miller Street from its intersection with Cross Street to High Street.
(20) 
On market street:
a. 
On the north side of Market Street from its intersection with Church Street to its intersection with High Street.
b. 
On the south side of Market Street from its intersection with Main Street to its intersection with Church Street.
(21) 
On both sides of High Street from its intersection with Vine Street.
(22) 
On both sides of Waldo Avenue from its intersection with Field Street to its intersection with Vine Street.
(23) 
On Vine Street, on both sides, from its intersection with High Street to its intersection with Waldo Avenue.
(24) 
On Field Street, both sides, from its intersection with High Street to its intersection with Waldo Avenue.
(25) 
On Main Street, on both sides, from its intersection with Waldo Avenue to its intersection with Market Street.
(26) 
On Franklin Street, on the north side except where individual spaces are marked.
(27) 
On Union Street, on the west side, from its intersection with Miller Street to its intersection with Commercial Street.
(28) 
On Spring Street from its intersection with Church Street to its intersection with High Street.
(29) 
At the fueling pier.
(30) 
On the approach to the boat ramp.
(31) 
On the vehicle with trailer parking lot drive on both sides of Front Street to the City landing.
(32) 
On Main Street on the south side of Front Street to a point 100 feet west of Cross Street and on the north side from Front Street extending 200 feet to the west.
(33) 
Adjacent to a node at any time.
(34) 
In spaces designated for handicapped parking by any vehicle which does not bear special registration plates or placards issued under state law.
(35) 
On Federal Street, either side, anytime, from Front Street to Cross Street.
(36) 
On Jackson Avenue, either side, at any time, from Bayview Street to the eastern end of Jackson Avenue, from November 1 to May 1.
(37) 
On Anderson Street, on the southerly side from its intersection with Church Street to its intersection with Waldo Avenue (Route 137).
(38) 
On U.S. Route 1 (Searsport Avenue) from its intersection with Old Searsport Avenue westerly for 0.5 mile to its intersection with Old Searsport Avenue at Goose River (on state maps this covers from node 7113 easterly for 0.5 mile on the northerly side.
(39) 
Miller Street between High Street and Church Street on the southerly side at any time.
(40) 
On Commercial Street on the southerly side at any time.
(41) 
On U.S. Route 1 (Searsport Avenue) at a point 0.2 mile westerly for a distance of 500 feet in a westerly direction on the southerly side of U.S. Route 1 also known as Searsport Avenue.
(42) 
On Pendleton Lane, either side, from its intersection with High Street to its intersection with Cross Street.
(43) 
On Front Street on the easterly side at its intersection with Miller Street to its intersection with Commercial Street.
[Ord. of 12-10-1985, § 9504(B); Ord. of 5-20-1997(3); Ord. of 9-19-2000; Ord. No. 10-2002, 8-20-2002; Amd. of 7-3-2012; Amd. of 4-16-2013]
(a) 
There shall be a two-hour parking limit between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday and a three-hour parking limit on Saturday 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in the following spaces:
(1) 
Main Street, northerly side, from number 33 westerly to upper Market Street.
[Amended 6-18-2013]
(2) 
Main Street, southerly side, from Cross Street to Beaver Street.
(3) 
High Street, both sides, from Miller Street to Bridge Street.
(4) 
Church Street, both sides, from Miller Street to Main Street.
(5) 
Market Street, south side, from High Street to Main Street.
(6) 
Market Street, north side, from Church Street to Main Street.
(7) 
Market Street, north side, from Church Street to High Street.
(8) 
Washington Street, west side, from Main Street to Bridge Street.
(b) 
There shall be a two-hour parking limit in the following places: Church Street, both sides, from Market Street to Main Street.
(c) 
There shall be a thirty-minute parking limit in the following places: Post Office Square, directly in front of the post office, both sides.
(d) 
There shall be three-hour parking at all marked parking spaces on the southerly side of the Front Street parking lot between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., seven days a week. The northerly side of the Front Street parking lot will be unrestricted parking. No motor vehicle or truck measuring more than 30 feet in length shall park in the Front Street parking lot.
(e) 
There shall be 10 marked two-hour parking spaces from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday and a three-hour parking limit on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. located in the Beaver Street parking lot.
[Ord. of 12-10-1985, § 9504(C)]
No motor vehicle or truck measuring more than 20 feet in length shall park in a diagonal individual parking space.
[Ord. of 12-10-1985, § 9504(C); Ord. of 1-2-1991; Ord. of 3-21-1995; Ord. of 5-20-1997; Ord. No. 53-2003, 6-17-2003]
(a) 
There shall be two-hour parking at all marked parking areas at the municipal boat landing between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. from October 1 through April 30.
(b) 
At the municipal boat landing, during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. starting on May 1, and sending on September 30, parking shall be limited to 30 minutes around the perimeter of the City landing and to one hour within the area of the City landing.
(c) 
No boat trailers shall be parked at the municipal boat landing at any time.
(d) 
Only boat trailers with a towing vehicle, may be parked at the designated trailer parking area west of the railroad tracks for a maximum of three days.
(e) 
At Waterfront Heritage Park, there shall be two-hour parking at all marked parking areas between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. seven days a week. This will include the 10 marked parking spaces in front of the cinder block building and 15 marked parking spaces off Front Street at Spring and Front Street.
[Ord. of 12-10-1985, § 9506]
No person shall leave or park any vehicle of which he has charge or possession, or permit the same to stand on any street, highway, square, thoroughfare, or municipal parking lot within the City for more than one hour between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m., except at the municipal parking lots located on Cross Street, off Main Street, or the harbor parking lots during the period May 1 to October 31, during which time overnight parking shall be allowed.
[Ord. of 12-10-1985, § 9512; Ord. of 3-3-1987; Ord. No. 22-2001, 11-20-2001; Ord. No. 34-2002, 2-19-2002; Ord. No. 23-2005, 11-3-2004]
(a) 
No person shall drive any vehicle past or through any intersection having a stop sign without bringing his vehicle to a full stop.
(b) 
Stop signs shall be located in the following places; on the first named street with its intersection with the second named street:
Allyn Street to Northport Avenue westbound
Alto Street to Belmont Avenue northbound
Alto Street to Lincolnville Avenue westbound
Anderson Street to Waldo Avenue westbound
Back Belmont Road to Route 52 eastbound
Back Searsport Road to Swan Lake Avenue westbound
Baker Road to Achorn Road
Bayview Street to Allyn Street north and southbound
Bayview Street to Commercial Street northbound
Bayview Street to Condon Street southbound
Bell Street to High Street westbound
Bell Street to Union Street eastbound
Beaver Street to High Street eastbound
Bradbury Street to Congress Street westbound
Bridge Street to High Street southbound
Bridge Street to Pierce Street eastbound
Cedar Street to Franklin Street north and south end
Cedar Street to Grove Street northbound and southbound
Cedar Street to Main Street northbound
Cedar Street to Miller Street northbound and southbound
Cedar Street to Park Street north and southbound
Cedar Street to Main Street northbound
Cedar Street to Pearl Street north and southbound
Charles Street to Grove Street both north and southbound
Charles Street to Miller Street north and southbound
Charles Street Extension to Main Street southbound
Charles Street Extension to Waldo Avenue northbound
Charles Street to Bradbury Street north and southbound
Charles Street to Spring Street north and southbound
Church Street to Main Street both northbound and southbound
Church Street to Market Street north and southbound
Church Street to Northport Avenue southbound
Commercial Street to Union Street north and southbound
Condon Street to Northport westbound
Congress Street to Miller Street north and southbound
Congress Street to Main Street northbound
Cottage Street to Condon Street southbound
Cottage Street to Allyn Street northbound
Court Street to Elm Street southbound
Court Street to Elm Street westbound
Court Street to Grove Street north and southbound
Court Street to Miller Street north and southbound
Court Street to Pearl Street both north and southbound
Crocker Road to Belmont Avenue southbound
Crocker Road to Marsh Road northbound
Cross Street to Miller Street southbound
Cross Street to Spring Street north and southbound
Doak Road to head of the Tide Road
Doak Road to Waldo Avenue southbound
Durham Street to Northport Avenue eastbound
Edgecomb Road to Route 3 northbound
Edgecomb Road to Route 52 southbound
Elm Street to Cedar Street westbound
Elm Street to Church Road eastbound
Fahey Street to Northport Avenue westbound
Field Street to High Street eastbound
Front Street to Miller Street north and southbound
Front Street to Pierce Street northbound
Green Street to High Street westbound
Grove Street to Church Road eastbound
Harbor Street to High Street westbound
Head of the Tide Road to City Point Road easterly
Head of the Tide Road to Route 137 westbound
Hunt Road to Back Belmont Road northbound
Huntress Avenue to Northport Avenue westbound
James Street to Cedar Street eastbound
Jesse Robbins Road to Back Belmont Road southbound
Jesse Robbins Road to Route 3 northbound
John Street to High Street eastbound
John Street to Waldo Avenue westbound
Lincolnville Avenue to Main Street northbound
Market Street to High Street eastbound
Market Street to Main Street westbound
Marsh Road to Waldo Avenue eastbound
Mayo Street to Northport Avenue westbound
Mill Lane to Searsport Avenue southbound
Mill Lane to Swan Lake Avenue northbound
Miller Street to Church Street east and westbound
Miller Street to Congress Street eastbound
Miller Street to High Street eastbound
Miller Street to Lincolnville Avenue westbound
Mitchell Street to Searsport Avenue northbound
Old Route 1 to Searsport Avenue east and westbound
Park Street to Church Street east and westbound
Park Street to Cedar Street east and westbound
Park Street to Congress Street westbound
Park Street to High Street eastbound
Patterson Hill Road to Robbins Road southbound
Peach Street to Church Street westbound
Peach Street to High Street eastbound
Pearl Street to Church Street east and westbound
Pearl Street to High Street eastbound
Penobscot Terrace to Northport Avenue eastbound
Perkins Road to Northport Avenue to eastbound
Pine Street to Cedar Street eastbound/westbound
Pitcher Road to Route 3 southbound
Primrose Street to High Street eastbound
Primrose Street to Waldo Avenue westbound
Race Street to Northport Avenue westbound
Race Street to Ocean Street eastbound
River Avenue to Pierce Street southbound
Robbins Road to Swan Lake Avenue eastbound
Salmond Street to Congress Street westbound
Salmond Street to Northport Avenue eastbound
Sea Side Drive to Route 1 eastbound
Seaview Terrace to Northport Avenue eastbound
Shepherd Road to Route 137 eastbound
Shepherd Road to Poors Mills Road westbound
Smart Road to Achorn Road both sides
Smart Road to Swan Lake Avenue southbound
Spring Street to Cedar Street eastbound/westbound
Spring Street to Miller Street eastbound
Spring Street to High Street east and westbound
Starrett Drive to Belmont Avenue northbound
Stephenson Lane to Route 1 southbound
Tufts Road to the Jesse Robbins Road westbound
Union Street to Allyn Street both sides
Union Street to Commercial Street both sides
Union Street to Pearl Street both sides
Union Street to Condon Street both sides
Union Street to Harbor Street both sides
Vine Street to Waldo Avenue westbound
Waldo Avenue to Main Street southbound
Water Street to Bridge Street northbound
Wight Street to Congress Street westbound
Wight Street to Northport Avenue eastbound
Woods Road to Route 52 westbound
Woods Road to Lower Congress Street southbound
[Ord. No. 34-2002, 2-19-2002]
(a) 
No person shall drive any vehicle past or through any intersection having a yield sign, without first yielding the right-of-way to any vehicle on the street designated as the through way.
(b) 
Yield signs shall be located in the following places; on the first named street with its intersection with the second named street:
Charles Street to James Street northbound/southbound
Franklin Street to Congress Street westbound
Grove Street to Congress Street westbound
Harbor Street to Bayview Street eastbound
James Street to Congress Street westbound
Park Street to High Street westbound
Pearl Street to Congress Street westbound
Pine Street to Charles Street eastbound/westbound
Pine Street to Congress Street westbound
Pine Street to Court Street eastbound