Town of South Berwick, ME
York County
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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 8-8-1994; 9-21-1998; 5-24-1999; 6-27-2005]
No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or parts of streets described, except when necessary or in a case of an accident or emergency:
Name of Street
Side
Location
Any street or other area designated as a tow zone
Academy Street
[Added 10-10-2006]
Both
From a point starting at 31 Academy Street continuing south, southeast to the intersection of Wadleigh Lane Extension (with the exception of the marked parking spaces in front of the Middle School)
Academy Street
[Added 10-10-2006]
Both
South, southeast from end of marked spaces to CMP Pole #33 on Rt. 236 side and the driveway for # 69 Academy Street on the sidewalk side
High Knoll Drive
West
In front of soccer/ball field
Jewett Avenue
East
All
Main Street
East
From the southern entrance of the Municipal Offices (Town Hall)
Main Street
[Added 10-10-2006]
East
From the intersection of Rt. 236 to the southern entrance of Town Hall
Main Street
West
In front of Dunkin' Donuts to a point 25 feet south
Norton Street
[Added 9-24-2007]
Both
From the intersection of Goodwin Street to the intersection of Jewett Avenue
Norton Street
Both
From the intersection of Norton Street and Main Street to the intersection of Norton Street and Colcord Street and Railroad Avenue
Paul Street
South
From a point 150 feet east of Main Street to Highland Avenue
Railroad Avenue
Both
From Norton Street to Spring Street
Vine Street
Both
From Leighs Mill Bridge to Brattle Street, with the exception of space at cemetery and private property owned by the hydro co.
Wadleigh Lane
[Added 10-10-2006]
Both
Entire length
Wadleigh Lane Extension
[Added 10-10-2006]
Both
Entire length
Wadleigh Lane
[Repealed 10-10-2006]
Willow Drive
Both
All
No person shall stop or stand a vehicle in any of the following places:
A. 
On a sidewalk.
B. 
In front of a public or private driveway.
C. 
Within an intersection.
D. 
On a painted marking in the street or crosswalk.
E. 
Alongside or opposite a street or highway excavation.
F. 
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked parallel to the ditch or curb.
G. 
Within 10 feet of any fire hydrant.
H. 
On any public way such that the front of the parked vehicle is facing oncoming traffic in its lane.
I. 
In a painted parking space such that the roadway side of the vehicle extends over the roadway side of the painted parking space, or in such a manner that the right side of a vehicle or portion thereof is three feet or more from the curb, sidewalk, or edge of the pavement.
J. 
On any public way or area designated as a tow zone.
[Added 6-27-2005]
No person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified of any day, unless otherwise indicated, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described:
Name of Street
Side
Hours/Days
Location
All streets
Both
12:00 midnight to 7:00 a.m. Nov. 30 through Mar. 31
Entire length (except physicians on emergency or professional calls)
[Added 10-10-2006
No person shall park a vehicle in a Town-owned lot or driveway except as specified below:
Location of Lot
Hours
Description of use
Community Center
24 hours/day
Community Center parking only
Norton Street Lots
[Amended 4-13-2009]
24 hours/day
No restriction
Park & Ride Lot
24 hours/day
Designated parking spots only
Paul Street Lot
[Amended 4-13-2009]
6:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
2-hour parking; no overnight parking
Post Office Lot (excluding employees of the Bank and Post Office)
[Amended 4-13-2009]
6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
2-hour parking
No restriction
Town Hall Driveway
24 hours/day
No parking
Town Hall Lot
24 hours/day
Municipal parking only; no overnight parking
Young Street Municipal Lot
[Added 4-13-2009]
6:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
No restriction
No person shall stop a vehicle between the hours specified of any day, unless otherwise indicated, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described:
Name of Street
Side
Hours/Days
Location
(Reserved)
No person shall stand a vehicle between the hours specified of any day, unless otherwise indicated, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described:
Name of Street
Side
Hours/Days
Location
(Reserved)
[Amended 10-10-2006; 9-24-2007]
Time limit parking shall be determined by the Public Works Director and the Town Manager. An inventory of time limit parking spaces may be found in the Town Clerk’s Office and the Code Enforcement Office at Town Hall.
[Added 4-13-2009]
Permitted parking shall be allowed in the following lot in accordance with the schedule and the policy set forth by the Town Council. Permits may be obtained in the Town Clerk’s office and shall be valid for one year. Permits for ADA-approved residents will be made available as required by law.
Name of Lot
Number of Spaces
Young Street Municipal Lot
20
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 28, Parking Permits.
No person shall park a vehicle upon any of the streets or parts of streets described, except at the angle designated and only within the painted stall lines. On all streets or parts of streets where angle parking is now or shall be authorized, all vehicles parked shall be parked with the front nearest the curb:
Name of Street
Side
Angle
(degrees)
Location
(Reserved)
[Added 2-28-2000]
A. 
No person shall park or cause to be parked and any motor vehicle or motorcycle in a parking space clearly marked as a handicapped parking space, unless that vehicle or motorcycle displays special registration license plated issued under 29-A M.R.S.A. §§ 521, 522, or 523, or a similar license plate or placard issued by another state.
B. 
Any vehicle or motorcycle parked in a parking space clearly marked as a handicapped parking space and which does not bear a special registration plate or placard issued under 29 M.R.S.A. § 252, 252A, or 252C,[1] or a similar plate issued by another state, shall be cited for a violation. A fine of not less than $200 and not more than $500 may be assessed. "Clearly marked" includes painted signs on pavement and vertical standing signs which are visible in existing weather conditions.
[Amended 10-10-2006]
[1]
Editor's Note: Laws 1993, c. 683, § A-1, repealed former 29 M.R.S.A. § 252, 252A, or 252C. See now 29-A M.R.S.A. §§ 521 and 523.
C. 
Private off-street parking areas; designated handicapped spaces.
(1) 
Where the owner of a private off-street parking area has entered into an agreement with the South Berwick Police Department for the enforcement of this section, as authorized under 30-A M.R.S.A. § 3009(1)(D)(2),[2] this section may be enforced in the private off-street area by the South Berwick Police Department.
[2]
Editor's Note: Laws 1997, c. 673, § 3, deleted former 30-A M.R.S.A. § 3009(1)(D)(2).
(2) 
Designated handicapped spaces shall be determined by the Public Works Director and the Town Manager. An inventory of handicapped spaces may be found in the Town Clerk’s Office and the Code Enforcement Office at Town Hall.
[Added 10-10-2006; amended 9-24-2007]
Any vehicle or motorcycle parked or stopped in a clearly marked fire lane, and not an emergency vehicle, shall be subject to a forfeiture of up to $25.
[Added 6-27-2005]
The following locations shall be designated as tow zones:
Name of Street
Side
Location
Vine Street
[Amended 10-10-2006]
Both, except in designated parking spaces
From a point starting at approximately 1,200 feet from Old Mill Road and continuing southerly to the Leighs Mill Bridge, this zone includes 25 feet from center line and continuing to the intersection of Brattle Street
The following locations shall be designated as loading zones:
Name of Street
Side
Location
Main Street
[Amended 9-24-2007]
Both
From Academy Street to Butler Street. All (30 minutes only)
Paul Street
Both
From Main Street to a point 150 feet east thereof (15 minutes only)
Portland Street
Both
From Main Street to Colcord Street. All (30 minutes only)
Sewall Road
Both
North
For 150 feet from the intersection of Sewall Road and Main Street (30 minutes only)
The following locations shall be designated as taxi stands:
Name of Street
Side
Location
(Reserved)
The following locations shall be designated as bus stops:
Name of Street
Side
Location
(Reserved)