Chapter 10.32
STOPPING, STANDING, AND PARKING

Sections:

10.32.010    Applicability of provisions.

10.32.020    Parkway restrictions.

10.32.030    No stopping zones and no parking areas.

10.32.040    No parking area requirements.

10.32.050    Vehicle storage prohibited.

10.32.060    Sale or demonstration prohibited.

10.32.070    Repair prohibited.

10.32.080    Washing or polishing prohibited.

10.32.090    Narrow street restrictions.

10.32.100    Repealed.

10.32.110    Repealed.

10.32.120    For-hire vehicle.

10.32.130    Permit – Restrictions.

10.32.140    Permit – Requirements.

10.32.150    Emergency parking.

10.32.160    Limited time parking.

10.32.170    Parallel parking.

10.32.180    Distance from curb.

10.32.190    Parking against traffic flow.

10.32.200    Prohibition signposting.

10.32.210    Commercial or public utility vehicles.

10.32.220    Diagonal parking.

10.32.230    Space marking.

10.32.240    No stopping zones.

10.32.250    Curb marking – Generally.

10.32.260    Curb marking – Red.

10.32.270    Curb marking – Yellow.

10.32.280    Curb marking – White.

10.32.290    Commercial vehicle parking.

10.32.300    Recreation vehicles.

10.32.010 Applicability of provisions.

A. The provisions of this title prohibiting the stopping, standing, or parking of a vehicle shall apply at all times or at those times specified in this chapter, 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 other authorized person or of an official traffic-control device.

B. The provisions of this title imposing a time limit on standing or parking shall not relieve any person from the duty to observe other and more restrictive provisions of the Vehicle Code or the ordinances of this city prohibiting or limiting the standing or parking of vehicles in specified places or at specified times. (Ord. 74-6 § 10, 1974)

10.32.020 Parkway restrictions.

No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle within any parkway, except as otherwise provided in this title. (Ord. 74-6 § 10.1, 1974)

10.32.030 No stopping zones and no parking areas.

A. The city traffic engineer is authorized to maintain, by appropriate signs or by paint upon the curb surface, all no stopping zones, no parking areas, and restricted parking areas, as defined and described in this title.

B. When said curb markings or signs are in place, no operator of any vehicle shall stop, stand, or park such vehicle adjacent to any such legible curb marking or sign in violation of any of the provisions of this title. (Ord. 74-6 § 10.2, 1974)

10.32.040 No parking area requirements.

No operator of any vehicle shall stop, stand, or leave standing such vehicle in any of the following places, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the direction of a police officer or other authorized person, or an official traffic-control device:

A. Within any divisional island unless authorized and clearly indicated with appropriate signs or markings;

B. On either side of any street between the projected property lines of any public walk, public steps, street, or thoroughfare terminating at such street, when such area is indicated by appropriate signs or by red paint upon the curb surface;

C. In any area where the city traffic engineer determines that the parking or stopping of a vehicle would constitute a traffic hazard or would endanger life or property, when such area is indicated by appropriate signs or by red paint upon the curb surface;

D. In any area established by resolution of the council as a no parking or restricted parking area, when such area is indicated by appropriate signs or by red paint upon the curb surface. In the case of a restricted parking area, this subsection shall apply only to vehicles for which such restriction is established;

E. In any area where the parking or stopping of any vehicle would constitute a traffic hazard or would endanger life or property;

F. On any street or highway where the use of such street or highway or a portion thereof is necessary for the cleaning, repair, or construction of the street or highway or the installation of underground utilities or where the use of the street or highway or any portion thereof is authorized for a purpose other than the normal flow of traffic or where the use of the street or highway or any portion thereof is necessary for the movement of equipment, articles, or structures of unusual size and the parking of such vehicle would prohibit or interfere with such use or movement; provided, that signs giving notice of such no-parking are erected or place at least 24 hours prior to the effective time of such no-parking;

G. At any place within 20 feet of a point on the curb immediately opposite the midblock end of a safety zone, when such place is indicated by appropriate signs or by red paint upon the curb surface;

H. At any place within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection in the central traffic district or in any business district when such place is indicated by appropriate signs or by red paint upon the curb surface except that a bus may stop at a designated bus stop;

I. Within 20 feet of the approach to any traffic signal, boulevard stop sign, or official electric flashing device. (Ord. 74-6 § 10.3, 1974)

10.32.050 Vehicle storage prohibited.

No person who owns or has possession, custody, or control of any vehicle shall park such vehicle upon any street or alley for more than a consecutive period of 72 hours. (Ord. 74-6 § 10.4, 1974)

10.32.060 Sale or demonstration prohibited.

No operator of any vehicle shall park said vehicle upon any street in this city for the principal purpose of advertising or displaying it for sale, unless authorized by resolution of the council. (Ord. 74-6 § 10.5, 1974)

10.32.070 Repair prohibited.

No person shall construct or cause to be constructed, repair or cause to be repaired, grease or cause to be greased, dismantle or cause to be dismantled, any vehicle or any part thereof upon any public street in the city. Temporary emergency repairs may be made on a public street. (Ord. 74-6 § 10.6, 1974)

10.32.080 Washing or polishing prohibited.

No person shall wash or cause to be washed, polish or cause to be polished, any vehicle or any part thereof upon any public street in this city when a charge is made for such service. (Ord. 74-6 § 10.7, 1974)

10.32.090 Narrow street restrictions.

A. The city traffic engineer is authorized to place signs or markings indicating no parking upon any street when the width of the roadway does not exceed 20 feet, or upon one side of a street as indicated by such signs or markings when the width of the roadway does not exceed 30 feet.

B. When official signs or markings prohibiting parking are erected upon narrow streets as authorized in this section, no person shall park a vehicle upon any such street in violation of any such sign or marking. (Ord. 74-6 § 10.8, 1974)

10.32.100 Peddler and vendor parking.

Repealed by Ord. 02-12. (Ord. 74-6 § 10.9(a), 1974)

10.32.110 Food cart permit.

Repealed by Ord. 02-12. (Ord. 74-6 § 10.9(b), 1974)

10.32.120 For-hire vehicle.

No person shall park or stand any vehicle or wagon used or intended to be used in the transportation of persons for hire on any street while awaiting patronage for such vehicle or wagon without first obtaining a written permit to do so from the city traffic engineer which shall designate the specific location where such vehicle may stand. (Ord. 74-6 § 10.9(c), 1974)

10.32.130 Permit – Restrictions.

Whenever any permit is granted under the provisions of this chapter and a particular location to park or stand is specified therein, no person shall park or stand any vehicle, wagon, or pushcart on any location other than is designated in such permit. In the event that the holder of any such permit is convicted in a court of competent jurisdiction of violating any of the provisions of this chapter, such permit shall be forthwith revoked by the city traffic engineer upon the filing of the record of such conviction with such officer and no permit shall thereafter be issued to such person until six months have elapsed from the date of such revocation. (Ord. 74-6 § 10.9(d), 1974)

10.32.140 Permit – Requirements.

The city traffic engineer shall issue a permit when such a permit is required by this chapter upon the completion of an application which shall state the name and place of business, or home address, of the applicant, a description of the business to be conducted, the length of time for which the permit is requested, and the particular location on which parking or standing is requested. No permit shall be issued until the fee therefor, which shall be determined from time to time by resolution of the city council, is paid. No permit shall be issued unless the application is completed. The city traffic engineer shall not issue any permit if the location on which parking or standing is requested will interfere with traffic, either directly or indirectly. (Ord. 82-10 § 5, 1982; Ord. 74-6 § 10.9(e), 1974)

10.32.150 Emergency parking.

A. Whenever the chief of police determines that an emergency traffic congestion is likely to result from the holding of public or private assemblages, gatherings, or functions, or for other reasons, the chief of police shall have power and authority to order temporary signs to be erected or posted indicating that the operation, parking, or standing of vehicles is prohibited on such streets and alleys as the chief of police shall direct during the time such temporary signs are in place. Such signs shall remain in place only during the existence of such emergency and the chief of police shall cause such signs to be removed promptly thereafter.

B. When signs authorized by the provisions of this section are in place giving notice thereof, no person shall operate, park, or stand any vehicle contrary to the directions and provisions of such signs. (Ord. 74-6 § 10.10, 1974)

10.32.160 Limited time parking.

A. Green curb markings shall mean standing or parking for a limited period of time only. Authorized signs or curb markings indicating the time limit shall be placed.

B. When authorized signs or curb markings are in place giving notice thereof, no operator of any vehicle shall stop, stand, or park said vehicle adjacent to any such legible curb markings or sign in violation thereof.

C. No person who owns or has possession, custody or control of any vehicle or trailer shall park, stop, or leave standing such vehicle or trailer upon any street, alley, or highway for more than a period of 72 consecutive hours. In the event such a vehicle or trailer is parked or left standing upon a street in excess of a period of 72 consecutive hours, such vehicle or trailer may be removed at the owner’s expense by any police officer or authorized agent of the chief of police pursuant to Vehicle Code Section 22651 and subject to the requirements of HMC 10.56.080.

A police officer is authorized to issue an infraction citation for a fine not to exceed $25.00 upon conviction whenever he has reasonable cause to believe that a violation of this subsection has occurred.

D. No person who owns or has possession, custody or control of any vehicle or trailer shall park, stop, or leave standing, which vehicle or trailer, whether attended or unattended, upon any street, or alley or a portion thereof, when any portion of such a street or alley is required to be vacated for the cleaning, repair or construction thereof or for the installation of underground utilities, and signs giving notice that the vehicle or trailer may be removed have been erected or placed at least 24 hours prior to any required removal. Any vehicle may be removed from such street by any police officer or an authorized agent of the chief of police pursuant to Section 22651 of the Vehicle Code.

A police officer is authorized to issue an infraction citation for a fine not to exceed $25.00 upon conviction whenever he has reasonable cause to believe that a violation of this subsection has occurred. (Ord. 89-10 §§ 1, 2, 1989; Ord. 82-10 § 6, 1982; Ord. 74-6 § 11, 1974)

10.32.170 Parallel parking.

Subject to other more restrictive limitations and except as otherwise provided in this title, stopping or parking a vehicle on a city street shall be permitted only within 18 inches of and parallel with the right-hand curb and facing in the direction of traffic movement in the traffic lane closest to such curb, except that motorcycles shall be parked with at least one wheel or fender touching the right-hand curb. (Ord. 82-10 § 7, 1982; Ord. 74-6 § 11.1(a), 1974)

10.32.180 Distance from curb.

Subject to other and more restrictive limitations, a vehicle may be stopped or parked within 18 inches of the left-hand curb facing in the direction of traffic movement upon any one-way street unless signs are in place prohibiting such stopping or standing. (Ord. 82-10 § 7, 1982; Ord. 74-6 § 11.1(b), 1974)

10.32.190 Parking against traffic flow.

In the event a highway includes two or more separate roadways and traffic is restricted to one direction upon such roadway, no person shall stand or park a vehicle upon the left-hand side of such one-way roadway unless signs are in place permitting such standing or parking. (Ord. 82-10 § 7, 1982; Ord. 74-6 § 11.1(c), 1974)

10.32.200 Prohibition signposting.

The city traffic engineer is authorized to determine when standing or parking shall be prohibited upon the left-hand side of any one-way street or when standing or parking may be permitted upon the left-hand side of any one-way roadway of a highway having two or more separate roadways and shall erect signs giving notice thereof. (Ord. 82-10 § 7, 1982; Ord. 74-6 § 11.1(d), 1974)

10.32.210 Commercial or public utility vehicles.

A. The requirements of parallel parking imposed by this chapter shall not apply in the event any commercial vehicle is actually engaged in the loading or unloading of merchandise or passengers on, or from, such vehicle and while anything connected with such loading or unloading is being executed; provided, that such vehicle does not extend beyond the centerline on the street or does not block traffic thereby.

B. The requirements of parallel parking imposed by this chapter shall not apply to vehicles of a public utility when such vehicles are being used in connection with the operation, maintenance or repair of facilities of the public utility or are being used in connection with providing public utility service. (Ord. 82-10 § 7, 1982; Ord. 74-6 § 11.1(e), (f), 1974)

10.32.220 Diagonal parking.

A. On any of the streets or portions of street established by resolution of the council as diagonal parking zones, when signs or pavement markings are in place indicating such diagonal parking, it is unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to park said vehicle except:

1. At the angle to the curb indicated by signs or pavement markings allotting space to parked vehicles and entirely within the limits of said allotted space,

2. With the front wheel nearest the curb within six inches of said curb.

B. The provisions of this section shall not apply when such vehicle is actually engaged in the process of loading or unloading passengers, freight or goods, in which event, the provisions applicable in HMC 10.32.170 through 10.32.210 shall be complied with.

C. When diagonal parking is being utilized on any street, it is unlawful to drive a vehicle into or across a lane of opposing traffic when entering or leaving a parking space. (Ord. 74-6 § 11.2, 1974)

10.32.230 Space marking.

A. The city traffic engineer is authorized to install and maintain parking space markings to indicate parking spaces adjacent to curbings where authorized parking is permitted.

B. When such parking space markings are placed on the highway, subject to other and more restrictive limitations, no vehicle shall be stopped, left standing or parked other than within a single space, unless the size or shape of such vehicle makes compliance impossible. (Ord. 74-6 § 11.3, 1974)

10.32.240 No stopping zones.

A. The city traffic engineer shall designate established no stopping zones by placing and maintaining appropriate signs indicating that stopping of vehicles is prohibited and indicating the hours and days when stopping is prohibited.

B. During the hours and on the days designated on the signs, it is unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to stop said vehicle on any of the streets or parts of streets established by resolution of the council as no stopping zones. (Ord. 74-6 § 11.4, 1974)

10.32.250 Curb marking – Generally.

The city traffic engineer is authorized, subject to the provisions and limitations of this title, to place, and when required herein shall place, the curb markings set out in HMC 10.32.260 through 10.32.280 to indicate standing or parking regulations, and said curb markings shall have the meanings as set forth in this chapter. (Ord. 74-6 § 12.1(a), 1974)

10.32.260 Curb marking – Red.

Red shall mean no stopping, standing or parking at any time except as permitted by the Vehicle Code, and except that a bus may stop in a red zone marked by or signed as a bus zone. (Ord. 74-6 § 12.1(a)(1), 1974)

10.32.270 Curb marking – Yellow.

Yellow shall mean no stopping, standing or parking at any time between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. of any day except Sundays and holidays for any purpose other than the loading or unloading of passengers or materials; provided, that the loading or unloading of passengers shall not consume more than three minutes nor the loading or unloading of materials more than 20 minutes. (Ord. 74-6 § 12.1(a)(2), 1974)

10.32.280 Curb marking – White.

White shall mean no stopping, standing or parking for any purpose other than the loading or unloading of passengers, or for the purpose of depositing mail in an adjacent mailbox, which shall not exceed three minutes and such restriction shall apply between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. of any day except Sundays and holidays and except as follows:

A. When such zone is in front of a hotel or in front of a mailbox, the restrictions shall apply at all times;

B. When such zone is in front of a theater, the restrictions shall apply at all times except when such theater is closed;

C. When the city traffic engineer as authorized under this title has caused curb markings to be placed, no person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle adjacent to any such legible curb marking in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter. (Ord. 74-6 § 12.1(a)(3), 1974)

10.32.290 Commercial vehicle parking.

A. For the purposes of this section, “commercial vehicle” means and includes any vehicle designed to be used as a tractor, which has two or more axles, and has a fifth wheel, and a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or more, and any trailer or semitrailer designed to be drawn by such vehicle.

B. The following prohibitions apply:

1. No person, whether as owner or occupant, shall permit any commercial vehicle to be stopped, parked or left standing, within any residential zoning district, on private property, at any time.

2. No commercial vehicle shall be stopped, parked or left standing, within any residential zoning district, on any street or public property, at any time.

3. No commercial vehicle shall be stopped, parked or left standing, within any nonresidential zoning district, on any street, for longer than one hour total within any 24-hour period.

C. Any commercial vehicle stopped, parked or left standing in violation of this section, when signs are posted giving notice of removal, may be removed and stored at said vehicle owner’s expense. The removal and storage of any commercial vehicle stopped, parked or left standing in violation of this section shall be carried out pursuant to Section 22850 et seq. of the Vehicle Code.

D. Any owner of real property in a residential zone, who violates the provisions of this section, shall be guilty of an infraction and is punishable pursuant to Chapter 1.12 HMC.

E. Any person, whether owner or operator of a commercial vehicle, who violates the provisions of this section, shall be guilty of an infraction and shall be subject to the following:

1. A fine of $105.00 for a first violation;

2. A fine of $205.00 for a second violation occurring within one year of the first violation which resulted in a conviction;

3. A fine of $255.00 for a third or any subsequent violations occurring within one year of two or more prior violations which resulted in convictions.

F. The application of the provisions of subsection D and E of this section shall not be held to prevent the removal of a commercial vehicle pursuant to subsection C of this section.

G. The provisions of this section shall not apply to vehicles of a public utility when such vehicles are being used in connection with the operation, maintenance or repair of facilities of the public utility or being used in connection with providing public utility service, or to any commercial vehicle making pickups or deliveries of goods, wares or merchandise from or to a building or structure located on a restricted street or for the purpose of delivering materials to be used in the actual and bona fide repair, alteration, remodeling or construction of any building or structure upon a restricted street for which a building permit has previously been obtained. (Ord. 15-09 § 8, 2015; Ord. 94-05 § 1, 1994; Ord. 91-10 § 2, 1991; Ord. 87-06 § 1, 1987)

10.32.300 Recreation vehicles.

A. The city council hereby finds and determines that the unrestricted parking of recreation vehicles on public streets in the city leads to their unlawful occupation as dwelling units, congests traffic and constitutes a hazard to the public safety in that recreation vehicles restrict visibility.

B. For the purpose of this section “recreation vehicles” shall include any motor home, which exceeds 20 feet in overall length, travel trailers, fifth wheel trailers, trailers with boats and houseboats.

C. It is unlawful to park, stop or leave standing recreation vehicles on any street, alley or highway, or a portion thereof, for more than a period of 72 hours, within any period of seven consecutive days, except that nonresidents of the city may park, upon the issuance of a permit for a period not to exceed seven consecutive days, while the owner or operator of the recreation vehicle is a guest in the home of the single-family residence adjoining that portion of the street, alley or highway upon which the recreation vehicle is parked. Permits under this subsection may be issued pursuant to HMC 10.32.130 and 10.32.140.

D. It shall also be unlawful to park any recreation vehicle in a diagonal parking space so that the recreation vehicle protrudes more than 20 feet into the street as measured perpendicularly from the curb as such obstructs the normal movement of traffic and creates a hazardous condition to other traffic.

E. Any recreation vehicle found parked or left standing in violation of this section may be issued an infraction citation and the recreation vehicle may be removed or caused to be removed therefrom by any regularly employed and salaried police or code enforcement officer for the city of Hughson pursuant to this title and the California Vehicle Code. (Ord. 01-08 § 1, 2001)