City of Lebanon, PA
Lebanon County
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[Ord. 71-1986, 87 § 1, passed 12-7-1987]
The Vehicle Code of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as now in force or as hereinafter amended, enacted or re-enacted is hereby incorporated by reference as a part of this article.
[Ord. 7-2002, 03, passed 6-24-2002]
(a) 
Effective August 5, 2002, no operator shall park any vehicle on any such posted street or highway in the City of Lebanon between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. from January 1 to December 31; however, this restriction shall not be enforced when the street or parts thereof are covered with snow.
(b) 
Effective August 5, 2002, no operator shall park any vehicle on any such posted street or highway in the City of Lebanon between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon from January 1 to December 31; however, this restriction shall not be enforced when the street or parts thereof are covered with snow.
[Ord. 71-1986, 87 § 1, passed 12-7-1987]
(a) 
General rule. Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or protect the safety of any person or vehicle or in compliance with law or the direction 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 except that:
1. 
A pedalcycle may be parked as provided in Section 3509(b)(2) (relating to parking) of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code.
B. 
On a sidewalk, to include motorcycles, except that a pedalcycle may be parked as provided in Section 3509(a)(2) of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code;
C. 
Within an intersection;
D. 
On a crosswalk;
E. 
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic;
F. 
On any railroad tracks;
G. 
In the area between roadways of a divided highway, including crossovers;
H. 
Upon any roadway for public vehicular traffic within a park, or upon any pathway not designated for vehicle traffic;
I. 
Upon any pathway not designated for motor vehicle traffic;
J. 
Upon a roadway within a business or residence district when it is practicable to stop, park or stand the vehicle off the roadway; except when a vehicle becomes disabled, and it is impossible to avoid stopping, it temporarily may be left in that position;
K. 
Upon any street or highway for any purpose or length of time other than for the expeditious unloading and delivery or pickup and loading of materials in any place marked as a loading and/or unloading zone; or
L. 
At any place where official sign(s) prohibit stopping.
(2) 
Stand or park a vehicle:
A. 
In front of a public or private driveway or so close thereto to constitute a traffic hazard;
B. 
Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant;
C. 
Within 20 feet of a crosswalk;
D. 
Within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, yield sign or traffic control signal;
E. 
Within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station or, when properly sign-posted, on the side of a street opposite entrance to any fire station within 75 feet of the entrance. Article 519 supersedes this subsection;
F. 
In a parking area within a park or publicly owned or controlled parking lot unless the vehicle is within a parking space so designated by lines upon the parking surface, or in any undesignated parking areas within a park or parking lot.
[Amended by Ord. 10-1998, 99, passed 7-27-1998]
G. 
On any part of a roadway solely designated for vehicle traffic;
H. 
On a highway within a business or residence district, other than parallel, with the edge of the highway headed in the direction of traffic, and with the curb side of the vehicle within 12 inches of the edge of the highway or curb. Vehicle(s) which, because of type or construction, cannot load or unload parallel to the curb shall be exempt while loading or unloading only from the requirements of standing parallel to the curb;
I. 
Upon any street or highway less than 16 feet in width, provided that commercial vehicles may park in streets of 16 feet in width for a period of time not longer than necessary to load and unload. When so parked, such commercial vehicles shall park as close as possible to one side of the street of less than 16 feet in width in order to let other vehicles pass;
J. 
Upon any of the streets in one location for a period of time exceeding the posted time limit, or in nonposted locations for a period exceeding 48 hours;
K. 
Upon any street or highway, in front of any parking meter, during snow removal operations; or in front of any parking meters after a snowfall of four inches or more; or, if parked, allow such vehicle to remain so parked, in front of a parking meter, after a snowfall of four inches or more, until the snow has been removed;
L. 
Ordinarily used for the carrying and transporting for hire of passengers, baggage or freight upon the streets in such areas zoned to be residential when such vehicles are not actively engaged in the purpose for which they are designed;
M. 
Upon any street or sidewalk for the purpose of greasing, maintaining, beautifying or repairing, except in case of emergency repairs;
N. 
Upon any street or highway 30 feet in width so as to completely obstruct the flow of traffic when such parked or stood vehicles are commercial vehicles. Commercial vehicles may park in streets 30 feet in width for a period of time not longer than necessary to load and unload, and when so parked, such commercial vehicles shall park as close as possible to one side of a street 30 feet in width in order to let other vehicles pass; or
O. 
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping or standing.
(3) 
Park a vehicle.
A. 
Within 50 feet of the nearest rail or railroad crossing; or
B. 
At any place where official signs prohibit parking, including designated parking spaces of City Fire Chiefs and the City Health Officer.
[Amended by Ord. 7-1990, 91 § 1, passed 3-12-1990]
C. 
No vehicle required to bear a current registration plate or certificate of inspection issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or another Commonwealth or State of the United States, shall be parked upon any street or highway unless the vehicle displays a currently valid registration plate and certificate of inspection.
[Amended by Ord. 11-2002, 03 § 1, passed 6-24-2002]
(b) 
Vehicle on private property.
(1) 
No person shall park or leave unattended a vehicle on private property without the consent of the owner or other person in control or possession of the property except in the case of emergency or disablement of the vehicle, in which case the operator shall arrange for the removal of the vehicle as soon as possible and shall immediately notify the Police Department and/or the property owner and furnish operator and vehicle information.
(2) 
Penalty; waiver. Any person violating the provisions of vehicles on private property of this article shall be fined not more than $50 and/or imprisoned not more than five days.
(c) 
Waiver penalty. However, any person who has been issued a parking violation ticket may discharge such obligation at the City Treasurer's Office and voluntarily enter a plea of guilty by paying $15, within 48 hours from the time of issuance of the parking ticket.
[Ord. 71-1986, 87 § 1, passed 12-7-1987; Ord. 46-2000, 01 § 1, passed 12-28-2001]
(a) 
Prohibition of parking. No person shall park any vehicle on any snow emergency route during the designated snow emergency, and if any vehicle is parked on such snow emergency routes, it shall be removed forthwith.
(b) 
Fines and penalties. Whoever parks any vehicle on the streets, highways or on public property of the City in violation of subsection (a) hereof shall be subject to a fine of $100 and/or be imprisoned not more than 10 days.
[Ord. 5-1994, 95§§ 2, 3, passed 3-28-1994; Ord. 46-2000, 01 § 2, passed 12-28-2001; Ord. 24-2002, 03 § 1, passed 11-25-2002]
(a) 
Parking spaces for use by handicapped persons shall be designated on the Traffic Control Map of the City.
(b) 
Applicable sections of the Vehicle Code of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as now in force or as hereinafter amended, enacted or re-enacted are hereby adopted.
(c) 
No person shall park a vehicle on public or private property reserved for a handicapped person or severely disabled veteran which property has been so posted in accordance with departmental regulations.
(d) 
Whoever parks any vehicle in any parking space in violation of this section shall be subject to a fine of $200 and/or be imprisoned not more than 10 days.
However, any person who has been issued a parking violation ticket may discharge such obligation at the Office of Tax Collection and voluntarily enter a plea of guilty and pay $200 within 20 days from the time of issuance of the parking ticket.
[Ord. 30-2002, 03 § 1, passed 12-18-2002]
(a) 
Subsequent to the effective date of this section, any resident of the City, after acquiring a handicapped or severely disabled veteran license plate or placard from the State may make application to the Traffic Superintendent for a parking space for the handicapped, providing the resident or someone residing in the household owns a motor vehicle.
(b) 
All applications shall be submitted to the Traffic Safety Committee for final review. The Traffic Safety Committee may accept or reject any application.
(c) 
Any person who has been approved for a residential handicapped parking space prior to the effective date of this article shall be exempt from the foregoing paragraphs.
(d) 
Approved applicants shall be required to pay a fee of $125 for the materials and labor involved in the installation of the sign.
(1) 
A fee of $125 shall be incurred. Such fee shall be paid to the City to be placed in the proper account from which the cost was incurred. This fee is imposed for the installation of the sign, loss or damage to the sign or post and/or removal of same. This fee is not returnable and in the event of misuse or transfer, the sign and post shall be removed without notice.
(2) 
It is understood that such space may be utilized by any vehicle of the general public displaying a state-issued license plate or placard for the handicapped or severely disabled veteran.
(e) 
Approved applicants shall be required to file an annual certification with the Director of Public Works on January 1 in order to verify continuation of the handicap. Should the need for a parking space for the handicapped cease to exist or should the annual verification not be made, the sign and post may be removed without notice. An annual renewal fee in the amount of $35 shall be payable to the City of Lebanon upon filing of the annual certification in the Department of Public Works.
If a sign is acquired prior to January 1 of the current year, the renewal fee shall be reduced in the amount of $2 for each full month the sign was not erected.
(f) 
A fee of $70 shall be incurred when requesting to move the sign to a different location in the City.
(g) 
Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be fined in accordance with the applicable sections of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code as now in force or as hereinafter amended, enacted or re-enacted.
[Ord. 71-1986, 87 § 1, passed 12-7-1987]
Any police officer may remove or cause to be removed to a place of safety or to a place of business of the operator of a wrecker or to a nearby garage any unattended vehicle interfering with the normal movement of traffic and/or when the vehicle is found to be in violation of any provision of this article.
[Ord. 22-2010, 11 § 1, passed 5-23-2011; Ord. 18-2012, 13 § 1, passed 7-22-2013]
(a) 
Purpose. It is the purpose of the Council of the City of Lebanon to assist, when feasible, students of Harrisburg Area Community College-Lebanon Campus with parking alternatives.
(b) 
Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following terms are defined as:
PARKING PERMIT
A parking permit authorized in accordance with this section.
PERMIT PARKING DISTRICT
An area designated for parking by students who have obtained a permit.
STUDENT
A person enrolled full- or part-time at Harrisburg Area Community College-Lebanon Campus for an academic term.
VEHICLE
An automobile, motorcycle, or van or passenger utility vehicle intended primarily for personal use and not exceeding 20 feet in length.
(c) 
Designation of permit parking districts. The following areas are designated as permit parking areas:
(1) 
North Seventh Street (east side), from Willow Street to the railroad.
(2) 
Willow Street (north side), from Fifth to Seventh Streets.
(d) 
Issuance of parking permits to students.
(1) 
Subject to the provisions of subparagraphs (2) and (3) of this paragraph, the Department of Public Works shall issue to an applicant who has submitted a permit fee of $40 and a completed permit application one parking permit for the vehicle described in the application. Subject to the provisions of subparagraphs (2) and (3) of this paragraph, the Department of Public Works shall issue to an applicant who is participating in a program that lasts for a period of time less than a semester who has submitted a permit fee of $25 and a completed permit application one parking permit for the vehicle described in the application. The fee shall not be pro-rated for any portion of the semester.
(2) 
A parking permit shall not be issued for a vehicle which does not display a valid license plate and current registration.
(3) 
The Department of Public Works shall not issue a parking permit to any applicant when that applicant has three or more unpaid parking violation fines until such fines are paid.
(4) 
Parking permits shall be issued for a semester or for the duration of a program that lasts for a period of time less than a semester established by Harrisburg Area Community College-Lebanon Campus.
(e) 
Transfer of parking permits.
(1) 
Upon submission by the holder of a parking permit of a transfer fee of $5 and a permit transfer application, the Department of Public Works shall issue a new parking permit to the applicant for transfer to a qualifying vehicle.
(2) 
The transfer of a parking permit shall not affect its expiration date.
(f) 
Use of parking permits.
(1) 
All parking permits shall only be displayed in the vehicle to which it was issued in the manner prescribed by the Police Department.
(2) 
A parking permit shall not guarantee or reserve a space within a Permit Parking District. A parking permit shall not authorize the stopping, standing, or parking of any vehicle in such places and during such times as the stopping, standing, or parking is prohibited or set aside for specific types of vehicles. A parking permit shall not excuse the observance of any traffic regulation.
(3) 
Whenever the holder of a parking permit, or the vehicle for which the permit was issued no longer fulfills one or more of the applicable provisions of this section, the holder shall surrender the parking permit in the manner prescribed by the Department of Public Works.
(4) 
For the purposes of this section, the person to whom a parking permit is issued shall be deemed its holder and shall be responsible for the use or misuse of any parking permit issued to him or her.
(g) 
Rules and regulations. The Department of Public Works shall promulgate rules and regulations relating to their respective obligations to implement and enforce the provisions of this section.
(h) 
Parking prohibited in designated permit parking districts. No operator shall park any vehicle in the designated permit parking district without displaying a valid permit.
(i) 
Penalty. Any person violating any provision of this section shall be subject to revocation of his or her permit and, upon summary conviction, be fined $20 for each violation together with the costs of prosecution.
[Ord. 24-2002, 03 § 2, passed 11-25-2002]
(a) 
Except as otherwise provided in this article, any person who has been issued a parking violation ticket for violation of any provision of this article shall be fined not more than $50 and/or imprisoned not more than five days.
(b) 
However, any person who has been issued a parking violation ticket may discharge such obligation at the Office of Tax Collection and voluntarily enter a plea of guilty by paying the specified amount on the ticket within 20 days from the time of issuance of the parking ticket. The specified fine for violation in areas regulated by a sign, erected by the local authority, shall be $20; the fine for violation in areas not regulated by a sign shall be $15.