Parking Violations

Neighborhood parking guidelines are set forth by city ordinance and enforced by the Department of Code Enforcement.

What are the guidelines for parking in a Neighborhood?

Neighborhood Parking Guidelines

  • A vehicle/trailer on a city street must be moved every 3 days.
  • Except for special designation, street parking is available to the public regardless of residence. 
  • A vehicle/trailer cannot be on private property for more than 48 hours without the consent of the owner.
  • A vehicle/trailer cannot obstruct or be a hazard to pedestrian movement or vehicular traffic.  If it's blocking the driveway, the police should be called.
  • A vehicle/trailer cannot be on a city street without a valid license plate.
  • A vehicle/trailer must be parked going in the same direction as the traffic flow.
  • A vehicle/trailer on a city street must be operable.
  • A vehicle/trailer cannot be parked on the sidewalk or on the lawn. (Back yard parking is allowed unless on a corner property)
  • A vehicle on private property or in the back yard is not always a violation and does not need to have a valid license plate; this includes driveways.
  • A vehicle/trailer cannot be parked on a vacant lot.
  • A vehicle/trailer cannot block the alley.
  • A vehicle/trailer cannot be parked within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
  • You cannot park a commercial vehicle/over sized vehicle in residential zones. (A registered school bus is exempt from these guidelines during school hours)
  • You can not live in a recreational vehicle or any motor vehicle within the City.

What happens when a vehicle is found in violation?

If a vehicle is in violation, the Code Enforcement inspector could:

  • Put a yellow tag (private property) or red tag (public property) on the vehicle. More information on abandoned vehicles can be found here.
  • Put an orange warning card on the vehicle to move immediately.
  • Send a 10 day zoning letter to owner.

Failure to comply could possibly result in towing or ticketing.




How do I get more information on parking guidelines?

Please call 311.

311 Process Notes

Create Service Request:

  • What is the nature of the complaint?
  • What is the exact location?
  • How long has the vehicle been parked at the same location?
  • What is the color/make of vehicle?
  • What is your contact information?
  • Is it visible from the street or alley?