CHAPTER 69 – Parking Regulations

CHAPTER 69

PARKING REGULATIONS

 

69.01 Park Adjacent to Curb 69.09 Truck Parking Limited
69.02 Park Adjacent to Curb – One-way Street 69.10 Parking Limited to One Hour
69.03 Angle Parking 69.11 Parking Prohibited from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
69.04 Angle Parking – Manner 69.12 Parking Limited to Vehicles Under Eight Tons
69.05 Parking for Certain Purposes Illegal 69.13 Snow Removal
69.06 Parking Prohibited 69.14 Snow Routes
69.07 Persons With Disabilities Parking 69.15 Parking Limited to All Weather Driveways on
69.08 No Parking Zones Private Property

69.01    PARK ADJACENT TO CURB. No person shall stand or park a vehicle in a roadway other than parallel with the edge of the roadway headed in the direction of lawful traffic movement and with the right-hand wheels of the vehicle within eighteen (18) inches of the curb or edge of the roadway except as hereinafter provided in the case of angle parking and vehicles parked on the left-hand side of one-way streets.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.361)

69.02    PARK ADJACENT TO CURB – ONE-WAY STREET. No person shall stand or park a vehicle on the left-hand side of a one-way street other than parallel with the edge of the roadway headed in the direction of lawful traffic movement and with the left-hand wheels of the vehicle within eighteen (18) inches of the curb or edge of the roadway except as hereinafter provided in the case of angle parking.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.361)

69.03    ANGLE PARKING. Angle or diagonal parking is permitted only in the following locations:

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.361)

  1. Main Street on the east side from Center Street to “A” Street S.E.;

  2. Center Street on both sides from Main Street to Second Street S.E.;

  3. “A” Street S.E. on the south side from Main Street to First Street S.E.

69.04    ANGLE PARKING – MANNER. Upon those streets or portions of streets which have been signed or marked for angle parking, no person shall park or stand a vehicle other than at an angle to the curb or edge of the roadway or in the center of the roadway as indicated by such signs and markings. No part of any vehicle, or the load thereon, when parked within a diagonal parking district, shall extend into the roadway more than a distance of sixteen (16) feet when measured at right angles to the adjacent curb or edge of roadway.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.361)

69.05    PARKING FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES ILLEGAL. No person shall park a vehicle upon public property for more than forty-eight (48) hours, unless otherwise limited under the provisions of this chapter, or for any of the following principal purposes:

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236 [1])

1. Sale. Displaying such vehicle for sale;

2. Repairing. For lubricating, repairing or for commercial washing of such vehicle except such repairs as are necessitated by an emergency;

3. Advertising. Displaying advertising;

4. Merchandise Sales. Selling merchandise from such vehicle except in a duly established market place or when so authorized or licensed under this Code of Ordinances.

69.06    PARKING PROHIBITED. No one shall stop, stand or park a vehicle except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a peace officer or traffic control device, in any of the following places:

1. Crosswalk. On a crosswalk.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [5])

2. Center Parkway. On the center parkway or dividing area of any divided street.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236 [1])

3. Mailboxes. Within twenty (20) feet on either side of a mailbox which is so placed and so equipped as to permit the depositing of mail from vehicles on the roadway.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236 [1])

4. Sidewalks. On or across a sidewalk.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [1])

5. Driveway. In front of a public or private driveway.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [2])

6. Intersection. Within an intersection or within ten (10) feet of an intersection of any street or alley.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358[3])

7. Fire Hydrant. Within five (5) feet of a fire hydrant.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [4])

8. Stop Sign or Signal. Within ten (10) feet upon the approach to any flashing beacon, stop or yield sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [6])

9. Railroad Crossing. Within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing, except when parked parallel with such rail and not exhibiting a red light.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [8])

10. Fire Station. Within twenty (20) feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within seventy-five (75) feet of said entrance when properly sign posted.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [9])

11. Excavations. Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when such stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [10])

12. Double Parking. On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [11])

13. Hazardous Locations. When, because of restricted visibility or when standing or parked vehicles would constitute a hazard to moving traffic, or when other traffic conditions require, the Council may cause curbs to be painted with a yellow color and erect no parking or standing signs.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [13])

14. Churches, Nursing Homes and Other Buildings. A space of fifty (50) feet is hereby reserved at the side of the street in front of any theatre, auditorium, hotel having more than twenty-five (25) sleeping rooms, hospital, nursing home, taxicab stand, bus depot, church, or other building where large assemblages of people are being held, within which space, when clearly marked as such, no motor vehicle shall be left standing, parked or stopped except in taking on or discharging passengers or freight, and then only for such length of time as is necessary for such purpose.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.360)

15. Alleys. No person shall park a vehicle within an alley in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten (10) feet of the width of the roadway for the free movement of vehicular traffic, and no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within an alley in such a position as to block the driveway entrance to any abutting property. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to a vehicle parked in any alley which is eighteen (18) feet wide or less; provided said vehicle is parked to deliver goods or services.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236[1])

16. Ramps. In front of a curb cut or ramp which is located on public or private property in a manner which blocks access to the curb cut or ramp.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358[15])

17. In More Than One Space. In any designated parking space so that any part of the vehicle occupies more than one such space or protrudes beyond the markings designating such space.

69.07    PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES PARKING. The following regulations shall apply to the establishment and use of persons with disabilities parking spaces:

1. Establishment. Persons with disabilities parking spaces shall be established and designated in accordance with Chapter 321L of the Code of Iowa and Iowa Administrative Code, 661-18. No unauthorized person shall establish any on-street persons with disabilities parking space without first obtaining Council approval.

2. Improper Use. The following uses of a persons with disabilities parking space, located on either public or private property, constitute improper use of a persons with disabilities parking permit, which is a violation of this Code of Ordinances:

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321L.4[2])

A. Use by an operator of a vehicle not displaying a persons with disabilities parking permit;

B. Use by an operator of a vehicle displaying a persons with disabilities parking permit but not being used by a person issued a permit or being transported in accordance with Section 321L.2[1b] of the Code of Iowa;

C. Use by a vehicle in violation of the rules adopted under Section 321L.8 of the Code of Iowa.

3. Wheelchair Parking Cones. No person shall use or interfere with a wheelchair parking cone in violation of the following:

A. A person issued a persons with disabilities parking permit must comply with the requirements of Section 321L.2A (1) of the Code of Iowa when utilizing a wheelchair parking cone.

B. A person shall not interfere with a wheelchair parking cone which is properly placed under the provisions of Section 321L.2A (1) of the Code of Iowa.

69.08    NO PARKING ZONES. No one shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any of the following specifically designated no parking zones except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the direction of a peace officer or traffic control signal.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236 [1])

  1. West Second Street, from “C” Street N.W. to “D” Street S.W.;

  2. West First Street, from “C” Street N.W. to “D” Street S.W.;

  3. Main Street from “B” Street N.W. to “F” Street S.W. except one block north of Center South to “A” Street N.W. on both sides and one block south of “A” Street S.W. to “B” Street S.W. on the west side;  (Ord. 134 – Oct. 16 Supp.)

  4. East First Street, from Border Street south to City limits;

  5. East Second Street, from Border Street south to City limits;

  6. East Third Street, from Border Street south to “A” Street S.E.;

  7. East Fourth Street, from “B” Street N.E. to “A” Street S.E.;

  8. East Fifth Street from “B” Street N.E. to “A” Street S.E.;

  9. Border Street from Third Street N.E. to the City Water Plant;

  10. “D” Street N.E. from west City limits to east City limits;

  11. “C” Street N.W. from west City limits to Third Street N.E.;

  12. “B” Street N.W. from west City limits to Fifth Street N.E.;

  13. “A” Street N.W. from west City limits to Fifth Street N.E.;

  14. Center Street N.W. from west City limits to Fifth Street N.E.;

  15. “A” Street S.W. and S.E. from west City limits to Fifth Street S.E. except for one block on both sides of “B” Street S.E. between Main Street S.E. and First Street S.E.;

  16. “B” Street S.W. and S.E. from the west City limits to Second Street S.E. except for one block on the north side of “B” Street S.E. between Main Street S.E. and First Street S.E., which will have no parking only between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.;

  17. “C” Street S.W. from west City limits to Second Street S.E.;

  18. “D” Street S.W. from west City limits to Second Street S.E.;

  19. “E” Street S.W. from commencement on west to Second Street S.E.;

  20. “F” Street S.W. from commencement on west to Second Street S.E.;

  21. North Street from Garland Street to Grand Street;

  22. Grand Street from Park Street to Walnut Street;

  23. “D” Main Street from Highway S45 to 60th Street;

  24. “D” Main Street W. from west City limits to Highway S45;

  25. Spring Road W. from west City limits to Highway S45;

  26. Church Street from Highway S45 to 60th Street;

  27. Goff Street from west dead end to Railroad Street;

  28. Scott Street from Railroad Street to Garfield Street;

  29. Pleasant Street from Park Street to Walnut Street;

  30. Washington Street from Railroad Street to Lincoln Street;

  31. Railroad Street from Church Street to Goff Street;

  32. Garfield Street from “D” Main Street to Border Street;

  33. Harrison Street from “D” Main Street to Border Street;

  34. Jackson Street from Church Street to Border Street;

  35. Lincoln Street from “D” Main Street going south to dead end;

  36. Orchard Street from Grand Street to Pleasant Street;

  37. Walnut Street from Grand Street to Pleasant Street;

  38. Park Street from North Street to “D” Main Street except for one block on both sides of Park Street between Grand Street and “D” Main Street which will have no parking only between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.;

  39. Garland Street from North Street to “D” Main Street;

  40. 60th Street from north City limits to Shaw Street on west side of street;

  41. There shall be no parking in the alley that measures three hundred (300) feet long, sixteen (16) feet wide running east and west between Main Street and First Street S.E.   (Ord. 134 – Oct. 16 Supp.)

69.09    TRUCK PARKING LIMITED. No person shall park a motor truck, semi-trailer, or other motor vehicle with trailer attached in violation of the following regulations. The provisions of this section shall not apply to pickup, light delivery or panel delivery trucks.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236 [1])

1. Livestock. No such vehicle containing livestock shall be parked on any street, alley or highway for a period of time of more than thirty (30) minutes.

69.10    PARKING LIMITED TO ONE HOUR. It is unlawful to park any vehicle for a continuous period of more than one (1) hour between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. upon the following designated streets:

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236 [1])

  1. “A” Street S.E. on the south side from Main Street for 200 feet east of Main Street.

69.11    PARKING PROHIBITED FROM 2:00 A.M. TO 6:00 A.M. It is unlawful to park any vehicle between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on the following designated streets:

  1. Center Street between Second Street S.E. and Main Street;

  2. Main Street between Center Street and “A” Street S.E.;

  3. “A” Street S.E. between Main Street and Second Street S.E.

69.12    PARKING LIMITED TO VEHICLES UNDER EIGHT TONS. It is unlawful to park any vehicle weighing eight (8) tons or more in the parking area on the north side of “A” Street S.E. between Main Street South and First Street S.E., on the east side of Main Street South between “A” Street South and Center Street and on the south side of Center Street between Second Street S.E. and Main Street.

69.13    SNOW REMOVAL. No person shall park, abandon or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley, or City-owned off-street parking area during snow removal operations unless the snow has been removed or plowed from said street, alley or parking area and the snow has ceased to fall.

(Code of Iowa, 321.236[1])

69.14    SNOW ROUTES. The Council may designate certain streets in the City as snow routes. When conditions of snow or ice exist on the traffic surface of a designated snow route, it is unlawful for the driver of a vehicle to impede or block traffic.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236[12])

69.15    PARKING LIMITED TO ALL WEATHER DRIVEWAYS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY.

  1. Definitions. For use in this section, the following definitions shall be used:

A. “All weather” means surfaced with Portland cement concrete, gravel, asphalt or stone.

B. “Front yard” means a yard extending across the full width of the lot and measured between the front lot line and the building or any projection thereof and on corner lots, the home shall be considered to have two (2) front yards, one facing each street.

C. “Vehicle” includes, but is not limited to motorized vehicle, travel trailer, camping trailer, utility trailer, boat and boat trailer.

  1. Percentage of Front Yard. No one- or two-family dwelling with a one- or two-car garage shall have more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the front yard used for driveway parking purposes. However, this restriction shall not prohibit the construction of a twenty (20) foot wide driveway. One- and two-family dwellings that have a three (3) or more car garage shall be subject to the discretion of the Building Official.

  2. Front Yard Parking. No person shall park, store or permit the parking or storage of any vehicle in the front yard of a one- or two-family dwelling except on an all weather driveway.

  3. Parking in Rear and Side Yard. No person shall park, store or permit the parking or storage of more than two (2) vehicles in the combined side and rear yards of a one- or two-family dwelling unless such parking or storage is on an all weather parking space, which is connected by an all weather driveway dedicated to public-right-of-way or alley or in an enclosed building or garage.

  4. Parking Parallel to the Driveway. Parking areas in the front yard of any one- or two-family dwelling shall only be allowed in areas parallel and adjacent to the driveway or garage, if the driveway or garage is located adjacent to the home or in the front yard. The parking areas shall be surfaced as required by this section. Parking areas parallel to the driveway cannot exceed the width of the driveway.

  5. Temporary Parking. Temporary parking including, but not limited to, such circumstances as weekend visitors, persons attending a party or other similar events at one’s residence, special parking for recreational vehicles, or other large gatherings of temporary nature, not to exceed two (2) weeks of parking. The intent is to allow temporary parking, not permanent parking unless on an all weather surface driveway.

  6. Existing Driveways. All existing concrete and asphalt driveways that are exceeding the twenty-five percent (25%) of the front yard are exempt providing no additional surface area is added. All existing gravel driveways must be made to meet the twenty-five percent (25%) requirement of this section. Any existing driveway that is extended from the original must be extended with concrete, asphalt or gravel (if gravel is used you must use decorative landscape articles for a border to hold the gravel in place).

  7. Nuisance. The outside parking and storage on property used for residential purposes of large numbers of vehicles, water craft, trailers, materials, supplies or equipment not customarily used for residential purposes in violation of the requirements set forth below is declared to be a public nuisance because it (a) obstructs views on streets and private property, (b) creates cluttered and otherwise unsightly areas, (c) prevents full use of residential streets for residential parking, (d) decreases adjoining landowners’ and occupants’ enjoyment of their property and neighborhood, and (e) otherwise adversely affects property values and neighborhood patterns.