Chapter 36
VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC1

Article I. Definitions

36-1.    Definitions.

Article II. Traffic Administration

Division 1. Police Department

36-2.    Authority.

36-3.    Traffic direction.

36-4.    Traffic accident investigations and reports; accident investigators.

36-5.    Driver’s accident record.

36-6.    Towing service.

36-6.1.    Towing—Notice to police.

36-7.    Immobilizing and impounding of vehicles.

36-8.    Immobilized and impounded vehicles—Release.

36-8.1.    Impounded vehicles—Record.

36-8.2.    Trade of forfeited vehicles.

36-9.    Other impounded property.

36-9.1.    Procedure generally.

36-9.2.    Storage, notice, fees.

36-9.3.    Sale of impounded property.

36-9.4.    Custody and summary disposal.

36-10.    Parking violations.

Division 2. City Traffic Engineer

36-11.    Authority.

36-12.    Experimental traffic control.

36-13.    Crosswalks.

36-14.    Safety zones.

36-15.    Traffic lanes.

36-16.    Intersection directional indicators.

36-17.    Restricted turn signs.

36-18.    One-way street and alley signs.

36-19.    Restriction of direction of movement on streets during certain periods.

36-20.    Temporary traffic movement.

36-21.    Stop signs at through streets.

36-22.    Other intersections where stop or yield required.

36-23.    Pedestrian control devices.

36-24.    Angle parking.

36-25.    Parking signs required.

36-26.    Stopping, standing or parking near hazardous or congested places.

36-27.    Curb markings.

36-28.    Public carrier stops and stands.

36-29.    Restrictions upon use of streets.

36-30.    Parking meters.

36-31.    Parking meter information.

36-31.1.    Fee schedule for use of parking meters.

36-31.2.    Scheduled use of metered parking permit and fees.

36-32.    Reserved.

Division 3. City Court

36-33.    Authority and responsibility.

36-34.    Traffic complaint forms.

36-35.    Records.

36-36.    Complaint file.

36-37.    Copies of court record—Fees for copies and mailing.

36-38.    Traffic Violations Bureau.

36-39.    Traffic violations—Payment of fines; court appearances.

36-40.    Traffic violations—Notification of registered owner.

36-40.1.    Designation of civil traffic offenses.

36-40.2.    Authority to detain persons to serve civil traffic complaint.

Division 4. Fire Department

36-41.    Authority and responsibility.

Article III. Speed Regulations

36-42.    Speed limits—Generally.

36-43.    Speed limit—Alleys.

36-44.    Speed limit—Private emergency vehicles.

Article IV. Turning Movements

36-45.    Turning at intersections.

36-46.    Required or prohibited turns.

36-47.    U-turns.

36-48.    Circular green light and arrow.

36-49.    Single green arrow.

36-50.    Movements across solid yellow lines.

36-51.    Movements across raised traffic islands or medians.

Article V. One-Way Streets and Alleys

36-52.    Permanent one-way streets and alleys.

36-53.    Reversible lanes.

36-54.    Temporary markings.

Article VI. Stop and Yield Intersections and Through Streets

36-55.    Emerging from alleys, driveways or buildings.

36-56.    Traffic regulation for private emergency vehicles.

Article VII. Miscellaneous Traffic and Vehicle Regulations

Division 1. Moving Regulations

36-57.    Obstructing traffic.

36-57.01.    Cruising.

36-57.02.    Residential traffic control areas.

36-58.    Avoiding traffic regulations.

36-59.    Refusal to obey officer.

36-60.    Backing onto major or collector streets.

36-61.    Use of alleys as thoroughfares.

36-62.    Operation of vehicles on vacant lots.

36-63.    Operation of vehicles on sidewalks.

36-64.    Motorized skateboard and motorized play vehicle; prohibitions; disclosure requirements.

36-65.    Following emergency vehicles.

36-66.    Vehicles in motion.

36-67.    Portions of vehicles not intended for passengers.

36-68.    Improper operation of vehicle.

36-69.    Unnecessary vehicle noise.

36-70.    Door of vehicle as traffic obstruction.

Division 2. Non-Moving Regulations

36-71.    Permission to close streets, highways and alleys.

36-71.01.    Closing of streets and alleys by the City.

36-72.    Blowing horns or signaling devices.

36-73.    Loudspeakers or amplifiers in or on vehicles.

36-74.    Red dots [lights] or sirens on vehicles.

36-75.    Use of red light and siren by private emergency vehicle.

36-76.    Restrictions on use of red lights and siren by private emergency vehicles.

36-76.01.    Use of personal digital assistants while driving; prohibited; exceptions.

Division 3. Parades And Processions

36-77.    Permission by Director of the Police Department.

36-78.    Identification.

36-79.    Impeding other traffic.

36-80.    Vehicles not part of authorized procession.

36-81.    Location and timing.

Article VIII. Trucks and Trailers

Division 1. In General

36-82.    Scope and jurisdiction; definition.

36-83.    Exemption.

36-84.    Major streets; local streets.

36-85.    Traffic zones.

36-86.    Permissible routes.

36-87.    Use of Traffic Zone I.

36-88.01.    Use of Traffic Zone II.

36-88.02.    Use of Central Avenue.

36-88.03.    Exceptions to route and traffic zone restrictions.

36-88.04.    Definition; gross weight of trucks and load; curfew.

36-88.05.    Permits for movement of overdimensional vehicles.

36-88.06.    Liability for damage.

36-88.07.    Hauling fill or excavation; permit; fee and cleanup bond; load leaks.

36-88.08.    Penalties.

36-88.09.    Disturbing the public peace and welfare; penalty.

Division 2. Special Restrictions for Vehicles Carrying Flammable Liquids

36-89.    Reserved.

36-90.    Traffic Zone I—When may deliver.

36-91.    Operation on truck routes.

36-92.    Use of other than major streets.

36-93.    Obstructions.

36-94.    Deliveries of flammable liquids.

36-95.    Conforming cargo tanks.

36-96.    Reserved.

Article IX. Bicycles

Division 1. In General

36-97.    Definitions.

36-98.    License requirement.

36-99.    License—Duration; transferability.

36-100.    License—Application; specially constructed or reconstructed bicycles.

36-101.    License fee.

36-102.    Number plates—Issuance; return.

36-103.    Number plates—Display.

36-104.    Number plates—Duplicates.

36-105.    Number plates—Transferability.

36-106.    Transfer of ownership.

36-107.    Numbering.

Division 2. Operation

36-108.    Speed limit.

36-109.    Turning movement and pedestrian regulations.

36-110.    Yielding right-of-way.

36-111.    Reserved.

36-112.    Obedience to signs.

36-113.    Pedestrian right-of-way.

36-114.    Parking of bicycles.

36-115.    Unauthorized use.

36-116.    Applicability of vehicle laws.

36-117.    Applicability of pedestrian laws.

Division 3. Abandoned Bicycles

36-118.    Disposition of abandoned bicycles.

36-119.    Notice of disposition—Contents.

36-120.    Notice of disposition—Service and publication.

36-121.    Claim periods—Owners; finders.

36-122.    Sale—Disposition of funds.

36-123.    Sale—Claimants.

36-124.    Certificate of sale.

36-125.    Affidavits.

36-126.    Records.

36-127.    City personnel prohibited.

Article X. Pedestrian Regulations

36-128.    Crossing a roadway.

36-129.    Railroad and bridge gates.

36-130.    Circular green light and arrow.

36-131.    Single green arrow.

36-131.01.    Soliciting employment, business or contributions.

Article XI. Standing, Stopping and Parking Regulations

Division 1. General Parking

36-132.    Applicability.

36-133.    Presumption in reference to illegal parking; joint registration.

36-134.    Stopping, standing or parking prohibited in specified places.

36-135.    Stopping, standing or parking outside of business or residence district.

36-136.    Parking so as to impede traffic.

36-137.    Parking in alley.

36-138.    Parking for display or working on vehicle.

36-139.    Parking in, on, or adjacent to median dividers.

36-140.    Parking trucks and trailers and certain other vehicles on residential streets.

36-141.    Reserved.

36-142.    Parallel parking.

36-143.    Angle parking.

36-144.    Parking in driveway or on private property; tow truck operators.

36-145.    Parking on non-dust-free lots.

36-146.    Time limit.

36-147.    Forty-eight hours continuous parking.

36-148.    Parking in conformance with Zoning Ordinance; lot registration and posting; proof; and penalty and sanction.

36-149.    Restricted parking areas for the physically disabled; identification; sanctions.

36-149.01.    Wheelchair curb access ramps.

36-150.    Parking with emergency brake set.

36-151.    Parking less than thirty minutes.

36-152.    Bus and taxi zones.

36-153.    Freight loading zones.

36-154.    Parking meter violations. *1

36-155.    Parking overtime at meter prohibited (Deleted). -1

36-156.    Position of parked vehicle.

36-156.01.    Sanction.

36-156.02.    Payment of sanctions upon receipt of notice of violation of certain offenses; procedure; effect of failure to make payment; court jurisdiction.

Division 2. Residential Parking

36-157.    Residential parking permit area.

36-157.1.    Designation of residential parking permit areas.

36-157.2.    Parking within residential parking areas.

36-157.3.    Permit areas.

36-157.4.    Fees.

Article XII. Penalty and Schedules

36-158.    Schedule I—Local speed limits.

36-159.    Schedule II—One-way streets.

36-160.    Schedule III—Through truck routes.

Article XIII. Inoperable or Unregistered Vehicles

36-161.    Inoperable or unregistered vehicle on residential lot.

36-162.    Inoperable or unregistered vehicle on right-of-way.

36-163—36-167.    Reserved.

36-168—36-200.    Reserved.

Article XIV. Taxicabs and Limousines

36-201.    Definitions.

36-202.    Display of fare and other information.

36-203.    Meters; fares; charges.

36-204.    Direct routes required.

36-205.    Displays requirements.

36-206.    Violation; penalty.

36-207—36-299.    Reserved.

Article XV. Reserved

36-300—36-399.    Reserved.

Article XVI. Regulation of Conduct on Transit Vehicles, Property and Facilities

36-400.    Definitions.

36-401.    Transit parking and boarding.

36-402.    Animals.

36-403.    Prohibited conduct.

36-404.    Fare payment.

36-405.    Exclusion ordinances.

36-406.    Complaints, sufficiency of service, and authority to remove persons from transit vehicles and property.

36-407.    Penalty.


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Cross reference—Street Transportation Department, § 2-28; public transit, § 2-501 et seq.; Surface Transportation Advisory Committee, § 2-806 et seq.; traffic regulations at airports, § 4-49 et seq.; confinement of animals in motor vehicles, § 8-21 et seq.; quiet zones, § 23-17; trains blocking streets or intersections, §§ 23-35, 23-36; traffic regulations in public parks, § 24-51 et seq.; hauling solid waste, § 27-6; haulage of non-hazardous liquid wastes, § 28-71 et seq.; streets and sidewalks, ch. 31; street and sidewalk vending, § 31-22 et seq.

State law reference—Traffic generally, A.R.S. § 28-601 et seq.; powers of local authorities, A.R.S. § 28-627.


ARTICLE I. DEFINITIONS

36-1 Definitions.

Whenever any words or phrases used in this chapter are not defined but are defined in the Motor Vehicle Laws of Arizona, Title 28, Arizona Revised Statutes, as amended, such definitions shall apply. In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires: *1

Alley and alleyways mean lanes or passageways for use as a means of access to the rear of lots or buildings. Alleys and alleyways shall not be considered thoroughfares.

Arterial streets means all major arterial streets and arterial streets as designated on the existing street classification map.

Collector streets means all streets designated as collector streets and minor collector streets on the existing street classification map.

Curb loading zone means a space adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers or materials.

Flammable liquid means any liquid having a flash point below two hundred degrees Fahrenheit and having a vapor pressure not exceeding forty pounds per square inch (absolute). Flammable liquids shall be divided into classes and shall include combustible liquids as defined in the Fire Code of the City of Phoenix.

Freeway or expressway means a freeway or expressway as designated on the existing street classification map.

Frontage or access road means a local street or road, auxiliary to and located adjacent to an arterial street or freeway for access to abutting properties and adjacent areas.

Interchange means the system of interconnecting roadways in conjunction with a grade separation or separations, including the points of access for vehicles to enter and to leave a freeway, providing for the interchange of traffic between two or more roadways.

Local streets means all streets that provide direct access to residential, commercial, industrial, or other abutting land and for local traffic movements, and that connect to collector or arterial streets or both.

Metered parking space means a designated area used for parking a motorized vehicle upon a public street, sidewalk or other City property and regulated by operation of a parking meter. +1

Motorized play vehicle means a coaster, scooter, any other alternatively fueled device, or other motorized vehicle that is self-propelled by a motor or engine, gas or electric, and which is not otherwise defined in Title 28, Arizona Revised Statutes, as a motor vehicle, motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, motorized wheelchair or electric personal assistive mobility device. *1

Motorized skateboard means a self-propelled device that has a motor, gas or electric, a deck on which a person may ride and at least two tandem wheels in contact with the ground and which is not otherwise defined in Title 28, Arizona Revised Statutes, as a motor vehicle, motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, motorized wheelchair or electric personal assistive mobility device. *1

Official traffic control devices means all signs, signals, parking meters, markings, and devices not inconsistent with this chapter, placed or erected by authority of a public body or official having jurisdiction for the purpose of regulating, warning or guiding traffic.

Owners’ service station means a place where flammable liquids are kept or stored in bulk for the sole purpose of distributing such liquids into the owners’ own vehicles. No owners’ service station shall be constructed, maintained or operated for a fleet less than five vehicles.

Parking meter means (A) a device located upon a public street, sidewalk or other City property that displays the period of parking time for an individual metered parking space; or (B) a pay station located upon a public street, sidewalk or other City property that may issue a receipt displaying the period of parking time for an individual metered parking space within a multi-space station. A parking meter monitors the period of parking time purchased through the use of legal United States coins, credit cards or other acceptable forms or methods of payment that are used to operate it. +1

Parkway means a street or highway that is designated as such on the existing street classification map to provide a scenic or intensively landscaped appearance to any street individually or in combination with other streets. The parkway system may provide access to and connect the parks and scenic areas and traffic services through such areas.

Pay station means a device that accepts payment for use of more than one metered parking space. +1

Private emergency vehicles means authorized emergency vehicles other than those defined by Section 28-101, Arizona Revised Statutes, and including private ambulances, private escort vehicles of funeral and other processions, emergency vehicles of public service corporations, and such others as may be designated by the City Council. All traffic laws and ordinances are applicable to such private emergency vehicles when they are not proceeding under an emergency situation.

Procession means an orderly file of six or more vehicles with suitable escort, such escort being approved by the Director of the Police Department.

Street classification map means the street classification map in the form as last adopted and amended by the City Council.

Tank semi-trailer means a vehicle designed for transporting flammable liquids and for being drawn by a motor vehicle and so constructed that some part of its weight and that of its load rests upon or is carried by the towing vehicle.

Tank trailer means a vehicle without motive power designed for transporting flammable liquids and for being drawn by a motor vehicle and so constructed that no part of its weight rests upon the towing vehicle.

Tank truck means a truck having a tank for the transportation of flammable liquids.

Truck means a vehicle with motive power other than a bus, having three or more axles and measuring thirty-six feet or longer in overall length, including truck and load.

(Code 1962, §§ 37-1.00—37-1.21; Ord. No. G-4043, § 6, passed 10-1-1997, eff. 10-1-1997; Ord. No. G-4224, § 1, passed 12-8-1999, eff. 1-7-2000; Ord. No. G-4580, § 2, passed 2-18-2004, eff. 3-19-2004; Ord. No. G-4662, § 1, adopted 12-15-2004, eff. 12-15-2004; Ord. No. G-5444, § 3, adopted 10-21-2009, eff. 11-20-2009; new style in use as of 8-1-2011)

Date of Addition/Revision/Deletion - Section 36-1

+1    Addition on 12-4-2013 by Ordinance No. G-5863, eff. 1-3-2014

*1    Revision on 12-4-2013 by Ordinance No. G-5863, eff. 1-3-2014

Cross reference—Definitions and rules of construction generally, § 1-2.

ARTICLE II. TRAFFIC ADMINISTRATION1

DIVISION 1. POLICE DEPARTMENT2

36-2 Authority.

The Director of the Police Department, officers of the Police Department and such other special officers as designated by the Director of the Police Department, in addition to enforcing all street traffic laws of this City and all the State vehicle laws applicable to street traffic in the City, shall have the authority, responsibilities and duties as set forth in the following sections.

(Code 1962, § 37-2.01; Ord. No. G-5444, § 3, adopted 10-21-2009, eff. 11-20-2009)


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Cross referenceAdministration, ch. 2.


2

Cross referencePolice Department, § 2-119 et seq.


36-3 Traffic direction.

The Police Department shall be responsible for the direction of all traffic by voice, hand or signal in conformance with traffic laws. To expedite traffic, officers may direct traffic as conditions require, notwithstanding the provisions of the traffic laws. Police officers may close freeways, streets, alleys, and bridges when, in their judgment, such action is warranted by emergency conditions.

(Code 1962, § 37-2.02)

State law referenceAuthority to direct traffic by means of police officers, A.R.S. § 28-627(A)(2); obedience to police, A.R.S. § 28-622.

36-4 Traffic accident investigations and reports; accident investigators.

(a)    The Police Department may establish procedures for completing traffic accident reports that are consistent with State law and shall maintain a suitable system of filing traffic accident reports.

(b)    The City may appoint traffic accident investigators who may investigate traffic accidents within the City limits and commence an action or proceeding before a court or judge for any violation of a State statute or ordinance relating to traffic laws, provided that such violation is related to a traffic accident within the City’s jurisdiction. A traffic accident investigator appointed pursuant to this subsection shall: (1) be unarmed at all times during the course of his duties, (2) be a City employee and (3) shall file written reports as required by A.R.S. § 28-667. This subsection shall not be construed to grant other powers or benefits to traffic accident investigators to which peace officers of this State are entitled.

(Code 1962, § 37-2.03; Ord. No. G-2080, § 1; Ord. No. G-3041, § 1)

State law referenceAccidents, A.R.S. § 28-661 et seq.

36-5 Driver’s accident record.

The Police Department will maintain a suitable record of all drivers involved in traffic accidents which are investigated pursuant to section 36-4. Such records shall be maintained for a five-year period.

(Code 1962, § 37-2.04; Ord. No. G-3041, § 2)

36-6 Towing service.

The Director of the Police Department shall provide for adequate towing service for vehicles involved in traffic accidents and/or vehicles constituting a traffic hazard and shall promulgate all necessary regulations to insure the availability and adequacy of such service.

(Code 1962, § 37-2.01; Ord. No. G-1674, § 1; Ord. No. G-5444, § 3, adopted 10-21-2009, eff. 11-20-2009)

36-6.1 Towing—Notice to police.

No person shall tow or transport any vehicle without the express permission of the owner unless he shall first have notified the City of Phoenix Police Department of his intent to do so and provided the following information:

a.    Name and address of the owner of the vehicle if known.

b.    The vehicle license number and description.

c.    The reason the vehicle is being moved without the permission of the owner.

d.    Location where the vehicle is being taken.

e.    Name and address of the person or company that is to tow or transport the vehicle.

(Ord. No. G-1485, § 1)

36-7 Immobilizing and impounding of vehicles.

A.    The Police Department may remove and impound, under the direction of the Director of the Police Department, any unoccupied vehicle of any kind or description found violating any of the provisions of this Code, or of any of the ordinances of the City of Phoenix or the laws of the State of Arizona regulating the standing or parking of vehicles.

B.    The Police Department, under the direction of the Director of the Police Department, may immobilize by placement of a restraint in such a manner as to prevent its operation, and may remove and impound any eligible vehicle upon a street, highway, public right-of-way, or City owned or leased parking lot. A vehicle shall be eligible for immobilization or impoundment as provided herein any time after inclusion of its registered owner on an immobilization and impoundment eligibility list. A person shall be included on the immobilization and impoundment eligibility list only if:

1.    The person has accumulated in the City Court three or more parking violation complaints on which the court has entered judgment for the State, whether by default or after an admission or finding of responsibility, and on which full payment has not been made; and

2.    At least 21 days prior to placing the person on the immobilization and impoundment eligibility list, notice of impending vehicle immobilization and impoundment has been sent to the person first class mail, postage prepaid, at the address of the person provided to the Arizona Department of Transportation or at the last known address of the person as indicated in the City Court’s records. The notice shall state the name and address of the registered owner, the license plate number of the vehicle, the nature of the ordinances violated, the violation dates, the numbers of the complaints, and the amount of the unpaid sanctions and surcharges. The notice shall also advise that a person may challenge the validity of the notice of impending vehicle immobilization and impoundment by requesting a hearing in the City Court, appearing and submitting evidence which would conclusively disprove eligibility for immobilization and impoundment, such as the sanctions for the violations cited in the notice were paid, or the registered owner has not accumulated three or more unpaid parking violation complaints on which the City Court has entered judgment for the State. A hearing provided by this subsection shall not determine the validity of or set aside any judgment entered on a parking complaint issued to the registered owner. The hearing shall be conducted informally before a judge or hearing officer and the technical rules of evidence shall not apply, provided that the decision of the City Court shall in all cases be based upon substantial and reliable evidence.

C.    A person who is included on the immobilization and impoundment eligibility list and who did not request a hearing pursuant to subsection B, paragraph 2 of this section, may challenge the validity of the notice of impending vehicle immobilization and impoundment by requesting a delayed hearing upon a written motion, stating with specificity the reason justifying it, and a certificate of the signer that it is made in good faith. The City Court shall grant a delayed hearing only upon a showing that extraordinary circumstances exist. No further hearing shall be given except as provided in section 36-8

D.    A person shall be removed from the immobilization and impoundment eligibility list by:

1.    Satisfying all of the judgments entered on the three or more parking violation complaints that caused the person to be included on the list and paying, if applicable, all immobilization, towing, and storage fees;

2.    The City Court upon a finding under section 36-7(C) or section 36-8 that the person was not properly included on the immobilization and impoundment eligibility list;

3.    Executing an agreement with the City Court to pay within a specified period of time or in specified installments all applicable immobilization, towing and storage fees and all sanctions, surcharges and fees on the parking violation complaints for which notice has been sent and a hearing has been held or waived as provided by subsection B, paragraph 2, provided that if the person defaults on any payment due under such agreement, the person shall be reinstated on the immobilization and impoundment eligibility list; or

4.    Executing an agreement with the City Court to perform work or community service that is to be credited toward satisfaction of all sanctions and fees on the parking violation complaints for which notice has been sent and a hearing has been held or waived as provided by subsection B, paragraph 2, provided that the person pays all surcharges and applicable immobilization, towing and storage fees and that if the person defaults on the agreement, the person shall be reinstated on the immobilization and impoundment eligibility list.

E.    Upon immobilization of an eligible vehicle, a notice shall be affixed to the vehicle in a conspicuous place. The notice shall warn that the vehicle is immobilized and that any attempt to move the vehicle may result in its damage. The notice shall state that the unauthorized removal of or damage to the immobilizing restraint is a violation of this section. The notice also shall provide information specifying how release of the immobilizing restraint may be had, and how a post-immobilization hearing may be obtained pursuant to section 36-8

F.    The Police Department may remove and impound any vehicle upon which an immobilizing restraint has been placed if no arrangements have been made for the release of the vehicle under section 36-8(A) by 6:00 p.m. of the day on which the vehicle was immobilized.

G.    It shall be unlawful for any person, without Police Department authority, to damage, tamper with, deface, remove, or attempt to remove an immobilizing restraint device that has been attached to a vehicle pursuant to this section, or to relocate or tow any vehicle so restrained.

H.    If any unoccupied vehicle is violating any of the provisions of this Code, or of any of the ordinances of the City of Phoenix or the laws of the State of Arizona regulating the standing or parking of vehicles, or if the registered owner of any vehicle is included on an immobilization and impoundment eligibility list, then such vehicle shall be deemed to constitute a public nuisance and the registered owner of the vehicle consents to immobilization and impoundment as provided herein.

(Ord. No. G-3902, § 1, passed 2-14-1996, eff. 2-14-1996; Ord. No. G-5444, § 3, adopted 10-21-2009, eff. 11-20-2009)

36-8 Immobilized and impounded vehicles—Release.

A.    Prior to a hearing on the validity of an immobilization or impoundment authorized by section 36-7(B), the registered owner of the immobilized or impounded vehicle or other person authorized to represent the registered owner or entitled to possession of the vehicle shall be permitted to secure release of the vehicle by furnishing evidence of his or her identity and ownership or right to possession and:

1.    Paying the immobilization and, if applicable, towing and storage fees specified in subsection E; and paying all the sanctions, surcharges and fees on the parking violation complaints for which notice had been sent and a hearing has been held or waived as provided by section 36-7(B)(2);

2.    Posting a bond, or any other undertaking approved by the Chief Presiding Judge of the City Court, in an amount equal to the immobilization and, if applicable, towing and storage fees specified in subsection E, and all the sanctions, surcharges and fees on the parking violation complaints for which notice had been sent and a hearing has been held or waived as provided by section 36-7(B)(2);

3.    Executing an agreement with the City Court to pay within a specified period of time or in specified installments the immobilization and, if applicable, towing and storage fees specified in subsection E, and all sanctions, surcharges and fees on the parking violation complaints for which notice had been sent and a hearing has been held or waived as provided by section 36-7(B)(2); or

4.    Executing an agreement with the City Court to perform work or community service that is to be credited toward satisfaction of all sanctions and fees on the parking violation complaints for which notice has been sent and a hearing has been held or waived as provided by section 36-7(B)(2), provided that the person pays all surcharges and applicable immobilization, towing and storage fees.

B.    Within ten days after a vehicle has been impounded, notice of impoundment shall be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the registered owner of the vehicle at the address of the person provided to the Arizona Department of Transportation or at the last known address of the person as indicated in the City Court’s records. The notice shall state that the owner has the right to a post-immobilization and post-impoundment hearing as provided in subsection C.

C.    The registered owner of a vehicle immobilized or impounded under section 36-7(B) shall have the right to a hearing to determine whether there was a sufficient factual and legal basis for the immobilization or impoundment or whether the owner was properly included on an immobilization and impoundment eligibility list, if the owner files a written demand for a hearing with the City Court within fourteen days after issuance of the notice specified in subsection B or within fourteen days of the immobilization or impoundment, whichever is later. A hearing shall be conducted within forty-eight hours of receipt of a written demand for hearing, unless otherwise waived by the owner. Failure to request or attend a scheduled hearing shall be deemed a waiver of the right to a hearing. In event of such failure, any bond or other undertaking deposited pursuant to subsection A, paragraph 2 shall be forfeited. If the court determines that there were sufficient factual and legal grounds for the immobilization or impoundment, the bond or other undertaking shall be forfeited as payment thereof. If the court determines that there were insufficient grounds for the immobilization or impoundment, the bond or other undertaking shall be exonerated. A hearing provided by this section shall not determine the validity of or set aside any judgment entered on a parking complaint issued to the registered owner. The hearing shall be conducted informally before a judge or hearing officer and the technical rules of evidence shall not apply, provided that the decision of the City Court shall in all cases be based upon substantial and reliable evidence.

D.    A lienholder asserting its right to possession of an immobilized or impounded vehicle pursuant to its conditional sales agreement may obtain immediate release of such vehicle by paying the immobilization and, if applicable, towing and storage fees provided in subsection E of this section and submitting a photocopy of the conditional sales agreement and title certificate, an affidavit stating that the purchaser is in default of the agreement and an indemnification certificate executed by an authorized agent of the lienholder. The requirements of subsection A of this section shall not apply to a lienholder asserting its right to possession of an immobilized or impounded vehicle as provided herein.

E.    The immobilization fee shall be thirty dollars. The towing and storage fees shall be those fees set forth in the applicable current tow service contract between the City and the tow contractor providing the tow service. No fees shall be assessed for any immobilization or impoundment which has been determined to be without a sufficient factual or legal basis. The City shall be responsible to the tow contractor for any towing and storage fees incurred as a result of an impoundment determined to be without a sufficient factual or legal basis.

F.    The registered owner or other person entitled to possession of a vehicle impounded pursuant to section 36-7(A) may:

1.    Recover possession of the vehicle by paying to the tow contractor having custody of the vehicle the towing and any storage fees that may have accrued.

2.    Recover possession of the vehicle by posting a bond, or any other undertaking approved by the Chief Presiding Judge of the City Court, in the amount of the towing and storage fees that have accrued to the tow contractor. Within thirty days of the posting of the bond, a hearing before a magistrate or hearing officer shall be conducted in the City Court to determine the propriety of the tow. If the court determines that there were sufficient factual and legal grounds for the tow, the bond or other undertaking shall be forfeited as payment thereof; if the court determines that there were insufficient grounds for the tow, the bond or other undertaking shall be exonerated.

3.    Demand on a form provided by the City Court a hearing as to whether there was a sufficient factual and legal basis for impounding the vehicle. The hearing may take place before a judge or a hearing officer. To be entitled to a hearing, a written demand must be filed with the City Court within either five days after petitioner learned that the vehicle was impounded or was missing, or within fourteen days after the City sent notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the vehicle’s registered owner at the address of the person provided to the Arizona Department of Transportation, that the vehicle had been impounded, whichever occurs first. The hearing must be held within forty-eight hours after the filing of the written demand. A determination that there was an insufficient factual or legal basis for impounding the vehicle will require the tow contractor to release the vehicle without the payment of the towing and storage fees. In that event, the City shall be responsible for payment of the towing and storage fees. A hearing may be demanded by filing the appropriate form with the City Court between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on any day the court is open for regular business. The payment of towing and storage fees shall not release the owner or driver of such vehicle of any other penalty imposed for the violation of this Code or the laws of the State of Arizona regulating the standing or parking of vehicles.

G.    If the registered owner or other person entitled to possession of a vehicle impounded pursuant to Section 36-7(A) recovers possession of the vehicle as provided in subsection F, the registered owner or other person taking possession of the vehicle from the tow contract must pay an impoundment fee of $104.50 for the Police Department cost associated with the impoundment of the vehicle.

(Ord. No. G-3902, § 2, passed 2-14-1996, eff. 2-14-1996; Ord. No. G-5519, § 1, adopted 6-2-2010, eff. 7-2-2010)

State law referenceAbandoned, seized and junk vehicles, A.R.S. § 28-4801 et seq.

36-8.1 Impounded vehicles—Record.

The Police Department shall maintain a record of all vehicles impounded. Such records shall show the date and the location from which the vehicle was removed, the reason for such removal and impounding, and the location at which the vehicle is presently stored.

(Ord. No. G-4599, § 2, adopted 4-21-2004, eff. 9-1-2004)

NoteFormerly § 36-9

36-8.2 Trade of forfeited vehicles.

The City Manager, through the Police Department, is authorized to provide for the trade of any City-owned vehicles that are acquired by the City through court-ordered forfeiture and that are unfit or unnecessary for City work. The City Manager shall negotiate the trade of such vehicles by offering the vehicles for sale as a unit, soliciting bids for the unit from three or more dealers, and then trading the unit of vehicles to the highest bidder in exchange for vehicles that are suitable for City work.

(Ord. No. G-5163, § 1, adopted 5-28-2008, eff. 6-27-2008)

36-9 Other impounded property.

(Ord. No. G-4599, § 2, adopted 4-21-2004, eff. 9-1-2004)

36-9.1 Procedure generally.

A.    Custody. The Director of the Police Department and the City Traffic Engineer (collectively authorizing official) may take custody of any personal property located in the public right-of-way without a permit as follows:

1.    Immediately with respect to property that constitutes a hazard to public safety or obstructs travel or transportation;

2.    Immediately with respect to property identified in Section 36-9.4

3.    After twenty-four hours of continuous occupancy, when a permit is required for the occupancy.

B.    Persons authorized. The authorizing official may remove and dispose of the property in accordance with the section of this chapter which is most nearly applicable under the circumstances. The impoundment may be made under the direction of the authorizing official by any City employee, City Police Officer, duly authorized City contractor, or duly authorized City volunteer.

C.    Order to remove. As an alternative to taking custody of the impounded property, the City may decline to accept the property and require the owner or the last person in possession of the impounded property to remove the property from the public right-of-way; or, if the owner is known, relocate the impounded property to the owner’s premises.

D.    Disposition. Upon taking custody of the impounded property, the City’s remedies include, among other alternatives, retaining the impounded property for City use, selling it and depositing the sale proceeds into the City Treasury consistent with applicable City laws and procedures, donating it for charitable purposes or disposing of it as solid waste, each as indicated in the following sections.

(Ord. No. G-4599, § 2, 4-21-2004, eff. 9-1-2004; Ord. No. G-5444, § 3, adopted 10-21-2009, eff. 11-20-2009)

36-9.2 Storage, notice, fees.

A.    Impoundment. Upon taking custody of the impounded property, the authorizing official shall take the impounded property to any City storage yard or building unless Section 36-9.4 shall apply.

B.    Notice to owner. If the owner or custodian of the impounded property is known, or can be reasonably ascertained, the authorizing official shall give written notice to the owner or custodian as provided in this section.

C.    Notice when owner unknown. If the impounded property has a collective value of five hundred dollars or more and the owner or custodian is not known and cannot be reasonably ascertained, the authorizing official shall publish notice of its impoundment as provided in this section. If the impounded property has a value less than five hundred dollars and the owner or custodian is unknown, notice shall be posted as provided in this section.

D.    Notice requirements. Prior to conducting a sale or otherwise disposing of the impounded property pursuant to Section 36-9.3, the authorizing official shall furnish notice in the manner provided in this section. If the notice is to be written, notice shall be mailed to the owner’s last known address by certified U.S. mail return receipt requested. If notice is by publication, notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the City’s official newspaper of general circulation. If notice shall be posted, it shall be posted at least ten calendar days in a conspicuous location as near as practicable to the location where the City took custody of the impounded property. Any notice as provided in this section shall include the following:

1.    A description of the impounded property, date and location of impoundment;

2.    A statement of the charges due on the date of notice and any other charges that may accrue;

3.    A statement that unless the charges are paid within sixty days of the date of the notice that the authorizing official may dispose or otherwise sell the impounded property at a specified time and place;

4.    A statement that the owner must present satisfactory proof of ownership of the impounded property;

5.    A statement that at any time before the disposal or sale of the property the owner may pay the amount necessary to redeem the property;

6.    The name, street address and telephone number of the authorizing official, or designated agent, whom the owner may contact to respond to the notice.

E.    Fees. Upon release of impounded property to an owner or custodian, the authorizing official shall charge and collect a fee for the custody, transportation and storage as set forth in this subsection. Fees may be waived in whole or in part for stolen property found in the public right-of-way if the owner has reported to the proper jurisdiction that the property was stolen and agrees to assist in a prosecution of the party responsible.

1.    The fee for custody and transportation of impounded property is equal to the City’s personnel and equipment costs to take custody and transport the impounded property.

2.    The storage fee for such impounded property is one dollar per calendar day per cubic foot of space required to store the impounded property.

(Ord. No. G-4599, § 2, adopted 4-21-2004, eff. 9-1-2004)

36-9.3 Sale of impounded property.

A.    If at the expiration of the time set forth in Section 36-9.2 the property has not been released to the owner, the property is surplus to the City’s needs, and has a sufficient value for sale, the authorizing official may arrange for its sale at public auction in conjunction with the sale of surplus City property.

B.    Upon sale of the property, the authorizing official shall deposit the sale proceeds into the City Treasury.

C.    At any time within six months from and after the date of the sale, the former owner, upon proper application to the authorizing official, and upon presentation of satisfactory proof of ownership of the property sold, shall receive the residue of the proceeds of such sale, after deducting the expenses of custody, impoundment, advertising and sale, and charges under the fee schedule. The right to the sale proceeds residue conferred under this subsection expires six months after the date of sale.

D.    A purchaser in good faith of any impounded property sold under this article takes the property free and clear of any rights of any party.

(Ord. No. G-4599, § 2, 4-21-2004, eff. 9-1-2004)

36-9.4 Custody and summary disposal.

A.    The authorizing official may take custody of and dispose of without notice any of the following objects or articles located within public right-of-way:

1.    Debris, spilled loads, obstructions, or any accumulated solid waste;

2.    Personal property that the owner disclaims or authorizes the City to take; and property that appears to be abandoned and is valued at twenty-five dollars or less, unless the property is of a character to be of interest to the Director of the Police Department;

3.    Any contraband or other property that is unlawful to produce or possess; any object declared a nuisance by statute or City Ordinance where summary abatement is authorized; and, unless authorized by permit from the Fire Department Director, any explosives or other substances that may present a danger to public safety;

4.    Any unauthorized sign, signal, traffic control device or marking; and

5.    Any advertising sign or notice affixed without City permission to a traffic control device, a utility pole, a City structure, other than a poster board or kiosk designated for handbills, or a City-owned tree or shrub.

B.    If the property is of a character that it appears to be of interest to the Director of the Police Department, the authorizing official shall allow the Director an opportunity to take custody, and if the Director declines to take custody, the authorizing official may dispose of it.

C.    Each authorizing official may authorize any person or association to assist in removing litter, solid waste, debris, disclaimed or abandoned property, and unauthorized signs or notices from the public right-of-way and may arrange for disposal of the material so collected.

(Ord. No. G-4599, § 2, adopted 4-21-2004, eff. 9-1-2004; Ord. No. G-5444, § 3, adopted 10-21-2009, eff. 11-20-2009)

36-10 Parking violations.

(a)    It shall be the duty of each traffic patrolman or such other officer as shall be so instructed by the Director of the Police Department to take the number of any meter at which any vehicle is over-parked as provided in this article and the state vehicle tag number of such vehicle and report the same to the Police Department and make complaint for any violation in the City Court.

(b)    The Director of the Police Department may appoint unarmed police aides as employees of the Police Department. These aides shall be empowered to commence an action or proceedings before a court or judge or a hearing officer for any violation of this Code regulating the standing or parking of vehicles as provided in A.R.S. tit. 28, ch. 3, art. 2 (A.R.S. § 28-621 et seq.).

(Code 1962, § 37-2.08; Ord. No. G-1556, § 1; Ord. No. G-2578, § 8; Ord. No. G-4043, § 7, passed 10-1-1997, eff. 10-1-1997; Ord. No. G-5444, § 3, adopted 10-21-2009, eff. 11-20-2009)

State law referenceUnarmed police aides authorized, A.R.S. § 28-627(E)(1).

DIVISION 2. CITY TRAFFIC ENGINEER

36-11 Authority.

(a)    The City Traffic Engineer or his authorized representatives shall place and maintain or remove traffic control devices as required under the traffic ordinances of the City or State law to make effective the provisions of said ordinances and law and may place, maintain or remove such additional traffic control devices as he may deem necessary under the traffic ordinances of this City, or under State law.

(b)    Such traffic control devices shall conform to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices as adopted by the Arizona Highway Commission.

(c)    It shall be the general duty of the City Traffic Engineer to determine the installation and proper timing and maintenance of traffic control devices; to conduct engineering analyses of traffic accidents, and to devise remedial measures; to conduct engineering investigation of traffic conditions and to cooperate with other City officials in the development of ways and means to improve traffic conditions and carry out the additional powers and duties imposed by ordinances of this City.

(Code 1962, § 37-3.01)

State law referenceTraffic control device manual and specifications, A.R.S. § 28-641.

36-12 Experimental traffic control.

The City Traffic Engineer shall test traffic control devices under actual conditions of traffic, and conduct research and tests on new traffic control devices not presently included in the uniform manual. Such devices are not to remain in force beyond a period of one hundred days on an experimental basis.

(Code 1962, § 37-3.02)

36-13 Crosswalks.

The City Traffic Engineer shall designate and maintain, by appropriate devices, marks, or lines upon the surface of the roadway, crosswalks at intersections where in his opinion there is particular danger to pedestrians crossing the roadway, and at such other places as he may deem necessary.

(Code 1962, § 37-3.03)

36-14 Safety zones.

The City Traffic Engineer shall establish safety zones of such kind and character and at such places as he may deem necessary for the protection of pedestrians.

(Code 1962, § 37-3.04)

36-15 Traffic lanes.

The City Traffic Engineer shall mark traffic lanes upon the roadway of any street or highway where a regular alignment of traffic is necessary.

(Code 1962, § 37-3.05)

36-16 Intersection directional indicators.

The City Traffic Engineer shall place markers, buttons or signs within or adjacent to an intersection indicating the course to be traveled by vehicles turning at such intersections.

(Code 1962, § 37-3.06)

State law referenceAuthority to regulate turning, A.R.S. § 28-751(3).

36-17 Restricted turn signs.

The City Traffic Engineer shall determine those intersections at which drivers of vehicles shall not make a right, left or U-turn, and shall place proper signs at such intersections. The making of such turns may be prohibited between certain hours of any day and permitted at other hours, in which event the same shall be plainly indicated on the signs. Proper signs may be erected at such intersections for the period required and may be removed when such turns are permitted.

(Code 1962, § 37-3.07)

State law referenceAuthority to prohibit turns, A.R.S. § 28-627(A)(9).

36-18 One-way street and alley signs.

The City Traffic Engineer shall place and maintain signs on any one-way street or alley so designated by the City Council. Such signs shall indicate the direction of lawful traffic movement and shall be placed at every intersection where movement of traffic in the opposite direction is prohibited on those streets and alleys as provided in schedule II, section 37-159 [36-159].

(Code 1962, § 37-3.08)

State law referenceAuthority to designate one-way streets, A.R.S. § 28-627(A)(4).

36-19 Restriction of direction of movement on streets during certain periods.

The City Traffic Engineer shall determine and designate streets, parts of streets or specific lanes thereon upon which vehicular traffic shall proceed in one direction during one period and the opposite direction during another period of the day and shall place and maintain appropriate markings, signs, barriers or other devices to give notice thereof. He shall maintain current records of these designations and a copy shall be kept on file with the City Clerk.

(Code 1962, § 37-3.09)

36-20 Temporary traffic movement.

The City Traffic Engineer shall erect signs and other temporary traffic control devices designating lanes to be used temporarily by traffic moving in a particular direction, regardless of the centerline of the roadway.

(Code 1962, § 37-3.10)

36-21 Stop signs at through streets.

The City Traffic Engineer shall place and maintain a stop sign on each and every street intersecting through streets described and designated in the schedule maintained current by him and kept on file with the City Clerk, except that at the intersection of two through streets the type of traffic control shall be determined by the City Traffic Engineer from a traffic engineering investigation.

(Code 1962, § 37-3.11)

36-22 Other intersections where stop or yield required.

The City Traffic Engineer shall determine and designate intersections where a particular hazard exists upon other than through streets and shall determine whether vehicles shall stop at one or more entrances to any such stop intersection and shall erect a stop sign at every such place where a stop is required. He shall determine and designate intersections where a particular hazard exists and determine whether vehicles on one of the intersecting streets shall yield the right-of-way to vehicles on the other street and shall erect a "Yield" sign at every place where such a sign is needed. The City Traffic Engineer shall maintain current records of these designations and a copy shall be kept on file with the City Clerk.

(Code 1962, § 37-3.12)

State law referenceAuthority to designate stop streets and yield streets, A.R.S. § 28-627(A)(6).

36-23 Pedestrian control devices.

The City Traffic Engineer shall erect and maintain control devices for the regulation of pedestrian movements across streets and highways.

(Code 1962, § 37-3.13)

36-24 Angle parking.

The City Traffic Engineer shall determine upon what streets angle parking shall be permitted and shall mark or sign such streets; but such angle parking shall not be indicated upon any federal aid or State highway within this City unless the State Highway Commission has determined by resolution or order entered in its minutes that the roadway is of sufficient width to permit angle parking without interfering with the free movement of traffic.

(Code 1962, § 37-3.14)

State law referenceAuthority to allow angle parking, A.R.S. § 28-827(B)(2).

36-25 Parking signs required.

The City Traffic Engineer shall determine and designate by appropriate signs or markings any parking time limit.

(Code 1962, § 37-3.15)

State law referenceAuthority to regulate standing or parking of vehicles, A.R.S. § 28-627(A)(1).

36-26 Stopping, standing or parking near hazardous or congested places.

The City Traffic Engineer shall determine and designate by proper signs or markings, places in which the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles would create a hazardous condition or would cause delay to traffic.

(Code 1962, § 37-3.16)

State law referenceAuthority to regulate standing or parking of vehicles, A.R.S. § 28-627(A)(1).

36-27 Curb markings.

The City Traffic Engineer shall designate restricted parking zones by use of signs, or painted curbs, or both.

(a)    If the curb is painted red, parking shall be prohibited in the area adjacent to the painted curbs at all times. Curbs painted red may also indicate bus loading zones, but only when accompanied by appropriate signs, in which case bus loading and unloading shall not be prohibited.

(b)    If the curb is painted yellow the space adjacent to the curb so painted shall be used exclusively by vehicles during the loading or unloading of freight during those hours designated by signs placed at either one or both ends of such zone.

(c)    Curb markings to show a time limit restriction of less than thirty minutes shall be green.

(d)    Taxicab standing areas shall be designated by signs only.

(Code 1962, § 37-3.17)

State law referenceAuthority to regulate standing or parking of vehicles, A.R.S. § 28-627(A)(1).

36-28 Public carrier stops and stands.

The City Traffic Engineer shall establish bus stops, bus stands, taxicab stands and stands for other passenger common carrier motor vehicles on such public streets in such places and in such number as he shall determine to be of the greatest benefit and convenience to the public, and every such bus stop, bus stand, taxicab stand, or other stand shall be designated by appropriate signs.

(Code 1962, § 37-3.18)

Cross referenceStopping, standing or parking in bus or taxi zone, § 36-152; taxicabs, § 36-201 et seq.

State law referenceAuthority to regulate standing or parking of vehicles, A.R.S. § 28-627(A)(1).

36-29 Restrictions upon use of streets.

The City Traffic Engineer shall prohibit the use of the roadway to motor-driven cycles, bicycles, horse-drawn vehicles or other non-motorized traffic upon designated streets and shall erect appropriate signs giving notice thereof.

(Code 1962, § 37-3.19)

36-30 Parking meters.

The City Traffic Engineer shall install, remove and maintain parking meters on any City streets and highways, including City owned or leased lots, as required to regulate the efficient turnover of parking, and to facilitate the orderly flow of traffic. Such installations shall be based upon a traffic engineering investigation to determine days and hours of operation and maximum continuous parking time permitted. The City Traffic Engineer shall maintain current records of the locations and time limits of such meters, a copy of which shall be kept on file with the City Clerk.

(Code 1962, § 37-3.20)

Cross referenceParking regulations, § 36-132 et seq.

State law referenceAuthority to regulate standing or parking of vehicles, A.R.S. § 28-627(A)(1).

36-31 Parking meter information.

The City Traffic Engineer shall post on each parking meter the maximum time of continuous legal parking, a schedule of the hours and days when the parking meter is in operation, and the legal United States coins, credit card types, or other forms or methods of payment acceptable to operate said parking meter. *1

(Code 1962, § 37-3.21; new style in use as of 8-1-2011)

Date of Addition/Revision/Deletion - Section 36-31

*1    Revision on 4-3-2013 by Ordinance No. G-5788, eff. 5-3-2013

36-31.1 Fee schedule for use of parking meters.

Except as provided in Section 4-58, the following fee schedule for use of parking meters within the City of Phoenix is hereby adopted: *1

On-street: $1.50 per hour.

Off-street: $1.50 per hour.

(Ord. No. G-1530, § 1; Ord. No. G-2202, § 1; Ord. No. G-2889, § 1; Ord. No. G-3542, § 1; Ord. No. G-5297, § 1, adopted 12-17-2008, eff. 1-16-2009; new style in use as of 8-1-2011)

Date of Addition/Revision/Deletion - Section 36-31.1

*1    Revision on 4-3-2013 by Ordinance No. G-5788, eff. 5-3-2013

36-31.2 Scheduled use of metered parking permit and fees.

A.    A party seeking to use metered parking for a use other than the designated purpose and time limit shall submit an application to the City Traffic Engineer, pay an application fee in the amount of thirty-five dollars per City block of meters and shall pay a use fee in the amount of ten dollars per meter per day of use multiplied by the number of days of use.

B.    The metered parking permit fees as provided herein do not apply to the following uses: work performed by City employees or City authorized agents, and scheduled public events as otherwise permitted by the City.

C.    The metered parking permit and other related fees as provided herein shall be established by the City Manager and approved by the City Council in accordance with the Street Transportation Department’s fee policy and evaluation methods.

D.    The fees established herein may be waived or reduced by the City Council to the extent that the City Council finds that a benefit accrues to the City.

(Ord. No. G-4599, § 3, adopted 4-21-2004, eff. 9-1-2004)

36-32 Reserved.

Editor’s noteOrd. No. G-4599, § 3, adopted April 21, 2004, effective May 21, 2004, repealed 36-32 in its entirety. Formerly said section pertained to Official Traffic Barricade Manual and derived from Code 1962, § 37-3.22.

DIVISION 3. CITY COURT1

36-33 Authority and responsibility.

The City Court and the magistrates and the hearing officers thereof, in addition to the authority and responsibility placed upon it by the Arizona State Constitution, State statutes, the City Charter and other ordinances of the City of Phoenix, shall have additional authority and responsibility as hereinafter set forth.

(Code 1962, § 37-4.01; Ord. No. G-2578, § 9)


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Charter referenceCity Court, ch. VIII.

Cross referenceCity Court, § 2-82 et seq.


36-34 Traffic complaint forms.

The City Court shall provide the Police Department with serially numbered forms for citing violators to appear and answer to charges of violating traffic laws and ordinances, as provided for in the rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona.

(Code 1962, § 37-4.02)

36-35 Records.

The City Court shall keep a record of all violations of traffic ordinances of the City or of the State vehicle laws occurring within the City limits with which any person has been charged, together with a record of the final disposition of all such alleged offenses.

(Code 1962, § 37-4.03)

36-36 Complaint file.

The City Court shall keep on file, for a period of three years, the original complaint for moving violations.

(Code 1962, § 37-4.04; Ord. No. G-1337, § 1)

36-37 Copies of court record—Fees for copies and mailing.

A.    The City Court shall charge for each copy of a complaint or court record and for each certified copy an amount as determined by the terms of section 2-45, unless by law such copy must be provided as a right or such copy is for federal, State, County or municipal jurisdiction.

B.    A mailing fee for domestic mail or for foreign mail shall be charged additionally, based on actual cost, where applicable.

(Code 1962, § 37-4.05; Ord. No. G-1408, § 1; Ord. No. G-2306, § 3)

36-38 Traffic Violations Bureau.

The City Court shall establish a Traffic Violations Bureau as an integral part of the City Court.

(Code 1962, § 37-4.06)

36-39 Traffic violations—Payment of fines; court appearances.

The City Court shall designate the offenses under the traffic ordinances of this City and the State traffic laws in respect to which payments of fines may be accepted by the Traffic Violations Bureau in satisfaction thereof and shall specify by suitable schedules the amount of such fines for first, second and subsequent offenses; provided, that such fines are within the limits declared by law or ordinance, and shall further specify what number or types of such offenses shall require appearance in court.

(Code 1962, § 37-4.07)

36-40 Traffic violations—Notification of registered owner.

The City Court shall notify by mail the registered owner of any vehicle violating the restrictions on stopping, standing, or parking under traffic laws or ordinances who has failed to appear that in the event such notice is disregarded for a five-day period a summons will be issued.

(Code 1962, § 37-4.08)

36-40.1 Designation of civil traffic offenses.

Any violation or refusal to do or perform any act required by an operator of a motor vehicle, a bicycle or a pedestrian in this chapter constitutes a civil traffic offense unless the ordinance defining the violation provides for a different classification.

(Ord. No. G-2578, § 10; Ord. No. G-2753, § 3)

State law referenceTraffic ordinances to be civil traffic offenses, A.R.S. § 28-626; civil traffic violations, A.R.S. § 28-1591 et seq.

36-40.2 Authority to detain persons to serve civil traffic complaint.

A peace officer or duly authorized agent of the City of Phoenix Police Department may stop and detain a person as is reasonably necessary to investigate an actual or suspected violation of any civil traffic offense and to serve a copy of the traffic complaint for any alleged civil or criminal violation of the Phoenix City Code pertaining to the regulation and control of a motor vehicle, a bicycle or a pedestrian.

(Ord. No. G-2597, § 1)

State law referenceSimilar provisions, A.R.S. § 28-1594.

DIVISION 4. FIRE DEPARTMENT1

36-41 Authority and responsibility.

The Director of the Fire Department and officers of the Fire Department, when at the scene of a fire or other emergency, may direct or assist the police in directing traffic thereat or in the immediate vicinity.

(Code 1962, § 37-5.01; Ord. No. G-5444, § 3, adopted 10-21-2009, eff. 11-20-2009)

Cross reference—Fire Department, § 2-141 et seq.


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Cross referenceFire Department, § 2-141 et seq.


ARTICLE III. SPEED REGULATIONS1

36-42 Speed limits—Generally.

The State traffic laws regulating the speed of vehicles shall be applicable upon all streets within this City except as altered by the Council of the City of Phoenix and set forth in schedule I, section 36-158, as authorized by State law, in which event it shall be prima facie unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle at a speed in excess of any speed so declared in schedule I when signs are in place giving notice thereof.

(Code 1962, § 37-20.01; Ord. No. G-937)


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State Law referenceSpeed restrictions generally, A.R.S. § 28-701 et seq.


36-43 Speed limit—Alleys.

It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle through an alley or any part thereof within the City limits at a speed greater than fifteen miles per hour.

(Code 1962, § 37-20.02)

36-44 Speed limit—Private emergency vehicles.

A private emergency vehicle, whether proceeding under an emergency situation or not, shall not exceed the prima facie or posted speed limit.

(Code 1962, § 37-20.03)

ARTICLE IV. TURNING MOVEMENTS1

36-45 Turning at intersections.

When authorized signs, pavement markings, or other traffic control devices are placed within or on the approach to an intersection directing the course to be traveled by vehicles turning thereat, no driver of a vehicle shall disobey the direction of such signs, pavement markings, or other traffic control devices.

(Code 1962, § 37-21.01)


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State Law referenceTurning movements, A.R.S. § 28-751 et seq.; authority to regulate turns, A.R.S. § 28-627(A)(9).


36-46 Required or prohibited turns.

When authorized signs or pavement markings are installed indicating that a right or left turn is required or prohibited, no driver of a vehicle shall disobey the directions of any such sign or pavement marking.

(Code 1962, § 37-21.02)

36-47 U-turns.

The driver of a vehicle shall not turn such vehicle so to proceed in the opposite direction upon any street when prohibited by sign, and shall not upon any other street so turn a vehicle unless such movement can be made in safety and without interfering with other traffic.

(Code 1962, § 37-21.03)

State law referenceLimitations on turning around, A.R.S. § 28-752.

36-48 Circular green light and arrow.

When a traffic signal displays a circular green light and a green arrow at the same time, the driver of the vehicle facing such signal shall comply with the circular green light as if it were shown alone, except that the driver of a vehicle facing such signal and making a turning movement shall cautiously enter the intersection from the proper lane to make the turning movement indicated by the green turn arrow. The driver of a vehicle making such turn shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully within the crosswalk and to other traffic lawfully using the intersection.

(Code 1962, § 37-21.04)

State law referenceTraffic control signal legend, A.R.S. § 28-645.

36-49 Single green arrow.

When a traffic signal displays a green arrow alone the driver of a vehicle facing such signal may make only the movement indicated by the arrow.

(Code 1962, § 37-21.05)

State law referenceTraffic control signal legend, A.R.S. § 28-645.

36-50 Movements across solid yellow lines.

When a street or highway is divided into two separate roadways by a double solid yellow line, it shall be permissible to make a left turn across these lines when such movement can be made in safety.

(Code 1962, § 37-21.06)

36-51 Movements across raised traffic islands or medians.

No person shall drive a vehicle across any raised area such as traffic islands, medians, or channelizing devices.

(Code 1962, § 37-21.07)

ARTICLE V. ONE-WAY STREETS AND ALLEYS1

36-52 Permanent one-way streets and alleys.

Upon those streets and parts of streets and in those alleys as designated by the Council of the City of Phoenix and as described in schedule II, section 36-159, and signposted for one-way traffic, a vehicle shall be driven only in the direction indicated by such signs.

(Code 1962, § 37-22.01; Ord. No. G-950, § 1)


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State Law referenceAuthority to designate one-way streets and alleys, A.R.S. § 28-627(A)(4); one-way streets, A.R.S. § 28-728.


36-53 Reversible lanes.

When official signs or illuminated signals are erected designating specific lanes upon which vehicular traffic shall proceed in one direction during some period of the day and in the opposite direction during another period or periods of the day, it shall be unlawful for any person to operate any vehicle in violation of such signs or illuminated signals.

(Code 1962, § 37-22.02)

State law referenceObedience to traffic control devices, A.R.S. § 28-644.

36-54 Temporary markings.

When temporary markings, signs, barricades, or other channelization devices are in place directing the location and direction of travel of traffic on the street or portions thereof, regardless of the centerline of the roadway, no driver of a vehicle shall disobey the directions of such markings, signs, barricades, or other channelization.

(Code 1962, § 37-22.03)

State law referenceObedience to traffic control devices, A.R.S. § 28-644.

ARTICLE VI. STOP AND YIELD INTERSECTIONS AND THROUGH STREETS

36-55 Emerging from alleys, driveways or buildings.

The driver of a vehicle emerging from an alley, driveway or building shall stop such vehicle immediately prior to driving onto a sidewalk or onto the sidewalk area extending across any alleyway or private driveway, yielding the right-of-way to any pedestrian as may be necessary to avoid collision, and upon entering the roadway shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on the roadway.

(Code 1962, § 37-23.01)

State law referenceSimilar provisions, A.R.S. § 28-856.

36-56 Traffic regulation for private emergency vehicles.

A private emergency vehicle, when in use in an emergency situation, shall come to a full stop at all traffic control devices requiring a stop under normal circumstances but may then proceed immediately as long as life or property are not endangered by so proceeding.

(Code 1962, § 37-23.02)

State law referencePrivileges of authorized emergency vehicles, A.R.S. § 28-624.

ARTICLE VII. MISCELLANEOUS TRAFFIC AND VEHICLE REGULATIONS

DIVISION 1. MOVING REGULATIONS

36-57 Obstructing traffic.

No driver shall enter an intersection or a marked crosswalk unless there is sufficient space on the other side of the intersection or crosswalk to accommodate the vehicle he is operating without obstructing the passage of other vehicles or pedestrians, notwithstanding any traffic control signal indication to proceed.

(Code 1962, § 37-26.08)

36-57.01 Cruising.

A.    No person shall drive or permit a motor vehicle under his care, custody, or control to be driven past a traffic control point three times within a two-hour period in or around a posted no cruising area so as to contribute knowingly to traffic congestion, obstruction of streets, sidewalks, or parking lots, impediment of access to shopping centers or other buildings open to the public, or interference with the use of property or conduct of business in the area adjacent thereto, or for the purposes of soliciting an act of prostitution.

B.    Every no cruising area shall be posted with the sufficient signs to provide notice of the prohibition and which shall state, together with any other conditions on the prohibition, the following: "No Cruising. No person shall drive or permit a motor vehicle under his care, custody, or control to be driven past a traffic control point three times within a two-hour period in or around this area so as to contribute knowingly to traffic congestion, obstruction of streets, sidewalks, or parking lots, impediment of access to shopping centers or other buildings open to the public, or interference with the use of property or the conduct of business in the adjacent area, or for the purposes of soliciting an act of prostitution. Maximum penalty two hundred fifty dollars. P.C.C. 36-57.01."

C.    A "traffic control point" as used in this section means any point or points within the no cruising area established by the Police Department for the purpose of monitoring cruising.

D.    No violation shall occur except upon the third passage by the same traffic control point within the aforementioned two-hour period.

E.    No area shall be designated or posted as a no cruising area except upon the passage of a resolution by the Council specifically mandating said designation and posting for a particular area.

(Ord. No. G-2750, § 1; Ord. No. G-2872, § 1; Ord. No. G-4285, § 1, passed, 7-5-2000, eff. 8-4-2000)

Cross referenceMorals and conduct, ch. 23.

36-57.02 Residential traffic control areas.

A.    The Council may, upon recommendation of the Street Transportation Director, designate residential traffic control areas.

B.    When designating a residential traffic control area, the Council, in consultation with the Street Transportation Director, may consider the following factors:

1.    The volume of traffic in the area;

2.    The extent to which traffic is transiting the area for other than local use or to avoid congested intersections;

3.    The extent to which designation of the residential traffic control area will help alleviate traffic congestion, hazards to pedestrians, and related health and safety dangers.

C.    In areas designated as residential traffic control areas, the flow of traffic into, through and out of the area may be controlled or restricted in a manner determined by the Street Transportation Director so as to reduce volume, reduce non-local use or promote health and safety in the area. The Street Transportation Director shall erect the appropriate traffic control devices in the residential traffic control area.

D.    Failure to obey a traffic control device erected in accordance with this section is a civil traffic offense subject to a civil sanction of twenty-five dollars.

E.    For purposes of A.R.S. § 28-1559, a violation of this section shall be treated in the same manner as a matter involving the illegal parking or standing of a vehicle.

F.    The following residential traffic control areas are hereby established:

1.    Area 1. From Cactus Road on the north, Northern Avenue on the south, 32nd Street on the east and the Phoenix Mountain Preserve on the west, together with all rights-of-way associated with said streets.

2.    Area 2. From the north side of Dunlap Avenue to the Northern Avenue alignment on the south extending from the west side of 12th Street to the alignment of 16th Street, to include all streets within these boundaries.

3.    Area 3. From the south side of Knox Road to the north side of Ranch Circle North extending from the east side of 36th Way to the alignment of 41st Street, to include all streets within these boundaries.

4.    Area 5. From the south side of Missouri Avenue to the north side of Camelback Road extending from the west side of Seventh Avenue to the alignment of Central Avenue, to include all streets within these boundaries.

5.    Area 6. From the north side of Shea Boulevard, south of the north side of the Mountain Preserve extending from the east side of 36th Street to the east side of 40th Street, to include all streets within these boundaries.

6.    Area 7. From the south side of Encanto Boulevard, south to the north side of Grand Avenue, west from the east side of 19th Avenue, to include all streets within these boundaries.

7.    Area 9. From the south side of Osborn Road, south to the north side of Thomas Road, extending from the east side of Manor Drive to the west side of 16th Street, to include all streets within these boundaries.

8.    Area 10. From the south side of Northern Avenue, south to the north side of Orangewood Avenue, extending from the east side of 31st Avenue to the west side of 27th Avenue, to include all streets within these boundaries.

9.    Area 12. From the south side of Oak Street, south to the north side of Palm Lane, extending from the east side of Third Street to the west side of Seventh Street, to include all streets within these boundaries.

10.    Area 13. From the south side of Northern Avenue, south to the north side of Glendale Avenue, extending from the east side of Central Avenue to the west side of Seventh Avenue, to include all streets within these boundaries.

11.    Area 14. From the north side of Camelback Road, south to the Grand Canal, extending from the east side of Central Avenue to the west side of Seventh Avenue, to include all streets within these boundaries.

12.    Area 15. From the south side of Missouri Avenue, south to the north side of Camelback Road, extending from the east side of Central Avenue to the west side of Seventh Street, to include all streets within these boundaries.

13.    Area 16. From the south side of Northern Avenue, south to the north side of Orangewood Avenue, extending from the east side of Seventh Street to the west side of 12th Street, to include all streets within these boundaries.

14.    Area 17. From the south side of Ray Road, south to the north side of Chandler Boulevard, extending from the east side of Ranch Circle South to the west side of 48th Street, to include all streets within these boundaries.

15.    Area 18. From the south side of the Arizona Canal, south to the north side of Missouri Avenue extending from the east side of I-17 to the west side of 7th Avenue, to include all streets within these boundaries.

(Ord. No. G-3422, § 1; Ord. No. G-3564, § 1; Ord. No. G-3583, § 1; Ord. No. G-3799, § 1; Ord. No. G-3814, § 1; Ord. No. G-3825, § 1; Ord. No. G-3893, § 1; Ord. No. G-3950, § 1, passed 8-28-1996, eff. 9-27-1996; Ord. No. G-4043, § 8, passed 10-1-1997, eff. 10-1-1997; Ord. No. G-4097, § 1, passed 6-3-1998, eff. 7-3-1998; Ord. No. G-4136, § 1, passed 11-4-1998, eff. 12-4-1998; Ord. No. G-4147, § 1, passed 12-9-1998, eff. 1-8-1999; Ord. No. G-4220, § 1, passed 11-10-1999, eff. 12-10-1999; Ord. No. G-4307, § 1, passed 11-15-2000, eff. 12-15-2000; Ord. No. G-4539, § 1, passed 8-27-03, eff. 9-26-03; Ord. No. G-4911, § 1, adopted 5-30-2007, eff. 6-29-2007; Ord. No. G-5387, § 1, adopted 6-10-2009, eff. 7-10-2009)

36-58 Avoiding traffic regulations.

No person shall drive upon or through any property such as a service station, parking area, vacant lot, or similar property, to avoid obedience to traffic regulations or traffic control devices.

(Code 1962, § 37-26.06)

State law referenceSimilar provisions, A.R.S. § 28-651.

36-59 Refusal to obey officer.

No person shall willfully fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of a police officer or Fire Department official invested by law or by this ordinance with authority to direct, control, or regulate traffic.

(Code 1962, § 37-26.05)

State law referenceFailure to comply with police officer, A.R.S. § 28-622.

36-60 Backing onto major or collector streets.

No person shall back a vehicle onto any street classified as an arterial or collector street in a business district unless such movement can be made in safety and without interfering with the normal flow of traffic.

(Code 1962, § 37-26.11; Ord. No. G-4580, § 3, passed 2-18-2004, eff. 3-19-2004)

State law referenceLimitations on backing, A.R.S. § 28-891.

36-61 Use of alleys as thoroughfares.

No person shall use an alley within the City as a thoroughfare except authorized emergency vehicles.

(Code 1962, § 37-26.07)

36-62 Operation of vehicles on vacant lots.

No person shall operate a vehicle on or across any portion of a vacant lot other than on an established dustproof driveway.

(Code 1962, § 37-34.04)

36-63 Operation of vehicles on sidewalks.

(a)    No person shall drive upon, across or within any sidewalk area except at a permanent or temporary driveway.

(b)    The provisions of this ordinance shall not apply to three-wheel electric delivery vehicles of the United States Post Office being operated in a residential area for the delivery or pickup of mail. Said vehicle shall not be operated upon any sidewalk at a speed in excess of eight miles per hour.

(c)    The provisions of this ordinance permitting the United States Post Office to utilize City sidewalks for the delivery of mail through the use of electrically powered carts shall not be operative until such time as it has filed an indemnity agreement with the City of Phoenix whereby it assumes all liability for injury and damages occasioned by its use of the sidewalks as referred to above.

(Code 1962, § 37-26.02; Ord. No. G-1324, § 1)

Cross referenceStreets and sidewalks, ch. 31.

State law referenceOperation of vehicle on sidewalk, A.R.S. § 28-904.

36-64 Motorized skateboard and motorized play vehicle; prohibitions; disclosure requirements.

A.    No motorized skateboard or motorized play vehicle may be operated on any public sidewalk, roadway, or any other part of a highway or on any bikeway, bicycle path or trail, equestrian trail, or shared-use path.

B.    No motorized skateboard or motorized play vehicle may be operated on any private property of another without the written permission of the owner, the person entitled to immediate possession of the property, or the authorized agent of either.

C.    No person shall operate a motorized skateboard or motorized play vehicle on any private property in a manner causing excessive, unnecessary, or offensive noise which disturbs the peace and quiet of any neighborhood or which causes discomfort or annoyance to a reasonable person of normal sensitivity.

D.    The parent, guardian, or legal custodian of any minor shall not authorize or knowingly permit such minor to violate any of the provisions of this section. If a sanction is imposed upon a minor who if found to be in violation of this section, the parents or legal guardian having custody or control of the minor shall be jointly and severally liable with the minor for payment of the sanction, whether or not the parents or guardian knew of, or anticipated, a violation of this section.

E.    it is unlawful for a merchant to sell motorized skateboards or motorized play vehicles without making the disclosures required by this section. Any merchant who sells motorized skateboards or motorized play vehicles within the City shall:

1.    Post, in a prominent place at each location where motorized skateboards or motorized play vehicles are on display, a notice to the effect that operation of motorized skateboards and motorized play vehicles is prohibited:

a.    On any public sidewalk, roadway, or any other part of a highway or on any bikeway, bicycle path or trail, equestrian trail, or shared-use path in the City of Phoenix; and

b.    On any private property of another without the written permission of the owner, the person entitled to immediate possession of the property, or the authorized agent of either.

2.    Provide a copy of such notice to each purchaser of a motorized skateboard or motorized play vehicle, either before or in connection with the purchase.

F.    Except for violations of subsection E, violations of this section are designated civil traffic violations and shall be prosecuted and punished in the same manner as provided by law for other civil traffic violations. A violation of subsection E is designated a civil violation and shall be prosecuted and punished in the same manner as provided by law for other civil violations.

(Ord. No. G-4224, § 2, passed 12-8-1999, eff. 1-7-2000; Ord. No. G-4662, §§ 2, 3, adopted 12-15-2004, eff. 12-15-2004)

Cross referenceMinors, ch. 22.

36-65 Following emergency vehicles.

The driver of any vehicle other than an emergency vehicle shall not follow any fire equipment traveling in response to a fire alarm closer than three hundred feet or drive into or park such vehicle within the block where fire equipment has stopped in answer to a fire alarm.

(Code 1962, § 37-26.10)

State law referenceFollowing fire apparatus, A.R.S. § 28-775(A)(3).

36-66 Vehicles in motion.

No person shall board or alight from any vehicle while such vehicle is in motion.

(Code 1962, § 37-26.03)

State law referenceOpening vehicle doors, A.R.S. § 28-905.

36-67 Portions of vehicles not intended for passengers.

No person shall ride upon any portion of a vehicle not designated or intended or reasonably suited for the safe use of passengers.

(Code 1962, § 37-26.04)

36-68 Improper operation of vehicle.

No person shall operate upon a street of this City a vehicle so out of repair, or so loaded as to create loud and unnecessary grating, grinding, rattling, or other noise.

(Code 1962, § 37-34.01)

State law referenceMufflers and vehicle noise, A.R.S. § 28-955 et seq.

36-69 Unnecessary vehicle noise.

No person shall intentionally operate any vehicle at such a speed on a curve or turn or accelerate or decelerate such vehicle in such a manner as to create loud and unnecessary noise through the squealing of tires upon the pavement or to cause damage to the roadway.

(Code 1962, § 37-26.09)

Cross referenceNuisances and noise, § 23-11 et seq.

State law referenceMufflers and vehicle noise, A.R.S. § 28-955 et seq.

36-70 Door of vehicle as traffic obstruction.

No person shall open the door of a motor vehicle on the side adjacent to moving traffic unless and until it is reasonably safe to do so, nor shall any person leave a door open on the side of a motor vehicle adjacent to moving traffic for a period of time longer than necessary to load or unload passengers.

(Code 1962, § 37-26.01)

State law referenceOpening vehicle doors, A.R.S. § 28-905.

DIVISION 2. NON-MOVING REGULATIONS

36-71 Permission to close streets, highways and alleys.

(a)    No person, firm, corporation or other entity shall temporarily or partially close any City street, highway, alley, or pedestrian way without first obtaining the approval of the City Traffic Engineer, except under emergency conditions.

(b)    Such closures shall adhere to the regulations stated in the Official Traffic Barricade Manual, unless otherwise approved by the City Traffic Engineer.

(c)    In an emergency condition, the responsible agency shall comply with the Official Traffic Barricade Manual as soon as practicable.

(Code 1962, § 37-34.05)

Cross referenceParades and processions, § 36-77 et seq.

36-71.01 Closing of streets and alleys by the City.

(a)    Streets and alleys may be closed to vehicular and/or pedestrian traffic for a specified period of time or for an indefinite period of time by the City Street Transportation Department when so directed by resolution of the City Council.

(b)    City Council may direct such closings as are reasonable and in the interest of public safety and convenience and are not in conflict with A.R.S. tit. 28 (A.R.S. § 28-101 et seq.).

(c)    Applications to close streets and alleys pursuant to this section shall be processed and heard pursuant to section 31-68 et seq., in the same manner as abandonment applications, except as modified by this section and except that no findings shall be made that the streets or alleys are no longer necessary for public use.

(d)    Fees for applications to close streets and alleys shall be as set forth in appendix A.2 of the City Code, except that no fee shall be charged when the application is initiated by a City department or other public agency.

(e)    A City Council resolution closing a street or alley shall describe the street or alley, and shall be recorded by the City Clerk in the office of the Maricopa County Recorder.

(f)    Barricades and other traffic control devices placed to implement City Council resolutions ordering the closing of streets and alleys shall conform to the current edition of the U.S. Department of Transportation Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

(g)    Temporary or partial closings of streets and alleys in conjunction with specific events or pending completion of specific public or private improvement projects are not affected by the provisions of this section, but are regulated by section 36-71

(Ord. No. G-3719, § 1; Ord. No. G-3728, § 1; Ord. No. G-4043, § 9, passed 10-1-1997, eff. 10-1-1997)

Cross referenceAbandonment of public rights-of-way, § 31-63 et seq.

36-72 Blowing horns or signaling devices.

No person shall sound or blow any horn or signal device on any automobile, truck, motorcycle or other vehicle while not in motion, except as a danger signal if another vehicle is approaching, apparently out of control, or, if in motion, only as a danger signal after or as brakes are being applied and deceleration of the vehicle is intended. No person shall create by means of any such signal device any unreasonably loud or harsh sound nor sound any such device for an unnecessary and unreasonable period of time.

(Code 1962, § 37-34.02)

Cross referenceNuisances and noise, § 23-11 et seq.

State law referenceVehicle horns, A.R.S. § 28-954.

36-73 Loudspeakers or amplifiers in or on vehicles.

(a)    No person shall use mechanical loudspeakers or amplifiers in or on automobiles, trucks, buses or other moving or standing vehicles for advertising or other purposes except as provided in chapter 23 of this Code.

(b)    No person shall play any radio, stereo, phonograph, musical instrument, or other amplified musical system which incorporates the use of loudspeakers or amplifiers, in or on automobiles, trucks, buses, or other moving or standing vehicles in such a manner or with such volume as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort or repose of any person or neighborhood in the vicinity.

(c)    Penalty.

(1)    Upon a conviction of a violation of this section, the court shall impose a civil sanction of not less than fifty dollars.

(2)    Upon a second conviction of a violation of this section, the court shall impose a civil sanction of not less than one hundred dollars.

(3)    Upon a third or subsequent conviction of a violation of this section, the court shall impose a civil sanction of not less than two hundred fifty dollars.

(d)    Definitions.

(1)    Amplified musical system is defined as a mechanical or electrical musical instrument, or music-producing device, equipped with an electrical amplifier or loudspeaker.

(2)    Loudspeaker is defined as a device used for converting electrical energy to sound and amplifying it. A loudspeaker or amplifier may be built into the instrument or device and does not necessarily have to be physically detached from that instrument or device.

(Code 1962, § 37-34.03; Ord. No. G-3466, § 1; Ord. No. G-3521, § 1)

Cross referenceNuisances and noise, § 23-11 et seq.

State law referencePenalty for ordinance violations, A.R.S. §§ 9-499.01, 9-240(B)(28), 28-626.

36-74 Red dots [lights] or sirens on vehicles.

No vehicle within the City of Phoenix may be equipped with red lights showing to the front or siren or whistle except private emergency vehicles and those vehicles defined by A.R.S. § 28-101(3).

(Code 1962, § 37-34.06; Ord. No. G-4043, § 10, passed 10-1-1997, eff. 10-1-1997)

36-75 Use of red light and siren by private emergency vehicle.

All private emergency vehicles shall be equipped with at least one lighted red light that flashes intermittently, visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of five hundred feet to the front of the vehicle, and also equipped with a siren or whistle audible under normal traffic conditions for a distance of five hundred feet, and shall use both red light and siren or whistle when proceeding under an emergency situation.

(Code 1962, § 37-34.07)

State law referenceEquipment on authorized emergency vehicles, A.R.S. §§ 28-954, 28-624.

36-76 Restrictions on use of red lights and siren by private emergency vehicles.

A private emergency vehicle shall not use red light, siren or whistle except under emergency situations and shall not use the siren or whistle under emergency situations except at intersections or at other locations and instances when traffic safety requires the use of same.

(Code 1962, § 37-34.08)

State law referencePrivileges of authorized emergency vehicles, A.R.S. § 28-654.

36-76.01 Use of personal digital assistants while driving; prohibited; exceptions. 1

A.    A person shall not operate a motor vehicle on a street while using a personal digital assistant to send or receive a written message while the motor vehicle is in motion.

B.    This section does not apply to any of the following:

1.    Law enforcement and safety personnel.

2.    Drivers of authorized emergency vehicles.

3.    Holders of commercial driver licenses while driving within the scope of their employment.

4.    Public transit personnel.

5.    A person who is reporting reckless or negligent behavior.

6.    The use of a personal digital assistant for the sole purpose of communicating with any of the following regarding an emergency situation:

(a)    An emergency response operator.

(b)    A hospital, physician’s office or health clinic.

(c)    A provider of ambulance services.

(d)    A provider of fire fighting services.

(e)    A law enforcement agency.

7.    A person who believes the person is in physical danger if the person is the only adult in the motor vehicle.

C.    For purposes of this section, "personal digital assistant" means a wireless electronic communication device that provides for data communication other than by voice.

D.    A violation of this section is a nonmoving civil traffic violation.

E.    If a person violates this section and the person is not involved in a motor vehicle accident, the person is subject to a civil penalty of not less than one hundred dollars plus any other penalty assessments authorized by law.

F.    If a person violates this section and the person is involved in a motor vehicle accident, the person is subject to a civil penalty of not less than two hundred fifty dollars plus any other penalty assessments authorized by law.

G.    If a person is cited for violating this section, the person is involved in a motor vehicle accident and a written accident report is required by law, the law enforcement officer investigating the accident shall indicate on the written accident form the use of a personal digital assistant to send or receive a written message at the time of the accident.

(Ord. No. G-4985, § 1, adopted 9-19-2007, eff. 9-19-2007; Ord. No. G-5034, § 1, adopted 12-5-2007, eff. 1-4-2008)

Editor’s noteOrd. No. G-5034, § 1, adopted Dec. 5, 2007, effective Jan. 4, 2008, repealed § 4 of Ord. No. G-5034, which states: Legislative agenda. The subject of using personal digital assistants while driving shall be placed at the top of the City of Phoenix’s legislative agenda so that the City may work toward a statewide solution and may request the Arizona legislature to enact maximum penalties by putting violators’ drivers licenses at risk or having violators’ vehicles impounded.


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NoteSection 2 of Ordinance No. G-4985, adopted September 19, 2007, effective September 19, 2007 provides the following:

Warning period. For the purpose of informing and educating persons who operate motor vehicles, beginning on September 20, 2007 through October 19, 2007, any peace officer may stop motor vehicles and issue verbal warnings to persons who would be violating Section 36-76.01, Phoenix City Code, as added by this Ordinance.


DIVISION 3. PARADES AND PROCESSIONS1

36-77 Permission by Director of the Police Department.

No parade, funeral procession, or other procession shall occupy, march, or proceed along any street, except in accordance with permission granted by the Director of the Police Department.

(Code 1962, § 37-30.01; Ord. No. G-5444, § 3, adopted 10-21-2009, eff. 11-20-2009)


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Cross referencePicketing, § 23-10; police line regulations, § 23-21.1; streets and sidewalks, ch. 31; permission to close streets, highways and alleys, § 36-71.

State Law referenceAuthority to regulate or prohibit parades or processions, A.R.S. § 28-627(A)(3).


36-78 Identification.

Each motor vehicle in a funeral procession shall have the headlights turned on regardless of the time of day, and shall be further identified by such other method as may be designated by the Director of the Police Department.

(Code 1962, § 37-30.02; Ord. No. G-5444, § 3, adopted 10-21-2009, eff. 11-20-2009)

36-79 Impeding other traffic.

Each driver in a funeral or other procession shall move so as not to impede other traffic and shall follow the vehicle ahead as close as is practicable and safe.

(Code 1962, § 37-30.03)

36-80 Vehicles not part of authorized procession.

No driver of a vehicle shall drive between the vehicles comprising a funeral or other authorized procession while they are in motion and when such vehicles are conspicuously designated as required in this division.

(Code 1962, § 37-30.04)

36-81 Location and timing.

No funeral procession shall drive upon any major street or freeway within the City limits between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

(Code 1962, § 37-30.05)

ARTICLE VIII. TRUCKS AND TRAILERS1

DIVISION 1. IN GENERAL

36-82 Scope and jurisdiction; definition.

This division shall apply solely to:

(a)    Users of streets within the City boundaries and under the jurisdiction of the City of Phoenix; and

(b)    Unless the term is otherwise specifically defined the use of the term "truck" in this division shall mean those vehicles with motive power, other than buses and recreational vehicles, having three or more axles and measuring thirty-six feet or longer in overall length, including truck and load, which are designed and used primarily for carrying property other than the effects of the driver.

(Ord. No. G-2130, § 2; Ord. No. G-2917, § 1)


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State Law referenceLocal restrictions on vehicle weight, A.R.S. § 28-1106.


36-83 Exemption.

Users of highways within the City limits of the City of Phoenix which are within the State highway system and under the jurisdiction of the State of Arizona shall comply with the requirements of State law and upon such compliance are exempt from this division. This division shall not apply to fire apparatus, urban mass transit transportation system vehicles, or to implements of husbandry, including farm tractors temporarily moved upon a highway.

(Ord. No. G-2130, § 2; Ord. No. G-2917, § 1)

State law referenceVehicle size, weight and load, A.R.S. § 28-1091 et seq.

36-84 Major streets; local streets.

Truck routes and through truck routes are as established in schedule III and the maps of traffic zones and arterial streets of Section 36-160.

(Ord. No. G-2130, § 2; Ord. No. G-4580, § 4, passed 2-18-2004, eff. 3-19-2004)

36-85 Traffic zones.

Traffic zones are established as follows:

(a)    Traffic Zone I encompasses the area bounded by, but not including, Roosevelt Street, Madison Street, Seventh Avenue and Seventh Street, as shown in schedule III, section 36-160

(b)    Traffic Zone II encompasses that area exclusive of Traffic Zone I and bounded by and including 18th Avenue, Glendale/Lincoln east to 32nd Street then following the City limits to and including 44th Street, then south to but not including Washington Street, then west to but not including 16th Street, then south to but not including Madison Street.

(Ord. No. G-2130, § 2; Ord. No. G-2817, § 1)

36-86 Permissible routes.

Trucks must operate only on truck routes, through truck routes and major streets, except as herein provided.

(Ord. No. G-2130, § 2)

36-87 Use of Traffic Zone I.

No trucks shall enter Traffic Zone I between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Further, no trucks shall be allowed in Zone I between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. unless the entire shipment destined to or from Traffic Zone I is to be delivered to one location, or to be picked up at one location in Traffic Zone I, or unless the loading or unloading can be accomplished with the truck parked off the street entirely on private property.

(Ord. No. G-2130, § 2)

36-88.01 Use of Traffic Zone II.

No truck or truck and load measuring over thirty-six feet in length shall be allowed to enter Traffic Zone II between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily.

(Ord. No. G-2130, § 2)

36-88.02 Use of Central Avenue.

Trucks shall not use Central Avenue at any time in Zones I and II except when picking up or delivering to businesses or addresses on Central Avenue, and then will use Central Avenue for as short a distance as possible.

(Ord. No. G-2130, § 2)

36-88.03 Exceptions to route and traffic zone restrictions.

A.    Trucks may operate any time on any arterial street within the City not included within Zones 1 and 2.

B.    Trucks may operate off of arterial streets only for the delivery and pickup of merchandise, materials or equipment going to or from a specific location on local or collector streets. Trucks shall use the shortest route on local or collector streets to and from the arterial streets.

C.    Any truck which has entered a restricted area prior to the time of restriction shall be allowed to travel to its destination within the restricted area and then leave by the shortest and most direct route out of the restricted area to an arterial street.

D.    Trucks having a base of operations within a restricted area may enter or leave the restricted areas to go to or from their base of operations at any time by the most direct route, using arterial streets only.

(Ord. No. G-2130, § 2; Ord. No. G-2817, § 1; Ord. No. G-4580, § 5, passed 2-18-2004, eff. 3-19-2004)

36-88.04 Definition; gross weight of trucks and load; curfew.

(a)    As used in this subsection [section] the term "truck" shall mean any motor vehicle designed or used primarily for the carrying of property other than the effects of the driver or passengers, and includes a motor vehicle to which has been added a box, platform or other equipment for such carrying.

(b)    The axle loads and the gross weight and loads of any truck or truck and load driven upon City streets shall not exceed the loads and weights set forth in A.R.S. §§ 28-1099 and 28-1100, the provisions of which are hereby adopted by this reference as though fully set forth herein word for word.

(c)    The prohibitions of subsection (b) shall not apply to trucks operating pursuant to a special permit for the movement of overdimensional vehicles as provided in this division.

(Ord. No. G-2130, § 2; Ord. No. G-2644, § 1; Ord. No. G-2743, § 1; Ord. No. G-4043, § 11, passed 10-1-1997, eff. 10-1-1997)

36-88.05 Permits for movement of overdimensional vehicles.

(a)    The City Manager or his designee, upon application in writing and good cause being shown therefor, may issue a special permit in writing authorizing the applicant to operate or move a vehicle or combination of vehicles of a size or weight of vehicle or load exceeding the maximum specified in this division or otherwise not in conformity with the provisions of A.R.S. tit. 28, ch. 3, art. 18 (A.R.S. § 28-109 et seq.), relating to size, weight and load regulations, upon any highway under the jurisdiction of the City.

(b)    The permit provided for in subsection (a) of this section shall be issued pursuant to and in conformity with the provisions of A.R.S. tit. 28, ch. 3, art. 18 (A.R.S. § 28-109 et seq.).

(c)    If the permit as provided for in subsection (a) is issued, the City Manager or his designee may establish seasonal or other time limitations within which the vehicles described may be operated on the highways indicated or otherwise limit and prescribe conditions of operation of the vehicle or vehicles when necessary to assure against undue damage to the road foundations, surfaces or structures, and may require such undertaking or other security as may be deemed necessary to compensate for any injury to any roadway or road structure. The permit limitations and conditions as provided in this subsection shall have the force and effect of law when submitted to and approved by the Council.

(d)    A permit issued pursuant to this section shall be carried in the vehicle or combination of vehicles to which it refers and shall be open to inspection by any peace officer or agent of the City and no person shall violate any of the terms and conditions of the special permit.

(e)    A thirty dollar fee shall be assessed for each permit issued in accordance with the provisions of this section, except as provided in subsection (f) of this section.

(f)    A thirty-day permit may be issued for the movement of overdimensional and/or overweight vehicles as long as any load to be carried within the thirty-day period does not exceed the permitted weight and dimensions and the same equipment will be used for the same type load during the thirty-day period. A fee of forty-five dollars shall be assessed for each thirty-day permit.

(g)    The applicant shall pay a permit fee where the movement of the vehicle or combination of vehicles utilizes streets or highways within the City limits, provided, however, that such fees may be waived when a fee has been paid to any other City or town, or where the movement of the vehicle or combination of vehicles occurs upon the interstate highway system.

(Ord. No. G-2130, § 2; Ord. No. G-2496, § 1; Ord. No. G-2644, § 2; Ord. No. G-4043, § 12, passed 10-1-1997, eff. 10-1-1997; Ord. No. G-4274, § 1, passed 6-14-2000, eff. 6-14-2000)

Editor’s noteRules and regulations relating to this section have been enacted by the City Council by Ord. No. S-14950, adopted May 30, 1984, a copy of which is available at the City Clerk’s office.

State law referenceSpecial permits for oversized or overweight vehicles, A.R.S. § 28-1103.

36-88.06 Liability for damage.

Any person driving any truck upon any street under the jurisdiction of the City of Phoenix shall be liable for all damage to any street, light or sign of the City of Phoenix as a result of any illegal operation, driving or moving of the truck, or as a result of operating, driving or moving any truck weighing or measuring in excess of the maximum weight provided in this division even if authorized by a special permit issued as provided herein.

When the driver is not the owner of the truck, but is so operating, driving or moving the same with the express or implied permission of the owner, then the owner and driver shall be jointly and severally liable for any damage.

Such damage may be recovered in a civil action brought by the City of Phoenix.

(Ord. No. G-2130, § 2)

36-88.07 Hauling fill or excavation; permit; fee and cleanup bond; load leaks.

(a)    It shall be unlawful to haul or cause to be hauled fill or excavation by truck on streets and highways within the City of Phoenix when the quantity of fill or excavation to be hauled exceeds ten thousand cubic yards, or when the duration of the haul is for more than twenty working days, i.e., Monday through Friday inclusive, except upon written application for and the issuance of a haul permit by the Planning and Development Director. The Planning and Development Director shall be responsible for the issuance of the permit upon approval by the Street Transportation Department and payment of the haul permit fee set forth in appendix A.2 of the City Code. The permit shall include those conditions as may be reasonably necessary to prevent creation of a nuisance or hazard to the public. Such conditions may include but not be limited to:

(1)    Designation of specific routes to be used;

(2)    Designation of specific locations and times of day access will be made to and from public right-of-way;

(3)    Provision for safety precautions, such as the use of barricades, warning or traffic signs, flagmen or police officers for traffic control;

(4)    Payment of a cash bond in the amount of five hundred dollars in order to secure the cost of the removal of any spillage of fill or excavation and the cleaning of the right-of-way by the City. Such bond shall be returned to the applicant if no spillage occurs or if any spillage is removed and the right-of-way cleaned by the applicant to the satisfaction of the Planning and Development Department;

(5)    Any violation of the terms or conditions of the permit, or written notification from the Street Transportation Department, shall be sufficient grounds for the Planning and Development Department to revoke the permit.

(b)    For projects inspected by other than the Planning and Development Department, the request for a haul permit shall be submitted directly to the Street Transportation Department. The Street Transportation Department shall review the request and may approve it, deny it, or approve it with conditions. The Street Transportation Department shall provide written notification to the Planning and Development Department of the approval of such haul permit requests together with any conditions of approval and identification of the inspection agency. Upon notification from the Street Transportation Department, the Planning and Development Department shall issue a permit as an administrative convenience to the permit applicant. The permit will identify the inspection agency.

(c)    Notwithstanding the provisions of section (a) above:

(1)    It shall be unlawful to cause or allow fill, excavation, construction debris, mud, dirt, rock, sand, gravel, concrete or asphalt to be spilled, dumped or tracked onto public streets, alleys or sidewalks. Any person who violates this section shall be subject to a civil sanction for which the court shall impose a sanction in the amount of two hundred fifty dollars.

(2)    Any person who owns, leases or occupies property in connection with which fill, excavation, construction debris, mud, dirt, rock, sand, gravel, concrete or asphalt is hauled and caused or allowed to be spilled, dumped or tracked onto public streets, alleys, or sidewalks is subject to a civil sanction for which the court shall impose a sanction in the amount of two hundred fifty dollars.

(3)    Any person who contracts to do work of any kind on property in connection with which fill, excavation, construction debris, mud, dirt, rock, fill, gravel, concrete or asphalt is hauled and caused or allowed to be spilled, dumped or tracked onto public streets, alleys or sidewalks is subject to a civil sanction for which the court shall impose a sanction in the amount of two hundred fifty dollars.

(d)    Any person who violates the provisions of section (a) is subject to a civil sanction for which the court shall impose a sanction in the amount of two hundred fifty dollars.

(e)    Any person doing work under inspection by an agency other than the Planning and Development Department shall be exempt only from the payment of a haul permit fee as provided in appendix A.2 of the City Code.

(Ord. No. G-2130, § 2; Ord. No. G-2817, § 1; Ord. No. G-2978, § 1; Ord. No. G-3313, § 1; Ord. No. G-3346, § 6; Ord. No. G-4296, § 1, passed 9-20-2000, eff. 10-20-2000; Ord. No. G-5590, § 1, adopted 2-23-2011, eff. 3-25-2011)

State law referencePenalty for ordinance violations, A.R.S. §§ 9-499.01, 9-240(B)(28), 28-626.

36-88.08 Penalties.

(a)    A person who violates any of the provisions of this section [division] is subject to a civil sanction unless the ordinance defining the offense provides for a different classification.

(b)    Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (c) of this section, a conviction for a violation of section 36-88.04 in which the weight is two thousand five hundred one pounds or greater is a Class 1 misdemeanor.

(c)    A person who violates any provision of section 36-88.04 which is declared to be a civil traffic violation is subject to the civil sanction set forth in the following table. A second violation of any such provision within six months of a preceding civil judgment is a Class 2 misdemeanor. A second conviction for a criminal violation of said section within one year of the preceding conviction is a Class 1 misdemeanor. In addition to any other penalties which the court may impose, in all cases the court shall impose the fine or civil sanction in the amount set forth in the following table:

If the excess weight is:

The minimum fine or civil sanction is:

Sanction

Class 2

Class 1

1,001 to 1,250 pounds

$ 50.00

$ 75.00

$ 100.00

1,251 to 1,500 pounds

100.00

150.00

200.00

1,501 to 2,000 pounds

150.00

225.00

300.00

2,001 to 2,500 pounds

200.00

300.00

400.00

2,501 to 3,000 pounds

500.00

3,001 to 3,500 pounds

600.00

3,501 to 4,000 pounds

700.00

4,001 to 4,500 pounds

800.00

4,501 to 4,750 pounds

900.00

4,751 pounds and over

1,000.00

(d)    If any officer finds that the person has violated only the axle weight limitation and not the total weight limitation, the officer shall request the driver to reload the vehicle to comply with the axle weight limitation and if the driver so complies he shall not be subject to arrest or fine. If the driver does not comply with the request of the officer to reload, the driver shall be subject to a civil sanction.

(Ord. No. G-2130, § 2; Ord. No. G-2269, § 1; Ord. No. G-2578, § 11; Ord. No. G-2744, § 1)

State law referencePenalty for ordinance violations, A.R.S. §§ 9-499.01, 9-240(B)(28), 28-626.

36-88.09 Disturbing the public peace and welfare; penalty.

(a)    Trucks shall not be operated on any street within the City of Phoenix at any time in such a manner as to disturb the public peace and welfare by loud or unusual noise, or noise of such character, intensity or duration as to be in disturbance of the public peace and welfare including, but not limited to, blowing horns, exhaust noises and the use of mechanical loudspeakers or amplifiers.

(b)    Any person who violates the provision of section (a) is subject to a civil sanction for which the court shall impose a sanction in the amount of two hundred fifty dollars.

(Ord. No. G-2978, § 2)

Cross referenceNuisances and noise, § 23-11 et seq.

State law referencePenalty for ordinance violations, A.R.S. §§ 9-499.01, 9-240(B)(28), 28-626.

DIVISION 2. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS FOR VEHICLES CARRYING FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS1

36-89 Reserved.

Editor’s noteSection 36-89 was repealed; see Ord. No. G-2817, § 1.


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Cross referenceFire prevention, ch. 15.


36-90 Traffic Zone I—When may deliver.

Deliveries by tank truck vehicles, thirty-six feet long, to and including sixty feet long, to Traffic Zone I will be allowed only during the hours of 10:00 p.m. of any given day to 7:00 a.m. of the following day. Tank truck vehicles less than thirty-six feet long are prohibited in Traffic Zone I during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

(Code 1962, § 37-33.02; Ord. No. G-917; Ord. No. G-2817, § 1)

36-91 Operation on truck routes.

Tank vehicles will be allowed to operate on the through truck routes in the City of Phoenix during all hours.

(Code 1962, § 37-33.03)

36-92 Use of other than major streets.

Tank vehicles shall operate on arterial streets only. If other streets must be used, the person or persons operating tank vehicles shall make application to the Director of the Police Department or his representative for the use of local streets. This provision shall not apply to tank vehicles less than thirty-six feet in length.

(Code 1962, § 37-33.04; Ord. No. G-4580, § 6, passed 2-18-2004, eff. 3-19-2004; Ord. No. G-5444, § 3, adopted 10-21-2009, eff. 11-20-2009)

36-93 Obstructions.

No tank vehicle shall be parked on any sidewalk to unload, nor shall such vehicle’s delivery hose at any time obstruct any sidewalk, driveway or building entrance.

(Code 1962, § 37-33.05)

36-94 Deliveries of flammable liquids.

No deliveries of flammable liquids will be made unless deliveries can be made with the entire tank vehicle located on private property where the delivery is made. With the few exceptions that may exist where the tank vehicles must make deliveries from the street right-of-way, such deliveries must be made during the hours of 10:00 p.m. of any given day to 7:00 a.m. of the following day.

(Code 1962, § 37-33.06)

36-95 Conforming cargo tanks.

Every cargo tank used for the distribution of flammable and combustible liquids to owners’ service stations and to service stations or other premises to which the public is invited, shall conform with the City of Phoenix Fire Prevention Code.

(Code 1962, § 37-33.07; Ord. No. G-2817, § 1)

36-96 Reserved.

Editor’s noteSection 36-96 was repealed; see Ord. No. G-2817, § 1.

ARTICLE IX. BICYCLES1

DIVISION 1. IN GENERAL

36-97 Definitions.

Bicycle: A device propelled by human power upon which any person may ride, having two tandem wheels either of which is more than sixteen inches in diameter and including any device generally recognized as a bicycle though equipped with two front or two rear wheels.

Owner: A person who holds the legal title to a bicycle, or if the bicycle is the subject of a lease or an agreement for the conditional sale thereof, with the right of purchase upon performance of the conditions stated in the agreement and with an immediate right of possession vested in the conditional vendee or leasee, or if a mortgagor of a vehicle is entitled to possession, then such lessee, conditional vendee or mortgagor shall be deemed the owner.

(Code 1962, §§ 11-1, 37-1.03)


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Cross referenceBicycles in public parks, § 24-43.

State Law referenceBicycles generally, A.R.S. § 28-811 et seq.; local authority relative to bicycles, A.R.S. § 28-627(A)(8).


36-98 License requirement.

Every owner of a bicycle, before the same shall be operated on any of the streets, alleys or public highways in the City, shall obtain a license from the Division of Licenses.

(Code 1962, § 11-2)

36-99 License—Duration; transferability.

The license provided for in section 36-98 shall be valid for the life of the bicycle unless there is a change of ownership. All bicycle licenses shall be appurtenant to the specific bicycle for which issued, and no other, and may not be transferred to or used on any other bicycle.

(Code 1962, § 11-3; Ord. No. G-950, § 4)

36-100 License—Application; specially constructed or reconstructed bicycles.

(a)    Application for the license shall be made by the owner of the bicycle to the Division of Licenses, and the license shall not be issued until the application has been approved by the Police Department. Upon the licensing of a new or used bicycle, the date of sale by the dealer, rebuilder or person to the party first operating such bicycle shall be recorded by the Police Department.

(b)    When the bicycle is or special construction or is reconstructed, such fact shall be stated in the application. The Police Department may refuse to approve a license for a specially constructed or reconstructed bicycle which is considered dangerous and a hazard to public safety.

(Code 1962, § 11-4)

36-101 License fee.

For each license required by section 36-98, a charge of fifty cents shall be made.

(Code 1962, § 11-5)

36-102 Number plates—Issuance; return.

The Division of Licenses shall furnish to every owner whose bicycle shall be properly licensed a number plate which shall have displayed upon it the license number assigned to the bicycle and to the owner. The Police Department shall require the return of all number plates upon the termination of their lawful use.

(Code 1962, § 11-6)

36-103 Number plates—Display.

Number plates on bicycles shall be permanently fastened to the bicycle so as to be clearly legible and readable.

(Code 1962, § 11-7)

36-104 Number plates—Duplicates.

In the event any number plate is lost, destroyed or mutilated so as not to be legible, the owner of such license plate shall immediately make application to the Division of Licenses and shall be issued a duplicate plate upon approval of such application by the Police Department and upon the payment of the fee, as provided in section 36-101.

(Code 1962, § 11-8)

36-105 Number plates—Transferability.

Number plates shall not be transferable from one bicycle to another.

(Code 1962, § 11-9)

36-106 Transfer of ownership.

(a)    When the owner of a licensed bicycle transfers or assigns his ownership or interest therein or when his ownership or interest is transferred by legal proceedings, the transferee, before operating or permitting the operating of such bicycle, shall first report the transfer to the Police Department. A charge of fifty cents shall be made for this transfer.

(b)    Every person who disposes of a bicycle, whether by sale, lease or otherwise, to any person other than a manufacturer or dealer, shall immediately give written notice of such sale or transfer to the Police Department, which notice shall contain the date of such transfer, the names and addresses of the transferee and the transferor, and such description of the bicycle as may be required, on a form which shall be provided by the Police Department.

(Code 1962, § 11-10)

36-107 Numbering.

The Police Department may stamp such identifying numbers upon the frame and removable parts of licensed bicycles as in their discretion is practicable.

(Code 1962, § 11-11)

DIVISION 2. OPERATION

36-108 Speed limit.

No person shall operate a bicycle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions then existing.

(Code 1962, § 11-12)

36-109 Turning movement and pedestrian regulations.

Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating that no right or left or U-turn is permitted, no person operating a bicycle shall disobey the direction of any such sign, except where such person dismounts from the bicycle to make any such turn, in which event he shall do so at the curb and shall then obey the regulations applicable to pedestrians.

(Code 1962, § 37-25.01)

36-110 Yielding right-of-way.

The operator of a bicycle emerging from an alley, driveway, or building shall, upon approaching a sidewalk or the sidewalk area extending across such alley, driveway, or building exit, yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians approaching on said sidewalk or sidewalk area, and upon entering the roadway shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on said roadway.

(Code 1962, § 37-25.02)

36-111 Reserved.

36-112 Obedience to signs.

Where authorized signs are erected on a sidewalk or roadway prohibiting the riding of bicycles thereon, no person shall disobey such signs.

(Code 1962, § 37-25.04)

36-113 Pedestrian right-of-way.

Whenever any person is riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk he shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian.

(Code 1962, § 37-25.05)

36-114 Parking of bicycles.

Bicycles may be parked in or near the roadway only under the following conditions or circumstances: upon the roadway against the curb; upon the sidewalk in a rack to support the bicycle; against a building; or at the curb in such manner as to afford the least obstruction to pedestrian traffic.

(Code 1962, § 37-25.06)

36-115 Unauthorized use.

The penalty for using a bicycle without the owner’s consent shall be in accordance with State law.

(Code 1962, § 11-15)

State law referenceTheft, A.R.S. § 13-1802.

36-116 Applicability of vehicle laws.

Every person propelling a pushcart or any device propelled by human power and having one or more wheels sixteen or more inches in diameter, shall be subject to all provisions of this chapter applicable to the driver of any vehicle, except those provisions which by their very nature can have no application.

(Code 1962, § 37-25.08)

State law referenceApplicability of traffic laws to bicycles, A.R.S. § 28-812.

36-117 Applicability of pedestrian laws.

No person upon roller skates or riding in or by means of any coaster, toy vehicle or similar device, shall go upon any roadway except while crossing a street in a crosswalk and, when so crossing, such person shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to pedestrians, and the use of such devices shall be prohibited in any business district.

(Code 1962, § 37-25.07)

DIVISION 3. ABANDONED BICYCLES1

36-118 Disposition of abandoned bicycles.

All abandoned bicycles coming into the hands of the Police Department and remaining unclaimed by the owner thereof for a period of thirty days shall be disposed of by public sale or returned to the finder claiming an interest as provided herein.

(Code 1962, § 11-16; Ord. No. G-1784, § 2)


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Cross referenceDisposition of unclaimed money and personal property, § 2-301 et seq.

State Law referenceAbandoned vehicles, A.R.S. § 28-4801 et seq.; local abandoned vehicle ordinances, A.R.S. § 28-4833.


36-119 Notice of disposition—Contents.

After the expiration of thirty days as provided in section 36-118 and before any abandoned bicycle is sold or otherwise disposed of, the Police Department shall prepare and serve a notice of disposition which shall contain the following information:

(a)    A brief description of the bicycle including the make, size and color.

(b)    The name and address of the owner and/or finder of the bicycle, if known.

(c)    The dates wherein the owner or finder must claim and take possession of the bicycle, as provided herein.

(d)    The proposed disposition of the bicycle.

(Code 1962, § 11-17; Ord. No. G-1784, § 2)

36-120 Notice of disposition—Service and publication.

If the name and address of the owner and/or finder claiming an interest in an abandoned bicycle are known, service of the notice of disposition shall be accomplished by mailing a copy thereof, by ordinary mail, to said address. Service shall be complete upon mailing. If the name and address of the owner and/or finder claiming an interest are not known, service of the notice of disposition shall be by one publication of said notice of disposition in the official newspaper of the City.

(Code 1962, § 11-18; Ord. No. G-1784, § 2)

36-121 Claim periods—Owners; finders.

(a)    The owner shall have twenty days after service of the notice of disposition within which to claim the bicycles. If the owner fails to claim and take possession of the bicycle within the twenty-day period, the bicycle shall be returned to the finder claiming an interest.

(b)    If the owner fails to claim and take possession of the bicycle within the time specified in subsection (a) of this section, the bicycle shall be returned to the finder claiming an interest if claimed within an additional ten-day period.

(Code 1962, § 11-19; Ord. No. G-1784, § 2)

36-122 Sale—Disposition of funds.

(a)    Upon failure of the owner or finder to claim and take possession of an abandoned bicycle within the periods prescribed by this division, the bicycle shall be sold at public auction, by the Police Department to the highest bidder for cash.

(b)    All monies received from such sale shall be paid to the City Treasurer and deposited immediately into the general fund.

(Code 1962, § 11-20; Ord. No. G-1154, § 1; Ord. No. G-1784, § 2)

36-123 Sale—Claimants.

Should any person, within six months after the day of the sale of a bicycle, make claim to such bicycle, such sum of money as may be in the hands of the City Treasurer, less the sale and advertising costs, which has been derived from the sale, shall be paid over to such claimant upon proof of his right to receive the same. In no event shall any claim be considered unless it shall be presented to the City Treasurer in writing, under oath, and before the expiration of six months from the date of sale.

(Code 1962, § 11-21; Ord. No. G-1154, § 1; Ord. No. G-1784, § 2)

36-124 Certificate of sale.

On delivery to any purchaser of any bicycle sold under the provisions of this division, the Director of the Police Department shall execute to such purchaser a certificate of sale of such bicycle, which certificate shall describe the bicycle in the same manner as in the notice of disposition and shall recite the date of sale. Such certificate shall pass the title to the bicycle to the purchaser.

(Code 1962, § 11-22; Ord. No. G-1784, § 2; Ord. No. G-5444, § 3, adopted 10-21-2009, eff. 11-20-2009)

36-125 Affidavits.

Each person performing any act in accordance with the provisions of this division shall make an affidavit thereof, which shall be prima facie evidence of the facts contained in the affidavit.

(Code 1962, § 11-23; Ord. No. G-1784, § 2)

36-126 Records.

The Police Department shall keep a complete record of all bicycles taken into possession, which records shall contain a copy of the notice of disposition; a copy of the certificate of sale; the name and address of the purchaser and the amount paid by him; a statement of the costs of sale and advertising; the original affidavits provided for in section 36-125; and a copy of any letters or matters pertaining to the sale as required by this division. Such records shall at all times be open to the public inspection.

(Code 1962, § 11-24; Ord. No. G-1784, § 2)

36-127 City personnel prohibited.

On and after January 1, 1979, no City officer or employee may claim property as a finder or purchase lost or unclaimed property sold in accordance with this division.

(Code 1962, § 11-25; Ord. No. G-1784, § 2)

ARTICLE X. PEDESTRIAN REGULATIONS1

36-128 Crossing a roadway.

Except in a crosswalk, no pedestrian shall cross a roadway at any place other than by a route at right angles to the curb or by the shortest route to the opposite curb. A pedestrian shall not cross a roadway where prohibited by appropriate signs, markings, devices or by law.

(Code 1962, § 37-24.01)

State law referencePedestrians crossing at other than crosswalk, A.R.S. § 28-793.


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State Law referencePedestrians, A.R.S. § 28-791 et seq.


36-129 Railroad and bridge gates.

No pedestrian shall pass through, around, over, or under and crossing gate or barrier at a railroad grade crossing or bridge while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed.

(Code 1962, § 37-24.02)

36-130 Circular green light and arrow.

When a traffic signal displays a circular green light and a green arrow at the same time, any pedestrian facing such signal shall comply with the meaning of the circular green light as if it were shown alone unless directed otherwise by a pedestrian signal.

(Code 1962, § 37-24.03)

36-131 Single green arrow.

When a traffic signal displays a green arrow alone, any pedestrian facing such signal shall not enter the intersection but shall comply with a pedestrian signal.

(Code 1962, § 37-24.04)

36-131.01 Soliciting employment, business or contributions.

A.    No person shall stand on or adjacent to a street or highway and solicit, or attempt to solicit, employment, business or contributions from the occupant of any vehicle.

B.    A violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor. In addition to any other penalties authorized by law, the court may order a person sentenced under this section to perform community service work.

(Ord. No. G-2624, § 1; Ord. No. G-3983, § 2, passed 1-15-1997, eff. 2-14-1997)

Cross referenceAggressive solicitation, § 23-7.

ARTICLE XI. STANDING, STOPPING AND PARKING REGULATIONS1

DIVISION 1. GENERAL PARKING

36-132 Applicability.

The provisions of this article prohibiting the standing, stopping or parking of a vehicle shall apply at all times or at those times herein specified or as indicated on official signs except when it is necessary to stop a vehicle to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or official traffic control device. The provisions of this article imposing a time limit on parking shall not relieve any person from the duty to observe other and more restrictive provisions prohibiting or limiting the standing, stopping or parking of vehicles in specified places or at specified times.

(Code 1962, § 37-50.01)


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Cross referenceParking meters, § 36-30 et seq.

State Law referenceAuthority to regulate standing or parking of vehicles, A.R.S. § 28-627(A)(1); stopping, standing and parking, A.R.S. § 28-871 et seq.


36-133 Presumption in reference to illegal parking; joint registration.

(a)    In any proceeding alleging a violation of any of the provisions of this Code or the Phoenix Fire Code governing the standing or parking of a vehicle, the person in whose name such vehicle is registered shall be prima facie responsible for such violation and subject to a civil sanction therefor.

(b)    The provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall apply to those persons in whose names such vehicle is jointly registered. Said persons shall be jointly and severally prima facie responsible for such a violation and subject to a civil sanction therefor.

(Code 1962, § 37-50.02; Ord. No. G-1938, § 1; Ord. No. G-2231, § 1; Ord. No. G-2753, § 3; Ord. No. G-3543, § 1)

36-134 Stopping, standing or parking prohibited in specified places.

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer or traffic control device, in any of the following places:

1.    On a sidewalk.

2.    In front of a public or private driveway or the entrance to an alley.

3.    Within an intersection.

4.    Where prohibited by official signs or where the curb is painted red.

5.    Within fifteen feet of a fire hydrant.

6.    On a crosswalk.

7.    Within twenty feet of a cross walk at an intersection.

8.    Within thirty feet upon the approach to any flashing beacon, stop sign or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway.

9.    Within a designated bus stop.

10.    Within fifty feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing or within eight feet six inches of the center of any railroad track, except while a motor vehicle with motive power attached is loading or unloading railroad cars.

11.    Within twenty 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 feet of the entrance when properly posted.

12.    Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstructions when stopping, standing or parking would impede traffic.

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

14.    Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a street or within a street tunnel.

15.    In that area between the curb and sidewalk. On those roadways without curbs no person shall park a vehicle so as to force a pedestrian to walk in the traveled portion of the roadway.

(Code 1962, § 37-50.03; Ord. No. G-1554, § 1; Ord. No. G-1851, § 1)

State law referenceStopping, standing or parking prohibitions, A.R.S. § 28-873.

36-135 Stopping, standing or parking outside of business or residence district.

Upon any street outside of a business or residence district no person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon the paved or main-traveled part of the roadway when it is practicable to stop, park or so leave the vehicle off that part of the roadway.

(Code 1962, § 37-50.04; Ord. No. G-1554, § 1)

State law referenceStopping, standing or parking outside of business or residence district, A.R.S. § 28-871.

36-136 Parking so as to impede traffic.

No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle upon a street in such a manner or under such conditions as to impede the free movement of vehicular traffic.

(Code 1962, § 37-50.05; Ord. No. G-1554, § 1)

36-137 Parking in alley.

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in an alley at any time except for the loading or unloading of physically disabled persons or for the expeditious loading or unloading of goods, materials or merchandise. Such loading or unloading shall be accomplished without blocking the alley to the free movement of vehicular traffic, and without interfering with or obstructing the use of a fire escape. Vehicles displaying the State "Disabled Parking" identifying insignia may stop, stand or park in an alley while loading or unloading physically disabled persons for a period not to exceed five minutes. A stop for loading or unloading goods, materials or merchandise shall not exceed thirty minutes unless an approved extended loading permit issued by the Police Department is prominently displayed in the windshield of the vehicle. No vehicle without a commercial license plate shall load or unload goods, materials or merchandise in alleys abutting land zoned for commercial or industrial use pursuant to the Zoning Ordinance, chapter IV of appendix A of the Phoenix City Code.

(Code 1962, § 37-50.06; Ord. No. G-943, § 1; Ord. No. G-1554, § 1; Ord. No. G-2835, § 1)

Cross referencePursuant to Ord. No. G-3377, § 1, the Zoning Ordinance, as amended, formerly app. A of the Code, was repealed and the "Zoning Ordinance of the City of Phoenix" was adopted by reference as set forth in ch. 41. The Zoning Ordinance is published as a separate volume. A copy of the Zoning Ordinance is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

36-138 Parking for display or working on vehicle.

No person shall park a vehicle upon any roadway for the principal purpose of displaying such vehicle for sale; displaying advertising; displaying commercial exhibits; or washing, greasing, or repairing such vehicle, except repairs necessitated by emergency.

(Code 1962, § 37-50.07)

36-139 Parking in, on, or adjacent to median dividers.

In the event a highway is divided into two or more separate roadways, and traffic is restricted to one direction upon each roadway, no person shall stand or park a vehicle other than on the righthand side of such one-way roadway unless signs are erected to permit such standing or parking elsewhere.

(Code 1962, § 37-50.08)

36-140 Parking trucks and trailers and certain other vehicles on residential streets.

A.    No person shall stand or park a vehicle with a rated chassis capacity in excess of three-fourths of a ton or any tractor, semi-trailer, tractor-trailer, trailer, or bus on a local, collector, or arterial street in a residential zone except during the process of loading or unloading such vehicle.

B.    As used in this section, the term "street" shall mean the entire width between the boundary lines of every right-of-way including the improved or unimproved shoulder or berm thereto.

(Code 1962, § 37-50.09; Ord. No. G-1977, § 1; Ord. No. G-2741, § 1; Ord. No. G-4580, § 7, passed 2-18-2004, eff. 3-19-2004)

Cross referenceZoning, ch. 41.

36-141 Reserved.

Editor’s noteSection 36-141 was repealed; see Ord. No. G-1554, § 2.

36-142 Parallel parking.

Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, 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 curbside wheels of the vehicle within eighteen inches of the curb or edge of the roadway.

(Code 1962, § 37-50.11)

State law referenceParallel and angle parking, A.R.S. § 28-874.

36-143 Angle parking.

No person shall park or stand a vehicle upon those streets which have been signed or marked by the City Traffic Engineer for angle parking other than at the angle to the curb or edge of the roadway indicated by such signs of markings.

(Code 1962, § 37-50.12)

State law referenceParallel and angle parking, A.R.S. § 28-874.

36-144 Parking in driveway or on private property; tow truck operators.

A.    No person shall park a vehicle in any private driveway or on private property or private parking areas without the express or implied consent of the owner or person in lawful possession of such property.

B.    The owner or person in lawful possession of any private parking area shall be deemed to have given consent to unrestricted parking by the general public in such parking area unless such parking area is posted with signs as prescribed by this section which are clearly visible and readable from any point within the parking area and at each entrance thereto. Such signs shall contain, as a minimum, the following information:

(1)    Restrictions on parking.

(2)    Disposition of vehicles found in violation of the parking restrictions.

(3)    Maximum cost to the violator, including storage fees and any other charges that could result from the disposition of a vehicle parked in violation of parking restrictions.

(4)    Telephone number and address where the violator can locate the violator’s vehicle.

(5)    Each sign shall state "Phoenix City Code Sec. 36-144."

No private towing carrier acting under the authority of this section shall tow a vehicle from a private parking area unless the signs are posted as required by this subsection and contain all the information specified in this subsection, nor shall the private towing carrier charge fees in excess of the amounts specified on the signs.

C.    The fee that may be charged by a private towing carrier for, or in connection with, a tow from any private driveway, private property or private parking area, without the express permission of the owner or operator of the vehicle, shall not exceed the lesser of a reasonable fee or a fee limited as follows:

1.    The total charge to tow a vehicle, including all related services, that has reached the storage area shall not exceed one hundred five dollars.

2.    The total charge to load and unload a vehicle for which demand to release has been received prior to leaving the vehicle’s original location shall not exceed twenty dollars.

3.    The total charge to load, transport, and unload a vehicle for which demand to release has been received while in transit to the storage location shall not exceed forty dollars.

4.    No charge shall be permitted in connection with the release of the vehicle, including providing such access as may be necessary to view, prepare for removal or remove the vehicle.

5.    The charge to store the vehicle shall not exceed twelve dollars per day. For purposes of this paragraph the charge may be assessed for each calendar day or portion of a calendar day that the vehicle is stored, excluding the day of release if the day of release is subsequent to the first day of storage. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no storage charge may be made for a day for which:

(a)    The vehicle is recovered within two hours of its delivery to the storage location from which it is released.

(b)    Access to the vehicle was not available for a consecutive eight-hour period.

(c)    The vehicle was not available for release for two consecutive hours after the vehicle reached the storage location from which it was released.

(d)    The vehicle is recovered within the first two hours that the storage location was open for the recovery of that vehicle, if that day represents the first day that the vehicle was available for release for a consecutive two-hour period after it reached the storage location from which it was released.

All towing charges set forth in this section shall apply to the tow of a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of ten thousand pounds or less. For vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of more than ten thousand pounds but less than or equal to twenty-six thousand pounds, all towing fees set forth in this subsection shall be doubled. For vehicles with a gross vehicle weight in excess of twenty-six thousand pounds, all towing fees set forth in this subsection shall be quadrupled.

D.    It is unlawful to tow or transport a motor vehicle from private property without the permission of the owner or operator of the vehicle unless such person receives a request from a law enforcement agency or the express written permission from the owner or the agent of the owner of the property that has complied with subsection B. A person removing a vehicle from private property under the authority of this section shall not act as the agent of the owner. The owner or the owner’s agent shall either sign each towing order or authorize the tow by a written contract that is valid for a specific length of time.

E.    No person shall hold or attempt to hold any vehicle towed without the consent of the owner of the vehicle as security for accrued towing or other charges. Nor shall any person require the owner of such a vehicle to give any security as a condition precedent for the release of such vehicle. A person may require the display of a driver’s license or other reliable means of identification from the person claiming such vehicle to assist in the billing and collection of towing and storage charges.

F.    The owner or any person authorized to represent the owner of a vehicle being towed or transported pursuant to this section may demand the release of the vehicle at any time prior to the transportation of the vehicle to a storage area. Upon such demand, the towing or transportation of the vehicle shall be considered complete and the tow truck operator shall release the vehicle pursuant to the requirements of subsection E.

G.    It shall be unlawful to demand or charge any fee in excess of that permitted by subsection C. In addition, any person demanding or charging a fee in excess of the fee permitted by subsection C shall forfeit its claim to any fee in connection with the towing or storage of the vehicle.

H.    Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, an abandoned vehicle may be towed from any private parking area pursuant to a written order from the real property owner or his agent. A private towing carrier shall not act as the agent of the real property owner. The real property owner or his agent shall sign the towing order, which shall specify each vehicle to be towed and shall not authorize the towing of an unknown vehicle at a future date. A private towing carrier shall not tow or transport a vehicle unless the towing order is in his possession. For purposes of this section an "abandoned vehicle" is a vehicle left in a private parking area for more than fifteen days, when it has not been left under a written contract of storage and has not, during that period, been removed by the person leaving it.

I.    A violation of subsection A shall constitute a civil traffic violation, and the violator shall be subject to a civil sanction of not less than sixty-five dollars nor more than two hundred fifty dollars. Any other violations of this section shall constitute a Class 1 misdemeanor. In addition to any other penalty that the court may impose upon a person who is convicted of a violation of subsection D, the court shall order the person to pay a fine of not less than two hundred fifty dollars.

J.    Any tow truck operator removing a vehicle under the authority of this section who shall fail to comply with each and every provision of this section shall forfeit its claim to a towing charge, a storage charge, or any other charge of any description, for or in connection with that tow.

K.    It shall be unlawful to attempt to collect a towing charge, a storage charge, or any other charge of any description, from the owner of a vehicle, or the agent of the owner of a vehicle, that was towed in a manner that was not in full compliance with this section.

L.    For purposes of this section, "private towing carrier" means any person who commercially offers services to tow, transport or impound motor vehicles from private property without the permission of the owner or operator of the vehicle by use of a truck or other vehicle designed for or adapted to that purpose.

(Code 1962, § 37-50.12; Ord. No. G-1486, § 1; Ord. No. G-2320, §§ 1, 2; Ord. No. G-2579, §§ 1—5; Ord. No. G-2873, § 1; Ord. No. G-3543, § 1; Ord. No. G-4248, § 1, passed 3-15-2000, eff. 4-14-2000; Ord. No. G-4709, § 1, adopted 6-15-2005, eff. 7-15-2005)

Cross referenceParking in violation of Zoning Ordinance, lot registration, § 36-148.

36-145 Parking on non-dust-free lots.

A.    No person shall park, or permit to be parked, any motor vehicle upon any lot or area within the City which is not dust-free. Violation of this section shall constitute a civil traffic violation, and the violator shall be subject to a civil sanction of not less than one hundred fifty dollars or more than two hundred fifty dollars.

B.    "Dust-free" shall mean that a lot or area is maintained by paving with one of the following methods: asphaltic concrete, cement concrete, penetration treatment of bituminous material and seal coat of bituminous binder and a mineral aggregate, or the equivalent as approved by the Zoning Administrator.

C.    An area which encompasses all or part of a residential lot which contains one single-family or duplex residential unit is also dust-free if covered by a smooth layer of crushed rock or gravel maintained to a minimum depth of three inches and contained within a permanent border or an alternative surface treatment as approved by the Planning and Development Department that will equal or exceed the dust-free characteristic of contained crushed rock or gravel.

D.    This section shall not be applicable to vehicles parked in the rear yard of a residential lot which contains one single-family or duplex residential unit.

E.    It shall be an affirmative defense to a violation of this section that the condition of the lot was in compliance with a stipulation made by the Zoning Administrator permitting temporary parking for civic events and that the vehicle was parked by or on behalf of an attendee of such an event.

(Ord. No. G-1851, § 2; Ord. No. G-1938, § 2; Ord. No. G-2753, § 3; Ord. No. G-3543, § 1; Ord. No. G-4037, § 2, passed 7-2-1997, eff. 8-1-1997; Ord. No. G-4580, § 8, passed 2-18-2004, eff. 3-19-2004; Ord. No. G-5590, § 1, adopted 2-23-2011, eff. 3-25-2011)

Cross referenceZoning, ch. 41.

36-146 Time limit.

No person may park a vehicle upon any roadway for a consecutive period of time longer than that indicated by official signs installed to limit such parking.

(Code 1962, § 37-50.15)

36-147 Forty-eight hours continuous parking.

No person shall park a vehicle in the same place on a public right-of-way in excess of forty-eight consecutive hours after placement on the vehicle of written notification of the prohibition of this ordinance and of the fact that said vehicle may be removed under P.C.C. section 36-7. Said notification shall be placed by the Police Department in a reasonably conspicuous location on the vehicle.

(Ord. No. G-2348, § 2; Ord. No. G-2896, § 1)

36-148 Parking in conformance with Zoning Ordinance; lot registration and posting; proof; and penalty and sanction.

A.    It shall be unlawful for any person to park or permit to be parked any motor vehicle upon any lot within the City, except in conformance with the Zoning Ordinance of the City.

B.    The owner of record of any lot or area shall be held responsible under this ordinance. Provided, however, after said lot or area has been registered, in accordance with the provisions of section 36-148(C), Code of the City of Phoenix, the owner of record of said lot or area shall not be subject to any penalty under this section for the parking thereon of motor vehicles except for those vehicles owned by said owner.

C.    The owner of record of any lot or other area in the City may register said lot or area, regardless of its zoning classification. Forms for registration shall be provided by the Building Safety Department of the City and shall constitute the City the agent of the owner with full power to prevent the parking of all motor vehicles on the property so registered, and, if necessary permit the City to impound any motor vehicles parked thereon in accordance with the provisions of sections 36-7, 36-8, and 36-9, Code of the City of Phoenix.

At the time of registration, the owner of record shall pay to the Treasurer of the City, the sum of thirty-five dollars per one hundred feet of street frontage to defray the cost of making and placing a sign, or signs, upon said property showing that the same has been registered under this section. If the owner’s application is at the written request of the City, the registration fee may be waived.

D.    Upon the registration of any lot or other area and the payment of the required fees, the Traffic Engineering Department of the City shall place a sign, or signs, on the registered property in such a position that it is visible to anyone attempting to use the area for parking. The sign, or signs, shall state that the property has been registered under this section, that parking on said lot constitutes a civil traffic violation, that any motor vehicle found thereon may be impounded, and that the owner of the motor vehicle is subject to a civil sanction.

E.    The parking of a motor vehicle upon any registered lot shall constitute a civil traffic violation and the violator shall be subject to a civil sanction of not less than fifty dollars nor more than two hundred fifty dollars, provided that effective October 1, 1992, the minimum civil sanction shall be sixty-five dollars.

F.    The removal or defacing of any sign or signs required by this section, shall constitute a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than fifty nor more than two thousand five hundred dollars.

(Code 1962, § 37-50.17; Ord. No. G-1851, § 3; Ord. No. G-1868, § 8; Ord. No. G-1938, § 3; Ord. No. G-2753, § 3; Ord. No. G-3270, § 8; Ord. No. G-3543, § 1)

Cross referenceTowing of vehicles parked in driveway or on private property, § 36-144.

State law referencePenalty for ordinance violations, A.R.S. §§ 9-499.01, 9-240(B)(28), 28-626.

36-149 Restricted parking areas for the physically disabled; identification; sanctions.

A.    No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle, or permit a vehicle to be parked, in a restricted parking area unless the vehicle has displayed thereon the international symbol of access special plates that are currently registered to the vehicle or a valid placard issued pursuant to state law, and is transporting a person who has been issued a valid placard or international symbol of access special plates. The provisions of this Subsection shall not prohibit the driver of a vehicle without a placard or the international symbol of access special plates from temporarily stopping in a restricted parking area in accordance with other parking regulations while actually engaged in loading or unloading a physically disabled passenger.

B.    No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle in such a manner as to block or deny access to an unoccupied restricted parking area, except that this provision shall not prohibit the driver of a vehicle from temporarily stopping in accordance with other parking regulations for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading physically disabled passengers.

C.    No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle, including a vehicle displaying international symbol of access special plates or a placard, in the access aisle of a restricted parking area.

D.    It is unlawful for a person to stop, stand or park in a restricted parking area any vehicle that displays a placard that is altered, forged or counterfeited.

E.    This section shall apply only to those restricted parking areas that are identified by a clearly visible permanent sign that is mounted on a stationary post or object. The sign shall bear the internationally accepted symbol of access and the caption "reserved parking" in any color scheme on a contrasting background.

F.    In this Section:

"Access aisle" means a designated area within a restricted parking area that is marked by either spaced, crosshatched or diagonal stripes or a distinctive change in color or material, and that leads to an accessible route of travel.

"Placard" means a permanently disabled removable windshield placard or a temporarily disabled removable windshield placard as defined in Section 28-2409, Arizona Revised Statutes.

"Restricted parking area" means a parking space and, if available, an access aisle set aside and identified for use only by persons with physical disabilities.

G.    A violation of subsection A, B, or C of this section shall constitute a civil traffic violation and the violator shall be subject to a civil sanction of not less than one hundred fifty dollars. A violation of Subsection D of this Section shall constitute a civil traffic violation and the violator shall be subject to a civil sanction of not less than three hundred dollars.

(Ord. No. G-1893, § 1; Ord. No. G-2373, § 1; Ord. No. G-2705, § 1; Ord. No. G-2753, § 3; Ord. No. G-2939, § 1; Ord. No. G-3278, § 1; Ord. No. G-3388, § 1; Ord. No. G-3543, § 1; Ord. No. G-3924, § 1, passed 5-15-1996, eff. 5-15-1996; Ord. No. G-4043, § 13, passed 10-1-1997, eff. 10-1-1997; Ord. No. G-4232, § 1, passed 12-15-1999, eff. 1-14-2000; Ord. No. G-4402, § 1, passed 12-19-2001, eff. 1-18-2002; Ord. No. G-4886, §§ 1, 3, adopted 4-11-2007, eff. 5-11-2007; Ord. N. G-5459, § 2, adopted 12-16-2009, eff. 2-1-2010)

State law referencePenalty for ordinance violations, A.R.S. §§ 9-499.01, 9-240(B)(28), 28-626; authorized parking in space reserved for disabled person, A.R.S. § 28-884.

36-149.01 Wheelchair curb access ramps.

A.    It is unlawful to stop, stand, or park a vehicle in such a manner as to block or deny access to a wheelchair curb access ramp, except that this provision shall not prohibit the driver of a vehicle from temporarily stopping in accordance with other parking regulations for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading physically disabled passengers.

B.    A violation of this section shall constitute a civil traffic violation and the violator shall be subject to a civil sanction of not less than one hundred forty dollars.

(Ord. No. G-4232, § 2, passed 12-15-1999, eff. 1-14-2000)

State law referencePenalty for ordinance violations, A.R.S. §§ 9-499.01, 9-240(B)(28), 28-626.

36-150 Parking with emergency brake set.

No person shall leave a vehicle with the motor running without setting the emergency brake. No person shall leave a vehicle unattended unless the emergency brake is set or the vehicle is otherwise safely immobilized.

(Code 1962, § 37-50.19)

36-151 Parking less than thirty minutes.

A vehicle shall not be parked at a green curb for any time longer than that indicated by signs and in no instance longer than thirty minutes.

(Code 1962, § 37-50.20)

36-152 Bus and taxi zones.

(a)    The driver of a bus or taxi shall not park upon any street in any business district at any place other than at a bus stop or taxi zone, respectively, except that this provision shall not prevent the driver of any such vehicle from temporarily stopping in accordance with other stopping or parking regulations at any place for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading passengers.

(b)    No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle at any time in a place marked as a no parking zone by sign or red painted curb, except that a driver of a bus may stop to unload and load passengers in such a zone if signs indicate a bus loading zone.

(c)    No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle other than a taxi in a place indicated by signs as a taxi standing zone.

(Code 1962, § 37-50.21)

Cross referencePublic carrier stops and stands, § 36-28.

36-153 Freight loading zones.

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle for any purpose other than to load or unload physically disabled persons or for the expeditious loading or unloading of goods, materials or merchandise in any place marked by sign(s) or yellow curb as a freight loading zone during the hours indicated by such sign(s). Vehicles displaying State "Disabled Parking" identifying insignia may stop, stand or park in a freight loading zone while loading or unloading physically disabled persons for a period not to exceed five minutes. A stop for loading or unloading goods, materials or merchandise in a freight loading zone shall not exceed thirty minutes unless an approved extended loading permit issued by the Police Department is prominently displayed in the windshield of the vehicle. All vehicles loading or unloading goods, materials or merchandise in a freight loading zone shall have commercial license plates.

(Code 1962, § 37-50.22; Ord. No. G-943, § 2; Ord. No. G-2479, § 1; Ord. No. G-2835, § 2)

36-154 Parking meter violations. *1

It is unlawful for any person to park a motor vehicle in a metered parking space during designated days and hours of operation of the parking meter associated with that metered parking space: +1

A.    Without operating that meter using legal United States coins, credit cards, or other acceptable forms or methods of payment for the corresponding parking time used; and *1

B.    In excess of the time limit indicated by the sign accompanying that parking meter. *1

This section shall not apply to a vehicle displaying a State "Disabled Parking" or "Purple Heart Medal Recipient" identifying insignia parked in a metered space for a period not to exceed one hour after the time on the parking meter has expired. +1

(Code 1962, §§ 37-50.23, 37-50.24; Ord. No. G-943, §§ 3, 4; Ord. No. G-997, § 1; Ord. No. G-4458, § 1, passed 9-4-2002, eff. 10-4-2002; new style in use as of 8-1-2011)

Date of Addition/Revision/Deletion - Section 36-154

+1    Addition on 12-4-2013 by Ordinance No. G-5863, eff. 1-3-2014

*1    Revision on 12-4-2013 by Ordinance No. G-5863, eff. 1-3-2014

36-155 Parking overtime at meter prohibited. -1

(Deleted.)

Date of Addition/Revision/Deletion - Section 36-155

-1    Deletion on 12-4-2013 by Ordinance No. G-5863, eff. 1-3-2014

36-156 Position of parked vehicle.

A.    For parallel parking, the front of the subject vehicle shall be next to the parking meter, or the sign designating the metered parking space number. For front-in angled parking, the front of the subject vehicle shall be directed at the curb nearest to the metered parking space. For back-in angled parking, the rear of the subject vehicle shall be directed at the curb nearest to the metered parking space. *1

B.     It is unlawful to park any motor-driven cycle in any manner other than wholly within one parking meter space. *1

C.     It is unlawful to park more than four motor-driven cycles within one parking meter space. *1

(Code 1962, § 37-50.25; Ord. No. G-997, § 3; Ord. No. G-2357, § 1; Ord. No. G-5303, § 1, adopted 1-21-2009, eff. 2-20-2009; new style in use as of 8-1-2011)

Date of Addition/Revision/Deletion - Section 36-156

*1    Revision on 12-4-2013 by Ordinance No. G-5863, eff. 1-3-2014

36-156.01 Sanction.

A violation of any of the provisions of this article shall, unless otherwise specifically provided, constitute a civil traffic violation.

(Ord. No. G-1938, § 4; Ord. No. G-2741, § 2; Ord. No. G-2752, § 1; Ord. No. G-2753, § 3)

36-156.02 Payment of sanctions upon receipt of notice of violation of certain offenses; procedure; effect of failure to make payment; court jurisdiction.

A.    Any person who has become aware that a notice of violation has been issued with respect to an alleged violation of any provision of this code or the Phoenix Fire Code under circumstances which would permit proceedings pursuant to Section 36-133 or 36-161 may, in lieu of court proceedings, pay the total of the civil sanctions set forth below plus the State mandated penalty assessments in effect on the date of the violation within the time period set forth in such notice.

Phoenix City Code Section

Description

Sanctions

4-50

Aviation—Passenger loading and unloading

$31.00

4-51

Aviation—Parking restrictions, parking in unauthorized area including rental car areas

31.00

4-68

Aviation—Decal display

65.00

4-70

Aviation ground transportation—No permit

65.00

4-77

Airport commercial ground transportation parking restrictions

65.00**

24-51

City park—Unauthorized parking or standing less than ten feet from authorized parking areas

50.00**

24-51

City park—Unauthorized parking or standing ten feet or more from authorized parking areas

100.00**

36-134(5)

Parking within 15 feet of fire hydrant

40.00

36-134

Other prohibited parking

31.00

36-135

Business or residence districts

31.00

36-136

Impeding traffic

31.00

36-137

Alley parking

31.00

36-138

Parking for display of, or work on, a vehicle

31.00

36-139

Median parking

31.00

36-140

Tractor, semi-trailer, or bus in excess of three-fourths ton in a residential zone

150.00

36-142

Parallel parking 18-inch rule

31.00

36-143

Angle parking

31.00

36-144

Driveway—Private property parking

65.00

36-145

Unpaved lot

150.00**

36-146

Time limit parking

31.00

36-147

Forty-eight-hour continuous parking

31.00

36-148

Restricted lot

65.00**

36-149

Disabled parking—Subsections (A), (B), and (C)

150.00**

 

Subsection (D)

300.00**

36-149.01

Blocking curb access ramps

140.00

36-150

No emergency brake

31.00

36-151

Green curb parking

31.00

36-152

Bus, taxi parking—Red curb

31.00

36-153

Loading zone parking

31.00

36-154

Parking meter violations *1

31.00

36-156

Vehicle position—Motorcycle limits

31.00

36-161

Inoperable or unregistered vehicle on residential property

65.00

36-162

Inoperable vehicle on right-of-way

65.00**

36-162

Unregistered vehicle on right-of-way

65.00**

36-401(1)

Violate posted parking regulations in light rail area

50.00**

36-401(2)

Pickup/drop off passenger/park in light rail area

50.00**

36-401(3)

Block walkway, firelane, parking space, traffic lane in light rail area

50.00**

**    NOTE—Denotes Mandatory Minimum Sanction

B.    The civil sanctions set forth in subsection A above shall be paid to the City Treasurer in accordance with the administrative procedures promulgated by the City Manager. Notwithstanding subsection A above or any other provision of law to the contrary, any person who is required to pay a sanction hereunder and who pays the sanction or requests a hearing during the discounted sanction option period reflected in the notice of violation shall be required to pay a "discounted" sanction in an amount equal to the sanction described in subsection A above, plus mandated State penalty assessments in effect on the date of the violation, minus twenty dollars. For purposes of this section, a person will be deemed to have paid a sanction during the discounted sanction option period if the sanction and mandated State penalty assessments in effect on the date of the violation paid by such person is received by the City Treasurer within the time period set forth in the notice of violation.

C.    In the event that the payment of the civil sanction set forth in subsection A above is not received by the City Treasurer within the time period reflected in the notice of violation, a civil traffic complaint and summons may be issued. The summons and complaint may be sent by regular mail to the address provided to the State Department of Transportation by the individual made responsible for the alleged violation. Service of the summons and complaint is complete upon mailing. If a summons and complaint are issued pursuant to this subsection C, the court shall impose a civil sanction in an amount which is not less than the applicable civil sanction set forth under subsection A above plus State mandated penalty assessments and the Court shall not suspend any part or all of the imposition or execution of any sanction required by that subsection.

D.    This section does not alter or amend the jurisdiction of the City Court under Section 36-156.01 or any other provision of the law.

(Ord. No. G-2208, § 1; Ord. No. G-2376, § 1; Ord. No. G-2741, § 3; Ord. No. G-2753, § 3; Ord. No. G-2839, § 2; Ord. No. G-2875, § 1; Ord. No. G-2888, § 1; Ord. No. G-3359, § 1; Ord. No. G-3543, § 1; Ord. No. G-3568, § 1; Ord. No. G-3863, § 1; Ord. No. G-4116, § 3, passed 9-2-1998, eff. 10-2-1998; Ord. No. G-4183, § 1, passed 5-19-1999, eff. 5-19-1999; Ord. No. G-4232, § 3, passed 12-15-1999, eff. 1-14-2000; Ord. No. G-4360, § 12, passed 6-27-2001, eff. 7-27-2001; Ord. No. G-4580, § 9, passed 2-18-2004, eff. 3-19-2004; Ord. No. G-4886, §§ 2, 4, adopted 4-11-2007, eff. 7-1-2007; Ord. No. G-5459, § 1, 12-16-2009, eff. 2-1-2010; new style in use as of 8-1-2011)

Date of Addition/Revision/Deletion - Section 36-156.02

*1    Revision on 12-4-2013 by Ordinance No. G-5863, eff. 1-3-2014

Cross reference—Airport traffic and parking regulations, § 4-49 et seq.

State law reference—Penalty for ordinance violations, A.R.S. §§ 9-499.01, 9-240(B)(28), 28-626.

DIVISION 2. RESIDENTIAL PARKING

36-157 Residential parking permit area.

The Council may, upon recommendation of the Traffic Engineer, designate residential areas within the City of Phoenix consisting of streets or portions of streets upon which the parking of motor vehicles shall be restricted in whole or in part to motor vehicles bearing a valid parking permit issued pursuant to this article.

(Ord. No. G-2956, § 1)

36-157.1 Designation of residential parking permit areas.

A residential area shall be eligible for designation as a residential parking permit area when field studies conducted by the Traffic Engineer determine that parking in the area is significantly impacted by motor vehicles owned by nonresidents. In arriving at such findings, the Council, in consultation with the Traffic Engineer, shall consider the following factors:

(a)    The extent to which during any peak parking period during any normal day, except holidays, the number of parked motor vehicles approaches the legal on-street parking capacity of the area;

(b)    The extent to which, during the same period described in subsection (a), the number of parked motor vehicles in the area is comprised of motor vehicles not registered to persons residing in the area;

(c)    The extent to which parking by motor vehicles registered to nonresidents of the area places unreasonable burdens on area residents attempting to gain access to their residences, and the extent to which such area residents are willing to bear the administrative costs associated with the establishment of a residential parking permit area;

(d)    The extent to which [the] residential parking permit area [which] is being considered and adjacent areas are served by public transportation; and

(e)    The extent to which the designation of the residential parking permit area will help to alleviate traffic congestion, illegal parking, hazards to pedestrians, and related health and safety dangers.

(Ord. No. G-2956, § 1)

36-157.2 Parking within residential parking areas.

(a)    In each residential parking permit area, the Traffic Engineer shall provide for the issuance of permits and cause parking signs to be erected in the area, indicating the times and conditions under which parking shall be by permit only.

(b)    Upon application and payment of the applicable fee, any person who resides on property immediately adjacent to a street within a residential parking permit area shall be entitled to receive one residential parking permit for each vehicle for which he is the principal operator and which is regularly parked within the residential parking permit area.

(c)    Each residential household within a residential parking permit area shall be entitled upon application and payment of the applicable fee to be issued up to three annual visitor parking permits.

(Ord. No. G-2956, § 1)

36-157.3 Permit areas.

Residential parking permit areas are hereby established pursuant to Section 36-157.1 of this article in the following general locations within the City of Phoenix:

Area 1. An area generally bounded by Camelback Road on the north, 11th Street on the east, Highland Street on the south and Eighth Place on the west; including the east and west parking lanes in 11th Street and the east parking lane in Eighth Place; but excluding the north and south parking lanes in Highland Avenue and Camelback Road.

Area 2. An area generally bounded by Thomas Road on the north, Third Street on the east, McDowell Road on the south, and Seventh Avenue on the west; excluding the north and south parking lanes in Thomas Road and McDowell Road; and further excluding the east and west parking lanes in Third Street and Seventh Avenue.

Area 3. An area bounded by Missouri Avenue on the north, 16th Street on the east, Campbell Avenue on the south, and 12th Street on the west; excluding the north and south parking lanes in Missouri Avenue and Campbell Avenue; and further excluding the east and west parking lanes in 16th and 12th Streets.

Area 4. An area generally bounded by Roosevelt Street on the north, Seventh Street on the east, Taylor Street on the south, and Third Street on the west; including the north parking lane in Taylor Street; excluding the north and south parking lanes in Roosevelt Street and the east and west parking lanes in Seventh and Third Streets.

Area 5. An area generally bounded by Glenrosa Avenue on the north, 27th Avenue on the east, Indian School Road on the south, and 29th Avenue on the west; including the north parking lane in Indian School Road, the west parking lane in 27th Avenue and the east and west parking lanes in 29th Avenue; but excluding both the north and south parking lanes in Glenrosa Avenue.

Area 6. An area generally bounded by Osborn Road on the north, Seventh Avenue on the east, Windsor Avenue on the south, and 16th Avenue on the west; including the north and south parking lanes in Windsor Avenue, and east parking lane in 16th Avenue; but excluding the north and south parking lanes in Osborn Road and the east and west parking lanes in Seventh Avenue.

Area 7. An area generally bounded by Coolidge Street on the north, Third Avenue on the east, Hazelwood Avenue on the south, and Seventh Avenue on the west; including the north and south parking lanes in Hazelwood Avenue and Coolidge Street, and further including the west parking lane in Third Avenue; but excluding the east and west parking lanes in Seventh Avenue.

Area 8. An area generally bounded by Buckeye Road on the north, 11th Avenue on the east, Pima Street on the south, and 13th Avenue on the west; including the east and west parking lanes in 11th and 13th Avenues; but excluding the north and south parking lanes in Buckeye Road and Pima Street.

Area 9. An area generally bounded by Catalina Drive on the north, Seventh Street on the east, Verde Lane on the south and Third Street on the west; including the north and south parking lanes in Catalina Drive and Verde Lane; but excluding the east and west parking lanes in Third and Seventh Streets.

Area 10. An area generally bounded by Encanto Boulevard on the north, 15th Avenue on the east, McDowell on the south, and 17th Avenue on the west; including the east and west parking lanes in 17th Avenue; but excluding the north and south parking lanes in McDowell Road and Encanto Boulevard, and further excluding the east and west parking lanes in 15th Avenue.

Area 11. An area generally bounded by Virginia Avenue on the north, 15th Avenue on the east, Encanto Boulevard on the south, and 17th Avenue on the west; including the south parking lane in Virginia Avenue and the east parking lane in 17th Avenue; but excluding the east and west parking lanes in 15th Avenue and the north and south parking lanes in Encanto Boulevard.

Area 12. An area generally bounded by Thunderbird Road on the north, Third Street on the east, the mountain preserve boundary, 250 feet south of Wood Drive, on the south and the First Avenue alignment on the west; including the south parking lane in Thunderbird Road.

Area 13. An area generally bounded by Union Hills Drive on the north, 49th Drive on the east, Libby Street on the south, and 51st Avenue on the west; including the north and south parking lanes in Libby Street and the west parking lane in 49th Drive; but excluding the north and south parking lanes in Union Hills Drive and the east and west parking lanes in 51st Avenue.

Area 14. An area generally bounded by Banff Lane on the north, 32nd Drive alignment on the east, Acoma Drive on the south, 35th Avenue on the west; including the north and south parking lanes in Banff Lane, the north parking lane in Acoma Drive, and the east parking lane in 35th Avenue; but excluding the west parking lane in 32nd Drive.

Area 15. An area generally bounded by Roosevelt Street on the north, 14th Street on the east, Buckeye Road on the south and 7th Avenue on the west; and including the west parking lane in 14th Street; but excluding the parking lanes in Roosevelt Street, Buckeye Road, and 7th Avenue; and further excluding Area 4.

Area 16. An area generally bounded by Villa Theresa Drive on the north, 15th Avenue on the east, Villa Maria Drive on the south, and 17th Avenue on the west; including the north and south parking lanes in Villa Theresa Drive and Villa Maria Drive; but excluding the east and west parking lanes in 15th and 17th Avenues.

Area 17. An area generally bounded by Encanto Boulevard on the north, 11th Avenue on the east, Palm Lane on the south and 15th Avenue on the west; excluding all parking lanes in Encanto Boulevard, 11th Avenue, Palm Lane and 15th Avenue.

Area 18. An area generally bounded by Glendale Avenue on the north, 22nd Street alignment on the east, Maryland Avenue on the south, and State Route 51 on the west, but excluding the parking lanes in Maryland Avenue.

Area 19. An area generally bounded by Keresan Street on the north, 44th Street on the east, Ranch Circle North on the south and 40th Street on the west.

Area 20. An area generally bounded by Thomas Road on the north, 12th Street on the east, Sheridan Street on the south, and 8th Street on the west.

Area 21. An area generally bounded by Mariposa Street on the north, 7th Street on the east, the Grand Canal on the south and 1st Street on the west.

Area 22. An area generally bounded by Pierson Street on the north, 28th Street on the east, Campbell Avenue on the south, and 24th Street on the west; but excluding the Camelback High School campus.

Area 23. An area generally bounded by Frye Road on the north, 32nd Street on the east, Pecos Road on the south and the 28th Street alignment on the west.

Area 24. An area generally bounded by the Phoenix Mountain Preserve north of the Sunnyside Drive alignment on the north, 17th Place on the east, Cave Creek Road on the south, and 15th Street on the west; but excluding 16th Place.

Area 25. An area generally bounded by Hazelwood Street on the north, 40th Street including the east side of the Frontage Road on the east, Roma Avenue including the north and south sides of Campbell Avenue up to the properties of 3810 and 3815 East Campbell Avenue on the south, and 39th Street on the west.

Area 26. An area generally bounded by the east side of 7th Street, west side of 12th Street, north sides of State and Northview Avenues, east side of 11th Place, and the south side of Palmaire Avenue.

Area 27. An area generally bounded on the east side of 7th Street, west side of 3rd Street, north side of Palo Verde Drive alignment and north side of Missouri Avenue. +1

(Ord. No. G-2956, § 1; Ord. No. G-3061, § 1; Ord. No. G-3101, § 1; Ord. No. G-3107, § 1; Ord. No. G-3434, § 1; Ord. No. G-3453, § 1; Ord. No. G-3478, § 1; Ord. No. G-3508, § 1; Ord. No. G-3561, § 1; Ord. No. G-3805, § 1; Ord. No. G-3936, § 1, passed 6-12-1996, eff. 7-12-1996; Ord. No. G-4081, § 1, passed 4-1-1998, eff. 5-1-1998; Ord. No. G-4108, § 1, passed 7-1-1998, eff. 7-31-1998; Ord. No. G-4114, § 1, passed 8-26-1998, eff. 9-25-1998; Ord. No. G-4125, § 1, passed 9-23-1998, eff. 10-23-1998; Ord. No. G-4234, § 1, passed 1-12-2000, eff. 2-11-2000; Ord. No. G-4293, § 1, passed 8-30-2000, eff. 9-29-2000; Ord. No. G-4297, § 1, passed 10-4-2000, eff. 11-3-2000; Ord. No. G-4311, § 1, passed 11-29-2000, eff. 12-29-2000; Ord. No. G-4322, § 1, passed 1-10-2001, eff. 2-9-2001; Ord. No. G-4383, § 1, passed 9-5-2001, eff. 10-5-2001; Ord. No. G-4415, § 1, passed 3-13-2002, eff. 4-12-2002; Ord. No. G-4429, § 1, passed 5-1-2002, eff. 5-31-2002; Ord. No. G-4595, § 1, passed 4-14-2004, eff. 5-14-2004; Ord. No. G-4649, § 1, 10-13-2004, eff. 11-12-2004; Ord. No. G-4914, § 1, adopted 6-6-2007, eff. 7-6-2007; Ord. No. G-5363, § 1, adopted 6-3-2009, eff. 7-3-2009; new style in use as of 8-1-2011)

Date of Addition/Revision/Deletion - Section 36-157.3

+1    Addition on 6-5-2013 by Ordinance No. G-5811, eff. 7-5-2013

36-157.4 Fees.

An annual fee of ten dollars per vehicle shall be charged for a residential parking permit and a fee of five dollars shall be charged per annual visitor parking permit.

(Ord. No. G-2956, § 1)

ARTICLE XII. PENALTY AND SCHEDULES1

36-158 Schedule I—Local speed limits.

It is hereby determined upon the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation that the speed limit permitted by state law on the following streets or intersections is greater or less than is reasonable under existing conditions, and it is hereby declared that the maximum speed limits shall be as hereinafter set forth on those streets, parts of streets or intersections herein designated at the times specified when signs are erected giving notice thereof.

A.    Prima Facie Speed Limit 30 Miles Per Hour at All Times. *1 *2 *3

Acoma Drive

51st Avenue to 43rd Avenue

Acoma Drive

Black Canyon Freeway to 23rd Avenue

Acoma Drive

36th Street to 40th Street

Acoma Drive

Tatum Boulevard to 64th Street

Air Lane

1,240 Feet East of 32nd Street to 750 Feet East of 36th Street

Arroyo Norte Drive

Northbound I-17 Frontage Road to 3900 West

Beardsley Road

20th Street to Cave Creek Road

Black Mountain Boulevard

Mayo Boulevard to Rough Rider Road

Briles Road/43rd Way

40th Street to Ramuda Drive

Butler Drive

39th Avenue to 27th Avenue

Butler Drive

Black Canyon Freeway to 19th Avenue

Campbell Avenue

71st Avenue to 51st Avenue

Campbell Avenue

113th Avenue to 107th Avenue

Campbell Avenue

35th Avenue to 15th Avenue

Campbell Avenue

12th Street to 16th Street

Campbell Avenue

20th Street to 44th Street

Canterbury Drive

Thunderbird Road to Tam-O-Shanter Drive

Cashman Drive

Pinnacle Peak Road to 44th Street

Central Avenue

Lincoln Street to Roosevelt Street

Central Avenue

Grovers Avenue to Union Hills Drive

Chauncey Lane

68th Street to Scottsdale Road

Cholla Street

24th Street to 56th Street

Clarendon Avenue

55th Avenue to Maryvale Parkway

Colter Street

16th Street to SR-51

Copperhead Trail

North Valley Parkway to Gambit Trail

Copperhead Trail

West of 14th Lane Traffic Circle to Gambit Trail

Coral Gables Drive

Thunderbird Road to 7th Street

Deer Valley Drive

0.5 Miles East of 7th Street to Cave Creek Road

Desert Willow Parkway

East Dixileta Drive to Dynamite Boulevard

Desert Willow Parkway West

30200 North Cave Creek Road to 31000 North Cave Creek Road

Dobbins Road

16th Street to 20th Street

Dove Valley Road

Paloma Parkway to 17th Lane

Dove Valley Road

52nd Place to 56th Street

Dunlap Avenue

7th Street to 12th Street

Durango Street

67th Avenue to 63rd Avenue

Elwood Street

40th Street to 48th Street

Encanto Boulevard

93rd Avenue to 91st Avenue

Encanto Boulevard

75th Avenue to 73rd Avenue

Encanto Boulevard

71st Avenue to 51st Avenue

Encanto Boulevard

49th Avenue to 31st Avenue

Encanto Boulevard

Grand Avenue to 19th Avenue

Freemont Road

Rough Rider Road to Cashman Drive

Galvin Parkway

100 Feet +/- North of East Papago Park to Traffic Circle at Botanical Garden Entrance

Greenway Road

20th Street to Cave Creek Road

Grovers Avenue

51st Avenue to 27th Avenue

Grovers Avenue

Central Avenue to Cave Creek Road

Hatcher Road

Central Avenue to 16th Street

Highland Avenue

Campbell Avenue to 107th Avenue

Highland Avenue

16th Street to 24th Street

Illini Street

30th Street to Riverpoint Parkway

Jefferson Street

27th Avenue to 23rd Avenue

Jefferson Street

7th Avenue to 4th Avenue

Jefferson Street

4th Street to 7th Street

Jesse Owens Parkway

Central Avenue to 7th Street

Jones Avenue

103rd Avenue to 99th Avenue

Kelton Lane

29th Avenue to 28th Avenue

Knox Road

Warpaint Drive to 36th Street

Lakewood Parkway West

3300 East to 3600 East to 17000 South to 15800 South

Lakewood Parkway East

3600 East to 3800 East to 17000 South to 15800 South

Lindner Drive (West Section)

45th Avenue to Augusta North

Lindner Drive (East Section)

45th Avenue to Grovers Avenue

Lockwood Drive

Freemont Road to Cashman Drive

Marriott Drive

Pathfinder Drive to Deer Valley Drive

Maryland Avenue

43rd Avenue to Black Canyon Freeway

Maryvale Parkway

51st Avenue to Indian School Road

Mayo Boulevard

Black Mountain Boulevard to 40th Street

Missouri Avenue

43rd Avenue to 27th Avenue

Missouri Avenue

Black Canyon Freeway to 19th Avenue

Mohave Street

Central Avenue to 7th Street

Morningside Drive

Black Canyon Freeway to 21st Avenue

Morton Avenue

16th Street to 1900 East

Mountain View Road

23rd Avenue to 15th Avenue

Mountain View Road

12th Street to 17th Street

Mountain View Road

32nd Street to 36th Street

Northern Avenue

26th Street to 32nd Street

North Valley Parkway

Carefree Highway to 33rd Lane

Oak Street

16th Street to 24th Street

Oak Street

32nd Street to 44th Street

Oak Street

48th Street to 52nd Street

Oak Street (Eastbound)

56th Street to 64th Street

Olympic Drive

Central Avenue to Jesse Owens Parkway

Orangewood Avenue

43rd Avenue to 19th Avenue

Osborn Road

83rd Avenue to 75th Avenue

Osborn Road

73rd Avenue to Grand Avenue

Osborn Road

Black Canyon Freeway to 19th Avenue

Osborn Road

40th Street to 56th Street

Paradise Lane

7th Street to 16th Street

Paradise Lane

Tatum Boulevard to 56th Street

Paradise Lane

47th Avenue to 43rd Avenue

Pathfinder Drive

44th Street to Marriott Drive

Piedmont Road

48th Street to 51st Street

Pinnacle Vista Drive

Pyramid Peak Parkway to Inspiration Mountain Parkway

Pinnacle Vista Drive

52nd Street to 56th Street

Quail Track Drive

North Valley Parkway to Copperhead Trail

Ranger Drive

Tatum Boulevard to 55th Street

Riverpoint Parkway

Wood Street to Illini Street

Roeser Road

7th Avenue to Central Avenue

Roeser Road

40th Street to 48th Street

Roosevelt Street

51st Avenue to 43rd Avenue

Roosevelt Street

39th Avenue to 35th Avenue

Roosevelt Street

33rd Avenue to 27th Avenue

Roosevelt Street

19th Avenue to 16th Street

Rose Garden Lane

29th Avenue to 19th Avenue

Rough Rider Road

Aviano Way to 40th Street

Sells Drive

79th Drive to 71st Drive

Squaw Peak Drive

Lincoln Drive to Squaw Peak Park Boundary

SR-51 (East Access Road)

500 Feet North of Camelback Road to Colter Street

Stanford Drive

40th Street to 44th Street

Stetson Hills Loop

43rd Avenue to 39th Drive

Sweetwater Avenue

51st Avenue to Black Canyon Freeway

Sweetwater Avenue

32nd Street to 42nd Street

Sweetwater Avenue

Paradise Valley Parkway East to Scottsdale Road

Thunderbird Road

28th Street to 32nd Street

Trailblazer Drive

44th Street to Tatum Boulevard

University Drive

24th Street to Magnolia Street (2700 East)

Utopia Road

23rd Avenue to 19th Avenue

Van Buren Street

7th Street to 16th Street

Via Del Deserto

33rd Lane to Via Puzzola

Via Puzzola

Carefree Highway to Cloud Road

Via Tramonto

Carefree Highway to Via Vista

Via Vista

27th Avenue to Via Tramonto

Vineyard Road

47th Avenue to 43rd Avenue

Virginia Avenue

35th Avenue to 27th Avenue

Virginia Avenue

Central Avenue to 12th Street

Warpaint Drive

Knox Road to Coconino Street

Washington Street

7th Avenue to 4th Avenue

Washington Street

4th Street to 7th Street

Wier Avenue

39th Avenue to 35th Avenue

Winchcomb Drive

26th Avenue to Acoma Drive (2300 West)

Wood Street

Riverpoint Parkway to University Drive

1st Avenue

Grant Street to Roosevelt Street

3rd Avenue

Van Buren Street to Fillmore Street

3rd Avenue

Papago Freeway to McDowell Road

3rd Avenue

Thomas Road to Osborn Road

3rd Street

Monroe Street to Fillmore Street

5th Avenue

Papago Freeway to McDowell Road

5th Street

Van Buren Street to 5th Street Crossover

5th Street Crossover

5th Street to Fillmore Street

7th Avenue

Jackson Street to Van Buren Street

7th Avenue

Coral Gables Drive to Greenway Parkway

7th Street

Jefferson Street to Van Buren Street

11th Avenue

Greenway Parkway to Bell Road

11th Street

Washington Street to Moreland Street

12th Street

Vineyard Road to Southern Avenue

12th Street

Moreland Street to Thomas Road

12th Street

Bell Road to Agua Fria Freeway

15th Avenue

Harrison Street to Van Buren Street

15th Avenue

Bethany Home Road to Northern Avenue

15th Avenue

Hatcher Road to Shangri-La Road

15th Avenue

Bell Road to Grovers Avenue

15th Avenue

Union Hills Drive to Utopia Road

16th Street

Grovers Avenue to Beardsley Road

18th Street

Camelback Road to 500 Feet North of Camelback Road

20th Street

Dobbins Road to Baseline Road

20th Street

Roeser Road to Broadway Road

20th Street

Jefferson Street to Roosevelt Street

20th Street

McDowell Road to Cambridge Avenue

20th Street

Missouri Avenue to Bethany Home Road

21st Avenue

Bell Road to Union Hills Drive

23rd Avenue

Indian School Road to Bethany Home Road

23rd Avenue

Orangewood Avenue to Dunlap Avenue

23rd Avenue

Acoma Drive to Greenway Road

23rd Avenue

Union Hills Drive to Utopia Road

24th Street

Shea Boulevard to Sweetwater Avenue

26th Avenue

Thunderbird Road to Acoma Drive

26th Street

SR-51 to Shea Boulevard

27th Avenue

Rose Garden Lane to Deer Valley Drive

27th Drive

Carefree Highway to Via Vista

28th Street

Cholla Street to Thunderbird Road

28th Street

Oak Street to Camelback Road

28th Avenue

29th Avenue to Kelton Lane

29th Avenue

Union Hills Drive to Kristal Way

29th Avenue

Beardsley Road to Rose Garden Lane

31st Avenue

Van Buren Street to Encanto Boulevard

31st Avenue

Thomas Road to Grand Avenue

31st Avenue

Indian School Road to Camelback Road

31st Avenue

Missouri Avenue to Orangewood Avenue

31st Avenue

Northern Avenue to Dunlap Avenue

31st Avenue

Cheryl Drive to Thunderbird Road

31st Avenue

Bell Road to Kristal Way

31st Avenue

Yorkshire Drive to Beardsley Road

32nd Street

750 Feet South of Beautiful Lane to Baseline Road

32nd Street

Puget Avenue to Mountain View Road

33rd Lane

North Valley Parkway to Via Del Deserto

35th Avenue

Happy Valley Road to 800 Feet North of Hackamore Drive

36th Street

Ranch Circle North to Suncrest Court

36th Street

Roeser Road to Broadway Road

36th Street

McDowell Road to Camelback Road

36th Street

Mountain View Road to Shea Boulevard

36th Street

Cactus Road to Greenway Road

39th Avenue

Van Buren Street to Osborn Road

39th Avenue

Missouri Avenue to Camino Acequia

39th Avenue

Peoria Avenue to Cactus Road

39th Avenue

Bell Road to Yorkshire Drive

40th Street

University Drive to 0.25 Miles North of University Drive

40th Street

Mountain View Road to Shea Boulevard

44th Street

Frye Road to Chandler Boulevard

44th Street

Ray Road to Warner-Elliot Loop

44th Street

Paradise Village Parkway North to Bell Road

44th Street

Deer Valley Drive to Cashman Drive

45th Avenue

Bell Road to Union Hills Drive

46th Street

Paradise Village Parkway North to Thunderbird Road

47th Avenue

Baseline Road to Vineyard Road

47th Avenue

Thomas Road to Camelback Road

47th Avenue

Thunderbird Road to Greenway Road

47th Avenue

Acoma Drive to Bell Road

48th Street

Pecos Park Entrance to Frye Road

48th Street

Elwood Street to University Drive

48th Street

Van Buren Street to McDowell Road

48th Street

Cholla Street to Paradise Village Parkway South

50th Street

Frye Road to Chandler Boulevard

51st Street

Elliot Road to Piedmont Road

52nd Place

Rancho Paloma Drive to Dove Valley Road

52nd Street

Thomas Road to Osborn Road

52nd Street

Cholla Street to Cactus Road

52nd Street

Thunderbird Road to Bell Road

52nd Street

Jomax Road to Pinnacle Vista Drive

53rd Avenue

Maryvale Parkway to Indian School Road

55th Avenue

McDowell Road to Camelback Road

55th Avenue

Pinnacle Peak Road to Alameda Road

56th Street

Camelback Road to Rockridge Road

56th Street

Mountain View Road to Shea Boulevard

60th Street

Desert Cove Avenue to Cholla Street Alignment

60th Street

Cactus Road to Bell Road

63rd Avenue

Lower Buckeye Road to Pima Street

63rd Avenue

Thomas Road to Osborn Road

63rd Avenue

Indian School Road to Camelback Road

70th Street

Princess Drive to Mayo Boulevard

71st Avenue

Van Buren Street to Roosevelt Street

71st Avenue

McDowell Road to Indian School Road

71st Avenue

Campbell Avenue to Camelback Road

71st Drive

Indian School Road to Sells Drive

79th Drive

Osborn Road to Sells Drive

80th Lane

Thomas Road to Osborn Road

93rd Avenue

Encanto Boulevard to Thomas Road

103rd Avenue

Broadway Road to Country Place Boulevard

103rd Avenue

Indian School Road to Campbell Avenue

111th Avenue

Campbell Avenue to Camelback Road

A1.    Prima Facie Speed Limit 30 Miles Per Hour from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on School Days.

Ray Road

400 Feet North of Thunderhill Drive to 100 Feet South of Mountain Sky Avenue

19th Avenue

450 Feet North of Orangewood Avenue to 450 Feet South of Orangewood Avenue

B.    Prima Facie Speed Limit 35 Miles Per Hour at All Times. *1 *2 *3

Adams Street

27th Avenue to Washington Street

Air Lane

32nd Street to 1,240 Feet East of 32nd Street

Air Lane

750 Feet East of 36th Street to 40th Street

Anthem Way

43rd Avenue to Black Canyon Freeway

Bethany Home Road

16th Street to 18th Street

Black Canyon Freeway Frontage Road

Madison Street to Van Buren Street

Black Canyon Freeway Frontage Road (Southbound)

Interstate 17 Milepost No. 213.34 (North of Bell Road) to Bell Road

Black Mountain Parkway

Rancho Paloma Drive to Carefree Highway

Buckeye Road

31st Avenue to 27th Street

Camelback Road

27th Avenue to 28th Street

Carefree Highway

3900 West to 700 Feet East of 33rd Avenue

Central Avenue

Briarwood Terrace to Chandler Boulevard

Central Avenue

Mineral Road to Thunderbird Trail

Central Avenue (Southbound)

Thunderbird Trail to Dobbins Road

Central Avenue

Vineyard Road to Pioneer Street

Central Avenue

Watkins Street to Lincoln Street

Central Avenue

Roosevelt Street to Orange Drive

Central Avenue

Arizona Canal to Mountain View Road

Central Avenue

Happy Valley Road to 2,050 feet +/- North of Happy Valley Road

Chandler Boulevard (Westbound)

19th Avenue to 15th Avenue

Chandler Boulevard

Pecos Road to Shaughnessey Road

Cheryl Drive

35th Avenue to Metro Parkway West

Circle Mountain Road

New River Road to Barko Lane

Deer Valley Drive

1,200 Feet West of 35th Avenue to 35th Avenue

Desert Foothills Parkway

Chandler Boulevard to 5th Avenue

Desert Willow Parkway East

31000 North Cave Creek Road (East Side) to 5000 East Dixileta Drive

Dobbins Road

Central Avenue to 16th Street

Dove Valley Road

North Valley Parkway to Paloma Parkway

Dunlap Avenue

7th Avenue to 7th Street

Encanto Boulevard

83rd Avenue to 75th Avenue

Frye Road

3rd Street to Desert Foothills Parkway

Galvin Parkway

North of Traffic Circle at Botanical Garden Entry to McDowell Road

Grand Avenue

19th Avenue to 7th Avenue

Grant Street

Black Canyon Freeway to Lincoln Street

Grant Street

16th Street to Sky Harbor Circle

Greenway Road

Cave Creek Road to Greenway Parkway

Guadalupe Road

48th Street to Interstate 10

Hatcher Road

19th Avenue to Central Avenue

Hess Street

24th Street to 26th Street

Holmes Boulevard

Bell Road to Grovers Avenue

Indian School Road

27th Avenue to 20th Street

Indian School Road

45th Street to 48th Street

Jefferson Street

23rd Avenue to 7th Avenue

Jefferson Street

7th Street to Washington Street

Jefferson Street

7th Street to 265 feet +/- East of 26th Street (except frontage road which is 25 mph)

Jomax Road

40th Street to 52nd Street

Knox Road

36th Street to 48th Street

Lafayette Boulevard

44th Street to 64th Street

Liberty Lane

17th Avenue to Central Avenue

Liberty Lane

Desert Foothills Parkway to 13th Way

Lincoln Street

Grant Street to 7th Street

Lone Mountain Road

40th Street to Cave Creek Road

Lower Buckeye Road

300 Feet West to 300 Feet East of 99th Avenue

Lower Buckeye Road

22nd Avenue to 19th Avenue

Maryland Avenue

19th Avenue to 16th Street

Maryvale Parkway

Indian School Road to 51st Avenue

McDowell Road

27th Avenue to 32nd Street

Metro Parkway

Entire Street Surrounding Metro Center

Missouri Avenue

19th Avenue to 24th Street

Mohave Street

7th Street to Sky Harbor Circle

Mohave Street

22nd Street to 24th Street

Mountain View Road

Central Avenue to 12th Street

Norterra Parkway

Happy Valley Road to Jomax Road

Oak Street

24th Street to 32nd Street

Oak Street

52nd Street to 56th Street

Old Tower Road

26th Street to 32nd Street

Osborn Road

19th Avenue to 36th Street

Paloma Parkway

Bronco Butte Trail to Dove Valley Road

Paradise Village Parkway

Entire Street Surrounding Paradise Village

Pecos Road (Westbound)

1,800 Feet East of 27th Avenue to 27th Avenue

Peoria Avenue

19th Avenue to 7th Avenue

Pinnacle Peak Road

19th Avenue to 7th Street

Pointe Golf Club Drive

Thunderbird Road to Friess Drive

Princess Drive

68th Street to Scottsdale Road

Pyramid Peak Parkway

Dynamite Boulevard to 67th Avenue (29000 North)

Ranch Circle North

Ray Road (3600 East) to Ray Road (4300 East)

Ranch Circle South

Ray Road to Mountain Parkway

Rancho Paloma Drive

Black Mountain Boulevard to 56th Street

Roeser Road

Central Avenue to 40th Street

Roosevelt Street

59th Avenue to 51st Avenue

Roosevelt Street

16th Street to 32nd Street

Rose Garden Lane

19th Avenue to 7th Avenue

Shea Boulevard

24th Street to 32nd Street

Sky Harbor Circle

22nd Street to Grant Street, Mohave Street to Grant Street, and Mohave Street to 22nd Street

Southern Avenue

7th Avenue to 7th Street

Sweetwater Avenue

Cave Creek Road to 32nd Street

Tatum Boulevard

40th Street to Cave Creek Road

Thistle Landing Drive

48th Street to 50th Street

Thomas Road

27th Avenue to 32nd Street

Thunderbird Road

32nd Street to 38th Place

Tombstone Trail

Norterra Parkway to 21st Avenue

University Drive

16th Street to 24th Street

Utopia Road

Black Canyon Freeway to 23rd Avenue

Utopia Road

Cave Creek Road to 32nd Street

Van Buren Street

35th Avenue to 7th Avenue

Van Buren Street

16th Street to 44th Street

Washington Street

Adams Street to 7th Avenue

Washington Street

7th Street to 24th Street

Washington Street

7th Street to 24th Street (except frontage road which is 25 mph)

Williams Drive

Black Canyon Freeway to 19th Avenue

Yorkshire Drive

43rd Avenue to Black Canyon Freeway

1st Avenue Crossover

Grant Street to Hadley Street

3rd Avenue

Fillmore Street to Papago Freeway

3rd Avenue

Osborn Road to Indian School Road

3rd Street

Frye Road to Chandler Boulevard

3rd Street

Fillmore Street to Indian School Road

4th Street

5th Street Crossover to Roosevelt Street

5th Avenue

Van Buren Street to Papago Freeway

5th Avenue

Desert Foothills Parkway to Chandler Boulevard

5th Street Crossover

Fillmore Street to 4th Street

7th Avenue

Dobbins Road to Baseline Road

7th Avenue

Magnolia Street to Jackson Street

7th Avenue

Van Buren Street to Missouri Avenue

7th Avenue

Dunlap Avenue to Hatcher Road

7th Avenue

Cinnabar Avenue to Peoria Avenue

7th Avenue

Greenway Parkway to Bell Road

7th Street

Mineral Road to Baseline Road

7th Street

Southern Avenue to Roeser Road

7th Street

Lincoln Street to Jefferson Street

7th Street

Van Buren Street to Missouri Avenue

7th Street

Butler Drive to Cinnabar Avenue

12th Street

Osborn Road to Mountain View Road

15th Avenue

Southern Avenue to Broadway Road

15th Avenue

0.25 miles South of Magnolia Street to Harrison Street

15th Avenue

Van Buren Street to Bethany Home Road

16th Street

Dobbins Road to Baseline Road

16th Street

Maricopa Freeway to Bethany Home Road

16th Street

Bell Road to Grovers Avenue

17th Avenue

Pecos Road to Chandler Boulevard

17th Avenue

Buckeye Road to Grant Street

19th Avenue

Buckeye Road to the Grand Canal

19th Avenue

Glendale Avenue to Northern Avenue (Except where noted in subsection A.1 of this section)

20th Street

Greenfield Road to Missouri Avenue

21st Avenue

Jomax Road to Tombstone Trail

23rd Avenue

Bethany Home Road to Glendale Avenue

23rd Avenue

Mountain View Road to Cactus Road

23rd Avenue

Utopia Road to Deer Valley Drive

23rd Avenue

Pinnacle Peak Road to Happy Valley Road

24th Street

South Mountain Avenue to Baseline Road

24th Street

Buckeye Road to Indian School Road

25th Avenue

Dunlap Avenue to Peoria Avenue

26th Street

Old Tower Road to Hess Street

27th Avenue

South Mountain Avenue to Baseline Road

27th Avenue

Lower Buckeye Road to Van Buren Street

27th Avenue

Northern Avenue to Dunlap Avenue

27th Avenue

Grovers Avenue to Union Hills Drive

27th Avenue

Yorkshire Drive to Rose Garden Lane

27th Drive

North Valley Parkway to Carefree Highway

28th Drive

Peoria Avenue to Cactus Road

29th Avenue

Dunlap Avenue to Metro Parkway

29th Avenue

Greenway Road to Bell Road

32nd Street

Air Lane to Van Buren Street

32nd Street

Chandler Boulevard to Pecos Road

35th Avenue

South Mountain Avenue to Baseline Road

35th Avenue

Van Buren Street to Encanto Boulevard

36th Street

Shea Boulevard to Cactus Road

39th Drive

Pinnacle Peak Road to Happy Valley Road

40th Street

0.39 miles South of Air Lane to Washington Street

40th Street

McDowell Road to Missouri Avenue

40th Street

Potter Drive to Deer Valley Drive

40th Street

Tatum Boulevard to Lone Mountain Road

43rd Avenue

Olney Avenue to Dobbins Road

43rd Avenue

Elwood Street Alignment to Lower Buckeye Road

43rd Avenue

Anthem Way to 1,930 Feet North of Anthem Way

48th Street

Frye Road to Chandler Boulevard

48th Street

Washington Street to Van Buren Street

48th Street

Piedmont Road to Guadalupe Road

50th Street

Chandler Boulevard to Ray Road

51st Street

500 Feet South of Elliot Road to Warner-Elliot Loop

52nd Street

McDowell Road to Thomas Road

52nd Street

Cactus Road to Thunderbird Road

55th Avenue

Alameda Road to Happy Valley Road

56th Street

South City Limit to Van Buren Street

56th Street

Oak Street to Camelback Road

56th Street

Bell Road to Central Arizona Project Canal

56th Street

Lone Mountain Road to Rancho Paloma Drive

64th Street

Oak Street to McDowell Road (Southbound Only)

64th Street

255 Feet North of Hillcrest Boulevard to Chaparral Road

68th Street

Princess Drive to Mayo Boulevard

71st Avenue

Baseline Road to Vineyard Road

107th Avenue

Camelback Road to Missouri Avenue

B1.    Prima Facie Speed Limit 35 Miles Per Hour from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on School Days.

Greenway Parkway

400 Feet West of 7th Avenue to 250 Feet East of 5th Avenue

C.    Prima Facie Speed Limit 40 Miles Per Hour at All Times. *1 *2 *3

Air Lane

24th Street to 32nd Street

Baseline Road

51st Avenue to 35th Avenue

Baseline Road

7th Avenue to 7th Street

Beardsley Road (Eastbound Frontage)

37th Avenue to 27th Avenue

Beardsley Road

Cave Creek Road to 32nd Street

Bell Road

19th Avenue to 12th Street

Bell Road

0.25 miles West of Cave Creek Road to 1,500 Feet East of 40th Street

Bethany Home Road

43rd Avenue to 16th Street

Black Canyon Freeway Frontage Roads

Maricopa Freeway to Madison Street

Black Canyon Freeway Frontage Road (Northbound)

Thomas Road to Cactus Road

Black Canyon Freeway Frontage Road (Northbound)

Bell Road to Union Hills Drive

Black Canyon Freeway Frontage Road (Southbound)

Mountain View Road (Alignment) to Thomas Road

Broadway Road

19th Avenue to 32nd Street

Buckeye Road

39th Avenue to 31st Avenue

Cactus Road

39th Avenue to 19th Avenue

Cactus Road

Cave Creek Road to 60th Street

Camelback Road

43rd Avenue to 27th Avenue

Camelback Road

28th Street to 64th Street

Cave Creek Road

Dunlap Avenue to Peoria Avenue

Cave Creek Road

Marco Polo Road to Rose Garden Lane

Central Avenue (Northbound)

Thunderbird Trail to Dobbins Road

Central Avenue

Dobbins Road to Vineyard Road

Central Avenue

Pioneer Street to Watkins Street

Central Avenue

Orange Drive to the Arizona Canal

Chandler Boulevard

Marketplace Way to 34th Street

Deer Valley Drive

600 Feet West of 27th Avenue to 0.25 Miles East of 19th Avenue

Deer Valley Drive

600 Feet West of 16th Street to 56th Street

Desert Foothills Parkway

Pecos Road to Chandler Boulevard

Desert Peak Parkway

Lieber Place to Cave Creek Road

Dobbins Road

From West City Limit to 1,320 Feet +/- East

Dobbins Road

23rd Avenue to Central Avenue

Dunlap Avenue

43rd Avenue to 7th Avenue

Durango Street

35th Avenue to Black Canyon Freeway

Elliot Road

2,085 Feet +/- West of 59th Avenue to 51st Avenue

Elliot Road

46th Street to 51st Street

Elwood Street

7th Street to 16th Street

Galvin Parkway

Van Buren Street to 100 Feet +/- North of East Papago Park (Zoo Entrance)

Gavilan Peak Parkway

800 Feet +/- West of 33rd Lane to Cloud Road

Glendale Avenue

43rd Avenue to 21st Street

Grand Avenue

21st Avenue to 19th Avenue

Greenway Parkway

500 Feet West of 7th Avenue to 3rd Avenue (Except where noted in subsection B.1 of this section)

Greenway Parkway

Cave Creek Road to Greenway Road

Greenway Road

51st Avenue to 19th Avenue

Greenway Road

Greenway Parkway to 300 Feet East of 30th Street

Greenway Road

52nd Street to 500 Feet East of 60th Street

Happy Valley Road

35th Avenue to Black Canyon Freeway

Indian School Road

67th Avenue to 27th Avenue

Indian School Road

20th Street to 45th Street

Indian School Road

48th Street to 60th Street

Jomax Road

Black Canyon Freeway to Norterra Parkway

Liberty Lane

13th Way to 24th Street

Lincoln Drive

21st Street to 800 Feet East of Ocotillo Road

Lower Buckeye Road

103rd Avenue to 300 Feet +/- West of 99th Avenue

Lower Buckeye Road

300 Feet +/- East of 99th Avenue to 95th Avenue

Lower Buckeye Road

27th Avenue to 22nd Avenue

Maricopa Freeway Frontage Roads

23rd Avenue to 16th Street

McDowell Road

43rd Avenue to 27th Avenue

McDowell Road

32nd Street to 52nd Street

Mountain Parkway

Chandler Boulevard to Ray Road

Norterra Parkway

Jomax Road to North Valley Parkway

Northern Avenue

43rd Avenue to SR-51

North Valley Parkway

Jomax Road to 27th Drive

North Valley Parkway

800 Feet +/- West of 33rd Lane to 33rd Lane

Pecos Road (Westbound)

17th Avenue to 27th Avenue

Peoria Avenue

43rd Avenue to 19th Avenue

Pyramid Peak Parkway

67th Avenue to Dynamite Boulevard

Ray Road

Chandler Boulevard to Interstate 10 (Except where noted in subsection A.1 of this section)

Rose Garden Lane

Cave Creek Road to 32nd Street

Shea Boulevard

32nd Street to 450 Feet East of 40th Street

Southern Avenue

19th Avenue to 7th Avenue

Southern Avenue

7th Street to 24th Street

Thomas Road

800 Feet West of 59th Avenue to Grand Avenue

Thomas Road

32nd Street to 56th Street

Thunderbird Road

31st Avenue to Coral Gables Drive

Thunderbird Road

38th Place to Scottsdale Road

Union Hills Drive

27th Avenue to 19th Avenue

Union Hills Drive

7th Street to 20th Street

University Drive

Wood Street to 48th Street

Van Buren Street

67th Avenue to 200 Feet West of 63rd Avenue

Van Buren Street

39th Avenue to 35th Avenue

Van Buren Street

44th Street to 56th Street

Warner-Elliot Loop

4600 East Elliot Road to 578 Feet East of Wakial Loop

Washington Street

24th Street to 34th Street

7th Avenue

Baseline Road to Magnolia Street

7th Avenue

Missouri Avenue to Dunlap Avenue

7th Avenue

Bell Road to Union Hills Drive

7th Avenue

Rose Garden Lane to Deer Valley Drive

7th Street

Baseline Road to Southern Avenue

7th Street

Roeser Road to Lincoln Street

7th Street

Missouri Avenue to Butler Drive

7th Street

Cinnabar Avenue to 400 Feet North of Peoria Avenue

7th Street

Thunderbird Road to 600 Feet North of Bell Road

16th Street

Baseline Road to the Maricopa Freeway

16th Street

Bethany Home Road to Northern Avenue

19th Avenue

Southern Avenue to Buckeye Road

19th Avenue

Grand Canal to Glendale Avenue

19th Avenue

Northern Avenue to Evans Drive

24th Street

Pecos Road to Chandler Boulevard

24th Street

Roeser Road to Buckeye Road

24th Street

Indian School Road to Montebello Avenue

27th Avenue

Baseline Road to 500 Feet +/- North

27th Avenue

Van Buren Street to Northern Avenue

32nd Street

Baseline Road to Wood Street

32nd Street

Van Buren Street to the Arizona Canal

32nd Street

Mountain View Road to Bell Road

32nd Street

Beardsley Road to Rose Garden Lane

35th Avenue

Dobbins Road to South Mountain Avenue

35th Avenue

Southern Avenue to Broadway Road

35th Avenue

Lower Buckeye Road to Van Buren Street

35th Avenue

Encanto Boulevard to Bell Road

35th Avenue

Union Hills Drive to Beardsley Road

40th Street

Pecos Road to Chandler Boulevard

40th Street

800 Feet South of Roeser Road to University Drive

40th Street

Washington Street to McDowell Road

40th Street

Shea Boulevard to Union Hills Drive

40th Street

Deer Valley Drive to Pinnacle Peak Road

43rd Avenue

Buckeye Road to Glendale Avenue

43rd Avenue

Thunderbird Road to Beardsley Road

43rd Avenue

Pinnacle Peak Road to Happy Valley Road

44th Street

Washington Street to McDonald Drive

48th Street

Chandler Boulevard to Piedmont Road

51st Avenue

Dobbins Road to Baseline Road

51st Avenue

0.5 Miles South of Lower Buckeye Road to Lower Buckeye Road

51st Avenue

Roosevelt Street to Camelback Road

51st Avenue

250 Feet South of Cactus Road to Union Hills Drive

51st Avenue

Pinnacle Peak Road to Happy Valley Road

52nd Street

Van Buren Street to McDowell Road

56th Street

Shea Boulevard to Bell Road

56th Street

Central Arizona Project Canal to Deer Valley Drive

59th Avenue

Roosevelt Street to Camelback Road

64th Street

Cactus Road to Bell Road

67th Avenue

400 Feet +/- South of Elwood Street to Camelback Road

67th Avenue

Happy Valley Road to Pyramid Peak Parkway

75th Avenue

0.25 Miles South of Thomas Road to Devonshire Avenue

83rd Avenue

Van Buren Street to Papago Freeway

91st Avenue

McDowell Road to Indian School Road

99th Avenue

0.5 Miles South of Lower Buckeye Road to Durango Street

107th Avenue

Indian School Road to Camelback Road

D.    Prima Facie Speed Limit 45 Miles Per Hour at All Times. *1 *2 *3

Baseline Road

27th Avenue to 7th Avenue

Baseline Road

7th Street to 48th Street

Beardsley Road (Frontage Roads)

27th Avenue to 20th Street

Beardsley Road Frontage Road (Westbound)

27th Avenue to 51st Avenue

Beardsley Road Frontage Road (Eastbound)

51st Avenue to 37th Avenue

Bell Road

51st Avenue to 19th Avenue

Bell Road

12th Street to 0.25 Miles West of Cave Creek Road

Bell Road

1,500 Feet East of 40th Street to Scottsdale Road

Black Canyon Frontage Road

Van Buren Street to Thomas Road

Black Canyon Frontage Road (Northbound)

Cactus Road to Greenway Road

Black Canyon Frontage Road (Southbound)

Union Hills Drive to MP 213.34 (North of Bell Road)

Black Canyon Frontage Road (Southbound)

Bell Road to Mountain View Road Frontage Road (Alignment)

Broadway Road

107th Avenue to 99th Avenue

Broadway Road

27th Avenue to 19th Avenue

Broadway Road

32nd Street to 48th Street

Buckeye Road

71st Avenue to 39th Avenue

Cactus Road

51st Avenue to 39th Avenue

Camelback Road

113th Avenue to 99th Avenue

Carefree Highway

4700 West to 3900 West

Carefree Highway

700 Feet East of 33rd Avenue to 0.5 Miles East of Via Tramonto

Cave Creek Road

Peoria Avenue to Marco Polo Road

Cave Creek Road

Rose Garden Lane to Pinnacle Peak Road

Cave Creek Road

Peak View Road to Westland Road

Chandler Boulevard (Eastbound)

19th Avenue to 15th Avenue

Chandler Boulevard

15th Avenue to Marketplace Way

Chandler Boulevard

34th Street to Interstate 10

Deer Valley Drive

35th Avenue to 600 Feet West of 27th Avenue

Deer Valley Drive

0.25 Miles East of 19th Avenue to 600 Feet West of 16th Street

Dixileta Drive

Tatum Boulevard to 52nd Street

Dobbins Road

1,320 Feet +/- East of City Limit to 200 Feet +/- West of 56th Glen

Dobbins Road

0.25 Miles West of 35th Avenue to 33rd Avenue

Dobbins Road

27th Avenue to 23rd Avenue

Dynamite Boulevard

Cave Creek Road to 40th Street

Grand Avenue

43rd Avenue to 21st Avenue

Greenway Parkway

17th Drive to 500 Feet West of 7th Avenue

Greenway Parkway

3rd Avenue to Cave Creek Road

Greenway Road

19th Avenue to 17th Drive

Greenway Road

300 Feet East of 30th Street to 52nd Street

Greenway Road

500 Feet East of 60th Street to Scottsdale Road

Happy Valley Road

67th Avenue to 35th Avenue

Happy Valley Road

Black Canyon Freeway to 15th Avenue

Happy Valley Road

7th Avenue to 7th Street

Indian School Road

99th Avenue to 67th Avenue

Jomax Road

Norterra Parkway to 19th Avenue

Lincoln Drive

800 Feet East of Ocotillo Road to 32nd Street

Lone Mountain Road

56th Street to 63rd Street

Lower Buckeye Road

95th Avenue to 83rd Avenue

Lower Buckeye Road

79th Avenue to 75th Avenue

Lower Buckeye Road

55th Avenue to 27th Avenue

Mayo Boulevard

Tatum Boulevard to Scottsdale Road

McDowell Road

83rd Avenue to 43rd Avenue

McDowell Road

52nd Street to 1,350 Feet East of 52nd Street

McDowell Road

1,575 Feet West of Galvin Parkway to 64th Street

New River Road

1.0 Mile Southwest of Black Canyon Freeway to Black Canyon Freeway

Pinnacle Peak Road

55th Avenue to 19th Avenue

Shea Boulevard

450 Feet East of 40th Street to 64th Street

Southern Avenue

59th Avenue to 51st Avenue

Southern Avenue

35th Avenue to 19th Avenue

Southern Avenue

24th Street to 48th Street

Tatum Boulevard

Mockingbird Lane to Pinnacle Peak Road

Tatum Boulevard

Prickly Pear Trail to Cave Creek Road

Thomas Road

99th Avenue to 800 Feet West of 59th Avenue

Thunderbird Road

51st Avenue to 31st Avenue

Thunderbird Road

Coral Gables Drive to 1,400 Feet East of 7th Street

Thunderbird Road

18th Street to Cave Creek Road

Union Hills Drive

51st Avenue to 27th Avenue

Union Hills Drive

19th Avenue to 7th Street

Union Hills Drive

20th Street to Tatum Boulevard

Van Buren Street

83rd Avenue to 67th Avenue

Van Buren Street

200 Feet West of 63rd Avenue to 39th Avenue

Van Buren Street

56th Street to 508 Feet East of Project Drive

Washington Street

34th Street to 56th Street

7th Avenue

Union Hills Drive to Rose Garden Lane

7th Street

400 Feet North of Peoria Avenue to Thunderbird Road

7th Street

600 Feet North of Bell Road to Happy Valley Road

19th Avenue

Dobbins Road to Southern Avenue

19th Avenue

Evans Drive to Pinnacle Peak Road

19th Avenue

325 Feet North of Alameda Road to Jomax Road

24th Street

Baseline Road to Roeser Road

24th Street

Montebello Avenue to Lincoln Drive

27th Avenue

Southern Avenue to Broadway Road

29th Avenue

Pinnacle Peak Road to Happy Valley Road

32nd Street

Arizona Canal to Lincoln Drive

32nd Street

Bell Road to Beardsley Road

35th Avenue

200 Feet South of Elliot Road to Dobbins Road

35th Avenue

Baseline Road to 500 Feet +/- North

35th Avenue

Broadway Road to Lower Buckeye Road

35th Avenue

Bell Road to Union Hills Drive

35th Avenue

Beardsley Road to Pinnacle Peak Road

40th Street

Baseline Road to 800 Feet South of Roeser Road

43rd Avenue

South Mountain Avenue to Southern Avenue

43rd Avenue

Lower Buckeye Road to Buckeye Road

43rd Avenue

Glendale Avenue to Thunderbird Road

48th Street

Baseline Road to Southern Avenue

51st Avenue (Southbound)

Baseline Road to 1,650 Feet North of Baseline Road

51st Avenue

Broadway Road to Roosevelt Street

51st Avenue

Union Hills Drive to Beardsley Road

59th Avenue

Elliot Road to Dobbins Road

59th Avenue

Buckeye Road to Roosevelt Street

75th Avenue

Broadway Road to Van Buren Street

75th Avenue

Roosevelt Street 0.25 miles South of Thomas Road

75th Avenue

Devonshire Avenue to Camelback Road

83rd Avenue

Broadway Road to Elwood Street

83rd Avenue

Papago Freeway to Camelback Road

91st Avenue

Elwood Street to Buckeye Road

91st Avenue

Indian School Road to Camelback Road

99th Avenue

Durango Street to Buckeye Road

E.    Prima Facie Speed Limit 50 Miles Per Hour At All Times. *1 *3

Black Canyon Freeway Frontage Road (Northbound)

Greenway Road to Bell Road

Black Canyon Freeway Frontage Road

Union Hills Drive to Pinnacle Peak Road

Black Canyon Freeway Frontage Roads

Happy Valley Road to Interstate 17 Mile Post No. 220.82 (South of Dixileta Drive Alignment)

Broadway Road

99th Avenue to 91st Avenue

Buckeye Road

75th Avenue to 71st Avenue

Cave Creek Road

Pinnacle Peak Road to Peak View Road

Dobbins Road

43rd Avenue to 0.25 Miles West of 35th Avenue

El Mirage Road

0.25 Miles South of Camelback Road to 0.50 Miles North of Camelback Road

Lower Buckeye Road

107th Avenue to 103rd Avenue

Lower Buckeye Road

83rd Avenue to 79th Avenue

Lower Buckeye Road

75th Avenue to 71st Avenue

Lower Buckeye Road

67th Avenue to 55th Avenue

McDowell Road

1,350 Feet East of 52nd Street to 1,575 Feet West of Galvin Parkway

New River Road

Cloud Road to 1.0 Mile Southwest of Black Canyon Freeway

Pecos Road (Eastbound)

27th Avenue to 4,000 Feet East of 40th Street

Pecos Road (Westbound)

4,000 Feet East of 40th Street to 2,900 Feet East of 17th Avenue

Pinnacle Peak Road

51st Avenue to 43rd Avenue

Pinnacle Peak Road

Cave Creek Road to Scottsdale Road

Tatum Boulevard

Pinnacle Peak Road to Prickly Pear Trail

Thunderbird Road

1,400 Feet East of 7th Street to 18th Street

51st Avenue (Northbound)

Baseline Road to 1,650 Feet North of Baseline Road

51st Avenue

1,650 Feet North of Baseline Road to 0.25 Miles North of Southern Avenue

51st Avenue

0.5 Miles North of Southern Avenue to Broadway Road

59th Avenue

Broadway Road to Durango Street Alignment

75th Avenue

Van Buren Street to Roosevelt Street

83rd Avenue

Elwood Street to Buckeye Road

91st Avenue

1.56 Miles South of Broadway Road to 0.5 Miles South of Broadway Road

99th Avenue

Indian School Road to Camelback Road

99th Avenue

0.25 Miles North of Broadway Road to 0.5 Miles South of Lower Buckeye Road

F.    Prima Facie Speed Limit 55 Miles Per Hour at All Times.

Carefree Highway

6600 West to 4700 West

Carefree Highway

1,200 Feet East of 33rd Avenue to 0.5 Miles East of Via Tramanto

19th Avenue (Southbound)

Pinnacle Peak Road to Happy Valley Road

G.    Parks.

1.    North Mountain Park.

a.    Prima Facie Speed Limit 25 Miles Per Hour at All Times.

North Mountain Park Drive

Entire Length

2.    Papago Park.

a.    Prima Facie Speed Limit 25 Miles Per Hour at All Times.

All roadways except Galvin Parkway.

3.    Pecos Park.

a.    Prima Facie Speed Limit 25 Miles Per Hour at All Times.

All roadways within park boundary.

4.    South Mountain Park.

a.    Prima Facie Speed Limit 25 Miles Per Hour at All Times.

All roadways within park boundary.

5.    Squaw Peak Park.

a.    Prima Facie Speed Limit 30 Miles Per Hour at All Times.

Squaw Peak Road

Squaw Peak Park Boundary to End of Road Within Squaw Peak Park

H.    Sky Harbor Airport.

1.    Prima Facie Speed Limit 15 Miles Per Hour at All Times. +3

Sky Harbor Boulevard (North and South Roadway)

Between Terminal Curb and Sky Harbor Boulevard Median on All Terminals 2 and 3 and on Level 1 of Terminal 4

Sky Harbor Boulevard (North and South Roadway)

All Ticketing/Check-in Lanes on Level 2 of Terminal 4

2.    Prima Facie Speed Limit 20 Miles Per Hour at All Times. *3

Sky Harbor Boulevard (South Roadway)

4,400 Feet East of 24th Street to 6,300 Feet East of 24th Street

3.    Prima Facie Speed Limit 25 Miles Per Hour at All Times. +3

Sky Harbor Boulevard (North and South Roadway)

All Ramps, Entries and Exits for All Ticketing/Check-in and Baggage Claim Lanes at Terminals 3 and 4

4.    Prima Facie Speed Limit 30 Miles Per Hour at All Times. *3

Sky Harbor Boulevard (South Roadway)

3,000 Feet East of 24th Street to 4,400 Feet East of 24th Street

5.    Prima Facie Speed Limit 35 Miles Per Hour at All Times. *3

Sky Harbor Boulevard (North and South Roadway)

Between 24th Street and SR 143, Except as Provided in the Prior Subsections

(Code 1962, § 37-50.26; Ord. No. G-860; Ord. No. G-886, § 1; Ord. No. G-906, § 1; Ord. No. G-1200, § 1; Ord. No. G-1238, § 1; Ord. No. G-1282, § 1; Ord. No. G-1345, § 1; Ord. No. G-1374, § 1; Ord. No. G-1423, § 1; Ord. No. G-1468, § 1; Ord. No. G-1526, § 1; Ord. No. G-1612, § 1; Ord. No. G-10163, § 1; Ord. No. G-1816, § 1; Ord. No. G-1953, § 1; Ord. No. G-2140, § 1; Ord. No. G-2311, § 1; Ord. No. G-2424, § 1; Ord. No. G-2540, § 1; Ord. No. G-2613, § 1; Ord. No. G-2637, § 1-4; Ord. No. G-2733, § 1; Ord. No. G-2843, § 1; Ord. No. G-2981, § 1; Ord. No. G-3059, § 1; Ord. No. G-3115, § 1; Ord. No. G-3166, § 1; Ord. No. G-3211, § 1; Ord. No. G-3228, § 1; Ord. No. G-3292, § 1; Ord. No. G-3354, § 1; Ord. No. G-3411, § 1; Ord. No. G-3459, § 1; Ord. No. G-3487, § 1; Ord. No. G-3625, § 1; Ord. No. G-3866, § 1; Ord. No. G-4057, § 1, passed 11-12-1997, eff. 12-12-1997; Ord. No. G-4178, § 1, passed 5-5-1999, eff. 6-4-1999; Ord. No. G-4304, § 1, passed 11-1-2000, eff. 12-1-2000; Ord. No. G-4379, § 1, passed 7-5-2001, eff. 8-4-2001; Ord. No. G-4439, § 1, passed 6-5-2002, eff. 7-5-2002; Ord. No. G-4601, § 1, passed 5-5-2004, eff. 6-4-2004; Ord. No. G-4747, § 1, adopted 11-2-2005, eff. 12-2-2005; Ord. No. G-4836, § 1, adopted 11-1-2006, eff. 12-1-2006; Ord. No. G-5355, § 1, adopted 5-6-2009, eff. 6-5-2009; Ord. No. G-5572, § 1, adopted 12-15-2010, eff. 1-14-2011; new style in use as of 8-1-2011)

Cross reference—Airport traffic regulations, § 4-49 et seq.; traffic regulations in parks, § 24-51 et seq.

State law reference—Local authorities power to alter the state’s prima facie speed limits under their jurisdiction, ARS Tit. 28, Ch. 3, Article 2, Sec. 28-627.A.10.

Date of Addition/Revision/Deletion - Section 36-158

*1    Revision on 8-31-2011 by Ordinance No. G-5645, eff. 9-30-2011

*2    Revision on 1-18-2012 by Ordinance No. G-5672, eff. 2-17-2012

+3    Addition on 12-5-2012 by Ordinance No. G-5759, eff. 1-4-2013

*3    Revision on 12-5-2012 by Ordinance No. G-5759, eff. 1-4-2013


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Editor’s note—It should be noted that "Prima Facie Speed Limit 25 mph at all times" are not set out in Section 36-158, Schedule I. ARS Title 28, Chap. 3, Article 6, Sec. 28-701.B.2 states that unless otherwise provided, or under conditions warranting another reasonable and prudent speed, 25 mph is the prima facie speed limit for business and residential districts.


36-159 Schedule II—One-way streets.

The following streets and parts of streets and alleys are declared to be one-way streets and alleys and when properly sign-posted, traffic shall move only in the direction indicated by said sign.

Name of Street

Limits

Direction of Traffic Movement

Alley between Monroe and Adams Streets

First Streets to 150 feet west of Central Avenue then to Monroe Street; and First Avenue to Second Avenue

West North West

Adams Street

1600 west to 27th Avenue

West

Alley between Adams and Washington Streets

First Street to Second Street

East

Alley between 35th Avenue and 35th Drive

San Juan Avenue to Missouri Avenue

South

Alley between Madison and Jefferson Streets

First Avenue to Central Avenue

East

Alley between Thomas Road and Edgemont Avenue

15th Street to 16th Street

East

Alley between 46th Street and Oak Street

46th Street at Windsor Avenue west for 120 feet, then south for 1900 feet to Oak Street

West South

Alley between Wilshire Drive and Cambridge Avenue

42nd Street to 850 feet east of 42nd Street

East

Alley between First Avenue and Central Avenue

Monroe Street to Van Buren Street

South

Black Canyon Freeway (easternmost access road)

22nd Avenue to Pinnacle Peak Road

North

Black Canyon Freeway (westernmost access road)

Pinnacle Peak Road to Durango Street

South

Butler Drive (north lane)

27th Avenue to 31st Avenue

West

Butler Drive (south lane)

31st Avenue to 27th Avenue

East

Central Avenue

Hadley Street to Portland Street

North

Jefferson Street

27th Avenue to 26th Street

East

Maricopa Freeway (northern most access road)

16th Street to 22nd Avenue

West

Maricopa Freeway (southernmost access road)

22nd Avenue to 16th Street

East

Portland Street (north lane)

Central Avenue to Third Avenue

West

Portland Street (south lane)

Third Avenue to Central Avenue

East

Sherman Street (north lane)

19th Avenue to Black Canyon Freeway

West

Sherman Street (south lane)

Black Canyon Freeway to 19th Avenue

East

SR-101 (southernmost access road)

51st Avenue to Cave Creek Road

East

SR-101 (northernmost access road)

Cave Creek Road to 51st Avenue

West

Washington Street

26th Street to 1600W

West

First Avenue

Portland Street to Grant Street

South

First Avenue Crossover

Grant Street to Hadley Street

South

Third Avenue

Madison Street to Thomas Road

North

Third Street

Roosevelt Street to Lincoln Street

South

Fourth Street

Pierce Street to Roosevelt Street

North

Fourth Avenue

Washington Street to Jefferson Street

South

Fifth Avenue

Thomas Road to Adams Street

South

Fifth Street

Jefferson Street to Fifth Street Crossover

North

Fifth Street Crossover

Fifth Street to Fourth Street

North

Sixth Avenue

Jefferson Street to Adams Street

North

17th Avenue (east lane)

Maryland Avenue to Glendale Avenue

North

17th Avenue (west lane)

Glendale Avenue to Maryland Avenue

South

31st Avenue (east lane)

Missouri Avenue to Bethany Home Road

North

31st Avenue (west lane)

Bethany Home Road to Missouri Avenue

South

55th Avenue (east lane)

Indian School Road to Camelback Road

North

55th Avenue (west lane)

Camelback Road to Indian School Road

South

(Code 1962, § 37-50.27; Ord. No. G-861, § 1; Ord. No. G-906, § 1; Ord. No. G-1095, § 1; Ord. No. G-2270, § 1; Ord. No. G-2844, § 1; Ord. No. G-3120, § 1; Ord. No. G-3177, § 1; Ord. No. G-3412, § 1; Ord. No. G-4094, § 1, passed 5-20-1998, eff. 6-19-1998; Ord. No. G-4117, § 1, passed 9-2-1998, eff. 10-2-1998; Ord. No. G-4606, § 1, passed 5-12-2004, eff. 5-12-2004)

State law referenceAuthority to designate one-way streets, A.R.S. § 28-627(A)(4).

36-160 Schedule III—Through truck routes.

The through truck routes shall be:

1.    Grand Avenue from the west City limits to the Black Canyon Freeway.

2.    Black Canyon Freeway from the north City limits to the Maricopa Freeway.

3.    Maricopa Freeway from Black Canyon Freeway to 48th Street.

4.    Grant-Lincoln trafficway from Seventh Street to the Black Canyon Freeway.

5.    Buckeye Road From 19th Avenue to west City limits.

6.    Washington Street from 16th Street to the east City limits.

7.    Jefferson Street from 16th Street to 26th Street.

8.    Sixteenth Street from Washington to the Maricopa Freeway.

9.    Nineteenth Avenue from Grant-Lincoln trafficway to the Maricopa Freeway.

10.    Seventh Street from Grant-Lincoln trafficway to the Maricopa Freeway.

(Ord. No. G-1200, § 1)

State law referenceTruck routes authorized, A.R.S. § 28-1106.

CITY OF PHOENIX, ARIZONA TRUCK ROUTE MAP

ARTICLE XIII. INOPERABLE OR UNREGISTERED VEHICLES1

36-161 Inoperable or unregistered vehicle on residential lot.

A.    No person shall park or permit to be parked on any residential property any vehicle which is inoperable and is visible from beyond the boundary of the lot.

B.    No person shall park or permit to be parked on any residential lot any vehicle which does not display current registration and is visible from beyond the boundary of the lot. This subsection shall not apply to "off-road recreational motor vehicles" designed primarily for recreational non-highway all-terrain travel.

C.    The owner of record, as recorded in the City of Phoenix tract book records, of the property upon which a vehicle is parked in violation of subsection A or B shall be prima facie responsible for any violation of the section. If more than one person shall be recorded as the owner of the property, said persons shall jointly and severally prima facie responsible for the violation and subject to the sanction therefor.

D.    Defenses.

(1)    It is an affirmative defense to a violation of this section that the residential property is located in a zoning district wherein outside storage of unlicensed or inoperable vehicles visible beyond the boundary of the lot is a permitted use or that such outside storage of such vehicles has been established on the property as a nonconforming use pursuant to the Phoenix Zoning Ordinance. No defense shall be asserted pursuant to this provision, unless notice thereof is filed with the court and provided to the Phoenix City Prosecutor at least twenty days in advance of the date set for trial.

(2)    It is an affirmative defense to a violation of subsection A that the vehicle was registered to a resident of the property, that the vehicle was undergoing repair, and that the total period during which the vehicle was inoperable did not exceed fifteen days.

(3)    It is an affirmative defense to a violation of this section that the vehicle was placed on the property without the consent of any owner or agent of any owner of the property and that the vehicle was removed from the property within twenty days of its placement on the property.

E.    No vehicle in violation of this section shall be impounded pursuant to P.C.C. section 36-7 except with the consent of the lawful owner of the vehicle or with the consent of a person in lawful control of the property when said consent is permitted by law.

F.    Violation of this section shall constitute a civil traffic violation, and the violator shall be subject to a civil sanction of not less than fifty dollars nor more than two hundred fifty dollars, provided that effective October 1, 1992, the minimum civil sanction shall be sixty-five dollars.

(Ord. No. G-2874, § 1; Ord. No. G-3543, § 1)


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Cross referenceNuisances, § 23-11 et seq.; neighborhood preservation, ch. 39; zoning, ch. 41.

State Law referenceAbandoned, seized and junk vehicles, A.R.S. § 28-4801 et seq.


36-162 Inoperable or unregistered vehicle on right-of-way.

(a)    No person shall park any vehicle which is inoperable on any street or public right-of-way. It is an affirmative defense to a violation of this subsection that the vehicle was removed from the street or public right-of-way within twenty-four hours of becoming inoperable.

(b)    No person shall park any vehicle which does not display current registration on any street or public right-of-way.

(c)    Violation of this section shall constitute a civil traffic violation, and the violator shall be subject to a civil sanction of not less than fifty dollars nor more than two hundred fifty dollars, provided that effective October 1, 1992, the minimum civil sanction shall be sixty-five dollars.

(Ord. No. G-2875, § 1; Ord. No. G-3543, § 1)

36-163—36-167 Reserved.

Editor’s noteSections 36-163—36-167 were repealed; see Ord. No. G-2875, § 1.

36-168—36-200 Reserved.

ARTICLE XIV. TAXICABS AND LIMOUSINES1

36-201 Definitions.

Limousine service means the providing of a motor vehicle and driver for hire where the contract of hire is solely by individual agreement and not by open solicitation of passengers on the streets or at hack stands.

Meter means any mechanical, electrical or electronic device maintained in a taxicab or limousine for the purpose of computing the fare for passenger trips based on distance, time or a combination of both.

Taxicab means a motor vehicle other than a limousine or ambulance which is held out to the general public as being available to carry persons from any point to any point for hire with the driver provided.

(Ord. No. G-2366, § 1)

Cross referenceDefinitions and rules of construction generally, § 1-2.


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Cross referenceTaxicabs and limousines operating at airports, § 4-67 et seq.; businesses, ch. 10; use of taxicabs for immoral purposes, § 23-57; public carrier stops and stands, § 36-28.


36-202 Display of fare and other information.

No owner of a motor vehicle shall allow the use of said vehicle as a taxicab, nor shall any person operate a motor vehicle as a taxicab, on the City streets of the City of Phoenix, unless:

(a)    The vehicle displays both inside and outside of the vehicle in a permanent manner readily visible to both prospective and actual passengers the fares for the first mile and the fare for each additional mile thereafter and fare computation methods (whether by meter or otherwise) to be charged to passengers, the name of the owner, and the name of the operator if other than the owner or actual employee of the owner; and

(b)    The vehicle displays in a manner visible to all passengers in the vehicle the name and business address of the owner and the name and address of the operator (if other than the owner or actual employee of the owner); a statement that violations of the fares and meters provision is an offense under City Code Sections 36-203, 36-204 and 36-206; and that liability insurance information is required to be maintained with the Motor Vehicle Division, Arizona Department of Transportation.

(Ord. No. G-2366, § 1; Ord. No. G-2522, § 1)

36-203 Meters; fares; charges.

(a)    No owner or operator shall operate or cause or allow to be operated a taxicab or limousine on the City streets of the City of Phoenix using a meter to compute fares unless said meter is accurate.

(b)    No owner or operator operating a taxicab or limousine on the City streets of the City of Phoenix shall charge more than the amount shown on the meter, if used and displayed on and in the taxicab, unless there is a specific agreement to the contrary, in which case no more than said agreed fare shall be charged.

(Ord. No. G-2366, § 1; Ord. No. G-2522, § 2)

36-204 Direct routes required.

No owner or operator of a taxicab or limousine shall transport any passenger for hire from any point within the City of Phoenix to any other point within or without the City by any route or method which is other than the most reasonably direct and rapid method available except at the specific direction and request of the passenger.

(Ord. No. G-2366, § 1)

36-205 Displays requirements.

The City Manager shall adopt and promulgate the actual standards for taxicab information displays required by section 36-202 in such a manner as to conform to the intent and purpose of said section to insure legibility, visibility and reasonable standards of conformity and uniformity.

(Ord. No. G-2366, § 1; Ord. No. G-2522, § 3)

36-206 Violation; penalty.

Any owner or operator who operates or causes to be operated a taxicab or limousine on the City streets of the City of Phoenix in violation of any provision of section 36-202, 36-203, or 36-204 is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor and subject to the penalties for same.

(Ord. No. G-2366, § 1)

36-207—36-299 Reserved.

ARTICLE XV. RESERVED1

36-300—36-399 Reserved.


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Editor's noteOrd. No. G-5277, § 11* (see editor's note below), adopted November, 12, 2008, effective December 12, 2008, repealed Ch. 36, Art. XV, §§ 36-300—36-305, in its entirety. Formerly said article pertained to Right-of-Way Management Program and derived from Ord. No. G-4599, § 4, adopted 4-21-2004, eff. 9-1-2004. The users attention is directed to Ch. 31, Art. XII, §§ 31-200—31-208 for similar provisions.

Editor's note*Ord. No. G-5277, adopted 11-12-2008, effective 12-12-2008, inadvertently misnumbered section 10 of said ordinance as chapter 10 and subsequently misnumbered section 11 of said ordinance as section 10. At the editor's discretion, these sections of said ordinance have been interpreted as sections 10 and 11.


ARTICLE XVI. REGULATION OF CONDUCT ON TRANSIT VEHICLES, PROPERTY AND FACILITIES1

36-400 Definitions.

As used in this Article, unless the context requires otherwise:

1.    Complaint for nonpayment of fare is a complaint whereby the person is charged with violating this Ordinance;

2.    Fare Inspector means a person authorized to enforce this Section;

3.    Guideway means an area where light-rail vehicles will operate and includes the light-rail tracks, overhead catenary system, and the entire area extending seven feet out from the track centerline, or within the prolonged curb lines adjoining the light-rail tracks;

4.    Identification means any government issued document that may contain a photograph, date of birth, and physical description, including height, weight, eye color, sex, origin, and hair color of the person presenting the identification;

5.    Metro means the light-rail transit system operated by Valley Metro Rail Inc.;

6.    Paid zone means the inside of a transit vehicle, light-rail station platform, or other areas as designated by appropriate signage or markings;

7.    Passenger is any person occupying, riding, or using any transit vehicle, boarding or alighting from such a vehicle, or waiting within a designated paid zone waiting area at a light-rail station;

8.    Proof of fare payment means a valid metro pass or transit fare media valid for the time and day of use;

9.    Self-service fare means compensation paid for a light-rail or bus boarding ticket from a vending machine or other source not located on the transit vehicle;

10.    Transit vehicle is a light-rail train, public bus, or other public transit vehicle used to transport passengers;

11.    Valley Metro means motor buses and facilities operated by Phoenix Public Transit Dept., City of Tempe, City of Mesa, or other local jurisdictions that operate bus transit service as part of Valley Metro, private contractors, and the regional public transportation authority.

(Ord. No. G-5252, § 1, adopted 10-15-2008, eff. 11-14-2008; Ord. No. G-5294, § 1, 12-10-2008, eff. 1-9-2009)


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Editor's noteOrd. No. G-5252, § 1, adopted Oct. 15, 2008, effective November 14, 2008, did not specifically number said sections of ordinance and was numbered and included as Ch. 36, Art. XVI, §§ 36-315—36-322 at the discretion of the editor. Ord. No. G-5294, § 1, adopted December 10, 2008, effective January 9, 2009, was adopted to amend said ordinance to renumber and is herein included as Ch. 36, art. XVI, §§ 36-400—36-407


36-401 Transit parking and boarding.

1.    A person shall not park a vehicle in the area designated for vehicle parking unless the person complies with posted parking regulations;

2.    When picking up or dropping off a transit passenger, a person must park in the area designated for vehicle parking, or briefly stop his or her vehicle in areas designated for passenger loading or unloading while remaining with the vehicle, and then remove the vehicle from the station without delay after the transit passenger is dropped off or picked up;

3.    No person may stop or park a vehicle at a transit parking facility so as to block access to a marked pedestrian walkway, designated traffic lane, parking space, fire lane, boarding zone, or guideway;

4.    No person shall be permitted to remain at a transit station or bus stop for more than one hour in an eight-hour-period.

(Ord. No. G-5252, § 1, adopted 10-15-2008, eff. 11-14-2008; Ord. No. G-5294, § 1, 12-10-2008, eff. 1-9-2009)

36-402 Animals.

1.    No person shall transport animals in a transit vehicle unless:

(a)    The animal is a guide or service animal, including a service animal in training, that has been specially trained to assist persons with disabilities and is on a leash; or

(b)    The animal is in a completely enclosed and secured cage or carrying case that is small enough to fit on the person’s lap, and the animal does not otherwise endanger, or disturb the comfort or health of other passengers.

(Ord. No. G-5252, § 1, adopted 10-15-2008, eff. 11-14-2008; Ord. No. G-5294, § 1, 12-10-2008, eff. 1-9-2009)

36-403 Prohibited conduct.

No person shall:

1.    Place an item that blocks the aisle or the areas of the transit vehicle reserved for passengers in wheelchairs or who use mobility aids;

2.    Possess an open container of or consume an alcoholic beverage in a transit vehicle or on transit property;

3.    Carry any flammable or explosive substance, or hazardous materials onto or aboard a transit vehicle or transit property;

4.    Hang onto or attach his or her body to any exterior part of a transit vehicle or touch a moving transit vehicle in any manner;

5.    Walk between coupled light-rail vehicles;

6.    Enter on, occupy, or remain upon the guideway except as necessary to board or alight a transit vehicle unless authorized by a valid permit;

7.    Throw an object at or from any transit vehicle or at any person or thing on or in any transit vehicle, or at or from transit property;

8.    Travel in any mode, including pedestrian, bicycle, equestrian, roller skate, rollerblade, on or across any guideway, except within a marked crosswalk at a signalized intersection;

9.    Travel on or across a light-rail station platform or paid zone via bicycle, skateboard, roller blade, motorized vehicle or equipment. This subsection shall not apply to wheelchairs or other equipment used to assist a person with a disability;

10.    Place any object on any portion of the guideway;

11.    Interfere with the operation of a transit vehicle, transit facility, or ticket vending machine;

12.    Interfere with embarking or disembarking of any passenger on a transit vehicle or entering or leaving transit property;

13.    Use tobacco products, or carry any lighted or smoldering substance, in any form, aboard a transit vehicle or within any space where posted signage prohibits smoking;

14.    Operate a sound-emitting device, unless the only sound produced by such item is emitted by a personal-listening attachment (earphone or headphone) audible only to the person carrying the device producing the sound: this provision shall not apply to a Peace Officer, Firefighter, Transit Employee, or Emergency Response Professional in the course of employment;

15.    Light a flashlight, scope light, laser light or object that projects a flashing light or beams of light while inside a transit vehicle or towards a transit vehicle, except in an emergency;

16.    Place his or her feet on, or lie down on the seat of a transit vehicle or place any article on the seat which would leave grease, oil, paint, dirt, or any other substance on the seat;

17.    Spit, defecate, urinate, or litter in or on a transit vehicle, transit property, or transit facility;

18.    Light or detonate sparklers, firecrackers, or other types of pyrotechnic devices in or on a transit vehicle, transit property, or transit facility;

19.    Injure, mutilate, deface, alter, change, displace, remove, or destroy any sign, notice, or advertisement on or in any transit vehicle, or transit property;

20.    Disobey the instructions of any traffic signal, security notice, sign or marker unless otherwise directed by a fare inspector, peace officer, or authorized transit representative;

21.    Recklessly damage, deface, mutilate, or tamper with transit property so as to impair its function or value;

22.    Post signs or notices, or draw or inscribe a message, slogan, sign, mark, or symbol on transit property without written permission from applicable transit entities.

(Ord. No. G-5252, § 1, adopted 10-15-2008, eff. 11-14-2008; Ord. No. G-5294, § 1, 12-10-2008, eff. 1-9-2009)

36-404 Fare payment.

No person shall:

1.    Occupy any transit vehicle that requires a fare without payment of the applicable fare;

2.    Fail to exhibit proof of fare payment upon request of a Fare Inspector while in a paid zone;

3.    Refuse to leave a paid zone upon demand of a Fare Inspector;

4.    Fail to provide his or her name, address, and identification to a fare inspector when being served with a complaint.

(Ord. No. G-5252, § 1, adopted 10-15-2008, eff. 11-14-2008; Ord. No. G-5294, § 1, 12-10-2008, eff. 1-9-2009)

36-405 Exclusion ordinances.

1.    Any person adjudicated responsible of violating any ordinance in this Article is prohibited from riding a light-rail train until the sanction is fully paid;

2.    Any person adjudicated responsible for violating an ordinance in this Article more than two times is prohibited from riding a light-rail train for 90 calendar days;

3.    Any Fare Inspector who reasonably believes that a person poses a serious continuing risk to the public or transit property may immediately remove, or have the person immediately removed, and the person will be excluded from riding a light-rail train for a period not to exceed 90 calendar days;

4.    Any person guilty of assaulting a Fare Inspector or Transit Employee acting in the scope of his or her employment will be excluded from riding a light-rail train for one year.

(Ord. No. G-5252, § 1, adopted 10-15-2008, eff. 11-14-2008; Ord. No. G-5294, § 1, 12-10-2008, eff. 1-9-2009)

36-406 Complaints, sufficiency of service, and authority to remove persons from transit vehicles and property.

1.    Complaint. A complaint shall be signed and served on the defendant by a fare inspector and shall contain the name, address, date of birth, and physical description of the defendant; a citation of the code section alleged to have been violated; the date and approximate location thereof. The complaint will state the amount of the penalty and the surcharge prescribed, unless a bail card is provided, and the date the complaint is served on the defendant. The complaint shall direct the defendant to appear in the Municipal Court at a specified date, time and place in the event the prescribed penalty and surcharge is not paid on or before the appearance date. A complaint is legally sufficient if it contains either a written description or the statutory designation of the alleged violation.

2.    Service of complaint. If the defendant refuses to accept a complaint, the tender of the complaint by a Fare Inspector to the defendant shall constitute service thereof upon the defendant.

3.    Authority to order a person from transit vehicle or station property. A person who refuses to provide proof of fare payment or to conform his or her behavior to any lawful regulation of this ordinance, may be removed from the vehicle by a Fare Inspector at any station or usual stopping place.

4.    Construction. Nothing herein is intended to compromise or waive the right to enforce concurrently, or in the alternative, other remedies available pursuant to the law, including those applicable to the crime of theft of service or trespass.

(Ord. No. G-5252, § 1, adopted 10-15-2008, eff. 11-14-2008; Ord. No. G-5294, § 1, 12-10-2008, eff. 1-9-2009)

36-407 Penalty.

Violations of this ordinance shall be a civil offense. Upon a finding or admission of responsible, a violator is subject to a sanction of not less than $50.00 but not more than $500.00, plus surcharges, costs and fees as set by law.

(Ord. No. G-5252, § 1, adopted 10-15-2008, eff. 11-14-2008; Ord. No. G-5294, § 1, 12-10-2008, eff. 1-9-2009)