City of Ozark, MO
Christian County
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[R.O. 2006 §355.010(A)(2)(f — h); Ord. No. 02-084 §1, 10-7-2002]
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; or
h. 
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 fifteen (15) 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 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 said entrance (when properly signposted);
g. 
At any place where official signs prohibit standing;
h. 
Within ten (10) feet of a mailbox during daylight hours;
i. 
Within fifteen (15) feet of the projected intersection of the front face of curb or within fifteen (15) feet from the intersection of the edge of pavement where no curb exists; or
j. 
Adjacent to any curb which is marked with yellow paint and in accordance with the current edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, and which has not been obscured by snow, vegetation or debris.
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. 
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.
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.
[R.O. 2006 §340.230; Ord. No. 02-085 §1, 10-7-2002; Ord. No. 11-027 §2, 8-23-2011]
No person, except those duly permitted under the provisions of Section 615.035 of this Code, shall impede or block the free flow of traffic, or solicit the operator of any motor vehicle to slow or stop a vehicle in a place or manner that is likely to impede or block the free flow of traffic for the purpose of selling any item, requesting donations, making collections or for any purpose, including fundraising on any street or highway in the City of Ozark.
Except in the case of an accident resulting in the injury or death of any person, the driver of a vehicle which for any reason obstructs the regular flow of traffic on the roadway of any public road or State highway shall make every reasonable effort to move the vehicle or have it moved so as not to block the regular flow of traffic. Any person who fails to comply with the requirements of this Section is guilty of an ordinance violation and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than fifty dollars ($50.00).
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State Law Reference — For similar provisions, §304.151, RSMo.
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. 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. 2006 §380.010; CC 1992 §380.010; Ord. No. 722 §§1 — 7, 11-6-1975]
A. 
No person, except the owner, tenant or their invitees, shall loiter upon, enter, be upon, park motor vehicles upon, or permit motor vehicles to remain upon or about any public or private parking lot, nor upon any parking lot provided for the customers, business invitees, employees or owners of any professional, commercial or industrial establishments at any time any such public or private parking lot or professional, commercial or industrial lot shall be closed to use by the erection of signs hereinafter described.
B. 
Any such public or private parking lots or parking lots provided for the customers, business invitees, employees or owners of any professional, commercial or industrial establishment may be closed by the erection of a sign or signs upon, about or adjacent to said lots giving notice that the lot is closed to use between certain designated times or hours. Evidence of the existence of such signs described herein shall be prima facie evidence creating a presumption that the lot is closed in accordance with the terms of such sign, and that such sign was erected by persons having the lawful authority to regulate the closing hours of such lot. Such presumption shall be rebuttable.
C. 
It shall be unlawful to deface, tamper with, alter, mutilate or remove any of the signs described herein which purport to regulate the periods such lots are closed.
D. 
Any person and/or motor vehicle found upon any such lot or facility at any time during which said lot is closed in accordance with the provisions contained on any sign or signs erected and maintained on, about or adjacent to said lot shall be presumptively upon the lot in violation of this Section. Such presumption shall be rebuttable.
E. 
Any motor vehicles found upon any such lot or facility at any time during which said lot is closed in accordance with the terms of a sign or signs erected and maintained on, about or adjacent to said lot shall be presumptively upon the lot in violation of this Section and may be impounded and towed from said lot by or at the direction of the Ozark City Police. Such presumption shall be rebuttable. Any such motor vehicle impounded and towed in accordance with the provisions hereof shall thereafter be released only to the lawful owner of such vehicle upon payment of all towing and storage charges incurred by reason of such impounding and towing.
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Editor’s Note: Former Section 355.120, Parking Prohibited on Snow Routes, as adopted and amended by R.O. 2006 Sch. IV; CC 1992 Sch. IV; Ord. No. 92-1 §1, 1-20-1992, was repealed 9-15-2014 by Ord. No. 14-040 §4; and former Section 355.130, Parking Prohibited by Certain Types of Vehicles in Residential Areas, as adopted and amended by Ord. No. 06-016 §2, 2-20-2006; Ord. No. 08-028 §1, 7-21-2008, was repealed 4-6-2009 by Ord. No. 09-013 §1.