10.40 – Stopping, Standing and Parking

Sections

10.40.010 – Parking time limits

  1. City-owned, -leased, or -operated parking lots:
    1. It is unlawful for any person to cause, allow, or permit any vehicle to be parked in any City-owned, -leased, or -operated parking lot for a period of time exceeding the time limits set forth in Exhibits A through Z during the period of time between the hours set forth in Municipal Parking Lot Exhibits A through Z.
    2. It is unlawful for any person to cause, allow, or permit any vehicle to be parked in a parking space designated as a leased, permitted, or reserved parking space during the period of time between the hours set forth for leased, permitted, or reserved parking space in each City-owned, -leased, or -operated parking lot in Municipal Parking Lot Exhibits A through Z.
  2. It is unlawful for any person to cause, allow or permit any vehicle to be parked, except on Sundays or holidays, during the period of time between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. longer than the following described times:
    1. Fifteen-minute parking:
      1. On the north side of Oak Street from the east right-of-way line of Eighth Street to the west right-of-way of south Seventh Street.
    2. Thirty-minute parking:
      1. On the west side of South Third Street from the south right-of-way of Illinois Street to a point one hundred thirty (130) feet southerly therefrom.
        (Ord. 2013-M-12 § 1.)
      2. On the west side of south First Avenue, from the south right-of-way of Main Street to a point ninety (90) feet southerly therefrom, and on the east side of south First Avenue, from the south right-of-way of Main Street to a point ninety-eight (98) feet southerly therefrom.
      3. On the east side of north Third Street from the north right-of-way of Main Street to a point fifty-two (52) feet northerly therefrom.
      4. On the east side of south Third Street from the southern right-of-way of Main Street to a point 125 feet southerly thereof.
      5. On the west side of south First Street from a point one hundred and twenty six (126) feet north of the north right-of-way of Illinois Street to a point two hundred and two (202) feet northerly thereof.
        (Ord. 2009-M-49 § 1.)
    3. Ninety-minute parking:
      1. On both sides of south Third Street between Main Street and Walnut Street.
      2. On both sides of north Third Street between Cedar Street and Main Street, except on the east side of north Third Street from the north right-of-way of Main Street to a point seventy-two (72) feet northerly therefrom.
      3. On both sides of south First Street between west Main Street and Illinois Street.
      4. On the east side of north First Avenue from the south right-of-way of Cedar Avenue to a point that is seventy (70) feet north of the north right-of-way of Main Street.
      5. On both sides of Main Street between Fourth Street and Third Avenue.
      6. On the west side of south Second Avenue between Main Street and Walnut Avenue.
      7. On the east side of south First Avenue between the north right-of-way of Illinois Avenue and a point ninety-eight (98) feet south of the south right-of-way line of Main Street, and on the west side of south First Avenue between Walnut Avenue and a point ninety (90) feet south of the south right-of-way of Main Street.
      8. On the east and west side of north Second Avenue between Main Street and Cedar Avenue.
      9. On the easterly side of north Ninth Street from the northerly right-of-way line of west Main Street to a point one hundred twenty-five (125) feet northerly therefrom.
      10. On both sides of Walnut Avenue between south First Avenue and south Second Avenue.
      11. On the east side of the 0-50 block of north Eleventh Street for two, ninety (90) minute parking zone spaces.
      12. From 211 South Third Street to Indiana Street.
      13. On both sides of Walnut from south Second Street to south Third Street.
    4. Two-hour parking:
      1. On the west side of north First Avenue from a point ten (10) feet south of the south right-of-way of State Avenue to a point that is seventy (70) feet south of the south right-of-way of State Avenue.
      2. On the east side of north Fourth Street from a point three hundred thirty-seven (337) feet north of the north right-of-way of State Street to a point one hundred twenty-five (125) feet northerly therefrom.
      3. On the east side of Greenwood Lane from a point eighty-five (85) feet north of the north right-of-way of Mockingbird Court to a point that is three hundred twenty (320) feet northerly therefrom.
    5. Three-hour parking:
      1. On the west side of north Fourth Street between west Main Street and State Street;
      2. On both sides of Cedar Street between north Third Street and north Fourth Street.
      3. In front of 826 and 828 South Third Street.
    6. Eight-hour parking:
      1. On both sides of Walnut Street between south First Street and south Second Street.
      2. On the west side of south First Avenue between Walnut Avenue and Illinois Avenue.
        (Ord. 2005-M-11 § 1; Ord. 2004-M-17 § 1; Ord. 2003-M-94 § 1; Ord. 2003-M-32 § 1; Ord. 2003-M-15 § 1; Ord. 2003-M-7 § 1; Ord. 2002-M-50 § 1; Ord. 2001-M-84 § 1; Ord. 1998-M-102 § 1; Ord. 1995-M-35 § 3, 4, 5; Ord. 1994-M-68 § 1; Ord. 1993-M-40 § 1; Ord. 1991-M-76 § 1; Ord. 1991-M-22 § 2; Ord. 1991-M-7 § 1; Ord. 1991-M-2 § 1C.)
  3. Parking prohibitions and length of time:
    1. Except for service vehicles of public utilities, it is unlawful to park any motor home, mobile home, trailer, boat trailer, tractor, bus, or other vehicle exceeding seven and one-half feet in height, truck or other vehicle which is registered for 8,001 lbs. or higher, and any vehicle of the first or second division, as defined in the Illinois Compiled Statutes, Chapter 625, Section 5/1-217 (2016 ed), which is equipped with an attached snowplow, on any street, alley, or parkway between the hours of 10 p.m and 7 a.m.

    2. Permission may be granted by the Police Department for a maximum forty-eight (48) hours for any unoccupied mobile home or motor home to park on a residential street, provided the permit shall be obtained in advance and that permit shall be displayed in the front windshield of the mobile home or motor home.  No more than two permits shall be granted in any twelve (12) month period.

  4. Twenty-four hour time limit:
    It is unlawful for any person to cause, allow or permit any vehicle to be parked on any public street or other public place for a period of longer than twenty-four (24) consecutive hours.
(2018-M-39: § 1, 2, 3; 2018-M-35: § 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7; 2016-M-41: §1; 1990-M-24: §1; 2004-M-17: §1; 1990-M-49: § 1)

10.40.015 – Penalties for multiple violations of Section 10.40.010

For any person receiving one (1) and less than eleven (11) parking tickets in a twelve (12) calendar month period, the fine shall be twenty-five ($25.00) dollars.  If any person receives more than then (10) tickets in a twelve (12) calendar month period, the fine shall be fifty ($50.00) dollars for every occurrence over the ten (10) tickets.

(2008-M-22: § 1; 2005-M-63: § 6; 2004-M-17: § 1; 2003-M-29: § 1; 1997-M-59: § 1)

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)

10.40.030 – Emergency regulations - Authority

  1. The Chief of Police shall make and enforce temporary regulations to cover emergencies as public safety or convenience may require relating to the movement, parking, or standing of vehicles.  No such temporary regulations shall remain in effect beyond the next regularly scheduled city council meeting after the adoption of such regulation, except the area defined by the Downtown Special Services Area (SSA) generally bordered by the Union Pacific Railroad tracks on the north, Indiana Street on the south, Third Avenue on the east, and Fourth Street on the west.
  2. The Director of Public Works is authorized and directed to cause appropriate signs to be erected and maintained in those areas designated by the Chief of Police pursuant to Subsection A above.
(2007-M-36: § 1; 2004-M-17: § 1)

10.40.040 – No-parking places designated - Prohibited parking

It is unlawful at any time to cause, allow or permit any vehicle to stop, stand, or park in any of the following places, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or official traffic-control device:

  1. In any intersection.
  2. In a crosswalk.
  3. Upon any bridge or viaduct, or in any subway or tunnel or the approach thereto.
  4. Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within thirty (30) feet of a point on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone.
  5. Within thirty (30) feet of a traffic signal, beacon, or sign on the approaching side.
  6. Within twenty (20) feet of any intersection or crosswalk.
  7. At any place where the standing of a vehicle will reduce the usable width of the roadway for moving traffic to less than eighteen (18) feet.
  8.  Within fifteen (15) feet of a point on the curb immediately adjacent to a fire hydrant.
  9. At any place where the vehicle would block the use of a driveway.
  10. Within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad grade crossing.
  11. Within twenty-five (25) feet of the entrance of the Fire Department Station on the west side of north First Avenue and the entire east side of north First Avenue between Cedar Avenue and State Avenue. Within ninety (90) feet of the entrance of the Fire Department Station on Production Drive on both sides of the roadway.            
  12. On a sidewalk, except between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. when vehicles may be parked in residentially zoned districts on that portion of the sidewalk, which connects the driveway and the driveway apron.
  13. At any place where official signs prohibit parking.                            
  14. Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection without traffic on the approach leg and within twenty (20) feet of the far right signal on the exit of an intersection with traffic control.
  15. In a lane of traffic (double parking).
  16. At the parking area of the Riverside Lift Station which is located on the west side of Illinois Route 25 south of the Prairie Street Bridge and further described as follows:
    the northerly side of the lift station to a line one hundred thirty-two (132) feet south of and parallel with the southerly side of the lift station.  However, such limitation on parking shall not apply to vehicles owned by the city of St. Charles.  This sign designating no parking at that facility shall state, "No Parking except for city-owned vehicles."
  17. At any place where street cleaning signs have been erected at the direction of the Chief of Police or his designee.
  18. No parking is allowed in any area shown in Exhibits STC-13 through STC-16, STC-21 through STC-36, WA-30, CA-25, and CA-36.
  19. Upon any street for the purpose of displaying the vehicle for sale, or for the purpose of selling merchandise from the vehicle.
  20. It is unlawful for any person to cause, allow, or permit a vehicle to stop for any purpose or length of time other than the period of time necessary for the expeditious unloading and delivery or pick-up and loading of materials in any place designated by ordinance by the Mayor and City Council as a freight loading zone and marked as such during the hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and in no case shall such vehicle stop for a period of time in excess of thirty (30) minutes, or for loading and unloading of passengers in any place designated by ordinance by the Mayor and City Council as a drop off  zone and marked as such, or in any of the following designated places:
    1. Freight Loading Zone
      1. On the west side of south First Street from the north right-of-way of Prairie Street to a point seventy-five (75) feet northerly therefrom, effective 8:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m.
      2. On the east side of north Third Street starting at a point thirty-three (33) feet south of the south right-of-way of Cedar Street to a point fifty-four (54) feet southerly therefrom, effective 6:00 a.m. through 10:00 a.m.
      3. On the north side of Walnut Street from the east right-of-way of south Second Street to a point eighty-five (85) feet easterly therefrom, effective 8:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m.
      4. On the east side of south Second Avenue from Walnut Avenue to Main Street, from 8:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m.
        (Ord. 2013-M-12 § 1.)
      5. On the west side of north Third Street starting at a point sixty-five (65) feet north of the north right-of-way of Main Street to a point sixty (60) feet southerly therefrom, effective 6:00 a.m. through 10:00 a.m.
      6. On the south side of Cedar Street from a point thirty (30) feet east of north Third Street to a point forty-five (45) feet easterly therefrom.
      7. On the north side of Walnut Avenue from the easterly right-of-way of First Avenue extending ninety-five (95) feet easterly therefrom, effective 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m.
    2. Drop Off Zone.  Any place designated by the Mayor and City Council for the loading and unloading of passengers.  In no case shall such vehicle stop for a period of time in excess of fifteen (15) minutes or be left unattended in the following places:
      1. Along the curb adjacent to the entrance to a hospital or hotel, provided the space shall not exceed seventy-five (75) feet.
      2. Along the curb adjacent to the entrance to a public building between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., except on Sunday, provided the space shall not exceed seventy-five (75) feet.
      3. Directly in front of the entrance to any theater or restaurant, provided the space shall not exceed seventy-five (75) feet.
      4. On Fridays and Saturdays the east side of North Fourth Street from the driveway directly to the south of 18 North Fourth Street, extending northerly 42 feet to a point adjacent to the sidewalk on the right-of-way extending from the main entrance of 18 North Fourth Street.
        (Ord. 2009-M-16 § 1.)
      5. On school days, effective 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m., along the curb of the south side of Illinois Avenue from the east right-of-way of S. 6th Avenue to a point of 145 feet easterly therefrom.
        (Ord. 2012-M-3 § 1.)
  21. It is unlawful for any person to cause, allow, or permit a vehicle to park in a timed parking space while said vehicle is displaying a City-issued parking permit.
  22. In a public parking area without the vehicle displaying a current motor vehicle registration sticker or a temporary registration permit.
  23. At the following City facilities:

    Address

    Facility

    630 N. 12th Street

    Substation 2

    300 N. 1st Avenue

    Substation 3

    North 9th Street

    Substation 4

    2561 DuKane

    Substation 5

    1405 Prairie Street

    Substation 6

    1000 Dunham Road

    Substation 7

    650 Peck Road

    Substation 8

    850 Equity Drive

    Substation 9

    8 State Avenue

    Pump Station #4

    15 N. 1st Avenue

    Well #3 Reservoir

    727 S 3rd Street

    Well #5 Reservoir

    228 Randall Road

    Well #7

    454 S. 37th Avenue

    Pump Station 8

    5N061 Route 25

    Pump Station 9

    2900 North 5th Avenue

    Pump Station 11

    103 S. 10th Street

    Water Tower

    2903 Campton Hills Road

    Water Tower

    2595 Oak Street

    Well #13

    1405 S. 7th Avenue

    Water Treatment Plant

    3803 Illinois Route 38

    West Side Treatment Plant

    3804 Illinois Route 38

    West Side Treatment Plant

    3805 Illinois Route 38

    West Side Treatment Plant

    3806 Illinois Route 38

    West Side Treatment Plant

    810 Washington

    Washington Lift Station

    2 Deveraux Way

    Eastside Lift Station

    533 Division Street

    Lift Station

    13 Wildrose Springs Drive

    Lift Station

    1405 Dunham Road

    Royal Fox #2 Lift Station

    1250 Country Club Road

    Lift Station

    4400 Royal Fox Drive

    Royal Fox #1 Lift Station

    36W501 Crane Road

    Red Gate Lift Station

    1000 Glen Briar Court

    Woods of Fox Glenn Lift Station

    791 King Edward Avenue

    Kingswood Lift Station

    1405 S. 7th Avenue

    Public Works Complex

    1425 South Avenue

    IDOT Garage

    4048 East Main Street

    Pheasant Run Lift Station

    1040 Crestwood Circle

    Oak Crest Lift Station

    3368 St. Michael Court

    Renaux Lift Station

    2602 Woodward Drive

    Pine Ridge Lift Station

Notwithstanding the foregoing, such prohibitions on parking shall not apply to vehicles owned by the City, City employees and/or other vehicles authorized by the City’s Electric, Environmental or Public Services managers.  The signs designating no parking shall state, “No Parking except for authorized vehicles only”.

 

(2010-M-55: § 1; 2008-M-53: § 1; 2006-M-17: § 1; 2005-M-53: § 1; 2004-M-17: § 1; 2004-M-14: § 1; 2003-M-31: § 1; 2003-M-14: § 1; 2002-M-38: § 1; 2002-M-34: § 1; 2001-M-12: § 1; 2000-M-86: § 1; 1999-M-69: § 1; 1999-M-55: § 1; 1996-M-43: § 1; 1996-M-21: § 1; 1995-M-43: § 1; 1986-M-61: § 1; 1984-M-80)

10.40.042 – No-parking places designated - Bus loading zones

It is unlawful for the operator or owner of any vehicle at any time to cause, allow, or permit any vehicle to stop, stand or park in any of the following places, which shall be designated as bus loading zones, on school days between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or official traffic control device:

  1. On the north side of Indiana Avenue from a point seventy-five (75) feet east of the east right-of-way line of south Sixth Avenue to a point one hundred seventy-five (175) feet easterly therefrom.
  2. On the easterly side of north Fifth Street from a point twenty-five (25) feet north of the north right-of-way line of Cedar Street to the south right-of-way line of State Street.
(2004-M-17: § 1; 1997-M-11: § 1; 1992-M-43: § 1)

10.40.043 – No parking on school days

It is unlawful for the operator or owner of any vehicle at any time to cause, allow, or
permit any vehicle to stop, stand or park in any of the following places which shall be
designated as no parking on school days between the hours of 7: 00 a.m. and 4: 00 p.m.
(unless times otherwise stated), except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic
or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or official traffic control device:

A. On the north side of State Street from a point twenty (20) feet easterly of the east curb
line of north 5th Street to a point twenty (20) feet west of the west curb line of North
4th Street.

B. On the west side of 13th Avenue, from a point twenty (20) feet south of the south
curb line on Ronzheimer Avenue to a point twenty (20) feet north of the north curb
line of Rita Avenue.

C. Between the hours of 9: 00 a.m. to 1: 00 p.m. on all streets inside the area bordered by
and including Gray Street on the south from 4th Street to 12th Street, 4th Street on the
east from Gray Street to Fellows, Fellows Street on the north from 4th Street to 12th
Street and 12th Street on the west from Fellows to Gray.

(2018-M-34: § 2; 2006-M-29: § 1; 2005-M-49: § 1; 2004-M-17: § 1; 1997-M-24: § 1)

10.40.044 – Residential parking only on school days

It is unlawful at any time to cause, allow or permit any vehicle to stop, stand or park,
except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the direction of a police officer or official traffic control device, in any of the following places which-shall be designated as no parking on school days between the hours of 7: 00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (unless times otherwise stated), unless such vehicle is licensed to a resident whose residence is located on property abutting the following public right-of-way:

East Side of the Fox River:

  1. On both sides of Highgate Course
  2. On both sides of Chasse Circle
  3. On both sides of Fairfax Road from the west right-of-way of Dunham Road to the east right-of-way of Forest Ridge Rd.
  4. On both side of Canidae Court
  5. On both sides of Shires Lane
  6. On both side of Southgate Course
  7. On both side of Dunham Course
  8. On both side of Muirfield Court
  9. On both sides of Huntington Road from the southerly right-of-way of Fox Chase Boulevard to the north right-of-way of Forest Ridge Road. On Forest Ridge Road along the westerly and northerly side of the street from the south right-of-way of Fairfax Road continuing westerly around the circle to the eat right-of-way of Huntington Rd.
  10. On the east side of Essex Court
  11. On the west side of Sterling Court
  12. Foxwood Lane from the southwesterly right- of- way of Southgate Course
  13. Southgate Course from the northerly right-of-way of Southgate Course
  14. On the south side of Royal St. George’s Court
  15. On both side of Royal St. James Court
  16. Between the hours of 9:00 a.m.to 1:00 p.m.; within the entire Stuarts Crossing subdivision, to include Stuarts Drive, Crossing Way, and Ridings Lan

West Side of the Fox River:

  1. On the east side of Chesapeake Road
  2. On both sides of Ashbrooke Court
  3. On the north side and east side of Greenwood Lane
  4. On both sides of Mockingbird Court
  5. On the north side of Oxmoor Court
  6. On the north side of Fieldcrest Drive
  7. On the south side of Dorchester Road
  8. On the south side of Abbeywood Drive
  9. On the west side of Easton Place
  10. On the west side of Pendleton Court
  11. On the west side of Brittany Court
  12. On the south side of Wexford Court
  13. On the outer ring of Windsor Court
  14. On all roadways within the Rivers Edge subdivision. Street to include: River View Drive, River Ridge Drive, Prairie Crossing Drive, Meadow View Drive, and North Meadow View Drive
  15. On both sides of 8th Street from the north right-of-way of Oak Street to the south right-of-way of Indiana Street, except for the southerly one-hundred fifty (150) feet along the east side of 8th Street as measured northerly from the north right-of-way of Oak Street
  16. Between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on all streets inside the area ordered by and including Gray Street on the south form 4th Street to 12th Street, 4th Street on the east form Gray Street to Fellows, Fellows Street on the north from 4th Street to 12th Street and 12th Street on the west from Fellows to Gray.  
(2019-M-25: § 1; 2018-M-34: § 3; 2015-M-40: § 1; 2013-M-60: § 1; 2007-M-37: § 1; 2004-M-17: § 1; 2002-M-33: § 1; 2001-M-49: § 1; 1999-M-77: § 1 a, b, c, d, e; 1993-M-61: § 1; 1992-M-21: § 3; 1990-M-24: § 2; 1988-M-67: § 1; 1988-M-26: § 1; 1987-M-24: § 1; 1987-M-4: § 1)

10.40.045 – Residential Parking Only (Deleted and incorporated into 10.40.044 as subsection C)

Deleted and incorporated into 10.40.044 as subsection C in its entirety.

(2002-M-33: § 2)

10.40.052 – Private use of public places restricted

It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to use any street, sidewalk, private parking lot subject to a city contract for enforcement of ordinances and state statutes, city parking lot or any other public place, as space for the display of any vehicle for sale, lease, trade or for free.

(1987-M-76: § 1)

10.40.060 – Snow routes - Designated - Removal of vehicles required - Sign erection authorized

  1. The following streets in the city are designated as snow routes:
    1. Main Street, from Kautz to Randall Road.
    2. Kautz Road, from Main Street to South city limits.
    3. Kirk Road, from Dunham Road to Division Street.
    4. Dunham Road, from Main Street to Kirk Road.
    5. Tyler Road, Main Street to Kirk Road.
    6. South Tyler Road, Tyler Road to Division Street.
    7. Division Street, from Riverside Avenue (Illinois Rt. 25) to Kirk Road.
    8. Seventh Avenue, from Main Street to Division Street.
    9. Thirteenth Avenue, from Ronzheimer Avenue to Seventh Avenue.
    10. Adams Avenue, from Fifth Avenue to Seventh Avenue.
    11. Riverside Avenue, from Illinois Route 25 to Illinois Avenue.
    12. Illinois Rt. 25, from Division Street to Country Club Road.
    13. South First Avenue, from Illinois to Main Street.
    14. North First Avenue, from Main Street to State Avenue.
    15. Illinois, from Seventh Avenue to Seventh Street.
    16. Indiana Avenue, from Fifth Avenue to Seventh Avenue.
    17. North Third Avenue, from Main Street to Delnor Avenue.
    18. Delnor Avenue, from North Third Avenue to North Fifth Avenue.
    19. Stonehedge, from Illinois Rt. 25 to Fox Chase Boulevard.
    20. Fox Chase Boulevard, from Stonehedge to Dunham Road.
    21. Illinois Rt. 31, from Timbers Trail to Roosevelt Street.
    22. Horne Street, from Illinois Rt. 31 to Fourteenth Street.
    23. Prairie Street, from Riverside Drive to Randall Road.
    24. Oak Street, from Third Street to Randall Road.
    25. State Street, from Illinois Rt. 31 to Ninth Street.
    26. North Ninth Street, from Main Street to Dean Street.
    27. Dean Street, from North Ninth Street to Randall Road.
    28. Third Street, from Main Street to Gray Street.
    29. Fifth Street, from Main Street to State Street.
    30. South Seventh Street, from Main Street to Fellows Street.
    31. Indiana Street, from Seventh Street to Ninth Street.
    32. Ninth Street, from Oak Street to Indiana Street.
    33. South Twelfth Street, from Main Street to Oak Street.
    34. South Fourteenth Street, from Prairie Street to Illinois Rt. 38.
    35. Randall Road, from Dean Street to Illinois Rt. 38.
    36. Madison Avenue, from Tyler Road to south Seventh Avenue.
    37. Campton Hills Road from Main Street to Happy Hills Road.
    38. Peck Road from Illinois Route 38 to Main Street.
    39. South First Street from Prairie Street to Main Street.
      (Ord. 2008-M-68§ 1.)
  2. From November 1st of one year to April 30th of the next year, it shall be unlawful for any person to cause, allow or permit any vehicle to be parked on any of the streets designated in Subsection "A" of this section when an accumulation of snow is two inches or more, until such street has been cleaned.
  3. Any vehicle parked in violation of the foregoing prohibition against parking on a snow route is declared to be a nuisance and a hazard to public safety, and any police officer of the city is authorized to remove or cause the removal of such vehicle to any garage or other place of storage at the expense of the owner of said vehicle in accordance with Section 10.40.090.
  4. The director of public works is directed to post, or cause to be erected and maintained, suitable signs bearing the inscription "Snow Route."
(2004-M-17: § 1; 2000-M-95: § 1; 1998-M-120: § 1; 1994-M-71: § 1; 1990-M-87: § 1)

10.40.070 – Snow conditions - Parking - Removal of vehicles

  1. It is unlawful for a period of seventy-two (72) hours or until such street, highway or City-owned,  leased, or operated parking lot has been cleared of snow as determined by the Chief of Police following a fresh snowfall of three inches or more, to park any vehicle on any portion of any public street, highway, or City-owned, -leased, or –operated parking lot in spaces so designated and as identified in Exhibit PL-G.
    (Ord. 2009-M-18 § 1.)
  2. Any vehicle parked in violation of the prohibition against parking contained in Subsection "A" of this section is a nuisance and a hazard to public safety, and any police officer of the city is authorized to remove or cause the removal of such vehicle to be stored on any city property or in a public garage or parking lot or other place of storage at the expense of the owner of said vehicle in accordance with Section 10.40.090.
(2004-M-17: § 1)

10.40.080 – Signs - Posting authority

The director of public works, shall cause signs to be erected and maintained in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and in accordance with the Illinois Vehicle Code (Chapter 95½, Para 11-304, Illinois Revised Statutes, (1983 ed.)

10.40.090 – Illegally parked vehicles - Removal by police - Storage - Post-storage hearings for impounded vehicles - Conduct of hearing - Decisions of the hearing officers and their effect.

  1. The police department and all members thereof assigned to traffic duty are authorized to remove and tow away, or have removed and towed away by commercial towing service, any car or other vehicle illegally parked, or in any place where such parked vehicle creates or constitutes a traffic hazard, blocks the use of a fire hydrant; or obstructs, or may obstruct, the movement of any emergency vehicle; or any vehicle which has been parked in any public street or other public place for a period of twenty-four (24) consecutive hours or more.
  2. Cars so towed away shall be stored on any city property or in a public garage or parking lot and shall be restored to the owner or operator thereof after payment of the expense incurred by the City in removing and storing such vehicles.
  3. Post-storage Hearings for Impounded Vehicles:  As to any vehicle impounded pursuant to this chapter by or at the request of the City, its agents or employees, a person who has a legal entitlement to possession of the vehicle has a right to a post-seizure administrative hearing to determine whether there was probable cause to impound the vehicle if such person files a written demand, on forms so provided for such a hearing, with the City within ten (10) days after such person has learned such vehicle has been impounded or within ten (10) days after the mailing of the date set in the notice of stored vehicle, whichever occurs first.  The notice of stored vehicle shall be sent in the mail to the legal and registered owner, or their agent, and to the garage where the vehicle is stored within forty-eight (48) hours, excluding weekends and holidays, after impounding and storage of the vehicle.
  4. Conduct of Hearing:  A hearing shall be conducted before a hearing officer designated by the Mayor within forty-eight (48) hours of receipt of a written demand therefore from the person seeking the hearing unless such person waives the right to a speedy hearing.  Saturdays, Sundays, and City holidays are to be excluded from the calculation of the forty-eight (48) hour period.  The hearing officer shall be someone other than the person who directed the impounding and storage of the vehicle.  The sole issue before the hearing officer shall be whether there was probable cause to impound the vehicle in question.  "Probable cause to impound" means such a state of facts as would lead a person of ordinary care and prudence to believe that there was sufficient breach of local, state, or federal law to grant legal authority for the removal of the vehicle.  The hearing officer shall conduct the hearing in an informal manner and shall not be bound by technical rules of evidence.  The person demanding the hearing shall carry the burden of establishing that such person has the right to possession of the vehicle.  The Police Department shall carry the burden of establishing that there was probable cause to impound the vehicle in question.  At the conclusion of the hearing, the hearing officer shall prepare a written decision.  A copy of such decision shall be provided to the person demanding the hearing and the registered owner of the vehicle (if not, the person requesting the hearing).  The hearing officer's decision in no way affects any criminal proceeding in connection with the impound in question and any criminal charges involved in such proceedings may only be challenged in the appropriate court.  The decision of the hearing officer is final.  Failure of the registered or legal owner, or their agent to request or attend a scheduled post-seizure hearing shall be deemed a waiver of the right to such hearing.
  5. Decisions of the Hearing Officers and Their Effect:  The hearing officer shall only determine that, as to the vehicle in issue, either:
    1. There was probable cause to impound the vehicle; or
    2. There was no such probable cause.
      In the event that the hearing officer determines that there was no probable cause, the hearing officer shall prepare and date a certificate of no probable cause, copies of which shall be given to the possessor of the vehicle and the Police Department.  Upon receipt of the possessor's copy of such certificate, the official police garage having custody of the vehicle shall release the vehicle to its possessor.  Upon a finding of no probable cause, towing and storage fees shall be paid by the City in accordance with arrangements made between the City and the official police garages.  If the possessor fails to present such certificate to the official police garage having custody of the vehicle within twenty-four (24) hours of its receipt, excluding such days when the official police garage is not open for business, the possessor shall assume liability for all subsequent storage charges.  Such certificate shall advise the possessor of such requirement.
(2004-M-17: § 1)

10.40.100 – City parking - Applicability of regulations

The regulations set forth in this chapter relative to parking shall apply to the operator, or person in charge of, and the owner of the vehicle parked.

10.40.110 – Penalty for violation of sections

Any person who violates any section of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be fined in accordance with the general penalty provision set forth in Section 10.60.010 of the Municipal Code of the City of St. Charles. Each period of parking, whether it is for the time the vehicle remains motionless where there is no time limit, or for fifteen (15) minutes, one (1) hour, ninety (90) minutes, two (2) hours, twelve (12) hours, eighteen (18) hours, or twenty-four (24) hours, as the case may be, shall each be considered a separate  offense.

(2005-M-63: § 7; 2004-M-17: § 1; 1997-M-59: § 4; 1994-M-23: § 1; 1984-M-80: § 1)