Chapter 10.12
PARKING, STOPPING AND STANDING1

Sections:

10.12.010    Definitions.

10.12.015    Penalties for violation.

10.12.020    County parking areas defined.

10.12.030    Persons and vehicles affected.

10.12.040    Effective times.

10.12.050    Public parking spaces.

10.12.060    Reserved parking spaces.

10.12.070    County employee parking spaces.

10.12.080    Maximum parking time.

10.12.090    Red curb--No parking.

10.12.100    Enforcement of parking regulations in county parking areas.

10.12.105    Enforcement of parking regulation in Amador County offices/facilities parking areas.

10.12.110    Number of citations per day--Towing after repeated violations.

10.12.120    Exception--Jurors.

10.12.130    Exception--Commercial vehicles.

10.12.140    Lancha Plana-Buena Vista Road Bridge--Parking vehicle prohibited.

10.12.150    Lancha Plana-Buena Vista Road Bridge--Loitering or fishing prohibited.

10.12.170    Cosumnes River Bridge and Latrobe Road--Purpose of Sections 10.12.180 through 10.12.220.

10.12.180    Cosumnes River Bridge and Latrobe Road--Where parking prohibited.

10.12.190    Cosumnes River Bridge--Loitering or fishing prohibited.

10.12.200    Cosumnes River Bridge and Latrobe Road--Removal of vehicle in violation.

10.12.220    Camanche Parkway North--Camanche Bridge--Parking prohibited in certain areas.

10.12.240    Camanche Park--Purpose of Sections 10.12.250 through 10.12.270.

10.12.250    Camanche Park--Parking vehicle upon portion of Camanche Parkway North and Rabbit Creek Causeway.

10.12.252    Camanche Park--Parking vehicle upon portion of Camanche Road between North Camanche Parkway and Lake Camanche gate.

10.12.255    Restricted parking--Buckhorn Ridge Road, County Road No. 236.

10.12.256    Restricted parking at Pine Grove Park.

10.12.260    Rabbit Creek Causeway--Loitering or fishing prohibited.

10.12.270    Camanche Park--Removal of vehicle in violation.

10.12.290    State Highway No. 49--Restricted parking.

10.12.300    Restricted parking--Pine Grove-Volcano Road, County Road No. 5.

10.12.310    Pioneer Park--No overnight parking.

10.12.320    Restricted parking--Jackson Valley Road, County Road No. 78.

10.12.330    Restricted parking--Vacant joint state/county owned right-of-way.  Adjacent to assessor’s parcel No. 044-040-016-000.

10.12.340    Cosumnes River Bridge and State Highway 49--Purposes of Sections 10.12.350 through 10.12.360.

10.12.350    Cosumnes River Bridge and State Highway 49--Where parking prohibited.

10.12.360    Cosumnes River Bridge and State Highway 49--Removal of vehicles in violation.

10.12.380    Restricted parking--Airport Road, County Road No. 49.

10.12.390    Restricted parking--Middle Bar Road, County Road No. 19.

10.12.400    Restricted parking--New York Ranch Road, County Road No. 1.

10.12.410    Restricted parking--Jackson Valley County Road No. 78.

10.12.420    Restricted parking--Pine Grove-Volcano Road, County Road No. 5.

10.12.430    Restricted parking--National Street, County Road No. 161.

10.12.440    Restricted parking--Aqueduct Grove Road, County Road No. 237.

10.12.450    Restricted parking--Little Bear 1, County Road No. 246.

10.12.460    No parking--Coal Mine Road, County Road No. 92.

10.12.010 Definitions.

Whenever in this chapter the following words or terms are used, they shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in this section:

"Motor vehicle" means any self-propelled vehicle.

"Operator" means any person who is in actual physical control of a vehicle as the owner thereof, or as the agent, employee, or permittee of the owner.

"Vehicle" means a device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be propelled, moved, or drawn upon a highway.  (Ord. 1159 §2(part), 1988).

10.12.015 Penalties for violation.

A.    Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of an infraction and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by fine as provided in California Vehicle Code Section 42001.  Each day a violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense.

B.    Notwithstanding the foregoing, as provided in California Vehicle Code Section 40000.28, any offense which would otherwise be an infraction is a misdemeanor if a defendant has been convicted of three or more violations of this chapter within the twelve-month period immediately preceding the commission of the offense and such prior convictions are admitted by the defendant or alleged in the accusatory pleading.  For this purpose, a bail forfeiture shall be deemed to be a conviction of the offense charged.

C.    Pursuant to California Vehicle Code Section 42002, every person convicted of a misdemeanor for a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be punished by a fine of one thousand dollars or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

D.    In addition to any fines or other penalties which may be imposed, any vehicle parked in violation of any section of this chapter may be removed to the nearest storage facility at the expense of the registered owner thereof, by or under and at the direction of a peace officer, and the person causing such movement and storage of the vehicle shall immediately, by the most expeditious means, notify the owner of the vehicle of its location.  If, for any reason, the vehicle’s owner cannot be so notified, the person causing the vehicle to be moved and stored shall immediately, by the most expeditious means, notify the sheriff’s department of the county and the nearest office of the California Highway Patrol.

E.    No vehicle may be removed and stored pursuant to this section unless signs indicating that no person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle within the area marked by the signs are erected at least twenty-four hours prior to any enforcement thereof.  (Ord. 1786 §1, 2019:  Ord. 1605 §2, 2004).

10.12.020 County parking areas defined.

The county parking areas, as defined in this chapter, are located in the city of Jackson, and include the following described areas:

A.    The Court House Lot, as the same is shown on the Townsite Map of the Townsite of Jackson, bounded on the west by Summit Street; on the east by McDowell Street; on the north by Court Street; and on the south by the southerly boundary of the aforementioned Court House Lot lying south of Court Street and north of Water Street, which is currently used as a parking lot.

B.    Additional parking areas which are designated as Amador County employee parking areas on the north side of Kearney Street, between Court Street and Summit Street, and on the east side of Summit Street north of the intersection with Kearney Street.  (Ord. 1159 §2(part), 1988).

10.12.030 Persons and vehicles affected.

The regulations contained in this chapter apply to the public, as well as to county employees, whether using private or county-owned vehicles.  County employees shall be subject to fines as provided in this chapter even if using a county vehicle during the hours referenced herein.  (Ord. 1159 §2(part), 1988).

10.12.040 Effective times.

The regulations imposed by this chapter pertaining to county parking areas shall be in effect from seven a.m. through five p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.  Regulations imposed by this chapter for areas other than county parking areas shall be in effect at all times, unless otherwise specifically indicated in a section of this chapter.  (Ord. 1159 §2(part), 1988).

10.12.050 Public parking spaces.

Parking spaces marked for public parking in the county parking areas are for the use of persons conducting county business or using county offices or facilities, and are not for parking by county employees or by the general public when not conducting county business or using county offices or facilities.  Vehicles parked in public parking spaces during the effective times of the regulations contained in this chapter shall not park in such spaces for any period longer than that specified for such space or area of spaces.  (Ord. 1427 §2(part), 1996:  Ord. 1420 §2(part), 1996:  Ord. 1159 §2(part), 1988).

10.12.060 Reserved parking spaces.

Parking spaces within the county parking areas marked “Reserved” or with a specific designation are for the use of the designated county officer or employee.  Identifiable stickers or decals or other parking permits may be issued to such officials or employees to mark such vehicles.  (Ord. 1427 §2(part), 1996:  Ord. 1420 §2(part), 1996:  Ord. 1159 §2(part), 1988).

10.12.070 County employee parking spaces.

Parking spaces within the county parking areas marked “county employee parking” or similarly marked shall be for the parking of county employees only.  Identifiable stickers or decals may be issued to county employees to mark vehicles belonging to such employees.  (Ord. 1420 §2(part), 1996:  Ord. 1159 §2(part), 1988).

10.12.080 Maximum parking time.

No private vehicle may be parked in any of the county parking areas for a period exceeding twenty-four consecutive hours.  The board of supervisors may, by resolution, establish shorter maximum parking times for any of the parking spaces within the county parking areas, provided that the time limitations for parking in such spaces are clearly marked.  (Ord. 1159 §2(part), 1988).

10.12.090 Red curb--No parking.

No person shall stop, allow to stand, or park any vehicle on any portion of the county parking areas where the curbing adjacent thereto is painted red and has stenciled thereon the words “no parking.” (Ord. 1159 §2(part), 1988).

10.12.100 Enforcement of parking regulations in county parking areas.

The person(s) designated by the board of supervisors shall enforce the parking regulations contained in this chapter pertaining to the county parking areas, unless the board of supervisors has contracted or agreed with the city of Jackson for the enforcement of such regulations, in which case the city of Jackson shall enforce such regulations to the extent specified in such contract or agreement.  (Ord. 1159 §2(part), 1988).

10.12.105 Enforcement of parking regulation in Amador County offices/facilities parking areas.

Any duly sworn peace officer with appropriate jurisdiction or Amador County Code Enforcement designee may enforce the parking regulations contained in this chapter.  (Ord. 1427 §1(part), 1996).

10.12.110 Number of citations per day--Towing after repeated violations.

A citation for a violation of one or more of these sections by the operator of a vehicle may be issued once in the morning hours (between seven a.m. and twelve noon) and again during the afternoon hours (between twelve noon and five p.m.) if the violation continues during both morning and afternoon hours.  The person(s) designated by the board to enforce the provisions of this chapter shall maintain records of vehicles parked in violation of this section, and such person(s) shall order a vehicle to be towed upon a fourth or more violation of this chapter within a calendar year, provided that warning sign(s) as required by the Vehicle Code shall be posted notifying persons using the county parking areas of the possibility of such towing.  (Ord. 1159 §2(part), 1988).

10.12.120 Exception--Jurors.

Persons serving as prospective or actual jurors may park in a space in the county parking areas (other than individually reserved parking spaces) and may park in public parking spaces for periods exceeding the marked times without being subject to the penalties provided for in this chapter while displaying a parking permit as follows:  the jury commissioner or court clerk’s office will provide temporary parking permits, valid for two days, to jurors and/or prospective jurors to be displayed on his/her dashboard.  (Ord. 1427 §2(part), 1996:  Ord. 1159 §2(part), 1988).

10.12.130 Exception--Commercial vehicles.

The provisions of this chapter pertaining to the county parking areas shall not apply to commercial vehicles stopped in the county parking areas or any part thereof for the purpose of loading or unloading, provided said stopping shall not continue for more than thirty minutes.  (Ord. 1159 §2(part), 1988).

10.12.140 Lancha Plana-Buena Vista Road Bridge--Parking vehicle prohibited.

No person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon the Lancha Plana-Buena Vista Road Bridge in Amador County.  (Ord. 384 §2, 1966).

10.12.150 Lancha Plana-Buena Vista Road Bridge--Loitering or fishing prohibited.

No pedestrian shall loiter upon or fish from the Lancha Plana-Buena Vista Road Bridge in Amador County.  (Ord. 384 §3, 1966).

10.12.170 Cosumnes River Bridge and Latrobe Road--Purpose of Sections 10.12.180 through 10.12.220.

The purpose of Sections 10.12.180 through 10.12.220 is the preservation of the public peace, health and safety in the area of that portion of the Cosumnes River Bridge and the Latrobe Road within the county.  Parking in the above described area has reached such intensity as to make hazardous for traffic traveling upon the Latrobe Road and, further, hinders and obstructs emergency vehicles.  (Ord. 445 §1, 1971).

10.12.180 Cosumnes River Bridge and Latrobe Road--Where parking prohibited.

No person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon that portion of the Cosumnes River Bridge lying within the boundaries of the county and/or the Latrobe Road for a distance of six-tenths of a mile immediately preceding said bridge.  (Ord. 445 §3, 1971).

10.12.190 Cosumnes River Bridge--Loitering or fishing prohibited.

No pedestrian shall loiter upon or fish from that portion of the Cosumnes River Bridge lying within the boundaries of Amador County.  (Ord. 445 §4, 1971).

10.12.200 Cosumnes River Bridge and Latrobe Road--Removal of vehicle in violation.

Any vehicle parked in violation of Sections 10.12.170 or 10.12.220 shall be removed to the nearest storage facility at the expense of the registered owner thereof, and the person causing such movement and storage of the vehicle shall immediately, by the most expeditious means, notify the owner of the vehicle of its location.  If for any reason the vehicle’s owner cannot be so notified, the person causing the vehicle to be moved and stored shall immediately, by the most expeditious means, notify the sheriff’s department of the county and the nearest office of the California Highway Patrol.

No vehicle may be removed and stored pursuant to Sections 10.12.170 through 10.12.220 unless signs indicating that no person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle within the areas marked by the signs are erected at least twenty-four hours prior to any enforcement of Sections 10.12.170 through 10.12.220.  (Ord. 445 §5, 1971).

10.12.220 Camanche Parkway North--Camanche Bridge--Parking prohibited in certain areas.

No person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle unattended upon the Camanche Parkway North county road between the San Joaquin County line and the intersection of said Camanche Parkway North with the Lancha Plana-Buena Vista county roads; and also between the intersection of Lancha Plana-Buena Vista county roads with Camanche Parkway North and the bridge over the Mokelumne River, which bridge is known as Camanche Bridge.  (Ord. 417 §2, 1969).

10.12.240 Camanche Park--Purpose of Sections 10.12.250 through 10.12.280.

The purpose of Sections 10.12.250 through 10.12.280 is the preservation of the public peace, health and safety in the area of that portion of Camanche Park within the county.  Parking in the above described area has reached such intensity as to make it hazardous for traffic traveling upon Camanche Parkway North and, further, hinders and obstructs emergency vehicles.  (Ord. 452 §1, 1971).

10.12.250 Camanche Park--Parking vehicle upon portion of Camanche Parkway North and Rabbit Creek Causeway.

No person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon that portion of the Camanche Parkway North lying between the San Joaquin County line and a point one-half mile east of the eastern end of the Rabbit Creek Causeway, including, but not limited to the Rabbit Creek Causeway.  (Ord. 452 §3, 1971).

10.12.252 Camanche Park--Parking vehicle upon portion of Camanche Road between North Camanche Parkway and Lake Camanche gate.

No person shall stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon that portion of Camanche Road lying between the intersection with Choctaw Court and the access gate to Lake Camanche.  In addition to any fines or other penalties which may be imposed, vehicles parked or left standing in violation of this section may be towed.  (Ord. 1477 §1, 1999).

10.12.255 Restricted parking--Buckhorn Ridge Road, County Road No. 236.

No person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon that portion of Buckhorn Ridge Road, County Road No. 236, within five hundred feet on either side of Pioneer Community Park and adjacent thereto.  (Ord. 686 §1, 1979).

10.12.256 Restricted parking at Pine Grove Park.

No person except those using the park for park purposes shall stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, for any period of time in the parking lot to the east of and adjacent to the Pine Grove Park in the township of Pine Grove, which parking lot is described as that portion of the park parcel bounded on the north by California State Highway 88 and extending easterly fifty feet from the west boundary of said park and bounded to the east and south by Church Street.  In addition to the penalty set forth in Section 10.12.280, any peace officer with jurisdiction over said park may cause said vehicle to be towed away and impounded at owner’s expense.  (Ord. 833 §1, 1981).

10.12.260 Rabbit Creek Causeway--Loitering or fishing prohibited.

No pedestrian shall loiter upon or fish from the Rabbit Creek Causeway.  (Ord. 452 §4, 1971).

10.12.270 Camanche Park--Removal of vehicle in violation.

Any vehicle parked in violation of Sections 10.12.240 through this section may be removed to the nearest storage facility at the expense of the registered owner thereof, by or under and at the direction of a peace officer, and the person causing such movement and storage of the vehicle shall immediately, by the most expeditious means, notify the owner of the vehicle of its location.  If, for any reason, the vehicle’s owner cannot be so notified, the person causing the vehicle to be moved and stored shall immediately, by the most expeditious means, notify the sheriff’s department of the county and the nearest office of the California Highway Patrol.

No vehicle may be removed and stored pursuant to Sections 10.12.240 through this section unless signs indicating that no person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle within the area marked by the signs are erected at least twenty-four hours prior to any enforcement of Sections 10.12.240 through this section.  (Ord. 452 §5, 1971).

10.12.290 State Highway No. 49--Restricted.

No person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon the west side of State Highway No. 49 from the Ione-Martell cutoff, County Road No. 28, northerly for a distance of three hundred feet.  (Ord. 754 §1, 1981).

10.12.300 Restricted parking--Pine Grove-Volcano Road, County Road No. 5.

No person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon that portion of Pine Grove-Volcano Road, County Road No. 5, within the limits of Indian Grinding Rock State Park and adjacent thereto. (Post Mile 1.28 to 1.95.) (Ord. 1146 §1, 1987).

10.12.310 Pioneer Park--No overnight parking.

No person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, between the hours of twelve a.m. (midnight) and seven a.m. within the boundaries of the Pioneer Community Park, located on Buckhorn Ridge Road (County Road No. 236). Any person, firm or corporation violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or imprisonment for not more than thirty days in the county jail, or by both such fine and imprisonment.  In addition, any peace officer with jurisdiction over said park may cause any vehicle parked or left in violation of the provisions of this section to be towed away and impounded at the owner’s expense.  (Ord. 1301 §1, 1992).

10.12.320 Restricted parking--Jackson Valley Road, County Road No. 78.

No person shall stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon the north side of Jackson Valley Road, County Road No. 78, within five hundred and fifty feet of the main entrance to The Oaks Mobile Home Community.  (Ord. 1479 §1, 1999).

10.12.330 Restricted parking--Vacant joint state/county owned right-of-way.  Adjacent to assessor’s parcel No. 044-040-016-000.

No person shall stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon the vacant joint state/county owned right-of-way between State Route 88/49 and Kennedy Flat Road.  In addition, any peace officer with jurisdiction over said right-of-way may cause any vehicle parked or left in violation of the provisions of this section to be towed away and impounded at the owner’s expense.  A copy of the assessor’s parcel is attached to the original ordinance on file in the board of supervisor’s office.  (Ord. 1521 §1, 2001).

10.12.340 Cosumnes River Bridge and State Highway 49--Purposes of Sections 10.12.350 through 10.12.360.

The purpose of Sections 10.12.340 through 10.12.360 is the preservation of the public peace, health and safety in the area of what portion of the Cosumnes River Bridge and State Highway 49 lies within the county.  Parking in the above-described area has reached such intensity as to make it hazardous for traffic traveling upon State Highway 49, and further, hinders and obstructs emergency vehicles.  (Ord. 1516 §1(part), 2000).

10.12.350 Cosumnes River Bridge and State Highway 49--Where parking prohibited.

No person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon or alongside that portion of the Cosumnes River Bridge lying within the boundaries of the county and/or State Highway 49 for a distance of eight-tenths of a mile immediately preceding said bridge.  (Ord. 1516 §1(part), 2000).

10.12.360 Cosumnes River Bridge and State Highway 49--Removal of vehicles in violation.

Any vehicle parked or left standing in violation of Section 10.12.350 shall be removed to the nearest storage facility at the expense of the registered owner thereof, and the person causing such movement and storage of the vehicle shall immediately, by the most expeditious means, notify the owner of the vehicle of its location.  If, for any reason, the vehicle’s owner cannot be so notified, the person causing the vehicle to be moved and stored shall immediately, by the most expeditious means, notify the sheriff’s office of the county and the nearest office of the California Highway Patrol.

No vehicle may be removed and stored pursuant to this section unless signs indicating that no person may stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle within the areas marked by the signs are erected at least twenty-four hours prior to any enforcement of Sections 10.12.350 and 10.12.360.  (Ord. 1516 §1(part), 2000).

10.12.380 Restricted parking--Airport Road, County Road No. 49.

No person shall stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon either side of Airport Road, County Road No. 49, in front of No. 12200A & B Airport Road for a distance of four hundred feet.  (Ord. 1549 §1, 2002).

10.12.390 Restricted parking--Middle Bar Road, County Road No. 19.

No person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon either side of Middle Bar Road from the county line, northerly for a distance of six hundred feet.  Said restriction to include that portion of Mokelumne River Bridge within county boundaries.  (Ord. 1561 §1, 2003).

10.12.400 Restricted parking--New York Ranch Road, County Road No. 1.

No person shall stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended upon either side of New York Ranch Road from one-half mile south of Bingo Way (Post Mile 1.75), northerly to one-half mile north of Bingo Way (Post Mile 2.65) for a distance of one mile where signs are posted restricting parking.  In addition to any fines or other penalties which may be imposed, vehicles parked or left standing in violation of this section may be towed.  (Ord. 1593 §1, 2004).

10.12.410 Restricted parking--Jackson Valley County Road No. 78.

No person shall stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon either side of Jackson Valley County Road No. 78, two thousand three hundred and seventy-five feet from State Highway 88 to the Greenstone Quarry entrance.  (Ord. 1605 §3, 2004).

10.12.420 Restricted parking--Pine Grove-Volcano Road, County Road No. 5.

No person shall stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon the westerly side of Pine Grove Volcano Road from State Highway 88, northerly to Crestview Drive.  (Ord. 1626 §1, 2005).

10.12.430 Restricted parking--National Street, County Road No. 161.

No person shall stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon the northerly side of National Street from Main Street easterly to Jerome Street.  (Ord. 1667 §1, 2007).

10.12.440 Restricted parking--Aqueduct Grove Road, County Road No. 237.

No person shall stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon either side of Aqueduct Grove Road from State Highway 88 southerly for 0.1 mile to Post Mile 0.1.  (Ord. 1667 §2, 2007).

10.12.450 Restricted parking--Little Bear 1, County Road No. 246.

From November 1st through April 1st, no person shall stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon either side of Little Bear 1 from Bear River Road easterly for one hundred seventy five feet.  (Ord. 1680 §1, 2008).

10.12.460 No parking--Coal Mine Road, County Road No. 92.

No person shall stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon either side of Coal Mine Road.  (Ord. 1786 §2, 2019).


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    For statutory provisions authorizing local authorities to prohibit or restrict the parking or standing of vehicles on certain streets during all or a portion of the day, see Veh. Code §22507; for provisions relating to parking on highways in unincorporated areas, see Veh. Code §22504.