No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the direction of a police officer, parking enforcement officer, or traffic control device in any of the following places:
On sidewalks or on any grass or other area between the sidewalk and the curb;
In front of a public driveway or alley;
In front of a private driveway, except with the consent of the owner or occupant of the premises;
Within an intersection or within 15 feet of any intersection;
Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant;
On a crosswalk, or within 15 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection, except for the purpose of receiving or discharging passengers or merchandise;
Within 15 feet of any stop line, stop sign, or traffic control signal located on or at the side of a roadway;
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when such stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic;
At any place where a sign or painted curb stopping, parking or standing, provided the sign was placed or the curb was painted at the direction of the Town or other official authority;
At or parallel to any curb painted red or yellow, provided the curb was painted at the direction of the Town or other official authority;
On curves, at the brow of a hill, where white lines or other markings on the surface of the road prohibit stopping, parking or standing, provided the lines or other markings were painted at the direction of the Town or other official authority;
On any of the streets of the Town of North Brentwood for a continuous period of more than 72 hours at any one instance;
In any fire lane;
In any loading zone;
In front of a barricade or sign that was placed for the purpose of closing a street;
Within three feet of the front or rear of another vehicle parked at or parallel with the curb; or
At any place where official signs restrict parking to residents and their guests, signified by the possession of parking permits and guest passes that have been issued because the location has been duly authorized by the Town as a permit parking area, unless the vehicle displays a valid parking permit or guest pass.
No other vehicle shall park, stop or stand on in any street, in such a manner so as to block, impede or delay traffic or passage.
All vehicles on the streets of North Brentwood when not in motion shall stand or be parked with their right side parallel to and within 12 inches of the curb or improved surface on the right hand side of the highway, street or alley. On one-way streets, where traffic is permitted to move in one direction only, vehicles also may be parked or placed with their left side parallel to and within 12 inches of the curb or other improved surface on the left-hand side of said street.
No person shall double park or stop a vehicle on the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street, except for the purpose of receiving or discharging passengers or merchandise.
No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle in a parking space posted for handicapped parking, other than a vehicle bearing handicapped registration plates or a handicapped permit or windshield placard issued by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration or by any other state or the District of Columbia.
It shall be unlawful to park, store, or leave any vehicle of any kind, whether attended or not, or for the owner of any vehicle of any kind to allow, permit, or suffer the same to be parked, stored, or left, whether attended or not, upon any public or private property in the Town of North Brentwood, other than on public streets, without the consent of the owner of such public or private property.
In addition to any other applicable parking regulations set forth in this chapter and any other limitations or public nuisances otherwise declared by this Code, the parking of vehicles on private property shall be limited to surfaced parking areas, parking lots, driveways, and parking structures such as garages and carports. Parking of vehicles on green space, yards, and sidewalks is prohibited.
[Amended 6-16-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-05; 4-20-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-02]
Editor's Note: Ord. No. 2014-05 was adopted as an emergency ordinance, with a one-year expiration. Said ordinance was substantially readopted to make such provisions permanent 4-20-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-02.
It shall be unlawful to park, store, or leave any vehicle, the certificate of title, registration card, or license tag of which has expired, been revoked, canceled or suspended, or for the owner of any such vehicle to allow, permit, or suffer the same to be parked, stored, or left, whether attended or not, upon any public street, alley or parking lot within the Town.
No person shall store or park a vehicle not having a current valid registration card and current valid license tags or any automobile part on private property, except in an enclosed garage, under a car cover, or otherwise effectively screened from public view.
No commercial vehicle shall be parked on any street in the Town of North Brentwood, except when actually loading or unloading merchandise, or when the operator or owner of such vehicle is actually engaged in rendering a service at or to premises in the Town.
Except as provided in Subsection A(3), for the purpose of this section, "commercial vehicle" means any motor vehicle, trailer, or semi-trailer designed or used for carrying freight, passengers, or merchandise in furtherance of any commercial enterprise and any motor vehicle designed to carry 10 or more passengers, including the driver, and any other vehicle used in a commercial or business enterprise.
For purposes of this section, passenger cars, vans, and light trucks with a one-half-ton rated capacity or lower or a maximum gross vehicle weight of 7,000 pounds or less are not commercial vehicles.
This section shall not apply to vehicles that are in the process of making deliveries and do not park for more than a two-hour period.
No recreational vehicle, camping trailer, boat, boat trailer, mobile or motor home, or other vehicle that lacks an engine for self-propulsion, shall be parked on any street or alley except while the vehicle is being actively loaded or unloaded.
[Amended 9-17-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-07]
No person shall make major repairs to any motor vehicle or machinery on any street or alley within the Town. Except as otherwise stated herein, this section shall not prohibit minor and necessary emergency repairs. Repairs, including but not limited to the removal or replacement of transmissions, engines, differentials, structural body components and painting or preparation for painting, shall constitute major repairs. Routine (i.e., nonemergency) repairs or maintenance, including changing oil, oil filters, tires, spark plugs, batteries, belts and other similar incidental repairs on any street or alley within the Town shall also be prohibited. In minor and necessary emergency repair situations, such repairs shall be completed within two hours.
No person shall drive, stop, stand or park any vehicle upon or over the curb and/or sidewalk, except at alleys and designated driveway crossing. This section shall not apply to emergency vehicles or to maintenance or public utility vehicles while actively engaged in maintenance or repair work.
[Amended 9-17-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-07]
Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following terms shall be defined as provided herein:
- MOTORIZED SCOOTERS
- A long footboard between end wheels controlled by an upright steering handle attached to the front wheel and propelled with a liquid fuel or electric motor.
- MOTORIZED SKATEBOARD
- A single platform mounted on wheels and propelled by a liquid fuel or electric motor.
- PUBLIC PROPERTY
- An area or structure owned, operated or maintained by the Town of North Brentwood, including but not limited to public parks, sidewalks, alleys, streets, rights-of-way, walkways, and parking lots.
Prohibition on operating a motorized scooter or skateboard on public property. It shall be unlawful to operate a motorized scooter, motorized skateboard or skateboard of any kind on public property.
This section does not apply to motorized or nonmotorized wheelchairs or scooters used by persons with disabilities.