City of Erie, PA
Erie County
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CROSS REFERENCES
Power to establish bus and taxi stands — See 3rd Class § 2403(20) (53 P.S. § 37403(20)).
Power to regulate or prohibit — See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 3353(d), 6109(a)(1).
Prohibited parking places — See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 3353.
Erie Parking Authority — See ADM. Art. 182.
Owner responsible for illegal parking — See TRAF. 503.04.
Parking bicycle — See TRAF. 533.05(n).
[Schedules for prohibited and limited parking areas are on file with the Traffic Engineer. Since the schedules are subject to frequent change due to the exigencies of traffic flow, they are not reprinted here.]
(a) 
Prohibitions. Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or to protect the safety of any person or vehicle, 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 or between a sidewalk and the curb.
C. 
Within an intersection.
D. 
On a crosswalk.
E. 
Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb within 30 feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless a different length is indicated by official traffic control devices or within 75 feet of the intersection of curb lines on those intersections in which safety zones are marked out.
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.
H. 
On any railroad tracks.
I. 
In the area between roadways of a divided highway, including crossovers.
J. 
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping.
K. 
Within a 25 feet from the intersection of curb lines or, if none, within 15 feet of the intersection of property lines at an intersection, except at alleys.
L. 
Within 50 feet of the entrance to any public, private or parochial school between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. during the months in which such schools are in session.
M. 
In any alley.
(2) 
Stand or park a vehicle:
A. 
In front of a public or private driveway.
B. 
Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
C. 
Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection.
D. 
Within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, yield sign or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway.
E. 
Within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station or, when properly sign posted, on the side of a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within 75 feet of the entrance.
F. 
Where the vehicle would prevent the free movement of a bus.
G. 
On a limited access highway unless authorized by official traffic control devices.
H. 
At any place where official signs prohibit standing.
(3) 
Park a vehicle:
A. 
Within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing.
B. 
At any place where official signs prohibit parking.
(b) 
Unattended vehicle on private property. 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.
[Ord. 10-1964 § 1, passed 3-4-1964]
(a) 
Except when necessary in compliance with law or official traffic control devices, or where angle parking is permitted, the operator of a vehicle shall not stop, stand or park such vehicle on any street other than parallel with the edge of the street.
(b) 
No person shall park any vehicle more than 12 inches from any curb, nor with the left side of such vehicle next to the curb, except on one-way streets where parking is indicated as being permitted.
[Ord. 10-1964 § 1, passed 3-4-1964]
No person having control or charge of a motor vehicle shall allow such vehicle to stand on any street unattended, without first effectively setting the brakes thereon and stopping the motor of such vehicle.
[Ord. 26-1958 § 512, passed 4-18-1958]
No person shall park a vehicle upon any street or highway for the principal purpose of:
(a) 
Displaying such vehicle for sale.
(b) 
Commercial washing, greasing, painting or repairing such vehicle, except repairs necessitated by an emergency.
(c) 
Displaying advertising thereon.
(d) 
Offering goods, wares and merchandise therefrom for sale.
(e) 
Storage which shall consist of allowing such vehicle to remain in one place continuously for over 72 hours.
[Ord. 7-2018, passed 3-7-2018]
No person shall stand or park any commercial vehicle with a chassis weight in excess of 3,000 pounds at any time on any street for a period of time in excess of two hours, except for vehicles of service companies, contractors, repairmen or others actually engaged in working operations in the vicinity during the actual period of such work. Whoever violates this section, shall be subject to a fine of $55 if paid within 10 days. Each fine set forth in this section shall increase by $10 (i.e. $65) if paid on the 11th through the 30th day. If the fine is not paid within 30 days each fine shall increase by $20 (i.e. a fine of $75) for payments made on the 31st day or thereafter.
[Ord. 26-1958 § 511, passed 4-18-1958]
No person shall park upon any street a truck trailer or trailer without having attached thereon a means of mechanical traction constructed or designed for the purpose of pulling or drawing such trailer.
[Ord. 26-1958 § 502, 503, passed 4-18-1958]
(a) 
No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle for a period of time longer than is necessary for the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers in any place marked as a passenger zone.
(b) 
No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle for a period of time longer than is necessary for the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers, or for the unloading and delivery or pickup and loading of materials, in any place marked as a loading zone. In no case shall the stop for loading or unloading of materials exceed 30 minutes.
[Ord. 26-1958 § 505, passed 4-18-1958]
No operator of any vehicle other than a bus shall stand or park in an officially designated bus stop, and no operator of a vehicle other than a taxicab shall stand or park in an officially designated taxicab stand, except that the operator of any passenger vehicle may stop temporarily in any such stop or stand for the purpose of and while actually engaged in the loading and unloading of passengers.
[Ord. 27-1977 § 1-4, passed 5-18-1977; Ord. 9-1980 § 1, passed 1-30-1980; Ord. 9-1980 § 1, passed 1-30-1980; Ord. 81-1990 § 1, passed 12-12-1990; Ord. 11-1991 § 1, passed 2-13-1991; Ord. 54-1992 § 1, passed 9-16-1992; Ord. 7-1998, passed 3-18-1998; Ord. 54-2008, passed 11-19-2008]
(a) 
There is hereby established an inner City parking area bounded and described as follows:
(1) 
North boundary. The bay and lake front.
(2) 
East boundary. The east line of Hess Avenue from the lake front to the north line of East Lake Road; the north line of East Lake Road from Hess Avenue to Hammermill Drive; thence southerly from East Lake Road to the south line of East 12th Street, along a line 665 feet east of the parallel to Payne Avenue; the south line of East 12th Street from a point 665 feet east of Payne Avenue to the east line of East Avenue; the east line of East Avenue from East 12th Street to the south line of East 33rd Street.
(3) 
South boundary. The south line of East 33rd Street from East Avenue to State Street; the west line of State Street from West 33rd Street to West 30th Street; the south line of West 30th Street from State Street to Glenwood Park Avenue; the south line of Moorhead Street from Glenwood Park Avenue to Peach Street; the east line of Peach Street from Moorhead Street to Craig Street; the west line of Chestnut Street from Peach Street to West 32nd Street; the south line of West 32nd Street from Chestnut Street to Elmwood Avenue.
(4) 
West boundary. The west line of Elmwood Avenue from West 32nd Street to West 26th Street; the south line of West 26th Street from Elmwood Avenue to Baur Avenue; the west line of Baur Avenue from West 26th Street to West 20th Street; the north line of West 20th Street from Baur Avenue to Cranberry Street; the west line of Cranberry Street from West 20th Street to West 12th Street; the south line of West 12th Street from Cranberry Street to Weschler Avenue; the west line of Weschler Avenue from West 12th Street to West 8th Street; the north line of West 8th Street from Weschler Avenue to Washington Place; the west line of Washington Place from West 8th Street to West 6th Street; the north line of West 6th Street from Washington Place to Cranberry Street; the west line of Cranberry Street from West 6th Street to the Bay Front.
(b) 
Between the dates of November 1 and March 31, inclusive of any calendar year, parking shall be permitted anytime on such sides of the streets located within the inner City parking area designated above, on such odd or even-numbered calendar days as are determined and posted by the Traffic Engineer. On the other sides of all such streets on such days, parking between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. shall be prohibited. The intention of this regulation is to create an alternating pattern of parking restrictions on the streets so as to permit the snowplows to proceed in a continuous serpentine pattern from block to block, removing snow in a more efficient manner than has been possible under the odd-even restrictions related to house numbers.
Parking anytime on both sides of such streets in such areas on Saturdays and Sundays shall be permitted unless otherwise posted, or if a snow emergency is declared pursuant to Section 512.05.
(c) 
Between the dates of April 1 and October 31 inclusive of any calendar year, no parking shall be permitted on streets and sides thereof in the inner City parking area listed on the following schedules attached hereto and made a part hereof.
Schedule
Type Regulation
A-1
No parking Monday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
A-2
No parking Tuesday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
A-3
No parking Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
A-4
No parking Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
A-5
No parking Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
A-6
No parking except Monday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
A-7
No parking except Tuesday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
A-8
No parking except Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Parking anytime shall be permitted on such streets and sides thereof in such area on Saturdays and Sundays unless otherwise posted.
(d) 
The following are exceptions to the winter and summer parking regulations as set forth in Subsections (b) and (c) hereof:
Schedule
Type Regulation
B-1
No parking anytime shall be permitted on streets and sides thereof.
Street
From
To
Side
East 32nd Street
Holland
German
South
Myrtle
West 23rd
West 24th
West
B-2
Parking shall be permitted on the street and sides thereof, except as necessary and when posted to permit special street operations. The 900 block of East 20th Street.
B-3
No parking anytime shall be permitted from 9:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. on the streets and sides thereof.
B-4
No parking shall be permitted from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. except Saturday and Sunday, on the streets and sides thereof.
B-5
No parking Saturday and Sunday.
6
All metered areas within the inner City parking area.
(e) 
If the regulations promulgated by this section conflict with posted regulations concerning limited time parking and loading zones, then the regulations promulgated by this section shall take precedence.
(f) 
Nothing in this section shall be construed to modify or repeal Article 512 (Snow Emergency) or Article 523 (Parking Meters) or any section thereunder.
[Ord. 20-1974 § 1, passed 4-3-1974]
It shall be the duty of the deputized meter attendants in the employ of the Erie Parking Authority to enforce the parking provisions of this article, concurrently with officers of the Bureau of Police. Each of such meter attendants shall be deputized by the Mayor and shall remain so deputized during the term of his or her employment with the Erie Parking Authority.
[Ord. 7-2018, passed 3-7-2018]
There is hereby established a Residential Permit Parking Zone consisting of West 25th Street Peach to Sassafras north and south sides; West 25th Street Myrtle to Chestnut north and south sides; West 23rd Street Myrtle to Chestnut north and south sides. The Erie Parking Authority may issue residential parking permit stickers to residents of the specified streets. Such stickers to be displayed on vehicles owned by such residents shall permit parking on street on such designated streets between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays, Monday through Friday. Any vehicle not displaying such a sticker and parking on such designated streets Monday through Friday except legal holidays shall be considered as illegally parked and subject to a fine as provided in Section 521.99.
[Ord. 7-2018, passed 3-7-2018]
(a) 
Subject to the approval by Council, the Erie Parking Authority is hereby authorized to designate certain streets and other public areas within the City as a "Residential Permit Parking Area" in which resident vehicles displaying valid parking permits may stand or be parked without limitation by time restrictions established by this article.
(b) 
Myrtle Street between West 22nd Street and West 23rd Street is hereby designated as a "Residential Permit Parking Area" under this section.
(c) 
200 block of East Second and East Third Streets and the western portion of the 200 block of East Front Street from 247 East Front Street westward to the end of the block is hereby designated as a "Residential Permit Parking Area" under this section.
(d) 
Enforcement of this section will be effective Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., only, and eliminating the area fronting 260 East 3rd Street on both the north and south sides of the street from the provisions of this section.
(e) 
The Traffic Engineer shall post signs designating specified areas. The Erie Parking Authority, may issue residential parking permit stickers to residents of these streets.
[Ord. 86-1988 § 1, passed 9-21-1988]
A residential area shall be deemed impacted and thereby eligible for residential permit parking provided that the following criteria are satisfied:
(a) 
The area considered may not be designated Central Business District (C-3).
(b) 
During any period between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on weekdays, except holidays, the number of vehicles parked and/or standing, legally or illegally on the street is equal to 70% or more of the legal on-street parking capacity of the area.
(c) 
During the same time period as specified above, 70% of the vehicles parked and/or standing, on the streets in the proposed area are registered in the name of a person not residing within such area.
[Ord. 7-2018, passed 3-7-2018]
Parking citations issued in the Residential Parking Areas shall be processed through the Erie Parking Authority and the City of Erie Parking. Moneys from the fines are to be deposited in the City of Erie's General Fund.
[Ord. 8-1989 § 1, passed 2-8-1989]
No persons shall park a vehicle on private property reserved for a handicapped person or severely disabled veteran which property has been so posted in accordance with Penndot Regulations unless a vehicle lawfully bears a handicapped or severely disabled veteran registration plate or displays a handicapped or severely disabled veteran parking placard. However, such vehicle shall be operated by or being used for the transportation of a handicapped person or severely disabled veteran.
[Ord. 10-2005, passed 3-2-2005]
(a) 
There is established a one hour parking limit in the parking lot located on the west side of the Municipal Building between West 7th Street and South Park Row, during the hours of 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
(b) 
Such parking is restricted to those persons conducting City business within the Municipal Building.
(c) 
Any person driving a City of Erie unmarked vehicle shall sign in at the Erie Police Department.
(d) 
It shall be the duty of the Erie Police Department to enforce the provisions of this section.
[Ord. 7-2018, passed 3-7-2018; Ord. 64-2019, passed 10-16-2019]
(a) 
The fine for nonmeter violations shall be $30 if the fine is paid within 10 days from the date of issuance noted on the parking ticket; $40 if paid between the 11th and 30th days; $100 if paid between the 31st and 90th days; and $135 if paid on the 91st day or thereafter.
(b) 
Any vehicle parked in violation of any of the provisions of this Article may be towed and impounded in accordance with the provisions of Article 527. However, no vehicle shall be towed under the provisions of this section unless the police officer ordering the vehicle towed and impounded does so in strict compliance with the rules, regulations, and procedures promulgated by the Chief of the Bureau of Police.
(c) 
The fine for a violation of the Handicapped Parking Spaces Ordinance shall be $55 if the fine is paid within 10 days from the date of issuance noted on the parking ticket, $65 if paid between the 11th and 30th days, $100 if paid between the 31st and 90th days, and $135 if paid on the 91st day or thereafter.