City of Saratoga Springs, NY
Saratoga County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
A. 
Storing prohibited. No person shall use a highway for the storage of vehicles or parts thereof.
B. 
Parking near fire hydrants. Vehicles shall not be parked within 10 feet of either side of a fire hydrant.
C. 
Parking in relation to curb. All vehicles shall be parked parallel with the curbline. In streets where parking spaces are marked by painted lines, it shall be unlawful and a violation of the provisions of this chapter to leave a vehicle standing unless it is placed wholly within the area so designated by such painted lines or markings. Any vehicle when left standing parallel to the curb shall be placed as near the curb as practicable, with both front and rear wheels not more than six inches from the curb.
D. 
Parking on crosswalks and in safety zones prohibited. No vehicle shall be parked on any crosswalk or within any safety zone.
E. 
Truck parking.
(1) 
No tractor, trailer, semitrailer or truck exceeding five tons registered gross weight or 35 feet in length shall be parked in front of any place of business except long enough to load or unload merchandise.
(2) 
No tractor, trailer, semitrailer or truck exceeding five tons registered gross weight or 35 feet in length shall be parked on the streets of any residential district, as defined by the Zoning Ordinance,[1] except to pick up or deliver merchandise.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 240, Zoning.
(3) 
No trailer, semitrailer, dumpster, refuse container or other like container which is transported by any truck or vehicle of any size shall be left on any street, road or public way without written permission from the Department of Public Safety. The Commissioner of Public Safety shall have the power to require such barricades, lighting and other safety measures as he deems necessary.
F. 
Tree belt/tree lawn. No vehicle shall be parked between the curbline and the lateral boundary line of the City right-of-way or sidewalk without written permission from the Commissioner of Public Works and a copy filed at the police station.
The provisions of this article shall apply except when it is necessary to stop a vehicle to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or official traffic control device.
[Amended 10-15-2002]
A. 
No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or parts thereof described in Schedule XVI (§ 225-81), attached to and made a part of this chapter.
B. 
Pursuant to § 1640-a of the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law, no person shall park a vehicle at any time in the areas or parts thereof described in Schedule XXX (§ 225-95), attached to and made part of this chapter.
No person shall stop a vehicle upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XVII (§ 225-82), attached to and made a part of this chapter.
No person shall stand a vehicle upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XVIII (§ 225-83), attached to and made a part of this chapter.
[Added 2-19-2013]
A. 
Definitions. The following terms are hereby defined:
IDLE or IDLING
Refers to any situation where the engine of a motor vehicle is running and the vehicle is not in motion.
B. 
Idling of engines restricted.
(1) 
No person or legal entity that owns, operates or leases a motor vehicle or who has actual control of the operation of a motor vehicle shall cause or permit the engine of such motor vehicle to idle on a public street, public highway or public place for more than five consecutive minutes, except as permitted by subsection B below.
(2) 
Exceptions. The restrictions in this section shall not apply to:
(a) 
Motor vehicles which are required or forced to remain motionless because of conditions over which the operator has no control.
(b) 
Motor vehicles left idling in order to comply with federal, state or local regulations, including but not limited to regulations requiring that a specific temperature be maintained within the motor vehicle.
(c) 
Motor vehicles left idling in order to maintain a temperature within the motor vehicle that is reasonably necessary for the health of the motor vehicle's driver and/or passengers.
(d) 
Situations in which the motor vehicle's engine is being used to provide power for an auxiliary purpose other than transportation.
(e) 
Police, fire, public utility and other vehicles used in public service.
C. 
Penalties. Any person or legal entity who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to the penalties set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III, of this Code.
[Amended 6-20-2006]
A. 
No person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified in Schedule XIX (§ 225-84) of any day, unless otherwise indicated, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in said Schedule XIX, attached hereto and made part of this chapter.
B. 
No person shall park, or cause to be parked, any vehicle between the hours specified in Schedule XXXI (§ 225-96), either on a sidewalk or within three feet of the streets or pavements described in Schedule XXXI. The Commissioner of Public Safety shall have the authority to designate, by appropriate signage and/or pavement and ground markings, the area in which said parking is prohibited.
No person shall stop a vehicle during the times specified in Schedule XX (§ 225-85) of any day, unless otherwise indicated, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in said Schedule XX, attached to and made a part of this chapter.
No person shall stand a vehicle during the times specified in Schedule XXI (§ 225-86) of any day, unless otherwise indicated, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in said Schedule XXI, attached to and made a part of this chapter.
No person shall park a vehicle for longer than the time limit shown in Schedule XXII (§ 225-87) at any time between the hours listed in said Schedule XXII of any day, unless otherwise indicated, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in said Schedule XXII, attached to and made a part of this chapter.
No person shall park a vehicle upon any of the streets or parts thereof described in Schedule XXIII (§ 225-88) except at the angle designated and only within the painted stall lines. On all streets or portions thereof where angle parking is now or shall hereafter be authorized, all vehicles parked thereon shall be parked with the front thereof nearest the curb.
[Amended 5-20-2008]
No person shall park or stand a vehicle in any area designated as a loading zone, except that a person may so park or stand a vehicle temporarily to load or unload goods, wares, or merchandise, provided that the vehicle displays a plate, sign, logo or other device indicating that such temporary loading or unloading is taking place. The locations described in Schedule XXIV (§ 225-89) attached hereto and made part of this chapter are hereby designated as loading zones.
[Added 12-3-2019]
No person shall park or stand a vehicle in any area designated as a bicycle lane.
The locations described in Schedule XXV (§ 225-90), attached to and made a part of this chapter, are hereby designated as taxi stands.
The locations described in Schedule XXVI (§ 225-91), attached to and made a part of this chapter, are hereby designated as bus stops.
Double parking is prohibited on the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XXVII (§ 225-92), attached to and made a part of this chapter.
A. 
No vehicle shall be parked in any parking spot or location marked "Handicapped Parking" where such spot has been either lawfully designated and posted by a person, firm or corporation as part of his or her private parking area. This subsection shall not apply:
[Amended 11-19-2019]
(1) 
To any vehicle which displays a parking permit issued pursuant to New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1203-a; or
(2) 
In any manner inconsistent with the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law.
B. 
The Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety is hereby appointed issuing agent for parking permits under § 1203-a of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law.
C. 
The Commissioner of Public Safety shall have the power to issue time restrictions for specific handicapped parking areas so as to regulate the amount of time a vehicle may remain parked under this section.
D. 
Handicapped parking areas are described in Schedule XXVIII (§ 225-93), attached to and made a part of this chapter.
A. 
For any street where parking or standing of vehicles is permitted on both sides of the street, parking or standing shall be prohibited on one side of each individual street from 8:00 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays to 8:00 a.m. the following day, and on the opposite side of each individual street from 8:00 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to 8:00 a.m. the following day, except that when signs are installed to indicate that parking or standing shall be prohibited on one side of each individual street from 8:00 a.m. on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays to 8:00 a.m. the following day, and on the opposite side of each individual street from 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays to 8:00 a.m. the following day, then parking or standing shall be prohibited as indicated by such signs.
[Amended 12-17-2002]
B. 
Such parking or standing prohibitions shall be effective upon an individual and separate street when so ordered by the Department of Public Safety and after posting of notices upon said street.
C. 
Alternate-side-of-street parking regulations are in effect on the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XXIX (§ 225-94), attached to and made a part of this chapter.
D. 
This section does not apply to locations where parking meters are in operation.
E. 
The word "vehicle," when used in this section, shall have the following meaning:
VEHICLE
Every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, except devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.
[Amended 5-20-2008]
A. 
The Police Department shall have the authority to provide for the removal and storage of vehicles left parked or unattended in violation of any statute, ordinance, rule or regulation and of vehicles on which there are outstanding fines for parking violations.
B. 
Such vehicles may be removed and stored by or under the direction of any member of the Police Department by means of a towing service as provided in § 225-59, or by other means of removal and storage, at a lot or facility as may be established by the City for that purpose. Such removal or storage shall be at the expense of the owner of the vehicle.
C. 
Any vehicle removed or stored as herein provided shall be released to its owner upon payment of charges incurred for towing and storage. Any vehicle [which has] registered to an owner who has accumulated a total of $350 or more in unpaid fines for parking violations on one or more vehicles shall not be released until all outstanding fines for parking violations have been paid or adjudicated by that owner.
[Amended 4-6-2012; 6-4-2013]