Common Parking Violations

18-Wheelers


A truck tractor, truck trailer or truck tractor trailer rig cannot be parked or stored within the city, unless loading or unloading merchandise on the property. The rig cannot be left unattended.

Inoperable Vehicles

An inoperable vehicle may be a vehicle that is wrecked, partially dismantled, has flat tires or missing wheels.
  • Each single-family or 2-family residence is allowed to park not more than 1 inoperable vehicle that is awaiting repair for a period not to exceed 15 days.
  • Each single-family or 2-family residence may store not more than 1 inoperable vehicle on their property provided the vehicle is screened from view by a 6-foot fence.

Parking in Right-of-Way


No vehicle, boat, trailer or camper more than seven feet in height shall be parked in any public right-of-way between the back of the street curb and a point 9 ½ feet back from the curb. (Or in the case of a street without a curb, a point 9 ½ feet back from the edge of the pavement). An exception is provided for 5th wheel trailers.

Parking on Sidewalks


It is unlawful to park any motor vehicle or trailer across or upon any sidewalk for pedestrians.

Parking on Yards

  • A vehicle may be parked or stored in the front yard, rear yard and side yard adjacent to a street provided it is parked on a hard paved surface of concrete or asphalt not less than 9 feet by 18 feet or at least of sufficient size to accommodate the horizontal area projected by the extreme limits of the vehicle.
  • A vehicle may be parked or stored in the side yard, side yard adjacent to a street or a rear yard provided it is screened from view from public ways by not less than a 6 foot tall solid fence (exception: R-1-S zoning).

Recreational Vehicles

A recreational vehicle includes, but is not limited to, motor homes, trailers with living accommodations, campers, boats, trailers, jet skis, four wheelers, fifth wheel trailers, animal carrier trailers, and camper shells or tops.
  • No more than one recreational vehicle shall be allowed in the front of any residence. The vehicle must be parked in the driveway or on an improved surface and at right angles to the street.
  • One recreational vehicle may be stored in a side yard if on an improved surface.
  • More than one vehicle may be stored in the rear yard, if either on an improved surface large enough to accommodate the vehicle(s,) or screened from public view by a solid fence at least 6 feet in height.
Recreational equipment may not be used for living, sleeping, home occupation or household purposes. An exception is provided for visitors to use and park a recreational vehicle in the driveway or on an approved surface for up to 16 consecutive days during any calendar year.

Vehicles for Sale

It is a violation of city code to park an automobile, boat, trailer or other vehicle for sale on a public street, playground, park, athletic field or schoolyard.
  • On private residential property no more than two vehicles can be offered for sale from that property within any one calendar year.
  • On commercial property a vehicle cannot be offered for sale, unless the property is zoned for automobile sales.

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