Chapter 11.36
PARKING METERS

Sections:

11.36.010    Police department to regulate parking meters.

11.36.020    Parking meter spaces (WAC 308-330-600).

11.36.030    Parking meters – Pay stations – Payment and time limits (WAC 308-330-610).

11.36.040    Parking meters – Use of slugs not permitted.

11.36.050    Tampering with parking meter (WAC 308-330-630).

11.36.060    Parking meters – Rule of evidence (WAC 308-330-640).

11.36.070    Parking meters – Application of proceeds (WAC 308-330-650).

11.36.010 Police department to regulate parking meters.

The police department shall be responsible for the regulation and use of parking meters in the parking management zones. [Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.36.020 Parking meter spaces (WAC 308-330-600).

No person shall park a vehicle in any designated parking meter space during the restricted or regulated time applicable to the parking meter zone in which such meter is located so that any part of such vehicle occupies more than one such space or protrudes beyond the markings designating such space, except that a vehicle which is of a size too large to be parked within a single designated parking meter space shall be permitted to occupy two adjoining parking meter spaces when coins shall have been deposited in the parking meter for each space so occupied as is required for the parking of other vehicles in such spaces. [Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.36.030 Parking meters – Pay stations –Payment and time limits (WAC 308-330-610).

A. No person shall park a vehicle in any parking space controlled by a parking meter or pay station beyond the amount of time purchased for that space or beyond the maximum time limit designated on the parking meter or pay station controlling such parking space; provided this prohibition does not apply during times when parking is not regulated as indicated on the parking meter, pay station, or official sign controlling such parking space.

B. No person shall permit a vehicle within his control to be parked in any parking meter space during the restricted and regulated time applicable to the parking meter zone in which such meter is located while the parking meter for such space indicates by signal that the lawful parking time in such space has expired. This provision shall not apply to the act of parking or the necessary time which is required to deposit immediately thereafter a coin or coins in such meter.

C. No person shall park a vehicle in any parking meter space for a consecutive period of time longer than the maximum lawful parking time designated on the meter, irrespective of the number or amounts of the coins deposited in such meter.

D. The provisions of this section shall not relieve any person from the duty to observe other and more restrictive provisions of this chapter prohibiting or limiting the stopping, standing, or parking of vehicles in specified places or at specified times. [Ord. 2014-11-060 § 7; Ord. 2005-07-059; Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.36.040 Parking meters – Use of slugs not permitted.

No person shall deposit or attempt to deposit in any parking meter any bent coin, slug, button, or any other device or substance as substitutes for United States coins or city-issued tokens. [Ord. 2005-07-059; Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.36.050 Tampering with parking meter (WAC 308-330-630).

No person shall deface, injury, tamper with, open, or willfully break, destroy, or impair the usefulness of any parking meter. [Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.36.060 Parking meters – Rule of evidence (WAC 308-330-640).

The parking or standing of any motor vehicle in a parking space, at which space the parking meter displays the sign or signal indicating illegal parking, shall constitute a prima facie presumption that the vehicle has been parked or allowed to stand in such space for a period longer than permitted by this chapter. [Ord. 1999-04-020].

11.36.070 Parking meters – Application of proceeds (WAC 308-330-650).

A. The coins required to be deposited in parking meters are levied and assessed as fees to cover the regulation and control of parking upon highways, the costs of parking meters, their installation, inspection, supervision, operation, repair, and maintenance, control and use of parking spaces, and regulating the parking of vehicles in the parking management zone; and the costs of acquiring, establishing, improving, maintaining, and operating public off-street parking facilities.

B. The coins deposited in parking meters shall be collected by the duly authorized agents of the local authority and shall be deposited by them as directed by the local authority.

C. The local authority shall pay from the moneys collected from parking meters the costs of any parking meters purchased and installed as provided herein, and expenses incurred for their installation, inspection, service, supervision, repair, and maintenance, and for making collections from such parking meters. The net proceeds derived from the operation of parking meters after payment of such costs and expenses may be used for parking studies and for the acquisition, establishment, improvement, maintenance, and operation of public off-street parking facilities. [Ord. 1999-04-020].