Except as hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful for an operator of any vehicle to park the vehicle for a period longer than two hours between 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m., daily, on any public way in the City where overnight on-street permit parking is not allowed. It shall be unlawful for an operator of any vehicle to park the vehicle for any time period between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m., daily, without a permit on the public ways where overnight on-street permit parking is allowed.
[Amended 12-23-2013 by Ord. No. O-13-062]
Anyone violating this provision shall be fined a minimum of $25. If such fine is not paid within seven days, the fine shall increase by $10, to $35.
Editor's Note: Ord. No. 0-96-109, adopted 1-14-1997, repealed former § 13-312 in its entirety, which pertained to night snow removal schedules and derived from the following: NRO 1975, T. 12, § 1052; Ord. No. O-86-67, 5-27-1986; Ord. No. O-88-12, 2-23-1988; Ord. No. O-89-160, 12-26-1989; and Ord. No. O-96-44, 10-8-1996.
Residences within the City of Nashua who have overnight guests occasionally may call the Parking Department and ask for temporary relief from the overnight ban when their guests must park on city streets.
[Added 10-8-2013 by Ord. No. O-13-041; amended 10-9-2018 by Ord. No. O-18-023]
[Added 10-8-2013 by Ord. No. O-13-041; amended 12-23-2013 by Ord. No. O-13-062; 3-25-2014 by Ord. No. O-14-012; 11-25-2014 by Ord. No. O-14-029; 4-28-2015 by Ord. No. O-15-045; 9-9-2015 by Ord. No. O-15-061; 10-27-2015 by Ord. No. O-15-067; 12-22-2015 by Ord. No. O-15-075; 3-8-2016 by Ord. No. O-16-005; 5-10-2016 by Ord. No. O-16-008; 12-13-2016 by Ord. No. O-16-024]
There shall be a program for on-street overnight parking as described below.
On-street overnight parking shall be allowed between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. on designated streets only to vehicles with a permit. On-street overnight parking for any time period between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. on designated streets without a permit is a violation of § 320-78 and is not allowed.
Residents of the streets where overnight parking is permitted will be allowed to purchase an annual permit, with a maximum number of 550 permits to be issued. Additionally, residents of the following locations are also allowed to purchase annual permits:
[Amended 11-28-2017 by Ord. No. O-17-051]
13 Main Street.
136 West Pearl Street.
[Added 2-14-2017 by Ord. No. O-17-030]
[Added 3-21-2017 by Ord. No. O-17-034]
[Added 6-13-2017 by Ord. No. O-17-038]
Applicants for a permit must show current proof of residence, to be demonstrated by a current New Hampshire vehicle registration certificate or proof of vehicle's insurance at that residence and one of the following additional documents:
Valid certificate of title;
Title application prepared by the Tax Collector that is not marked "nonresident";
Lease or rental agreement;
Notarized letter from a landlord at the address provided;
Mortgage statement at the address provided;
Any current utility bill with service at the address provided;
Property tax bill at the address provided; or
Government check, payroll check, payroll document or employment contract.
Permits are not permitted for commercial vehicles, recreational vehicles, or boats.
Permit stickers shall be displayed in the rear driver side window.
Regardless of when a permit is obtained, annual parking permits shall be effective to December 31 of that year, and the fee for every permit for a year or a portion of a year shall be $10.
Permits shall be issued by the City Clerk's Office, who shall maintain an electronic record of the number of permits per address.
It is the intent of the Board of Aldermen that the revenue received from the issuance of permits will first cover the cost of administering the program, and any remaining revenue in excess of the administrative costs will be used for neighborhood improvements in the neighborhoods in which permits are allowed.
There shall be no overnight parking in areas where parking is not permitted during the daytime.
There shall be no overnight parking during a declared snow emergency.
There shall be no parking in the same location for more than 48 consecutive hours.
The streets where overnight parking is permitted are as follows:
No vehicle over 18,000 pounds' gross vehicle weight shall remain parked or stopped, whether attended or unattended, on public or private property within any residential district of the City, with its engine or any other auxiliary engine, power source or similar mechanical device operating, for a period in excess of 15 minutes between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. daily.
Any person found in violation of the terms and conditions of this section shall be fined $50.