Chapter 10.36
PARKING AND MOORAGE1

Sections:

Article I. General Provisions

10.36.100    Exercise of police power.

10.36.105    Definitions.

10.36.130    Conflicting provisions.

Article II. Designation of Parking Areas

10.36.205    Designation of disabled parking spaces.

10.36.210    Designation of Link bus parking.

10.36.215    Repealed.

10.36.220    Designation of fire lanes.

10.36.225    Repealed.

Article III. Parking Prohibitions

10.36.305    Parking in violation of markers.

10.36.310    Parking for certain purposes prohibited.

10.36.315    Parking in alleys.

10.36.320    Double parking in loading zones.

10.36.325    Parking prohibited on designated streets.

10.36.330    Overnight parking prohibited.

10.36.335    Parking prohibitions on school days.

10.36.340    Parking prohibited from three a.m. to five a.m.

10.36.345    Parking of trailers.

10.36.350    Parking at the Park-and-Ride lot.

Article IV. Parking and Moorage Period Restrictions

10.36.405    Downtown daytime parking restrictions.

10.36.410    Four-hour parking – Park Street.

10.36.415    Two-hour moorage – City marina.

10.36.450    Moorage at Lakeside Park.

Article V. Pay Parking Provisions

10.36.505    Nonmetered pay parking – Use – Fees.

10.36.510    Nonmetered pay parking areas – Time limits.

10.36.515    Nonmetered pay parking – Prohibited area.

10.36.520    Parking meters – Prohibited.

Article VI. Administration and Violations

10.36.605    Actions to avoid parking restrictions.

10.36.610    Authority to issue notices of infractions.

10.36.612    Blocking or impoundment of vehicles.

10.36.615    Presumption of ownership.

10.36.620    Violation – Penalties.

Article I. General Provisions

10.36.100 Exercise of police power.

This chapter shall be deemed and construed as an exercise of the police power of the city, and is deemed expedient to maintain the peace, good government and welfare of the city and its residents. (Ord. 1515 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 1445 § 2 (Exh. A) (part), 2012).

10.36.105 Definitions.

“City marina” means the daytime moorage area at the city’s marina at Don Morse Park.

“Daytime parking” means parking a vehicle between the hours of nine a.m. and six p.m.

“Double park” means parking a vehicle in the traveled portion of any street, highway or alley.

“Lakeside Park docks” means the floating docks located in Lakeside Park.

“Law enforcement officer” means a duly appointed and commissioned law enforcement officer for the city, either as an employee or as an agent of a contractor providing law enforcement services for the city.

“Moorage” means where a watercraft is secured to forestall free movement.

“Operator” means every person who is in actual physical control of a vehicle.

“Park” or “parking” means the stopping or standing of a vehicle, whether such vehicle be occupied, and whether such vehicle be accompanied by an operator, for a period of time in excess of two minutes.

“Person” means every natural person, firm, partnership, association or corporation.

“RCW” means the Revised Code of Washington, and the reference to any section of the Revised Code of Washington shall include that section as it may be amended.

“Right-of-way” means the right-of-way of a street within the city, regardless of whether the entire area is improved.

“Trailer” means any vehicle or conveyance designed to be connected to and drawn by a vehicle or dray animal and includes, without limitations, boat trailers, camping trailers, house trailers and utility trailers.

“Transient moorage” means temporary moorage at a location where a watercraft is not regularly moored.

“Vehicle” means every device capable of being moved upon a public street.

“Watercraft” means every device capable of traveling on the water. Such term does not include seaplanes, or inner tubes, air mattresses, and small rafts or flotation devices or toys customarily used by swimmers. (Ord. 1515 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 1470 § 5, 2014; Ord. 1445 § 2 (Exh. A) (part), 2012: Ord. 1061 § 13, 1997; Ord. 206 § 1, 1947. Formerly 10.36.030).

10.36.130 Conflicting provisions.

Whenever more than one section in this chapter addresses restrictions to be placed on parking in an area in the city, the most restrictive provisions of this chapter for the area in question shall apply. (Ord. 1515 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 1445 § 2 (Exh. A) (part), 2012: Ord. 918 § 3, 1991. Formerly 10.36.420).

Article II. Designation of Parking Areas

10.36.205 Designation of disabled parking spaces.

A. Designation of Disabled Parking Spaces. The following parking spaces shall be designated and marked as spaces for parking by persons who are disabled:

1. Two spaces abutting the crosswalk located between Columbia Street and Emerson Street on Woodin Avenue.

2. One space on the north side of Woodin Avenue between Sanders Street and Emerson Street.

3. One space on the north side of Chelan Avenue midway between Emerson Street and Columbia Street.

4. One space on the west side of Emerson Street between Johnson Avenue and Woodin Avenue.

5. One space on the east side of Emerson Street between Johnson Avenue and Chelan Avenue.

6. One space on the south side of Chelan Avenue on the east side of Chase Bank.

7. Two spaces on the east side of Bradley at the intersection of Johnson Avenue.

8. One space on the south side of Johnson Avenue immediately east of the intersection with Bradley Street.

9. One space on the east side of Navarre Street, between East Johnson Avenue and East Woodin Avenue.

B. Interference with Disabled Parking. The provisions of RCW 46.61.581 through 46.61.583, relating to parking for persons with disabilities, and as the same may be amended, are adopted by this reference. No person may stop, stand or park a vehicle in a space as designated for disabled persons, unless the vehicle is clearly designated with the international symbol of access, as described under RCW 70.92.120. (Ord. 1515 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 1445 § 2 (Exh. A) (part), 2012: Ord. 1365 § 1, 2008; Ord. 835 § 1, 1988: Ord. 811 § 2 (part), 1987. Formerly 10.36.070).

10.36.210 Designation of Link bus parking.

Four parking spaces on the south side of Johnson Avenue beginning at the west lot line of Lot 1, Block 4, Chelan Realty Addition and proceeding east for a distance of eighty-seven feet shall be designated and marked as bus parking for the Link buses; provided, however, two parking spaces may be made, at the city’s discretion, available for general use parking whenever Link is operating only one bus into the city. (Ord. 1515 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 1445 § 2 (Exh. A) (part), 2012: Ord. 954 § 2, 1992. Formerly 10.36.075).

10.36.215 Designation of fifteen-minute loading zones on Woodin Avenue.

Repealed by Ord. 1515. (Ord. 1445 § 2 (Exh. A) (part), 2012: Ord. 811 § 2 (part), 1987. Formerly 10.36.080).

10.36.220 Designation of fire lanes.

The city administrator, in consultation with Chelan County Fire District No. 7, shall designate lanes, which shall thereafter be clearly marked in one of the following manners:

A. Vertical curbs shall be painted red on the top and side the entire length of the designated fire lane; or

B. Rolled curbs or surfaces without curbs shall have a painted red six-inch-wide stripe the entire length of the designated fire lane; or

C. Fire lane signs shall be installed. Such signs shall:

1. Be reflective in nature;

2. Be eighteen inches high and twelve inches wide;

3. Have red letters on a white background;

4. Read “NO PARKING – FIRE LANE”:

a. Where “NO PARKING” shall appear in three-inch lettering;

b. Where “FIRE LANE” shall appear in two-inch lettering;

5. Be spaced fifty feet or portion thereof apart and posted on or immediately adjacent to the curb or traveled portion of the access road;

6. Be installed so that the bottoms of the signs are not less than seven feet from the ground;

7. Fire lane signs may be placed on a building when such installation is approved by the fire chief of Chelan County Fire District No. 7 or the chief’s authorized designee; and

8. When posts are utilized for sign installation they shall be a minimum of two-and-three-eighths-inch galvanized steel. Signs shall be placed so as to face the direction of vehicular traffic. (Ord. 1515 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 1445 § 2 (Exh. A) (part), 2012: Ord. 1127 § 4, 1998. Formerly 10.36.470).

10.36.225 Parking in permit parking area.

Repealed by Ord. 1475. (Ord. 1471 § 1 (Exh. A), 2014: Ord. 1445 § 2 (Exh. A) (part), 2012).

Article III. Parking Prohibitions

10.36.305 Parking in violation of markers.

Parking on any street contrary to the directions of a traffic control device, sign, marker, curb painting or signal is prohibited. (Ord. 1515 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 1445 § 2 (Exh. A) (part), 2012: Ord. 1127 § 2, 1998).

10.36.310 Parking for certain purposes prohibited.

It is prohibited:

A. To park a vehicle under the circumstances set out in RCW 46.61.570;

B. To park a vehicle in the opposite direction to the flow of traffic;

C. Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law or the directions of law enforcement or official traffic control device, parking a vehicle directly adjacent to curbside or public right-of-way with clearly visible residential mailboxes at any time between nine-thirty a.m. and five p.m. on all days except Sundays and holidays;

D. To park a vehicle for sale or for advertising services for such vehicles;

E. To park a vehicle for purposes of greasing or repairing such vehicle, except repairs necessitated by an emergency;

F. For any person to cause, allow, or permit any motor vehicle without license plates or without current license registration, but previously registered in their name, or currently operated or currently controlled by such person, to be parked for a period in excess of twenty-four hours within a right-of-way. Movement of a not currently licensed vehicle to another right-of-way within the city shall be deemed a continuing violation of this section; or

G. To store or dispose materials, including licensed and unlicensed motorized vehicles, on streets and city rights-of-way in excess of seven days. (Ord. 1515 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 1445 § 2 (Exh. A) (part), 2012: Ord. 1287 § 5, 2004; Ord. 1184 §§ 1, 2, 2000; Ord. 1172 § 1, 2000; Ord. 443 § 27, 1972. Formerly 10.36.300).

10.36.315 Parking in alleys.

Parking a vehicle in an alley in such a position as to block an alley, the driveway entrance to any abutting property or for a period longer than reasonably necessary to discharge freight and/or passengers or to load freight and/or passengers is prohibited, except as follows:

A. The alleyway located behind the City Hall may serve parking purposes for city police vehicles and emergency vehicles; and

B. Emergency vehicles. (Ord. 1515 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 1445 § 2 (Exh. A) (part), 2012: Ord. 1055 § 1, 1996; Ord. 443 § 26, 1972. Formerly 10.36.290).

10.36.320 Double parking in loading zones.

Double parking in a loading zone is prohibited in the following circumstances:

A. For a period longer than five minutes in a loading zone for the purpose of loading or unloading freight or passengers during the hours between nine a.m. and five p.m. excepting Sundays and holidays; and

B. For a period longer than reasonable or necessary to discharge freight and/or passengers or to load passengers and/or freight is prohibited. (Ord. 1515 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 1445 § 2 (Exh. A) (part), 2012: Ord. 1127 § 3, 1998. Formerly 10.36.460).

10.36.325 Parking prohibited on designated streets.

Parking a vehicle on the following streets at any time is prohibited:

A. The following portions of Woodin Avenue:

1. From the west end of the Woodin Avenue Bridge to Third Street;

2. The north side from South Lake Street towards Lakeshore Drive for a distance of two hundred feet;

B. The following portions of State Route 97A:

1. The south side from Third Street to the Dan Gordon Bridge;

2. The north side between Third Street and the Dan Gordon Bridge;

3. The north side from milepost 233.30 to milepost 233.34; and

4. Both sides from Water Street west to the west city limits at mile post 231.85;

C. The following portions of SR 150:

1. From Columbia Street westerly and northerly to a point on the north side of SR 150 where SR 150 intersects Park View Road, and to a point on the south side of SR 150 where SR 150 intersects Spader Bay Road East;

2. From milepost 4.83 to milepost 5.28;

D. The Lakeshore Marina launch ramp turnaround and access road located within Don Morse Memorial Park, which are for launching and retrieval of watercraft only;

E. Those portions of Lakeshore RV Park fronting the restrooms and garbage receptacles maintained by the city;

F. The east side of Columbia Street between Johnson Avenue and Woodin Avenue;

G. Third Street from Woodin Avenue to Okanogan Avenue;

H. The north side of Gibson Avenue between Sanders Street and Bradley Street;

I. Bogey Boulevard, Fair Way and Long Drive in their entirety;

J. Crest Drive from Bogey Boulevard to Crescent Street;

K. Orchard View Drive from Fair Way to Grouse Point;

L. Crystal Drive from SR 150 to Highpoint Lane;

M. Apple Way from Crystal Drive west to the end of the pavement;

N. Whitfield Court from Crystal Drive east to the end of the pavement;

O. The north side of Waterview Drive from Crystal Drive east to the end of the pavement;

P. The north side of Westview Drive from Crystal Drive west to the end of the pavement;

Q. The north side of Mira Vista Drive from Crystal Drive east to the end of the pavement;

R. The north side of Crystal Crest east to the end of the pavement;

S. Both sides of El Dorado Drive from its intersection with SR 150 northerly to its intersection with El Dorado Way;

T. Both sides of Park Street north of Highway 97A;

U. The east side of Water Street from the alley between Terrace Avenue and Boulevard Avenue north to Terrace Avenue;

V. The north side of Terrace Avenue from Water Street to N. East Center Street;

W. Bighorn Way from SR 150 South to private road;

X. Hillcrest Place from Golf Course Road west to end of pavement;

Suncrest Subdivision:

Y. West side of N. Wilson Street, north of Sunset Lane;

Z. West side of Hilltop Place;

AA. West side of Whisper Place;

BB. North side of Sunny Brook Lane;

CC. Both sides of Sunset Lane, starting one hundred feet east of Hilltop Place intersection, thence approximately four hundred feet easterly and southerly to end of curve;

DD. South side of Sunset Lane, except as specified above. (Ord. 1515 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 1485 § 1 (Exh. A), 2015: Ord. 1445 § 2 (Exh. A) (part), 2012: Ord. 1366 § 1, 2008; Ord. 1320 § 1, 2006: Ord. 1270 § 1, 2003; Ord. 1269 § 1, 2003; Ord. 1203 § 1, 2001; Ord. 1039 § 1, 1996; Ord. 864 § 1, 1988: Ord. 835 § 2, 1988: Ord. 811 § 2 (part), 1987. Formerly 10.36.100).

10.36.330 Overnight parking prohibited.

Parking a vehicle between the hours of eleven p.m. and six a.m. on the following streets or areas is prohibited:

A. Wapato Avenue from Sanders Street to Emerson Street; provided, that this section shall not apply to that portion of Wapato Avenue lying in front of the two most corner lots on the corner of Emerson Street and Wapato Avenue;

B. The east side of Cedar Street from Johnson Avenue to Allen Avenue and on the west side of Cedar Street from Johnson Avenue to the alley between Johnson Avenue and Allen Avenue;

C. The west side of Columbia Street from Johnson Avenue to Allen Avenue;

D. Terrace Avenue between Johnson Place and N. East Center Street;

E. Johnson Place from 97 A to Terrace Avenue unless permitted;

F. The parking lot located adjacent to City Hall;

G. All city-owned or managed areas without written permission or camping receipt from the parks department. (Ord. 1515 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 1470 § 6, 2014: Ord. 1445 § 2 (Exh. A) (part), 2012: Ord. 1334 §§ 1, 2, 2007; Ord. 814 § 1, 1987; Ord. 811 § 2 (part), 1987. Formerly 10.36.060).

10.36.335 Parking prohibitions on school days.

Parking a vehicle between the following hours on days on which public school is in session on the following streets is prohibited:

A. Between seven a.m. to five p.m.:

1. The north side of Woodin Avenue between Bradley Street and Navarre Street.

2. The west side of Bradley Street between Johnson Avenue and the alley.

B. Between seven-thirty a.m. and eight-thirty a.m. and between two-thirty p.m. and three-thirty p.m., the parking area on the east side of North Bradley Street between East Woodin Avenue and East Johnson Avenue shall be restricted to use as a loading zone, where passengers may be dropped off or picked up, and no vehicle shall remain in the parking area in excess of five consecutive minutes. (Ord. 1515 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 1445 § 2 (Exh. A) (part), 2012: Ord. 1251 § 1, 2002; Ord. 955 § 1, 1992: Ord. 864 § 2, 1988. Formerly 10.36.180).

10.36.340 Parking prohibited from three a.m. to five a.m.

Parking is prohibited between the hours of three a.m. and five a.m. at the following streets and locations:

A. Johnson Avenue from Sanders Street to Bradley Street;

B. Emerson Street from Chelan Avenue to Wapato Avenue;

C. Bradley Street from Chelan Avenue to Wapato Avenue;

D. Woodin Avenue from Sanders Street to Columbia Street;

E. Parking lot located behind the building located at 212 Woodin Avenue;

F. Parking lot located behind the building located at 216 Woodin Avenue;

G. Columbia Street from Woodin Avenue to Allen Avenue; and

H. The west side of Columbia Street from the alley to Johnson Avenue. (Ord. 1515 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 1470 § 7, 2014: Ord. 1445 § 2 (Exh. A) (part), 2012: Ord. 1320 § 2, 2006: Ord. 1035 § 1, 1996; Ord. 835 § 3, 1988: Ord. 825 § 1 (part), 1987: Ord. 811 § 1 (part), 1987: Ord. 604 § 1, 1978: Ord. 349 § 2, 1966. Formerly 10.36.220).

10.36.345 Parking of trailers.

Parking a trailer upon any street, highway, off-street parking facility, or way open to the public within the city is prohibited, except in areas designated by the city. (Ord. 1515 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 1445 § 2 (Exh. A) (part), 2012: Ord. 1287 § 6, 2004; Ord. 443 § 25, 1972. Formerly 10.36.280).

10.36.350 Parking at the Park-and-Ride lot.

Any use of the Park-and-Ride parking lot owned by the city at the intersection of SR 97A and East Center Street, other than the parking of passenger vehicles for no longer than forty-eight consecutive hours, is prohibited. (Ord. 1515 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 1470 § 8, 2014).

Article IV. Parking and Moorage Period Restrictions

10.36.405 Downtown daytime parking restrictions.

Daytime parking is prohibited on the following streets:

A. Three Hours – Seasonally. Daytime parking is prohibited, except for periods of up to three consecutive hours on the following streets between May 1st and September 30th:

1. That portion of South 3rd Street that adjoins the Ruth Pingrey/Chelan Rotary Park;

2. Columbia Street between Woodin Avenue and Johnson Avenue;

3. Johnson Avenue between Columbia Street and Sanders Street;

4. North side of Nixon Avenue in front of SR 150 east to Lake Street;

5. Sanders Street from Johnson Avenue to Woodin Avenue;

6. Emerson Street from Wapato Avenue north to Johnson Avenue;

7. Woodin Avenue between the bridge and Sanders Street; and

8. The south side of Woodin Avenue from Sanders Street to Bradley Street.

B. Ten Minutes. Daytime parking is prohibited, except for periods of up to ten consecutive minutes:

1. The west side of Emerson Street from Johnson Avenue to the alley between Johnson Avenue and Woodin Avenue.

C. PUD Parking Areas – Monday through Friday. Daytime parking is prohibited in the following parking areas leased by the city from Public Utility District No. 1 of Chelan County from Monday through Friday of each week, except as follows:

1. Three Hours. During the period May 1st through September 30th, for periods of up to three consecutive hours in the row of parking spaces adjacent to the Riverwalk Park shelter in Riverwalk Park.

D. Thirty-Minute Parking – Forest Service Building on Woodin Avenue. Daytime parking is prohibited on West Woodin Avenue in front of the U.S. Forest Service Building except for periods of up to thirty consecutive minutes. (Ord. 1515 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 1445 § 2 (Exh. A) (part), 2012: Ord. 1382 § 1 (Exh. A), 2009; Ord. 1334 § 4, 2007; Ord. 1167 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1098 § 1, 1998; Ord. 1076 § 1, 1997; Ord. 1042 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1016 § 1, 1995; Ord. 954 § 1, 1992; Ord. 946 §§ 2, 3, 1992; Ord. 825 § 1 (part), 1987; Ord. 811 § 1 (part), 1987; Ord. 772 § 1, 1986; Ord. 683 § 1, 1981; Ord. 643 §§ 1 – 3, 1979; Ord. 206 § 2, 1947. Formerly 10.36.040).

10.36.410 Four-hour parking – Park Street.

Parking is prohibited on the north end of Park Street, except for periods of up to four consecutive hours. (Ord. 1515 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 1445 § 2 (Exh. A) (part), 2012: Ord. 1320 § 3, 2006: Ord. 1269 § 2, 2003. Formerly 10.36.245).

10.36.415 Two-hour moorage – City marina.

Transient moorage is prohibited at the city’s marina, except for a period of up to two consecutive hours in designated slips. (Ord. 1515 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 1470 § 9, 2014: Ord. 1445 § 2 (Exh. A) (part), 2012).

10.36.450 Moorage at Lakeside Park.

Moorage is prohibited at Lakeside Park. (Ord. 1515 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 1470 § 10, 2014).

Article V. Pay Parking Provisions

10.36.505 Nonmetered pay parking – Use – Fees.

A. Whenever a vehicle shall be parked in an individual parking space in a parking area where a payment box or electronic pay system has been installed and where signs are posted stating that legal parking is permitted only upon payment of money into the payment box or electronic pay system, the person parking such vehicle shall, for each parking space used by the vehicle, immediately deposit in said payment box or electronic pay system the amount of money shown on the payment box, electronic pay receipt or on the instruction sign.

B. Fees. Nonmetered pay parking fees shall be established by the city council by way of resolution. (Ord. 1515 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 1445 § 2 (Exh. A) (part), 2012: Ord. 1126 § 1, 1998: Ord. 739 § 1 (part), 1984. Formerly 10.36.360).

10.36.510 Nonmetered pay parking areas – Time limits.

It is unlawful for any person to cause, allow, permit or suffer any vehicle to be parked in any nonmetered pay parking area for a period of longer than twenty-four hours or as otherwise posted or authorized. (Ord. 1515 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 1445 § 2 (Exh. A) (part), 2012: Ord. 739 § 1 (part), 1984. Formerly 10.36.370).

10.36.515 Nonmetered pay parking – Prohibited area.

Nonmetered pay parking is prohibited on all city-owned or city-operated land that is located within the boundaries of Columbia Street east to Saunders Street and Johnson Avenue south to Wapato Avenue. (Passed by vote of the people.) (Ord. 1515 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 1445 § 2 (Exh. A) (part), 2012: Ord. 802 § 4 (part), 1987. Formerly 10.36.390).

10.36.520 Parking meters – Prohibited.

The installation and use of parking meters are prohibited on all city-owned or city-operated land. (Passed by vote of the people.) (Ord. 1515 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 1445 § 2 (Exh. A) (part), 2012: Ord. 802 § 4 (part), 1987. Formerly 10.36.400).

Article VI. Administration and Violations

10.36.605 Actions to avoid parking restrictions.

A. No person shall move and repark a vehicle on either side of a street within the same blocks of 100 or 200 East Woodin (between Saunders and Columbia) in order to avoid a parking time limit.

B. No person shall alter or remove a chalk mark placed upon a vehicle tire by a parking enforcement officer to monitor and enforce the parking time limits set forth in this chapter when the alteration or removal is intended to extend the period of parking time authorized. (Ord. 1515 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 1445 § 2 (Exh. A) (part), 2012: Ord. 1184 § 2, 2000. Formerly 10.36.282).

10.36.610 Authority to issue notices of infractions.

The city administrator may appoint employees of the city to act as parking control officers, who are thereby authorized to issue notices of traffic infraction for violations of this chapter. Such notices also may be issued by any law enforcement officer. All such notices shall be issued in accordance with procedures established by RCW Title 46, Supreme Court and local court rules, and the provisions of this chapter. For the purpose of issuing notices of traffic infraction for violations of this chapter, and for this purpose only, parking control officers are designated law enforcement officers, in order to conform to the requirements of RCW 46.63.030 and Supreme Court rules adopted pursuant to Chapter 46.63 RCW; provided, that the authority conferred upon parking control officers by this section shall not vest any such officer with any police civil service or police pension rights. (Ord. 1515 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 1445 § 2 (Exh. A) (part), 2012).

10.36.612 Blocking or impoundment of vehicles.

In addition to the other penalties provided in this chapter, law enforcement officers and other city employees appointed pursuant to Section 10.36.610 may block, boot, remove and impound any vehicle determined to be violating any provisions of this chapter upon rights-of-way and property owned, leased or operated by the city, with impoundment accomplished pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 10.38. (Ord. 1515 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 1470 § 11, 2014).

10.36.615 Presumption of ownership.

The issuance of a notice of infraction for the violation of any provision of this chapter shall be to the driver of the vehicle or watercraft, and if the driver of the vehicle or watercraft is not present, then to the registered owner of the vehicle or watercraft. It shall be presumed that the registered owner of the vehicle or watercraft that is in violation of this chapter is the driver of the vehicle or watercraft at the time of the violation. (Ord. 1515 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 1470 § 12, 2014: Ord. 1445 § 2 (Exh. A) (part), 2012).

10.36.620 Violation – Penalties.

A. Penalty for Violating Parking Regulations. Unless otherwise specified in this chapter, any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to have committed a civil infraction and subject to a penalty of twenty-five dollars.

B. Penalty for Violating Moorage Regulations. Any person violating Section 10.36.415 or 10.36.450 shall be deemed to have committed a civil infraction and subject to a penalty of twenty-five dollars.

C. Penalty for Violating Other Parking Regulations. Any person violating any provision of county, state or federal law or regulation relating to the standing, stopping or parking of vehicles not specifically addressed in this chapter shall be guilty of a civil infraction and subject to a penalty as set out in said law or regulation.

D. Penalty for Failure to Respond to a Notice of Infraction. Any person failing to respond to a notice of infraction within fifteen days, or eighteen days if the notice of infraction is transmitted by mail, shall be guilty of an additional civil infraction and subject to an additional penalty of twenty dollars. (Ord. 1515 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2016: Ord. 1470 § 13, 2014: Ord. 1468 § 1, 2014; Ord. 1445 § 2 (Exh. A) (part), 2012: Ord. 1284 § 7, 2004: Ord. 1150 § 2, 1999. Formerly 10.36.500).


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For statutory provisions related to stopping, standing or parking, see RCW 46.61.56046.61.580.

Prior legislation: Ords. 69, 340, 1137 and 1433.