[R.O. 2009 §14-276; Code 1969 §22-57; Ord. No. 2743 §1, 6-3-1985; Ord. No. 2959 §1, 10-3-1988; Ord. No. 2973 §1, 12-5-1988; Ord. No. 3060 §1, 4-2-1990; Ord. No. 3135 §1, 5-6-1991; Ord. No. 3155 §2, 8-5-1991; Ord. No. 3172 §1, 9-16-1991; Ord. No. 3330 §1, 3-7-1994; Ord. No. 3554 §1, 7-21-1997; Ord. No. 3667 §1, 10-4-1999; Ord. No. 4005 §1, 2-6-2006]
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:
Stop, stand or park a vehicle:
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
On a sidewalk;
Within an intersection;
On a crosswalk;
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;
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic;
Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel (see Schedule IX);
On any railroad tracks;
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping;
Within ten (10) feet of any United States mailbox;
On any street, private or public, or entrance to parking areas or parking area which is less than twenty (20) feet in width;
Within fifteen (15) feet of any standpipe or sprinkler connection designed for use or usable by the Fire Department;
In residential areas except in driveways or paved parking areas;
Within a designated fire lane (see Schedule V, Table V-A);
Within a designated emergency vehicle lane (see Schedule V, Table V-B).
Stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers:
In front of a public or private driveway except if said driveway is situated on property owned by the operator of the vehicle;
Within seven and one-half (7½) feet of a fire hydrant;
Within twenty (20) feet of an intersection;
Within fifteen (15) feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway (see Schedule II, Table II-A);
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 signposted;
At any place where official signs prohibit standing, and alongside any curb painted yellow, or in any zone or lane painted yellow or cross-hatched in yellow.
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.
Any person found guilty of parking, standing or stopping within a designated fire lane or a designated emergency vehicle lane shall be subject to a fine of eighty-five dollars ($85.00) plus court costs.
State Law Reference — Similar provisions, §300.440, RSMo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
[R.O. 2009 §14-292.1; Ord. No. 4036 §1, 8-21-2006]
It shall be unlawful for any person to park, permit to be parked or allow to be parked any vehicle upon any privately owned property used for retail or commercial purposes in the City without the consent of the owner of such property.
Any person who parks, permits to be parked or allows to be parked any vehicle upon the privately owned property used for retail or commercial purposes in the City without the consent of the owner thereof for a period of more than three (3) consecutive hours shall be subject to a fine of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) per occurrence, plus court costs.
[R.O. 2009 §14-286; Code 1969 §22-65-1]
It shall be unlawful for the owner or operator of a recreational vehicle to park the vehicle on the public streets for a period in excess of five (5) days.
A "recreational vehicle" in this Section means a vehicle that is constructed to be used for recreational purposes such as hunting, fishing or other sports and, whether self-propelled or a trailer, normally has accommodations for sleeping.
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.
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.
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.
[Ord. No. 4681 §1, 12-7-2015]
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 Section 301.071 or 301.142, RSMo., as amended, or if the vehicle is registered in another state and bears the license plate or placard for the disabled issued by the state in which it is registered. 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 such as "Accessible Parking" 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 adjacent to the sign stating, the following: "$50 to $300 fine." Beginning August 28, 2011, when any political subdivision or owner of private property restripes a parking lot or constructs a new parking lot, one (1) in every four (4) accessible spaces, but not less than one (1), shall be served by an access aisle a minimum of ninety-six (96) inches wide and shall be designated "lift van accessible only" with signs that meet the requirements of the Federal Americans With Disabilities Act, as amended, and any rules and regulations established pursuant thereto.
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.
Spaces for vehicles referred to in Subsection (A) must provide sufficient space or be opened on one or both sides so as to not impede the free ingress and egress of the disabled person.
The Board of Aldermen may, by ordinance or resolution, designate parking spaces for vehicles referred to in Subsection (A) upon public streets of the City and in public off-street parking facilities so long as such designated parking space does not impede the flow of traffic along such public street or off-street parking facility. When so designated, the space shall be indicated by a sign as provided in Subsection (A).
Vehicle owners are required to notify the City of the renewal of the certification of the sticker, placard or license plate issued by the Missouri Department of Revenue or the appropriate state license agency of another State or province by October 15 of each year such renewal is required in order to maintain a reserved handicapped parking space pursuant to this Section.
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.