Town of Agawam, MA
Hampden County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
A. 
No person shall:
(1) 
Park a motor vehicle within a designated no-parking zone.
(2) 
Park a motor vehicle so as to obstruct snow or ice removal.
(3) 
Park a motor vehicle so as to obstruct a sidewalk.
(4) 
Park a motor vehicle so as to obstruct a driveway.
(5) 
Park a motor vehicle so as to obstruct a crosswalk.
(6) 
Park a motor vehicle over one foot from the curb or edge of the way.
(7) 
Park a motor vehicle within an intersection.
(8) 
Park a motor vehicle within 30 feet of an intersecting way.
[Amended 9-3-2002 by TOR-2002-2]
(9) 
Park a motor vehicle with the left wheels to the curb.
(10) 
Park a motor vehicle within a designated bus stop area.
(11) 
Park a motor vehicle within five feet of a bus stop sign.
(12) 
Park a motor vehicle so as to leave less than a ten-foot-wide unobstructed lane.
(13) 
Park a motor vehicle which is unregistered on a way.
(14) 
Park a motor vehicle with the engine operating and leave it unattended.
(15) 
Park a motor vehicle on a way within a designated no-passing zone.
(16) 
Park a motor vehicle within a restricted area during a winter parking ban.
(17) 
Park a motor vehicle within a restricted area during an emergency parking ban.
(18) 
Park a motor vehicle within any grassed, lawn or landscaped area on the grounds of any municipal or school building, park or playground.
(19) 
Park a motor vehicle on a way while displaying advertising.
(20) 
Park an unattended trailer on a way.
(21) 
Park a motor vehicle within a fire lane.
(22) 
Park a motor vehicle within 10 feet from a hydrant.
(23) 
Park a motor vehicle so as to obstruct a handicap ramp.
(24) 
Park a motor vehicle in a designated handicap parking area.
B. 
The following shall be the established schedule of fines for the above-referenced parking offenses:
(1) 
Pursuant to MGL C. 90, § 20A 1/2, the penalty for offenses in Subsection A(1) through (21) inclusive shall be a fine in the amount of $15 if paid within 21 days; the fine shall increase to $20 if paid thereafter but before the parking clerk reports to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles; and the fine shall increase to $35 if paid thereafter.
(2) 
Pursuant to MGL C. 90, § 20A 1/2, the penalty for offense in Subsection A(22) shall be a fine in the amount of $50 if paid within 21 days; the fine shall increase to $60 if paid thereafter but before the parking clerk reports to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles; and the fine shall increase to $100 if paid thereafter.
(3) 
Pursuant to MGL c. 40, § 22A, the penalty for violations of § 169-24A(23) and/or § 169-24A(24) of the Code of the Town of Agawam shall be a fine in the amount of $300, and all funds received from fines assessed for violations of § 169-24A(23) and/or § 169-24A(24) of the Code of the Town of Agawam shall be allocated to the local Commission on Disabilities in accordance with MGL c. 40 § 22G; and any vehicle parked or standing in violation of § 169-24 A(23) and/or § 169-24A(24) of the Code of the Town of Agawam, or on any part of any way under the control of the City of Agawam in such a manner as to obstruct any curb ramp designed for use by handicapped persons as means of egress to a street or public way, or to occupy or obstruct any parking space reserved for a vehicle used by a disabled veteran or handicapped person whose vehicle bears the distinguishing license plate, or displays the special parking identification plate authorized by section two of chapter ninety, or bears the official identification of a handicapped person issued by any other state, or any Canadian province, may be removed as provided in accordance with MGL c. 40 § 22D.
[Amended 7-6-2004 by TOR-2004-8]
A. 
The Chief of Police or his designee may remove or cause to be removed any motor vehicle parked in violation of this chapter. Such power to remove shall not extend to a motor vehicle owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or any political subdivision thereof, owned by the United States Government or any instrumentality thereof or registered to a member of a foreign diplomatic corps or foreign consular officer who is not a citizen of the United States, which bears a distinctive number plate or other conspicuous marking.
B. 
Any person whose motor vehicle is removed shall be subject to an additional fine in the amount of $25 and is fully responsible for all charges and expenses incurred for removal and storage of such motor vehicle.
A. 
The Superintendent of the Department of Public Works or his designee may declare a limited parking ban on the ways within the Town during the period beginning November 15 through April 15 for the purposes of snow and ice removal. The Superintendent or his designee shall announce all such limited parking bans to the press prior to their declaration.
B. 
The Superintendent of Public Works or his designee may remove or cause to be removed any motor vehicle parked in violation of the winter parking ban. Such power to remove shall not extend to a motor vehicle owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or any political subdivision thereof, owned by the United States Government or any instrumentality thereof or registered to a member of a foreign diplomatic corps or foreign consular officer who is not a citizen of the United States, which bears a distinctive number plate or other conspicuous marking.
C. 
Any person whose motor vehicle is removed shall be subject to an additional fine in the amount of $25 and is fully responsible for all charges and expenses incurred for removal and storage of such motor vehicle.
A. 
The Chief of Police or his designee may declare an emergency limited parking ban on the ways within the Town during the period of any emergency. The Chief or his designee shall announce all such limited parking bans to the press if their duration shall exceed 24 hours.
B. 
The Chief of Police or his designee may remove or cause to be removed any motor vehicle parked in violation of the emergency parking ban. Such power to remove shall not extend to a motor vehicle owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or any political subdivision thereof, owned by the United States Government or any instrumentality thereof or registered to a member of a foreign diplomatic corps or foreign consular officer who is not a citizen of the United States, which bears a distinctive number plate or other conspicuous marking.
C. 
Any person whose motor vehicle is removed shall be subject to an additional fine in the amount of $25 and is fully responsible for all charges and expenses incurred for removal and storage of such motor vehicle.
A. 
Pursuant to MGL C. 40, § 21, Clause (23), any person or body that has lawful control of a public or private way or improved or enclosed property used as off-street parking areas for businesses, shopping malls, theaters, auditoriums, sporting or recreational facilities or cultural centers, residential dwellings or for any other place where the public has a right of access as invitees or licensees shall reserve parking spaces in said off-street parking areas for motor vehicles of disabled veterans and handicapped persons if the number of parking spaces in any such area is 15 or more. The parking spaces reserved for motor vehicles of disabled veterans and handicapped persons shall be clearly marked by pavement markings and signs or other designation approved by the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works or his designee. The parking spaces for disabled veterans and handicapped persons shall be of such a size as determined by the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works or his designee, but in no event less than 12 feet in width. The parking spaces for disabled veterans and handicapped persons shall be as near as possible to a building entrance or walkway and adjacent to curb ramps or other unobstructed methods permitting sidewalk access to disabled veterans and handicapped persons.
B. 
The number of parking spaces reserved for disabled veterans and handicapped persons shall be determined in accordance with the following formula:
(1) 
If the total number of parking spaces is more than 15 but less than 25, then there shall be at least one designated parking space for disabled veterans and handicapped persons.
(2) 
If the total number of parking spaces is more than 25 but less than 40, then there shall be 5% of the spaces but not fewer than two designated parking spaces for disabled veterans and handicapped persons.
(3) 
If the total number of parking spaces is more than 40 but less than 100, then there shall be 4% of the spaces but not fewer than three designated parking spaces for disabled veterans and handicapped persons.
(4) 
If the total number of parking spaces is more than 100 but less than 200, then there shall be 3% of the spaces but not fewer than four designated parking spaces for disabled veterans and handicapped persons.
(5) 
If the total number of parking spaces is more than 200 but less than 500, then there shall be 2% of the spaces but not fewer than six designated parking spaces for disabled veterans and handicapped persons.
(6) 
If the total number of parking spaces is more than 500, then there shall be 1 1/2% of the spaces but not fewer than 10 designated parking spaces for disabled veterans and handicapped persons.
C. 
Any person who has lawful control who does not reserve and properly mark parking spaces for disabled veterans and handicapped persons as required by this section shall be punished by a fine of $50. Each day said violation continues shall constitute a separate violation hereof.