Chapter 11.33
PARKING, STANDING, AND STOPPING

Sections:

11.33.010    Traffic control devices required – Stopping, standing and parking (WAC 308-330-409).

11.33.030    Obedience to angle parking signs or markings.

11.33.035    Back-in angle parking prohibited.

11.33.040    Parking not to obstruct driveways.

11.33.050    Parking for certain purposes unlawful.

11.33.060    Stopping, standing or parking prohibited in specific places – Reserving portion of highway prohibited.

11.33.070    Additional parking regulations (RCW 46.61.575).

11.33.090    Certain types of firms using commercial vehicles may obtain mechanic’s vehicle permit.

11.33.100    Permit tags or signs – Where parking permitted – Display of tag – Violation and penalty.

11.33.110    Parking in public off-street parking facility.

11.33.120    Unattended motor vehicle (WAC 308-330-464).

11.33.130    Limitations on backing (WAC 308-330-464).

11.33.140    Standing in a tow-away zone (WAC 308-330-445).

11.33.150    Standing or parking on one-way roadways (WAC 308-330-451).

11.33.160    Stopping, standing, and parking of buses and taxicabs regulated (WAC 308-330-454).

11.33.170    Restricted use of bus stops and taxicab stands.

11.33.175    Taxicab stands – Designation – Regulation – Impound authorized.

11.33.180    Right-of-way for parking (WAC 308-330-460).

11.33.185    Parking within residential yards prohibited.

11.33.190    Parking meter hoods.

11.33.200    Presumption in reference to illegal parking.

11.33.210    Authority to issue citations.

11.33.220    Parking violations civil infractions – Procedure.

11.33.230    Penalties for parking infractions – Procedure and penalty on failure to appear – Parking revenues and expenditures.

11.33.240    Citation on illegally parked vehicle.

11.33.250    Parking management zone established – Map.

11.33.010 Traffic control devices required – Stopping, standing and parking (WAC 308-330-409).

No prohibition, regulation, or limitation relating to stopping, standing, or parking imposed under this chapter or any ordinance of the local authority for which traffic control devices are required shall be effective unless official traffic control devices are erected and in place at the time of any alleged offense. [Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.33.030 Obedience to angle parking signs or markings.

Upon those highways which have been signed or marked for angle parking, no person shall park or stand a vehicle other than at the angle to the curb or edge of the roadway indicated by such signs or markings. [Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.33.035 Back-in angle parking prohibited.

No person shall back a vehicle, other than a motorcycle, into a space signed or marked for angle parking. This restriction shall not apply to commercial vehicles during actual loading and unloading or to construction vehicles during the loading or unloading of tools and/or building materials. [Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.33.040 Parking not to obstruct driveways.

No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle within an alley in such position as to block the driveway entrance to any abutting property. [Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.33.050 Parking for certain purposes unlawful.

A. No person shall park any vehicle upon any highway for the principal purpose of:

1. Displaying advertising.

2. Displaying such vehicle for sale or rent.

3. Selling merchandise from such vehicle, except when authorized.

B. No person shall park any vehicle upon any roadway for the principal purpose of washing, greasing, or repairing such vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency. [Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.33.060 Stopping, standing or parking prohibited in specific places – Reserving portion of highway prohibited.

A. Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer or official traffic control device, no person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle:

1. In any alley, provided, when lawful under the provisions of this title, it is unlawful to stop, stand, or park a vehicle in such a manner as to leave available less than eight feet of width of roadway in the alley, or adjacent thereto, for the free movement of vehicular traffic and in any event it shall be unlawful to park in that portion of the alley marked as a fire lane;

2. No person shall stand or park a passenger vehicle in any alley at any time except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers or to load or unload property and then only for a period not to exceed five minutes;

3. No person shall stand or park a commercial vehicle in any alley for any purpose or length of time other than the expeditious loading and unloading of goods and then in no case shall the stop for loading or unloading of materials exceed 30 minutes; provided, that any such vehicle is properly licensed as a commercial vehicle by the State of Washington Department of Motor Vehicles;

4. Upon or along any street or highway when traffic will be unreasonably obstructed;

5. Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel;

6. Within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing;

7. Within six feet of the nearest rail or railroad tracks except as provided herein, in the case of a railroad crossing;

8. Upon any street, except when loading or unloading property if the vehicle is over 80 inches in width; provided, that such stopping, standing, or parking is permitted in areas zoned by this code as a manufacturing or industrial use district;

9. On or within 20 feet of a crosswalk;

10. On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parking at the edge or curb of a street;

11. In front of a public or private driveway or within five feet of the end of the curb leading thereto. A vehicle in violation of this provision may be impounded immediately in the manner provided by this title for unauthorized vehicles if such vehicle obstructs ingress or egress to or from the driveway;

12. Alongside or opposite any city street excavation or obstruction when such stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic;

13. Within 200 feet of fire apparatus stopped in answer to a fire alarm;

14. Within any space signed or marked as a fire exit; also within that portion of any city street contiguous to and opposite any corridor, passage, fire escape, exit or entrance door, or any other place adjacent to, or any door opening in an outer wall of any building or other structure containing, in whole or in part, any theater, public auditorium, church, dance hall, or other place of public assembly through which the public must pass to leave such building;

15. Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant, unless otherwise designated;

16. In such a manner that motor fuel leaks from the tank thereof;

17. Within an intersection;

18. By reparking the vehicle in the same block to avoid a time limit regulation specified in this title;

19. In any garage, parking area, or other property owned and operated by the city where signs prohibit such parking without lawful authority or permission where the vehicle shall be parked for a consecutive period of time longer than that period lawfully permitted. Such violating vehicle may be summarily abated by impounding in the manner provided by this title for unlawfully parked vehicles. The impounding of such vehicle shall not prevent or preclude the institution and prosecution of charges in the municipal court or elsewhere for violation of this title;

20. In any park, except in areas designated by the director of the city parks department;

21. On a planting strip, provided, it is permissible to stop, stand, park, or angle park a vehicle in such strip on: (a) a city street serving only a commercial, manufacturing or industrial area and when such strip is not planted, or (b) where the planting strip is paved or otherwise improved for parking purposes. The paved area, when constructed at sidewalk grade, shall be served by regulation concrete driveways and shall be separated from the sidewalk and from the curb by a planted area not less than four feet in width. The paved area, when constructed at roadway grade, shall be subject to the posted parking prohibitions applying to the adjacent roadway;

22. On a sidewalk or sidewalk area;

23. Within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, yield sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway, except in parking management zone;

24. Upon any city street, if the vehicle is a trailer, unless the trailer is attached to a vehicle by which it may be propelled or drawn; provided, that in case of accident such trailer may be moved to the side of the street, and, if a good and sufficient red signal be displayed at both ends thereof during the hours of darkness, such trailer may be permitted or allowed to remain for a period not exceeding 24 hours pending removal; except that such trailer shall not remain upon any portion of a city street where standing or parking is limited or prohibited for a period longer than is necessary to effect its removal;

25. In one place upon the city street for a consecutive period in excess of the maximum time limit designated on an official posted sign controlling such parking space; or, for parking spaces not controlled by an official posted sign, for a consecutive period of time in excess of 72 hours;

26. On that portion of any street lawfully set aside for the movement of traffic in the direction opposite to that which the parked vehicle faces;

27. Between safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless official signs or markings indicate a different no-parking area opposite the ends of a safety zone;

28. Within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within 75 feet of said entrance when properly signposted;

29. Upon any city street, if the vehicle has been left in the care of the owner or operator of any parking lot or garage, or his agent;

30. At any place or time where official signs or markings prohibit stopping, standing, or parking;

31. For purposes of unloading the vehicle in such a manner as to cause damage to the surface of the street;

32. For purposes of loading or transporting any materials in such a manner as to cause loud noises to the disturbance of the peace;

33. Within 10 feet of a United States mailbox, except temporarily for the purpose and while engaged in the delivery or pickup of postal items;

34. Upon any street or alley when such vehicle does not display current and proper vehicle license plates for the state in which it is purported to be registered;

35. Within any parking space or area signed or marked with insignia approved by the city engineer as a disabled parking space, including spaces provided on private property without charge, except as permitted by RCW 46.19.050 or other provision of law;

36. Registered to a vehicle rental company or car dealership, or their affiliates, or otherwise within the vehicle rental company’s or car dealership’s custody or control, upon any street when parked thereon by the owner, operator or agent of a vehicle rental company or car dealership, or with the knowledge of the owner, operator or agent that said vehicle is parked on the street, for the purpose of storing such vehicle. There shall be a rebuttable presumption that the vehicle has been parked upon the street by or with the knowledge of the owner, operator or agent of the rental car company or car dealership for storage purposes if the vehicle is parked upon the street within two square blocks of the place of business of the rental company or car dealership. Each vehicle parked in violation of this subsection shall constitute a separate offense;

37. Upon any designated bicycle lane;

38. Upon any designated fire lane on public or private property;

39. Within any access aisle located next to a space reserved for persons with physical disabilities.

B. Parking or standing shall be permitted in the manner provided by law at all other places except a time limit or other parking restriction may be imposed at other places by the city’s traffic engineer under the supervision of the public works director. Official signs, including temporary signs, that establish time-limited parking or prohibit parking at certain times or entirely shall be enforceable according to their terms 24 hours after posting, including in areas where parking is otherwise permitted up to 72 hours.

C. No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his control into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such a distance as is unlawful.

D. It shall be unlawful for any person to reserve or attempt to reserve any portion of a highway for the purpose of stopping, standing, or parking to the exclusion of any other like person, nor shall any person be granted such right, except as provided in BMC 11.33.190.

E. It shall be unlawful for any person to remove or erase chalk marks placed on a vehicle’s tire by a police officer or parking control official without first removing the vehicle beyond the block where the vehicle was located when the chalk marks were placed on the tire. [Ord. 2014-11-060 § 1; Ord. 2011-07-038; Ord. 2002-04-035 § 3; Ord. 2001-02-010; Ord. 2000-10-066; Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.33.070 Additional parking regulations (RCW 46.61.575).

A. Except as otherwise provided in this section, every vehicle stopped or parked upon a two-way roadway shall be so stopped or parked with the right-hand wheels parallel to and within 12 inches of the right-hand curb or as close as practicable to the right edge of the right-hand shoulder.

B. Except when otherwise provided by local ordinance, every vehicle stopped or parked upon a one-way roadway shall be so stopped or parked parallel to the curb or edge of the roadway, in the direction of authorized traffic movement, with its right-hand wheels within 12 inches of the right-hand curb or as close as practicable to the right edge of the right-hand shoulder, or with its left-hand curb or as close as is practicable to the left edge of the left-hand shoulder.

C. Local authorities may by ordinance or resolution permit angle parking on any roadway, except that angle parking shall not be permitted on any federal-aid or state highway unless the State Highway Commission has determined by resolution or order that the roadway is of sufficient width to permit angle parking without interfering with the free movement of traffic.

D. The State Highway Commission with respect to highways under its jurisdiction may place official traffic control devices prohibiting, limiting, or restricting the stopping, standing, or parking of vehicles on any highway where in its opinion, as evidenced by resolution or order, such stopping, standing, or parking is dangerous to those using the highway or where the stopping, standing, or parking of vehicles would unduly interfere with the free movement of traffic thereon. No person shall stop, stand, or park any vehicle in violation of the restrictions indicated by such devices.

E. No person shall park a vehicle in any designated parking space, whether parallel, angled or otherwise, during the restricted or regulated time applicable to the parking zone in which such space is located so that any part of such vehicle occupies more than one such space or protrudes behind the markings designating such space, except that a vehicle which is of a size too large to be parked within a single designated parking space shall be permitted to occupy two adjoining parking spaces as long as it is parked in the center of both spaces. [Ord. 2007-09-072; Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.33.090 Certain types of firms using commercial vehicles may obtain mechanic’s vehicle permit.

A. Any person, firm or corporation licensed and registered to perform plumbing, electrical, construction, refrigeration, repair, or similar trades within the city limits, requiring the use of a motor vehicle in connection with any work being performed by said person, firm, corporation, or any of their employees, may obtain a permit designated as a mechanic’s vehicle permit. The mechanic’s vehicle permit may be issued upon the approval of the transportation manager and upon the payment of the applicable annual fee as set by the transportation manager. A mechanic’s vehicle permit shall be renewed annually.

B. Application for a mechanic’s vehicle permit shall be made to the transportation manager on such forms as are prescribed. The applicant shall set forth the applicant’s business and the necessity for such permit. The transportation manager shall investigate the facts as necessary. If it appears a necessity exists and the applicant has complied with the applicable rules and regulations, the transportation manager may authorize the issuance of such permit.

C. Any motor vehicle with a mechanic’s vehicle permit shall have a decal or lettering of a permanent nature identifying the person, firm, or corporation using said vehicle, prominently affixed to some portion of the exterior of said vehicle. [Ord. 2009-08-053; Ord. 2005-07-061; Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.33.100 Permit tags or signs – Where parking permitted – Display of tag – Violation and penalty.

A. Any person, firm or corporation who has been issued a permit pursuant to BMC 11.33.090 shall be furnished a suitable card, tag or other sign by the parking services division which card, tag, or sign shall signify that the person, firm, or corporation has been issued a mechanic’s vehicle permit, the expiration date thereof, and such other information as the parking services division determines is appropriate. The card, tag, or sign when prominently displayed in a vehicle described in BMC 11.33.090 will have the effect of relieving the owner or other person responsible for said vehicle from compliance with the provisions of this title regulating time limits for parking, standing or stopping on city streets and in alleys; provided, however, such vehicle shall not park, stand, or stop in any special zones such as bus zones or loading zones except as is permitted for all other vehicles by this title. Said card, tag, or sign shall have the foregoing effect only when the terms of BMC 11.33.090 have been complied with and when the subject vehicle is actually being used by the owner or operator in connection with and while engaging in his trade or business for the purpose of ready access to tools and equipment contained therein.

B. A violation of the provisions of this section and BMC 11.33.090 shall be considered a violation of the provisions of this title on stopping, standing, or parking; provided, that use of the card, tag, or sign on a motor vehicle other than one complying with BMC 11.33.090 shall be a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, the violator shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,000 and in addition to said fine upon the first conviction of the latter violation, the card, tag, or sign involved shall be surrendered to the parking services division and the subject permit shall be suspended for a period of 30 days. Upon a second or subsequent conviction of the latter offense within a two-year period, the period of suspension and surrender shall be for a period of 90 days. [Ord. 2013-09-073 § 19; Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.33.110 Parking in public off-street parking facility.

A. It shall be considered a violation of the provisions herein regarding parking, standing, or stopping for a motor vehicle to park in a public off-street parking facility without the required fee for the use of said facility having first been paid; provided, that this provision shall not apply to the act of parking or the necessary time which is required to deposit the required fee immediately thereafter.

B. A separate violation of this section shall occur each time a public off-street parking facility is used to house a vehicle upon which there is owing a fee for use of a facility.

C. The payment of any fine or penalty imposed for a violation of this section shall not be considered as a credit toward the satisfaction of any unpaid parking fee. [Ord. 2014-11-060 § 2; Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.33.120 Unattended motor vehicle (WAC 308-330-464).

No person driving or in charge of a motor vehicle shall permit it to stand unattended without first stopping the engine, locking the ignition, removing the key and effectively setting the brake thereon and, when standing upon any perceptible grade, turning the front wheels to the curb or side of the highway. [Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.33.130 Limitations on backing (WAC 308-330-464).

A. The driver of a vehicle shall not back the same unless such movement can be made with safety and without interfering with other traffic.

B. The driver of a vehicle shall not back the same upon any shoulder or roadway of any limited access highway. [Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.33.140 Standing in a tow-away zone (WAC 308-330-445).

No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle in a place marked as a tow-away zone during hours when the provisions applicable to such zone are in effect. [Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.33.150 Standing or parking on one-way roadways (WAC 308-330-451).

In the event a highway includes two or more separate roadways, no person shall stand or park a vehicle upon the left-hand side of such one-way roadway unless signs are erected to permit such standing or parking. [Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.33.160 Stopping, standing, and parking of buses and taxicabs regulated (WAC 308-330-454).

A. The operator of a bus shall not stand or park such vehicle upon any highway at any place other than a designated bus stop. This provision shall not prevent the operator of a bus from temporarily stopping in accordance with other stopping, standing, or parking regulations at any place for the purpose of and while actually engaged in the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers or their baggage.

B. The operator of a bus shall enter a bus stop or passenger loading zone on a highway in such a manner that the bus when stopped to load or unload passengers or baggage shall be in a position with the right front wheel of such vehicle not farther than 18 inches from the curb and the bus approximately parallel to the curb so as not to unduly impede the movement of other vehicular traffic.

C. The operator of a taxicab shall not stand or park such vehicle upon any highway at any place other than in a designated taxicab stand. This provision shall not prevent the operator of a taxicab from temporarily stopping in accordance with other stopping, standing, or parking regulations at any place for the purpose of and while actually engaged in the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers. [Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.33.170 Restricted use of bus stops and taxicab stands.

No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle other than a bus in a bus stop, or other than a taxicab in a taxicab stand when any such stop or stand has been officially designated and appropriately signed, except the driver of a passenger vehicle may temporarily stop at a bus stop or taxicab stand which is not adjacent to a fire hydrant for the purpose of or while actually engaged in loading or unloading passengers when such stopping does not interfere with any bus, or taxicab waiting to enter or about to enter such stop or stand. [Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.33.175 Taxicab stands – Designation – Regulation – Impound authorized.

A. Taxicab stands in the central business district shall be designated by the director of department of public works, or his/her designee, subject to review by the city council. Designated taxicab stands shall be appropriately signed. Taxicab stands may be located adjacent to fire hydrants only with the written authorization of the fire chief for each stand so located.

B. No operator of a taxicab shall permit the taxicab to remain unattended, at any time, at a taxicab stand. A taxicab shall be considered unattended if its operator is not located in or immediately adjacent to the taxicab.

C. No person shall stop, stand or park a taxicab at a taxicab stand which is adjacent, or within 15 feet, of a fire hydrant without first obtaining a revocable permit from the fire chief. Such permits shall be issued to taxicab operators and owners which are licensed under the provisions of Chapter 6.54 BMC, provided such operators and owners agree to abide by conditions established by the fire chief for the use of such taxicab stands.

D. Any vehicle left unattended at a taxicab stand which is adjacent to or within 15 feet of a fire hydrant may be immediately impounded at the owner’s expense and in the manner provided by this title for unauthorized vehicles. [Ord. 2009-08-053; Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.33.180 Right-of-way for parking (WAC 308-330-460).

The driver of any vehicle who first begins driving or maneuvering his vehicle into a vacant parking space shall have a prior right-of-way to park in such place, and it shall be unlawful for another driver to attempt to deprive him thereof by blocking his access or otherwise. For the purpose of establishing right-of-way in this section it shall be considered proper to back into any but a front-in angle parking space. [Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.33.185 Parking within residential yards prohibited.

No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle within the area designated as a minimum front yard, or side yard on a flanking street, as defined in BMC 20.30.040(F), within a residentially zoned area, when the required minimum front or side yard abuts street, road, sidewalk or curb. Parking shall be permitted in and upon designated driveways as provided in this section. The designated driveway is defined as the surfaced roadway leading from the street to the garage, covered parking area, or other permitted off-street parking area. [Ord. 2004-04-028; Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.33.190 Parking meter hoods.

The parking services manager is authorized to issue a permit for parking meter hoods upon payment of the fee as set forth herein and upon the following conditions:

A. Application shall be made to the parking services manager on such forms as are prescribed. The applicant shall set forth the applicant’s business and the necessity for such permit. The parking services manager shall investigate the facts as necessary.

B. If it appears that a necessity exists, the parking services manager may authorize the issuance of such permit under the conditions prescribed in this section.

C. Upon issuance of the permit, the permittee shall be issued a parking meter hood to be used in covering any “nonhandicapped” parking meter. The parking services manager shall have responsibility for determining the number and location of meter hoods to be issued in response to permit requests, taking into account the needs of the application and the operational needs of the parking system.

D. Upon entering any parking meter space available, the permittee shall place the hood over the parking meter and lock the same and shall indicate on the identification card the exact place where the commercial service work is being performed and the identity of the permittee using the hood.

E. The permittee shall not place the hood over any meter when the space is occupied by another vehicle, and shall, before vacating the space at the conclusion of the work, remove the hood. The hood shall not be allowed to remain in place after 6:00 p.m. on any day, or any time on Sundays. It shall not be used during hours when parking or stopping in the parking meter space is prohibited. No vehicle licensed as a passenger car shall be parked in the space controlled by the hooded parking meter unless so authorized by the parking services manager on the face of the permit.

F. The parking services manager may revoke any permit if the parking meter hood is used for any purpose other than that authorized in this section or for any violation of this chapter. Upon revocation, the hood shall immediately be returned to the parking services office and the deposit, as set forth in subsection (G) of this section, shall be forfeited. Any misuse of a parking meter hood shall be reported to the parking services manager.

G. If a hood or other property issued with the hood becomes lost or destroyed or so defaced that it is no longer usable, the parking services manager shall determine, and the permittee shall pay, the replacement cost of the lost or damaged item. [Ord. 2014-11-060 § 3; Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.33.200 Presumption in reference to illegal parking.

A. In any prosecution charging a violation of any law or regulation governing the stopping, standing, or parking of a vehicle, proof that the particular vehicle described in the complaint was stopping, standing, or parking in violation of any such law or regulation, together with proof that the defendant named in the complaint was at the time of such violation, the registered owner of such vehicle, shall constitute in evidence a prima facie presumption that the registered owner or such vehicle was the person who parked or placed such vehicle at the point where, and for the time during which, such violation occurred.

B. The foregoing stated presumption shall apply only when the procedure as prescribed in RCW 46.63.030 and BMC 11.33.220 has been followed. [Ord. 2014-11-060 § 4; Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.33.210 Authority to issue citations.

Designated employees other than police officers may be deputized to issue citations for violations of parking regulations and those persons designated as meter persons or meter officers shall be considered employees of the police department. [Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.33.220 Parking violations civil infractions – Procedure.

Violations of Chapters 11.33 and 11.36 BMC are civil infractions, and shall be processed in accordance with the following procedure:

A. A citation for an infraction under Chapters 11.33 and 11.36 BMC represents a determination that an infraction has been committed, and is final unless contested as provided in this section. The citation shall include the license or registration number of the offending vehicle, the time and date of the infraction, a description of the infraction, the location of the infraction, and the penalty to be paid.

B. Any person cited for an infraction under Chapters 11.33 and 11.36 BMC may pay the prescribed penalty within 15 days:

1. Directly to the municipal court;

2. At any collection box or other authorized point marked as such;

3. By deposit in the U.S. mail; or

4. Online.

C. Any person desiring to contest a citation issued under Chapters 11.33 and 11.36 BMC shall contact the municipal court within seven days of issuance, indicating his desire to contest the citation. The clerk shall assign a date and time for the hearing on the court’s regular litigation hearing calendar, or such other date and time as the municipal judge may direct.

D. If the person receiving a parking citation fails to contact the court within 15 days, then the determination that the infraction was committed is final and not subject to appeal.

E. Any person desiring a hearing as to only the amount of the penalty or bail imposed may do so, in the same fashion and subject to the same time limits as for a contest of issuance of the citation. [Ord. 2014-11-060 § 5; Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.33.230 Penalties for parking infractions – Procedure and penalty on failure to appear – Parking revenues and expenditures.

Civil penalties for parking infractions and procedures on failure to appear are as follows:

A. The civil penalty for disabled parking infractions shall be $250.00. In addition to any civil penalty imposed under this subsection for disabled parking infractions, $200.00 shall be assessed, which assessment shall be allocated as provided by RCW 46.19.050. Any reduction in any penalty and assessment imposed under this subsection shall be applied proportionally between the penalty and the assessment.

B. The civil penalty for parking meter and overtime infractions shall be $15.00. All other parking infractions, except as otherwise provided herein, shall be $30.00. The maximum penalty amounts established under this subsection shall not exceed the penalty limits set forth in any applicable state law or court rules.

C. All revenue generated by the civil penalty for parking meter and overtime infractions and other parking infractions, except for disabled parking infractions, shall be deposited in the city’s designated parking fund to be spent on parking related activities and for such other expenditures as council may find appropriate; provided, that the parking fund shall make monthly transfers to the general fund in an amount sufficient to cover the city’s cost of parking enforcement and collection. Revenue generated from disabled parking infractions shall be accounted for pursuant to state law, as currently adopted or hereafter amended. All other revenues received from parking related activities shall be paid to the finance director and credited to the parking fund. Any expenditures from the parking fund shall be made in accordance with the budget adopted by the city council.

D. If the person committing a parking infraction fails to respond as directed on the citation within 15 days, the civil penalty shall increase by a late fee of $25.00.When an infraction is delinquent and the court has obtained the name and address of the vehicle’s registered owner from the Department of Licensing or other out-of-state licensing agency, the court shall mail the registered owner a notice advising the person of the current status of the ticket, all applicable late fees, and the city’s intention to assign the matter to a collection agency. [Ord. 2014-11-060 § 6; Ord. 2009-08-053; Ord. 2007-07-055; Ord. 2006-01-003; Ord. 2005-07-060; Ord. 2000-12-093; Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.33.240 Citation on illegally parked vehicle.

Whenever any motor vehicle without driver is found parked, standing, or stopped in violation of this chapter or Chapter 11.36 BMC, the officer finding such vehicle shall take its registration number and may take any other information displayed on the vehicle which may identify its user, and shall conspicuously affix to such vehicle a traffic citation. [Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.33.250 Parking management zone established – Map.

A parking management zone is established and shall be defined as the area depicted on Map 11.33.250.

Map 11.33.250 – Parking Management Zone Established

[Ord. 1999-04-020].