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.