8.02.090 – General parking regulations.

  1. Private Marking Unlawful.

It is unlawful for any person to letter, mark or paint in any manner, any letters, marks or signs on any sidewalk, curb, street or alley, or to post on a parking strip, anything designed or intended to prohibit or restrict parking in front of any sidewalk, private residence, business or in any alley, except in compliance with the provisions of this Chapter.

  1. Required Methods of Parking.
  2. No person shall stand or park a vehicle in a street other than parallel with the edge of the roadway, headed in the direction of lawful traffic movement and with the curbside wheels of the vehicle within twelve inches of the edge of the curb, except where the street is marked or signed for angle parking.
  3. No person shall stand or park a vehicle other than at the indicated direction.
  4. Whenever the owner or driver of a vehicle discovers that such vehicle is parked immediately in front of, or too close to a building to which the Fire Department has been summoned, such person shall immediately remove such vehicle from the area unless otherwise directed by police or fire officers.
  5. Parking Prohibited in Certain Places. In addition to provisions of the Motor Vehicle Laws of Oregon prohibiting parking, no person shall park:
  6. A vehicle upon any bridge, viaduct or other elevated structure used as a street or within a street tunnel in this City, unless marked or indicated otherwise;
  7. A vehicle in any alley except to load or unload persons or materials, such time not to exceed twenty consecutive minutes in any two-hour period;
  8. A vehicle upon any street for the principal purpose of:
  9. Displaying such vehicle for sale,
  10. Washing, greasing or repairing such vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency,
  11. Selling merchandise from such vehicle except in a duly established market place or when so authorized or licensed under the ordinances of this City, or
  12. Storage or as junkage or dead storage for more than fifteen hours;
  13. A vehicle upon any parkway except where specifically authorized;
  14. A vehicle on private property not his own, without the express or implied consent of the person in charge of the private property. When any express or implied consent has been given, the posting, in a conspicuous place on the property by the person in charge of the property, of a printed or written notice signed by such person in charge, and specifying the parking limitations, shall be prima facie evidence of the withdrawal of such consent under the terms of the limitations;
  15. A vehicle in the parking area of a park or other public place for the purpose of displaying the vehicle or its contents for sale. It shall be an affirmative defense to a violation of this Subsection if the owner or operator of the vehicle is present in the park or other public place where the vehicle is parked for an event or purpose for which the park or other public is then open during the time the vehicle is so parked; or
  16. A vehicle upon any street which is marked by a painted yellow curb, unless otherwise designated as a special parking area by adjacent signage.
  17. Loading Zones. No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in a designated loading zone for any purpose or length of time other than for the expeditious loading and unloading of passengers, or the unloading and delivery, or pickup and loading of materials, during the hours when the provisions applicable to the type of loading zone being used are in effect. In no case shall the stop in an unmetered loading zone, for loading and unloading of passengers and personal baggage, exceed five minutes, nor the loading or unloading of materials exceed fifteen minutes.
  18. Bus Stops and Taxicab Stands.
  19. Buses and Taxicabs. The driver of a bus or taxicab shall not stand or park such vehicle upon any street in any business district at any place other than at a bus stop or a taxicab stand, respectively. This provision shall not prevent the driver of any taxicab from temporarily stopping for the purpose of, and while actually engaged in, the loading or unloading of passengers.
  20. Vehicles other than Buses or Taxicabs. No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle, other than a bus in a bus stand, or other than a taxicab in a taxicab stand, except that the driver of a passenger vehicle may temporarily stop for the purpose of, and while actually engaged in, loading or unloading passengers, when such stopping does not interfere with any bus or taxicab waiting to enter or about to enter such zone.
  21. Moving Vehicle to Extend Parking Time Prohibited. The moving of any vehicle within the block shall not be deemed to extend the time of parking.
  22. Commercial Trucks and Trailers Prohibited in Certain Areas. No person owning or controlling any commercial truck or trailer more than eighteen feet in length, including any load thereon, shall cause or permit it to be parked or maintained within the right-of-way of any public street in any area of the City excepting those areas zoned commercial or industrial which are not used for residential use. For purposes of this Section, the PO (professional office) zone shall not be considered a commercial zone. This Section shall not apply to any vehicle described herein for such reasonable period of time as such vehicle is being actively used for loading and unloading persons or property. Any person who violates any provision hereof shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished as is provided in Title 1 of this Code.
  23. Lights on Parked Vehicles. No lights need be displayed upon any vehicle parked in accordance with this Chapter and upon a street where there is sufficient light to reveal any person or object within a distance of five hundred feet upon such street.
  24. Certain Vehicles Exempted. The provisions of this Chapter regulating the parking or standing of vehicles shall not apply to any vehicle of a City department or public utility while necessarily in use for construction, repair, or work on the street; vehicles operated by government employees or officials on government business; vehicles owned and operated by law enforcement agencies in the course of official law enforcement activities; vehicles owned and operated by Fire Departments in the course of official Fire Department activities; and ambulances and emergency medical vehicles operated in response to medical emergencies; or any vehicle owned by the United States while in use for the collection, transportation or delivery of United States mail.

(Ord. 3006 § 1, 1997; Ord. 2951 § 1 (part), 1996)

(Ord. 3292, § 1, 10-13-2008)