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- Chapter 69 -
Parking Regulations

69.01 Park Adjacent to Curb
69.02 Park Adjacent to Curb - One-Way Street
69.03 Diagonal Parking
69.04 Angle Parking - Manner
69.05 Parking for Certain Purposes Illegal
69.06 Parking Prohibited
69.07 Persons with Disabilities Parking
69.08 No Parking Zones
69.09 No Parking in Day Care Unloading Zone
69.10 Snow Removal
69.11 Snow Routes

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

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.361)

  1. Main Street on the west side from State Street to Broadway Street.
  2. Broadway Street on both sides from Main Street to Walnut Street.

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 seventy-two (72) hours 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])

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

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

  1. 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])

  1. Sidewalks. On or across a sidewalk.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  1. 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])

  1. 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])

  1. 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])

  1. 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])

  1. 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])

  1. 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 Police Chief may cause curbs to be painted with a yellow color and erect no parking or standing signs.

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

  1. Theatres, Hotels and Auditoriums. 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)

  1. 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])

  1. 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])

  1. Area Between Lot Line and Sidewalk. That area of the public way not covered by sidewalk and lying between the lot line and the curb line, where curbing has been installed.

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

  1. Nonresidential Off-street Facilities.Nonresidential off-street parking facilities shall set aside persons with disabilities parking spaces in accordance with the following:
  2. Municipal off-street public parking facilities or an entity providing nonresidential parking in off-street public parking facilities shall provide not less than two percent (2%) of the total parking spaces in each parking facility as persons with disabilities parking spaces, rounded to the nearest whole number of persons with disabilities parking spaces.However, such parking facilities having ten (10) or more parking spaces shall set aside at least one persons with disabilities parking space.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321L.5[3a])

  1. An entity providing off-street nonresidential public parking facilities shall review the utilization of existing persons with disabilities parking spaces for a one-month period not less than once every twelve months.If upon review, the average occupancy rate for persons with disabilities parking spaces in a facility exceeds sixty percent (60%) during normal business hours, the entity shall provide additional persons with disabilities parking spaces as needed.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321L.5[3b])

  1. An entity providing off-street nonresidential parking as a lessor shall provide a persons with disabilities parking space to an individual requesting to lease a parking space, if that individual possesses a persons with disabilities parking permit issued in accordance with Section 321L.2 of the Code of Iowa.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321L.5[3c])

  1. A new nonresidential facility in which construction has been completed on or after July 1, 1991, providing parking to the general public shall provide persons with disabilities parking spaces as stipulated below:

 

 

 

TOTAL PARKING SPACES IN LOT

REQUIRED MINIMUM NUMBER OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES PARKING SPACES
10 to 251
26 to 502
51 to 753
76 to 1004
101 to 1505
151 to 2006
201 to 3007
301 to 4008
401 to 5009
501 to 1000
1001 and over
† Two percent (2%) of total

‡ Twenty (20) spaces plus one for each 100 over 1000

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321L.5[3d])

  1. Residential Buildings and Facilities.All public and private buildings and facilities, temporary and permanent, which are residences and which provide ten (10) or more tenant parking spaces, excluding extended health care facilities, shall designate at least one persons with disabilities parking space as needed for each individual dwelling unit in which a person with a disability resides.  Residential buildings and facilities which provide public visitor parking of ten (10) or more spaces shall designate persons with disabilities parking spaces in the visitors’ parking area in accordance with the table contained in subsection (1)(D) of this section.

(IAC, 661-18.7[321L])

  1. Business District.With respect to any on-street parking areas provided by the City within the business district, not less than two percent (2%) of the total parking spaces within each business district shall be designated as persons with disabilities parking spaces.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321L.5[4a])

  1. Other Spaces.Any other person may set aside persons with disabilities parking spaces on the person’s property provided each parking space is clearly and prominently designated as a persons with disabilities parking space.  No unauthorized person shall establish any on-street persons with disabilities parking space without first obtaining Council approval.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321L.5[3e])

  1. 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])

  1. Use by an operator of a vehicle not displaying a persons with disabilities parking permit;
  2. 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;
  3. Use by a vehicle in violation of the rules adopted under Section 321L.8 of the Code of Iowa.
  4. Wheelchair Parking Cones.No person shall use or interfere with a wheelchair parking cone in violation of the following:
  5. 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.
  6. 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. (Subsections 5 & 6 ‑ Ord. 162 – Apr. 01 Supp.)

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. Main Street, on the west side, from State Street to a point fifty (50) feet south of State Street.
  2. Main Street, on the west side, along (a) the south fourteen (14) feet of Lot 3, Block 1; (b) the north twenty-nine (29) feet of Lot 4, Block 1; (c) the south seventeen (17) feet of Lot 4, Block 1; and (d) the north fifty-three (53) feet of Lot 5, Block 1.
  3. Rose Street, on the westerly side, from Broadway Street to a point twenty (20) feet northwesterly of Broadway Street.
  4. Rose Street, on the easterly side, from State Street to West Street.
  5. Oak Street, on the east and south sides, north of Broadway Street.
  6. Vista View Drive, on the south and east sides, east of Oak Street.
  7. Birch Street, on the north side, west of Sycamore Street.
  8. Lowell Street, on north side, west of Sycamore Street, and around the cul-de-sac at the west end of Lowell Street to the east side of Lot 7 in Ironwood Estates Plat 1 (1605 Lowell Street) on the south side of Lowell Street. (Ord. 340 – Dec. 15 Supp.)
  9. Maple Street, on the east and north sides, north of Lowell Street.
  10. Twin Eagles Drive, on the south side, east of Highway 17.
  11. Willow Street, on the south side, east of Crabapple Lane. (#1 through 11 ‑ Ord. 199 – Nov. 04 Supp.)
  1. Park Avenue, on the south side, west of Vista View Drive.
  2. Sunview Drive, on the westerly side, north of Park Avenue.
  3. Crabapple Lane, on the west side. (#12 through 14 ‑ Ord. 220 – Nov. 04 Supp.)
  1. White Oak Lane, on the northeasterly side, west of Sycamore Street.
  2. Hickory Street, on the south side, east of Juniper Place.
  3. Ironwood Drive, on the west side, between Hickory Street and Park Ridge Drive.
  4. Park Ridge Drive, on the south side, east of Juniper Place. (#15 through 18 ‑ Ord. 231 – Dec. 05 Supp.)
  1. Juniper Place, on the west side, from Twin Eagles Drive to Park Ridge Drive.
  2. Windcrest Drive, on the north side, from Sunview Drive to U.S. Highway 17.
  3. Maplewood Drive, on the north side, from Vista View Drive to Sunview Drive.
  4. Aspen Court, on the east and west sides, south of Maple Drive.
  5. Broadway Street, on the south side, from its intersection with Walnut Street to a point 30 feet east of said intersection. (#19 through 23 ‑ Ord. 232 – Dec. 05 Supp.)
  1. Burr Oak Boulevard, on the east and west sides, south of Oak Creek Parkway. (Ord. 340 – Dec. 15 Supp.)
  1. Red Cedar Lane, on the west and north sides, north of Park Ridge Drive.
  2. Hackenberry Place, on the east and north sides, north of Park Ridge Drive. (Ord. 352 – Dec. 16 Supp.)
  1. Eagle Ridge Drive, on the south side, east of Crabapple Lane. (Ord. 359 – Dec. 17 Supp.)

69.09   NO PARKING IN DAY CARE UNLOADING ZONE.  No person shall park a vehicle in the specifically designated no parking zone on Walnut Street, on the east side, from its intersection with State Street to a point eighty (80) feet north of State Street, except for the loading and unloading of children attending day care between the hours of six o’clock (6:00) a.m. through six o’clock (6:00) p.m., Monday through Friday.

69.10   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])

69.11   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])