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406. Illegal Parking (I)

Any vehicle parked unlawfully according to the Parking Definitions Act These include, but are not limited to;

  • In a manner that obstructs a lane of traffic and prevents traffic from properly flowing. 
  • In a manner that obstructs a driveway, private road or path, or alleyway used by traffic and prevents traffic from entering and/or exiting the driveway, private road or path, or alleyway. 
  • In a manner that obstructs a parking lot and prevents vehicles from leaving or entering the lot.
  • Within a marked crosswalk. 
  • On any sidewalk that completely obstructs pedestrian foot traffic, or on any median. 
  • Facing opposing traffic. 
  • Parking against a red curb except where permitted in Chapter II Section I of the Parking Definitions Act.
  • On any bridge mentioned within Chapter II Section VII of the Parking Definitions Act.
  • In any tunnel defined within Chapter I Section III Subsection (d) of the Parking Definitions Act. 
  • On any freeway shoulder lane except for emergencies. 
  • On or within range of railroad tracks, where such a range poses the risk of the vehicle being struck by any railroad cars. 
  • Directly in front of or within five feet of any hydrant, whether or not the vehicle is occupied.
  • At or near a helipad or an aircraft landing zone, if in control of a non-aerial vehicle.
  • In a manner that a vehicle takes up two parking spaces.
  • No more than 2 motorcycles may park abreast in 1 parking space given that the parking is wide enough for 2 motorcycles.
  • In any handicap parking space without handicap identification permit.

Note: As it is the responsibility of the private property owner to determine parking rules for their private property (i.e. private parking lots), so long as it does not violate the Parking Definitions Act. A private property owner or business property owner has the right to have a vehicle removed if found to be parked within private or business property within the confines of their privatized lot if the vehicle's operator has no relevance or purpose to the private or business property itself.

Parking bays adjacent to any State or Municipal property including their respective bodies, departments, or agencies, belong to and are at the discretion of the State, Municipality, or the agency which is adjacent to the parking bay. The respective agency may opt to disallow civilian motor vehicles of State or Municipal governments or their agencies from stopping, standing, or parking a motor vehicle in the parking bay. allowing the parking bay to be used only for emergency vehicles or employees of the respective agency, which is to be determined by internal agency policy.

Parking bays adjacent to any non-business property are open to the public for parking, whether or not the vehicle owner takes part in, attends, or has any relevance to any activity or purpose within the non-business property adjacent to the parking bay.

Shall be liable under a Class C offense only, and shall be given an $2,500 fine. 


Note: Vehicles obstructing the flow of traffic or imposing a risk to the public may be impounded for 1 Day.

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