Chapter 11.13


11.13.010    Purpose.

11.13.020    Authority.

11.13.030    Signs posted.

11.13.040    Notice of infraction/removal of vehicles authorized.

11.13.050    Fines authorized.

11.13.060    Severability.

11.13.070    Effective date.


Ord. 566    04/18/95


Ord. 661    02/16/99

11.13.010 Purpose.

The Board of County Commissioners finds that it is necessary for the protection and welfare of the general public to prohibit parking in certain areas designated by the County Road Engineer and that the removal and storage of illegally parked vehicles at the owner’s expense be authorized.

11.13.020 Authority.

RCW 46.61.570.1(c)(ii) prohibits parking at any place where official signs prohibit parking. Chapter 46.63 RCW et seq. designates parking violations as traffic infractions, and provides for procedures and penalties relating to such violations.

11.13.030 Signs posted.

At locations as determined by the County Road Engineer, certain County rights-of-way shall be posted with signs identifying the location where parking prohibitions apply and the times during which parking prohibitions apply.

11.13.040 Notice of infraction/removal of vehicles authorized.

Whenever the Sheriff of Clallam County (or his deputies) finds a vehicle parked in violation of this chapter, he shall comply with the notification procedure set forth in RCW 46.63.030 and/or RCW 46.55.085 as now or hereafter amended; provided, that whenever an unattended vehicle is found parked in violation of this chapter and the vehicle constitutes an obstruction to traffic or jeopardizes public safety, the Sheriff or his deputies may provide for its prompt removal to a place of safety; provided further, that a place of safety includes the business location of a registered tow truck operator.

11.13.050 Fines authorized.

Any person parking a vehicle in violation of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a traffic infraction and shall be subject on conviction to a fine of not more than $50 for each violation.

11.13.060 Severability.

If any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of the chapter is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional, such invalidity or unconstitutionality shall not affect the validity or constitutionality of the remaining portions of this chapter, it being hereby expressly declared that this chapter and each section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, and phrase thereof would have been adopted irrespective of the fact that any one or more other sections, subsections, paragraph, sentences, clauses, or phrases be declared invalid or unconstitutional.

11.13.070 Effective date.

This chapter shall take effect ten (10) days after adoption.