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City of Lake Saint Louis, MO
St. Charles County
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The provisions of this Title 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.
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.
When signs are erected giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets described by ordinance.
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 districts or upon any of the streets described by ordinance.
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.
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.
[CC 1988 §76.080; Ord. No. 1140 §1, 11-4-1996]
Unless otherwise authorized by the Chief of Police, it shall be unlawful for any vehicle to remain parked overnight on any City-owned parking lot. "Overnight parking" is defined as between the hours of 10:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M., unless on special occasion, as designated by the Board of Aldermen, such parking shall be permitted on a limited basis, and property shall be so posted with permitted parking hours.
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Editor's Note: Former Section 365.080, Definitions, was repealed 12-19-2019 by Ord. No. 4063.
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Editor's Note: Former Section 365.090, On-Street Parking or Storage, was repealed 2-5-2018 by Section 2 of Ord. No. 3800. See Section 355.010(C) for regulations concerning parking on the public rights-of-way.
[CC 1988 §76.320; Ord. No. 635 §1, 6-26-1989; Ord. No. 1551 §1, 11-6-2000; Ord. No. 1785 §5, 11-4-2000; Ord. No. 2354 §2, 10-16-2006; Ord. No. 2670 §2, 11-17-2008; Ord. No. 3605 §1, 11-21-2016; Ord. No. 3782, 1-16-2018; Ord. No. 4063, 12-19-2019]
A. 
All motor vehicles and trailers shall be parked or stored on a paved surface. This requirement shall not apply to Community Association or City parking lots or to any property lawfully used for horse stables and pasturing.
B. 
Nothing in this Article shall be construed to prohibit the storage of boats and/or boat trailers weighing less than five hundred (500) pounds in areas that are screened from the street and from adjacent property. The use of a cover or tarp over a boat or trailer shall not satisfy this screening requirement. Landscaping that is at the time of planting at least as tall and as wide as the vehicle to be screened shall satisfy this screening requirement. Small watercraft that can beached without the use of a trailer may be parked or stored on an unpaved surface within thirty (30) feet of a lake shoreline and are not subject to screening requirements.
C. 
Except as permitted in Section 365.100(E) and Section 365.100(G), in areas zoned residential, the storage of commercial vehicles, trailers, or recreational vehicles any place other than in an enclosed structure or covered carport shall be unlawful.
D. 
Except as permitted in Section 365.100(G), in areas zoned residential, no commercial vehicle shall be parked or stored on any lot, except where garages or carports are not provided, unless said vehicles are parked or stored in an enclosed garage, except during periods of approved construction on the lot. No semi-trucks, tractor-trailers or other commercial vehicles, including specialty construction vehicles, shall be permitted to be parked or stored on any lot except during periods of approved construction on the lot. This prohibition of parking shall not apply to temporary parking of the above referenced vehicles limited for the pick up or delivery of materials or goods or the delivery of other commercial services to the lot or unit, including loading and unloading of the vehicle.
E. 
In areas zoned residential, trailers and recreational vehicles may be parked outside of an enclosed structure or covered carport between 6:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M. without a permit and between 10:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. if the owner obtains a permit from the Lake Saint Louis Police Department in accordance with Section 365.110. In all other zoning districts, trailers and recreational vehicles shall be allowed by special use permit and the property parcel shall be at least five hundred (500) feet from another property parcel zoned residential, except in cases of emergencies or by permit as hereinafter provided.
F. 
Permits exempting specific recreational vehicles may be granted by the Chief of Police, on a case-by-case basis, when compliance with this Article creates an extreme hardship.
G. 
One (1) commercial vehicle may be parked unenclosed on any residentially zoned lot if such vehicle meets the following criteria:
1. 
Does not exceed twelve thousand (12,000) pounds gross vehicle weight as licensed by the State of Missouri.
2. 
Does not exceed twenty-four (24) feet in length, eight (8) feet in height measured from grade, or eight (8) feet in width, each measured from the furthest points of the exterior of the motor vehicle and any accessory affixed thereto, but excluding therefrom ladder racks.
3. 
Is not equipped with equipment generally associated with a business, commercial or industrial enterprise, including, but not limited to, more than two (2) ladders, plowing blades, external fuel tanks, devices for spraying chemicals, and/or similar devices that indicate commercial use of the vehicle.
H. 
Agency vehicles, as defined in Section 300.010, Definitions, may be parked unenclosed on a paved parking surface on private property in areas zoned for residential purposes.
[CC 1988 §76.380; Ord. No. 635 §1, 6-26-1989]
A. 
The provisions of Sections 365.090 and 365.100 notwithstanding, permits to park motor vehicles on the street or, if applicable, to park motor vehicles unenclosed on private property may be requested by City residents and may be granted by the Police Department, under the following circumstances:
1. 
For trailers and recreational vehicles between 10:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. for a period of one (1) day per week and/or for up to four (4) non-consecutive periods not exceeding seventy-two (72) hours each calendar year.
[Ord. No. 4063, 12-19-2019]
2. 
For moving vans.
3. 
In cases of emergencies.
4. 
In cases of home repairs.
5. 
Not-for-profit corporations recognized under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c) and local municipal governments may apply for a permit to park an equipment trailer, not to exceed eight (8) feet wide and fourteen (14) feet in length, on certain properties within the City limits zoned "PA" Public Activity. In no case shall more than one (1) trailer be located on any such property. Said trailer shall be screened from residential properties by a vinyl fence.
[Ord. No. 3647 § 1, 2-6-2017]
6. 
In cases of construction activity. On property zoned residential and on a lot with an approved and current building permit for a single-family dwelling unit, one (1) construction trailer shall be permitted to be parked on either a paved or unpaved surface. Said trailer shall not exceed a size of eight (8) feet wide by twelve (12) feet in length and seven and one-half (7½) feet in height and shall be removed from each permitted site no later than the expiration date of an approved building permit or no later than the issuance of an occupancy permit for such property. On property zoned for any non-single family use and on a lot with an approved and current building permit, construction trailers shall be permitted to be parked on either paved or unpaved surfaces. The maximum size of such trailers shall be eight (8) feet in width and forty-five (45) feet in length. General contractors may have up to two (2) trailers per site and shall remove said trailers within ten (10) days of the expiration of the building permit for the permitted site. Subcontractors shall be allowed to park one (1) trailer on a building site and shall remove this trailer within ten (10) days of the completion of their contract with the general contractor, owner or builder. Construction trailers shall be marked with identification information, displaying on the surface of the trailer, the name, address, and telephone number of person, or persons responsible for the construction trailer.
7. 
For special events or circumstances.
[Ord. No. 3699 § 1, 6-19-2017]
B. 
The provisions of Sections 365.090 and 365.100 notwithstanding, permits to park motor vehicles on the street or, if applicable, to park motor vehicles unenclosed on private property may be requested by non-residents of the City and may be granted by the Police Department, under the following circumstances:
1. 
For visitors to City residents for periods not exceeding ten (10) days.
2. 
In cases of emergencies.
3. 
For construction activity.
4. 
For moving vans.
5. 
For special events or circumstances.
[Ord. No. 3699 § 1, 6-19-2017]
C. 
Requests for permission to park on streets or to park motor vehicles unenclosed on private property shall include the name of the vehicle's owner, the nearest street address, a description of the vehicle, vehicle license number, the reasons for the request, the telephone number of the resident being visited or serviced, if applicable, and the number of days or nights requested. The Police may deny or revoke any permit if such denial or revocation is reasonably necessary for effective traffic control, public safety or in case of public emergency.
D. 
All applications for permits provided for herein may be verbal and may be made in person or by a telephone call to the Police Department.
[Ord. No. 3598 § 1, 11-21-2016]
Residents who would like to request new or modification to existing on-street parking regulations on their block shall submit their request by writing a letter to the Chief of Police at 200 Civic Center Drive, Lake Saint Louis, Missouri, 63367. Every request should contain the information outlined in the City's Policy for "No Parking Zone Assessment." A copy of the Policy can be obtained by contacting City staff. As this is an Administrative policy it may be updated as needed.
[CC 1988 §76.330]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any motor vehicle operator, or the owner of any property upon which said motor vehicle is parked, or the property owner's agent to cause, allow or permit any refrigeration compressor, motor, or other refrigeration equipment of any vehicular engine on any truck, trailer, tractor, tractor-trailer, or other commercial vehicle, except in emergencies, to run or operate while any such vehicle is parked or placed within one thousand (1,000) feet of an occupied residential structure between the hours of 8:00 P.M. in the evening to 8:00 A.M. of the following day during the days of Monday through Friday.
B. 
It shall be unlawful to operate such equipment for any period of time on Saturdays and Sundays within one thousand (1,000) feet of an occupied residential structure. (This subsection shall be deemed to apply to the parking or storing of motor vehicles upon private property as well as upon any public property or right-of-way.)
[CC 1988 §76.340; Ord. No. 2684 §1, 12-1-2008]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for the owner of a motor vehicle or any person having charge of a motor vehicle to allow such motor vehicle to remain parked or stored on any street or public place if it is an abandoned or derelict motor vehicle.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for the owner of any real property to cause or give permission for the unenclosed parking or storage of any abandoned or derelict vehicle upon his/her property within the City.
C. 
It shall be unlawful for the owner of an abandoned or derelict motor vehicle or any person having charge of such a motor vehicle to place, park or store such vehicle on the real property of another person within the City except where such parking or storage is entirely within an enclosed structure with the permission of the owner of the structure.
[CC 1988 §76.350; Ord. No. 1133 §1, 10-7-1996]
A. 
Public Streets And Places. The Chief of Police is hereby authorized to remove and impound any abandoned or derelict motor vehicle which may be found in the public right-of-way or in any public place.
1. 
The Chief of Police shall make an inquiry with the statewide system and National Crime Information Center (NCIC) to determine if the abandon vehicle has been reported stolen. The Chief of Police shall enter the abandoned vehicle information into the statewide computer system.
2. 
The Chief of Police shall provide for notifying the last known owner(s) lienholder(s) of record that the property has been towed and provide instructions for redeeming the abandoned property; and provide the owner(s) lienholder(s) a right to request a hearing if they feel the property was improperly towed.
B. 
Private Property. The Chief of Police is hereby authorized to abate, to remove or cause to be abated or cause to be removed any abandoned or derelict motor vehicle found to be parked or stored on private property in violation of this Chapter.
1. 
The Chief of Police shall make an inquiry with the statewide system and National Crime Information Center (NCIC) to determine if the abandon vehicle has been reported stolen. The Chief of Police shall enter the abandoned vehicle information into the statewide computer system.
2. 
The Chief of Police shall provide for notifying the last known owner(s) lienholder(s) of record that the property has been towed and provide instructions for redeeming the abandoned property and provide the owner(s) lienholder(s) a right to request a hearing if they feel the property was improperly towed.
a. 
When the Chief of Police shall find upon any parcel of land an abandoned or derelict motor vehicle which has been deposited, parked or stored in violation of this Chapter, he/she may forthwith order the owner of such vehicle to abate such condition forthwith by serving a notice of demand on the owner to remove the same within seven (7) days of receipt of such notice. Copy of said notice shall be mailed to the owner of the parcel of land. Should the owner of the vehicle refuse or fail to abate such condition as set forth in the notice within the seven (7) day period, or if the owner cannot be determined after reasonable inquiry, the Chief of Police is hereby authorized to remove or cause to be removed such motor vehicle from the land at the cost and expense of the owner of the vehicle.
b. 
The Chief of Police shall set forth in the notice to abate, among other things, a description of the motor vehicle so far as possible as well as a statement that the vehicle may be sold fifteen (15) days after removal of the vehicle. The proceeds of such sales shall be applied to the cost of removal, storage and sale, and any City fines or court costs relating to the vehicle.
c. 
Notice to the owner of the vehicle shall be mailed to the address indicated in the records of the State of registration. Such notice shall be served in any one (1) of the following ways:
(1) 
By causing said notice to be delivered to such owner or person, firm or corporation or other legal entity; or
(2) 
By the posting of a copy of such notice on the vehicle itself in a prominent place where such notice may be clearly observable; or
(3) 
By the mailing of such notice or copy thereof enclosed in a sealed envelope, postage prepaid, directed to the owner of such vehicle.
(4) 
Said notice shall be deemed to be served one (1) U.S. Postal Service business day after the mailing of said notice in case it is directed to another business or residence of the owner of the vehicle in the City; provided, if the said owner or owners shall have no business addresses or offices in the City, then said notice shall be deemed to be served three (3) U.S. Postal Service business days after mailing.
(5) 
The Chief of Police is hereby authorized to sell any abandoned or derelict motor vehicle removed from private property in the same manner and under the same procedure as that provided for sale of abandoned or derelict motor vehicles removed from the public right-of-way as set forth in this Article.