10.40.020 – City parking - Manner of parking - Improper parking - Curbs - Alleys - Loading zones

  1. It is unlawful for any person to cause, allow or permit any vehicle to be parked in any parking area maintained by the city except within the lines of the parking space painted upon the surface of the parking area or as otherwise directed by a police officer or his designee.
  2. It is unlawful for any person to cause, allow or permit any vehicle to occupy more than one parking space or obstruct any traffic lane.
  3. Parking at Curb:  It is unlawful for any person to cause, allow or permit  any vehicle to be parked with the left side of such vehicle next to the curb, except on one-way street; or to cause, allow or permit any vehicle to stand or be parked in a street other than parallel to the curb, i.e. with the two or more right wheels of the vehicle within twelve (12) inches of the regularly established curbline, or in addition on a one-way street with the left wheels along the left-hand curb, except upon those streets that have been marked for angle parking where the vehicle shall be parked at the angle to the curb indicated by such markings.
  4. Parking in Alleys:  No person shall cause, allow or permit a vehicle to be parked within an alley in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave less than ten (10) feet available for the free movement of vehicular traffic, and no person shall stop, cause, or permit a vehicle to stand or park within an alley in such a position as to block the driveway entrance to any abutting property.
  5. Parking at Cab Stands or Bus Loading Zones:  No person shall cause, permit or allow a vehicle to be parked, other than a taxicab, in any area designated by ordinance as a cab stand; or other than a bus in a place designated by ordinance as a bus loading zone.
  6. Parking on the Tree Bank:  No person shall cause, permit or allow a vehicle to be parked on the tree bank, which is the area between the right-of-way line and the curb of the street unless such area shall have been paved and approved by the Director of Public Works of the city of St. Charles, or his designee, or unless the Director of Public Works, or his designee, has declared a snowstorm emergency and then only during the time of such snowstorm emergency remains in effect.

This subsection shall not apply to persons parking a vehicle so as to obstruct the entrance or exit of any place where police or fire department apparatus or other emergency equipment is kept or housed, or so as to block any emergency entrance to a hospital; nor shall it apply to any person charged with parking a vehicle so as to entirely obstruct traffic on any street or alley, or parking in such a way as to reduce traffic on an arterial street to one-way traffic only; nor to any person who refuses, at the request of any member of the police department, to move a vehicle illegally parked.

(2008-M-22: § 2; 2004-M-17: § 1; 2000-M-86: § 1; 1999-M-95: § 1; 1997-M-61: § 1; 1990-M-68: § 1)