Township of Patton, PA
Centre County
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§ 167-17 Vehicles to be parked within marked spaces.

Wherever a space is marked off on any street for the parking of an individual vehicle, every vehicle parked there shall be parked wholly within the lines bounding that space, and it shall be a violation of this article for any person to park a vehicle or allow it to remain parked otherwise.

§ 167-17.1 Vehicle repair work on streets prohibited.

[Added 11-2-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-575]
No person shall park or allow to be parked any vehicle on any Township street for the principal purpose of repairing or providing maintenance to said vehicle, except for repairs necessitated by an emergency when such repairs would reasonably be expected to take no more than one hour to make the vehicle operable.

§ 167-18 Angle parking.

No person shall park a vehicle upon any of the streets or parts thereof described in Schedule XI (§ 167-36), attached to and made a part of this chapter, 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.

§ 167-19 Parking prohibited in handicapped/disabled spaces.

[Amended 9-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-346]
Except for persons parking vehicles lawfully bearing a handicapped or severely disabled veteran registration plate or displaying a handicapped or severely disabled veteran parking placard when such vehicles are being operated by or for the transportation of a handicapped person or severely disabled veteran, no person shall park a vehicle on public or private property reserved for the handicapped person or severely disabled veteran which property has been so posted. Any person who violates this provision shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $200 nor less than $50.

§ 167-20 Parking prohibited at all times.

A. 
No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or parts thereof described in Schedule XII (§ 167-37), attached to and made a part of this chapter.
B. 
Parking prohibited after snowfall.
[Amended 12-15-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-448]
(1) 
Snow removal zones established. All highways, streets and roads in the Township shall hereby be designated as “snow removal zones.”
(2) 
Prohibited parking in snow.
(a) 
Snow accumulation. It shall be unlawful for any person to park any vehicle, tractor or trailer, or allow same to remain parked or unattended on the paved or improved portion of any public highway, street or road in the Township at any time during or after any snowfall when the depth of such snowfall shall have reached or exceeded two inches.
(b) 
Snow emergency. At such time as it may be deemed necessary, the Township Manager or designee may declare a snow emergency, requiring that all vehicles be removed from the streets of the Township until the snowfall has ceased and the Township Manager or designee has declared the snow emergency ended. All such snow emergency declarations shall be provided to local media for public broadcast and publication.
(c) 
Re-parking after snow.
[1] 
It shall be unlawful to re-park any vehicle, tractor or trailer on the paved or improved portion of any public highway, street or road in areas otherwise permitted under the law and the ordinances of the Township until the snowfall has ceased and the Township Manager or designee has declared the snow emergency ended.
[2] 
Where no snow emergency has been declared under Subsection B(2)(b) above, the prohibition on parking in Subsection B(2)(a) above shall end 48 hours after a snow accumulation of two inches or more has occurred.
(3) 
Report and notice of violation.
(a) 
Police officers or other designated Township employees, finding any vehicle parked in violation of § 167-20B(2) above, may issue a parking violation notice.
(b) 
The continuation of any violation of Article III for a period of more than 24 hours shall constitute a new and separate offense for each successive twenty-four-hour period.
C. 
Excepting transit vehicles operated by the Centre Area Transit Authority, no person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or parts thereof described in Schedule XVI (§ 167-41), attached to and made a part of this chapter.
[Added 10-27-1999 by Ord. No. 99-372]

§ 167-21 Parking prohibited during certain hours.

[Amended 10-27-1999 by Ord. No. 372]
No person shall park a vehicle upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XIII (§ 167-38), attached to and made a part of this chapter, during the hours specified in said schedule.

§ 167-22 Time limit parking.

No person shall park a vehicle or allow the same to remain parked upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XIV (§ 167-39), attached to and made a part of this chapter, between the hours specified, for longer than the time indicated in said schedule.

§ 167-23 No stopping or standing.

No person shall stop or stand a vehicle upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XV (§ 167-40), attached to and made a part of this chapter.

§ 167-24 Penalties for parking violations.

[Amended 9-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-346]
Any person who violates any provision of this article or any parking provision of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.A. Chapter 33, Subchapter E) shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $15 and costs (except as provided in § 167-19); provided, however, that it shall be the duty of the police officers and of parking enforcement personnel of the Township to report to the Township Manager or his designated representative all violations of any provision of this article, indicating, in each case, the section violated, the license number of the vehicle involved in the violation, the location where the violation took place and any other facts that might be necessary in order to secure a clear understanding of the circumstances attending the violation. The police officer or other person making the report shall also attach to or place upon every such vehicle (or issue to owner/operator if present) a notice stating that the vehicle was parked in violation of this article and/or the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code. This notice shall contain instructions to the owner/operator that a response to the Patton Township offices and the payment of the penalty as specified in this notice, within 72 hours of the time of the notice, will save the violator from further prosecution and costs.