Chapter 9.38
PARKING*

Sections:

9.38.010    Findings.

9.38.020    No parking zones.

9.38.025    Loading zones and passenger loading zones.

9.38.030    Parking in fire lanes – Penalty.

9.38.035    Electric vehicle parking space – Penalty.

9.38.040    Arterial and highway parking prohibited.

9.38.045    Parking prohibited from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

9.38.050    Parking prohibited from 4:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

9.38.055    Parking in City Hall parking lot and Centennial Center parking garage.

9.38.060    Two-hour parking zones.

9.38.065    Four-hour parking zones.

9.38.070    Holiday parking – Penalty.

9.38.080    Thirty (30) minute parking zones.

9.38.085    Seasonal no parking zone – Lake Meridian.

9.38.090    Repealed.

9.38.095    Re-parking in same block to avoid citation.

9.38.100    Compliance with state law.

9.38.110    Parking prohibited within ten (10) feet of mailboxes – Penalty.

9.38.120    Parking and storage of large vehicles on city streets – Finding.

9.38.130    Parking and storage of large vehicles on city streets – Penalty and exemptions.

9.38.140    Parking of certain trailers or semi-trailers – Penalty.

9.38.145    Parking of recreational vehicles, boats or vessels, and trailers.

9.38.150    Parking an unlicensed vehicle or a vehicle with switched license plates or tabs – Penalty.

9.38.160    Municipal parking facilities regulated – Penalty.

9.38.170    Parking permits and passes or exemptions.

9.38.175    Residential parking zone.

9.38.180    Stopping, standing, or parking prohibited in specified places.

9.38.185    Parking too far from the curb.

9.38.190    Penalty for violation of certain sections.

9.38.195    Failure to respond – Penalty.

9.38.200    Flood emergency hazardous materials parking zone.

*Editor’s note – Ord. No. 3189, § 1, adopted Oct. 4, 1994, repealed former §§ 9.38.070 and 9.38.090, which pertained to one (1) hour parking zones and fifteen (15) minute parking zones, and substantially revised ch. 9.38.

Cross reference(s) – Duties of the parking enforcement aide, § 2.22.060; off-street parking regulations, § 15.05.030 et seq.; parking and storage of vehicles, § 15.08.090.

9.38.010 Findings.

The Kent Traffic Code adopts by reference the Model Traffic Ordinance, set forth in Chapter 308-330 WAC. The Model Traffic Ordinance, pursuant to RCW 46.61.570, authorizes a municipality such as the city of Kent, by ordinance, to restrict parking and establish no parking zones on city streets and other rights-of-way. The city council finds that it is necessary and appropriate, for public safety reasons, to adopt an ordinance establishing restricted parking and no parking zones on city streets and other rights-of-way within the city of Kent.

(Ord. No. 2857, § 1, 7-5-89; Ord. No. 3189, § 1, 10-4-94; Ord. No. 3974, § 1, 9-21-10)

9.38.020 No parking zones.

A. At such time as the traffic engineer shall place the appropriate sign or signs, it shall be illegal to park any motor vehicle or other vehicle, as those terms are defined in Chapter 46.04 RCW, at any time upon and on either side of, unless otherwise indicated, the following roadways or portions thereof:

1. 1st Avenue North: from the intersection of West James Street to the north end of 1st Avenue North, east side only.

2. 1st Avenue North: from West James Street to West Smith Street, east side only.

3. 2nd Avenue North: from West Smith Street to West Harrison Street.

4. 2nd Avenue North: from South 228th Street to south end of street.

5. 4th Avenue North and South: from SR 516/West Willis Street to South 228th Street.

6. 5th Avenue North: from West James Street to north end of 5th Avenue North.

7. 6th Avenue North: from South 228th Street to south end of street.

8. 6th Avenue South: from West Meeker Street to West Gowe Street.

9. 26th Avenue South: both sides from South 272nd Street to 500 feet north of South 272nd Street and on 26th Avenue South from South 272nd Street to end of 26th Avenue South, east side only.

10. 27th Avenue South: from South 240th Street to end of 27th Avenue South.

11. 27th Place South: from South 259th Place north to South 256th Street.

12. 28th Avenue South: from South 240th Street to end of 28th Avenue South.

13. 30th Avenue South: from South 240th Street to Kent-Des Moines Road (SR 516).

14. 36th Place South: from South 272nd Street to 35th Lane South.

15. 42nd Avenue South: from Reith Road to South 260th Street.

16. 43rd Avenue South: the cul-de-sac north of 42nd Place S. and the attached spur road to the north.

17. 54th Avenue South: from South 228th Street to South 226th Street.

18. 58th Place South: from Russell Road to South 194th Street.

19. 58th Place South: from South 226th Street to south end of 58th Place South.

20. 62nd Avenue South: from South 190th Street to South 196th Street.

21. 64th Avenue South: from south end of road to South 212th Street.

22. 66th Avenue South: from South 196th Street to South 190th Street.

23. 72nd/70th Avenue South: from South 228th Street to South 180th Street (43rd Avenue South).

24. 72nd Avenue South: from South 262nd Street to South 277th Street.

25. 74th Avenue South: from South 259th Street to West Willis Street (SR 516).

26. 76th Avenue South: from South 228th Street to South 212th Street.

27. 77th Avenue South: from South 212th Street to north end of road.

28. 80th Avenue South: from South 180th Street (43rd Avenue South) to South 196th Street, and 80th Avenue South from South 200th Street to South 208th Street.

29. 80th Place South: from 80th Avenue South to 84th Avenue South.

30. 81st Avenue South: from South 200th Street to South 196th Street.

31. 83rd Avenue South: from South 228th Street to South 224th Street.

32. 84th Avenue South/East Valley Highway/Central Avenue North/Central Avenue South: from South 180th Street (43rd Avenue South) to the Green River Bridge.

33. 88th Avenue South: from East James Street to South 218th Street.

34. 94th Avenue South: from Canyon Drive to South 240th Street.

35. 97th Place South: from Canyon Drive to 100th Avenue Southeast.

36. 100th Avenue Southeast: from Southeast 248th Street to Southeast 218th Street.

37. 101st Avenue Southeast: from Southeast 256th Street (SR 516) to Southeast 260th Street.

38. 102nd Avenue Southeast: from Southeast 240th Street to the north end of 102nd Avenue Southeast.

39. 104th Avenue Southeast (SR 515): from Southeast 272nd Street to north city limits.

40. 108th Avenue Southeast: from Southeast 281st Street to Kent-Kangley Road (SR 516).

41. 108th Avenue Southeast: from Southeast 244th Street to Southeast 236th Place.

42. 109th Avenue Southeast: from Southeast 256th Street to Southeast 248th Street.

43. 112th Avenue Southeast: from south end of 112th Avenue Southeast to Southeast 232nd Street.

44. 114th Avenue Southeast: from Kent-Kangley Road to south end of street.

45. 116th Avenue Southeast: from Southeast 227th Place to Southeast 274th Way.

46. 116th Avenue Southeast: from Southeast 248th Street to Southeast 256th Street, west side only.

47. 117th Avenue Southeast: from Southeast 244th Street to end of street.

48. 118th Court Southeast: from Southeast 244th Street to end of street.

49. 119th Court Southeast: from Southeast 244th Street to end of street.

50. 119th Way/120th Place Southeast: from Southeast 244th Street to Southeast 244th Street.

51. 120th Avenue Southeast: from the gate on Southeast 268th Street to Southeast 270th Street, north and east sides only.

52. 124th Avenue Southeast: from Southeast 248th Street to Southeast 282nd Street.

53. 128th Avenue Southeast: from Southeast 226th Place to Southeast 227th Street, west side only.

54. 128th Avenue Southeast/Southeast 227th Street: on the curve from 128th Avenue Southeast to Southeast 227th Street, northeast side only.

55. 128th Place Southeast: from Southeast 226th Place to Southeast 227th Street, east side only.

56. 129th Place Southeast: from 70 feet north of Southeast 225th Court to Southeast 225th Court, west side only.

57. 129th Place Southeast: from 120 feet south of Southeast 225th Court to Southeast 226th Place, east side only.

58. 129th Place Southeast: from Southeast 226th Place to 185 feet north of end of road, west side only.

59. 132nd Avenue Southeast: from Southeast 236th Street to Southeast 288th Street.

60. 132nd Place Southeast: from Southeast 227th Street to Southeast 227th Place, east side only.

61. 133rd Place Southeast: from Southeast 226th Street to Southeast 227th Street, west side only.

62. 134th Place Southeast: from Southeast 224th Place to Southeast 225th Place, east side only.

63. 134th Place Southeast: from Southeast 227th Street to Southeast 227th Place, east side only.

64. 135th Avenue Southeast: from Southeast 252nd Street to Southeast 253rd Place, west side only.

65. 140th Avenue Southeast: from Southeast 256th Street to Southeast 260th Street.

66. 144th Avenue Southeast: from Kent-Kangley Road (SR 516) to Southeast 288th Street.

67. 148th Avenue Southeast: from Southeast 256th Street to Southeast 240th Street.

68. 148th Avenue Southeast/152nd Way Southeast: from north city boat ramp to Kent-Kangley Road (SR 516).

69. 152nd Avenue Southeast/152nd Way Southeast: from Kent-Kangley Road (SR 516) to SR 18.

70. Alder Lane/South 262nd Street: from Central Avenue South to 500 feet east of Central Avenue South.

71. Cambridge Way: 200 feet south of South 262nd Street, west side only.

72. East Canyon Drive: from Hazel Avenue North to 101st Avenue Southeast.

73. East Gowe Street/West Gowe Street: from Railroad Avenue South to 1st Avenue South.

74. East Gowe Street: from Railroad Avenue South to Central Avenue South, south side only, and from Central Avenue South to Kennebeck Avenue South.

75. East Harrison Street: from 140 feet west of 4th Avenue North to 4th Avenue North, south side only.

76. East Meeker Street/West Meeker Street: from Railroad Avenue South to 1st Avenue South.

77. East Pioneer Street: from 170 feet east of Central Avenue to State Avenue, south side only, and from Central Avenue South to 200 feet east of Central Avenue, north side only.

78. East Pioneer Street: from Railroad Avenue North to Central Avenue North.

79. East Titus Street: from 3rd Avenue South to 4th Avenue South, north side only; police vehicle parking only.

80. East Titus Street: from West Gowe Street to Reiten Road South, southeast side only.

81. East Titus Street/West Titus Street: from Railroad Avenue South to 1st Avenue South.

82. East Titus Street: from East Smith Street to Reiten Road South.

83. Frager Road South: from West Meeker Street to South 204th Street.

84. Interurban Trail Street: from Meeker Street to Smith Street.

85. Kennebeck Avenue South: from East Smith Street to East Ward Street.

86. Lake Fenwick Road: from South Reith Road to South 272nd Street.

87. Lakeside Boulevard East: from South 240th Street to South 228th Street.

88. Lakeside Boulevard West: from Lakeside Boulevard East to South 228th Street.

89. Landing Way: from 64th Avenue South to West Valley Highway.

90. Lincoln Avenue North: from West Meeker Street to West James Street.

91. Maple Street South: from Woodland Way South to Garfield Avenue South, south side only.

92. Military Road South/36th Avenue South/Military Road South: from South 228th Street to South 272nd Street.

93. Novak Lane: from Central Avenue to west end of street.

94. Ramsay Way: from 4th Avenue North to 230 feet east of 4th Avenue North.

95. Ramsay Way: from 350 feet east of 4th Avenue North to 440 feet east of 4th Avenue North, south side only.

96. Ramsay Way: from 350 feet east of 4th Avenue North to 480 feet east of 4th Avenue North, north side only.

97. Ramsay Way: from 520 feet east of 4th Avenue North to 150 feet north of West Temperance Street.

98. Ramsay Way: from West Temperance Street to West Smith Street.

99. Riverview Boulevard: from South 216th Street to South 232nd Street.

100. Russell Road South: from end of street at Green River Trail to West James Street.

101. Russell Road South: from South 228th Street to South 212th Street.

102. South 188th Street: from West Valley Highway (SR 181) to 72nd Avenue South, and South 188th Street from a point 960 feet west of 80th Avenue South westerly to the end of the street at the BNSF Railway Company tracks.

103. South 190th Street: from West Valley Highway to 72nd Avenue South.

104. South 192nd Street: from the west end of the road to 84th Avenue South.

105. South 194th Street: from 58th Place South to 66th Avenue South.

106. South 194th Street: from 84th Avenue South to west end of street at BNSF Railway Company tracks.

107. South 196th Street/Russell Road/South 200th Street: from 84th Avenue South to the Green River.

108. South 200th Street: from 80th Avenue South to 84th Avenue South.

109. South 202nd Street: from 80th Avenue South to west end of street at BNSF Railway Company tracks.

110. South 204th Street: from West Valley Highway (SR 181) to 72nd Avenue South.

111. South 206th Street: from 72nd Avenue South to 77th Avenue South.

112. South 208th Street: from 80th Avenue South to west end of street at BNSF Railway Company tracks.

113. South 208th Street: from 84th Avenue South to 96th Avenue South.

114. South 212th Street: from west city limits to east city limits.

115. South 216th Street: from 64th Avenue South to 72nd Avenue South.

116. South 216th Street: from 84th Avenue South to the west end at BNSF Railway Company tracks.

117. South 218th Street: from 84th Avenue South to SR 167.

118. South 220th Street: from West Valley Highway (SR 181) to 72nd Avenue South.

119. South 222nd Street: from west end at BNSF Railway Company tracks to SR 167.

120. South 224th Street: from 83rd Avenue South to east end of road.

121. South 226th Street: from 54th Avenue South to 64th Avenue South.

122. South 228th Street: from Russell Road South to 83rd Avenue South.

123. South 231st Way: from Military Road South to Russell Road South.

124. South 234th Street: from West Valley Highway to east end of street.

125. South 236th Street: from Lakeside Boulevard East to 64th Avenue South.

126. South 240th Street: from 27th Avenue South to I-5.

127. South 252nd Street: from Canyon Drive (SR 516) to east end of road.

128. South 256th Street: from 27th Place South east to the traffic control gate.

129. South 259th Street: from 74th Avenue South to east city limits.

130. South 260th Street/South 259th Place South/Reith Road South: from SR 99 (Pacific Highway South) to Kent-Des Moines Road (SR 516).

131. South 268th Street: from Military Road South to Princeton Avenue South.

132. South 272nd Street: from Lake Fenwick Road South to 42nd Avenue South, north side only.

133. South 277th Street and Southeast 274th Way: from 700 feet east of L Street NE to 116th Avenue Southeast.

134. South Central Place: from South 266th Street to the end of South Central Place.

135. Southeast 211th Street: from 160 feet east of 127th Place Southeast to end of street, north side only.

136. Southeast 224th Place: from 133rd Avenue Southeast to 134th Place Southeast, south side only.

137. Southeast 225th Court: from 60 feet south of end of road to 129th Place Southeast, southwest side only.

138. Southeast 225th Place: from 132nd Place Southeast to 133rd Avenue Southeast, north side only.

139. Southeast 226th Place: from 130 feet east of 127th Avenue Southeast to 128th Avenue Southeast, south side only.

140. Southeast 226th Place: from 128th Avenue Southeast to 129th Place Southeast, north side only.

141. Southeast 227th Street: from 128th Avenue Southeast to 128th Place Southeast, south side only.

142. Southeast 227th Street/128th Place Southeast: on the curve from Southeast 227th Street to 128th Place Southeast, northwest side only.

143. Southeast 227th Street: from 132nd Place Southeast to 134th Place Southeast, south side only.

144. Southeast 236th Street: from 104th Avenue Southeast (SR 515) to 108th Avenue Southeast, south side only.

145. Southeast 239th Street: from 102nd Avenue Southeast to 104th Avenue Southeast.

146. Southeast 244th Street: from 120th Avenue Southeast to 116th Avenue Southeast.

147. Southeast 248th Street: from 104th Avenue Southeast to 116th Avenue Southeast, south side only.

148. Southeast 248th Street: in front of George Daniels Elementary School.

149. Southeast 252nd Street: from 200 feet west of 133rd Place Southeast to 135th Avenue Southeast, north side only.

150. Southeast 253rd Place: from 90 feet west of 135th Avenue Southeast to 136th Avenue East, south side only.

151. Southeast 256th Street: from 101st Avenue Southeast to 148th Avenue Southeast.

152. Southeast 260th Street: from 100th Avenue Southeast/97th Place South to 108th Avenue Southeast.

153. Southeast 264th Street: from 124th Avenue Southeast to 127th Avenue Southeast, north side only.

154. Southeast 267th Street: from 102nd Avenue Southeast to 104th Avenue Southeast, north side only.

155. Southeast 282nd Street: from 132nd Avenue Southeast to 144th Avenue Southeast.

156. SR 99 (Pacific Highway South): from Kent-Des Moines Road (SR 516) to South 272nd Street.

157. West Cloudy Street: from 4th Avenue North to 5th Avenue North.

158. West Gowe Street: from 6th Avenue South to 300 feet east of 6th Avenue South.

159. West James Street/East James Street/South 240th Street/Southeast 240th Street: from Russell Road to 148th Avenue Southeast.

160. West Meeker Street: from Kent-Des Moines Road (SR 516) to 6th Avenue South.

161. West Saar Street: from west end of street to 4th Avenue South, south side only.

162. West Sam Street: from West Valley Highway (SR 181/Washington Avenue) to end of street.

163. West Smith Street/East Smith Street: from 64th Avenue South to Jason Avenue South.

164. West Temperance Street: from Ramsay Way to 1st Avenue North.

165. West Valley Highway South/Washington Avenue South/Washington Avenue North/68th Avenue South: from south city limits to north city limits.

166. West Willis Street/East Willis Street: from 4th Avenue South to Central Avenue South.

167. Woodland Way South: from East Maple Street to South 262nd Street.

B. Penalty. Any violation of the provisions of this section shall be an infraction punishable by a monetary penalty of $50.00. Vehicles parked in violation of this section are subject to impoundment as provided by law.

(Ord. No. 3790, § 2, 3-7-06; Ord. No. 3846, § 1, 7‑17-07; Ord. No. 3859, § 1, 9-18-07; Ord. No. 3862, § 1, 11-20-07; Ord. No. 3881, § 1, 5-6-08; Ord. No. 3918, § 1, 6-16-09; Ord. No. 3974, § 1, 9-21-10; Ord. No. 3993, § 1, 3-15-11; Ord. No. 4008, § 1, 12-13-11; Ord. No. 4078, § 1, 4-16-13; Ord. No. 4223, § 1, 12-13-16; Ord. No. 4283, § 1, 7-17-18)

9.38.025 Loading zones and passenger loading zones.

A. As authorized pursuant to WAC 308-330-265, 308-330-439, and 308-330-442, the traffic engineer shall have the authority to establish loading zones and passenger loading zones at such locations and during said times as posted by the traffic engineer. Except to load and unload vehicles, it shall be illegal to park any motor vehicle or other vehicle at any time upon that portion of the road right-of-way established as a loading zone or passenger loading zone as posted by the traffic engineer, unless otherwise indicated.

B. Penalty. Any violation of the provisions of this section shall be an infraction punishable by a monetary penalty of fifty dollars ($50). Vehicles parked in violation of this section are subject to impoundment as provided by law.

(Ord. No. 3363, § 1, 9-16-97; Ord. No. 3974, § 1, 9-21-10)

9.38.030 Parking in fire lanes – Penalty.

A. Parking prohibited. Except when necessary to temporarily avoid conflict with other moving traffic or in compliance with the direction of a police officer, fire official, traffic control sign, signal, or device, no person shall:

1. Stop, stand, or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, within any fire lane except:

a. Momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers; or

b. Temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading property.

2. Allow continued violations of this section on private property which they own or manage.

B. Penalty. Any violation of the provisions of this section shall be an infraction punishable by a monetary penalty of fifty dollars ($50). Vehicles parked in violation of this section are subject to impoundment as provided by law.

(Ord. No. 2296, § 2; Ord. No. 2434; Ord. No. 2615, § 1; Ord. No. 2663, § 1; Ord. No. 2920, § 1(13.02.030), 4-17-90; Ord. No. 3189, § 1, 10-4-94; Ord. No. 3963, § 1, 6-15-10; Ord. No. 3974, § 1, 9-21-10. Formerly Code 1986, § 13.02.030)

Note – Formerly § 9.38.025.

9.38.035 Electric vehicle parking space – Penalty.

A. No person shall park any nonelectric vehicle in a parking space designated as an electric vehicle parking space.

B. No person shall park an electric vehicle in an electric vehicle parking space if the vehicle is not connected to charging equipment.

C. No person shall park an electric vehicle in an electric vehicle parking space for longer than the posted time.

D. It is a violation of this chapter for any person to stop, stand, or park an electric vehicle in an electric vehicle parking space which requires a fee for charging without paying the posted fee.

E. Penalty. Any violation of the provisions of this section shall be an infraction punishable by a monetary penalty of $50. Vehicles parked in violation of this section are subject to impoundment as provided by law.

(Ord. No. 4223, § 2, 12-13-16)

9.38.040 Arterial and highway parking prohibited.

A. Parking is prohibited on four (4) lane highways or arterials unless otherwise designated by sign or posting.

B. Penalty. Any violation of the provisions of this section shall be an infraction punishable by a monetary penalty of fifty dollars ($50). Vehicles parked in violation of this section are subject to impoundment as provided by law.

(Ord. No. 2660, § 3; Ord. No. 3189, § 1, 10-4-94; Ord. No. 3974, § 1, 9-21-10. Formerly Code 1986, § 10.07.010)

Note – Formerly § 9.38.030.

9.38.045 Parking prohibited from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

A. At such time as the traffic engineer shall place the appropriate sign, it shall be illegal to park any motor or other vehicle between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., unless otherwise indicated, at the following locations:

1. The north side of SE 276th Place between the east and west boundaries of Springwood Park.

2. On both sides of SE 274th Street between 128th Place SE and the end of the street, adjacent to Springwood Park.

3. On both sides of South 203rd Street, from 100th Avenue SE westerly, approximately six hundred (600) feet, to the westerly boundary of Chestnut Ridge Park.

B. Penalty. Any violation of the provisions of this section shall be an infraction punishable by a monetary penalty of fifty dollars ($50). Vehicles parked in violation of this section are subject to impoundment as provided by law.

(Ord. No. 3328, § 1, 12-10-96; Ord. No. 3352, § 1, 6-17-97; Ord. No. 3934, § 1, 11-3-09; Ord. No. 3974, § 1, 9-21-10)

9.38.050 Parking prohibited from 4:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

A. At such time as the traffic engineer shall place the appropriate sign, it shall be illegal to park any motor or other vehicle between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., except Sundays and holidays, on either side of, unless otherwise indicated, the following locations:

1. Meeker Street: from Fourth Avenue to State Avenue.

2. Gowe Street: from Meeker Street to State Avenue.

3. Titus Street: from Fourth Avenue to Central Avenue.

4. First Avenue: from Smith Street to Titus Street.

5. Second Avenue: from Harrison Street to Saar Street.

6. Railroad Avenue: from James Street to Titus Street.

7. State Avenue: from Smith Street to Gowe Street.

8. First Avenue: from James Street to Smith Street.

B. Penalty. Any violation of the provisions of this section shall be an infraction punishable by a monetary penalty of $50. Vehicles parked in violation of this section are subject to impoundment as provided by law.

(Ord. No. 1972, § 3; Ord. No. 2017, § 3; Ord. No. 2731, § 3; Ord. No. 3189, § 1, 10-4-94; Ord. No. 3974, § 1, 9-21-10. Formerly Code 1986, § 10.06.150; Ord. No. 4223, § 3, 12-13-16)

Note – Formerly § 9.38.040.

9.38.055 Parking in City Hall parking lot and Centennial Center parking garage.

Except as provided for under KCC 9.38.070 and 9.38.170, it is illegal to park a vehicle in the parking lot between City Hall and the Centennial Center, or within the Centennial Center parking garage, in violation of this section.

A. No general public parking during business hours. Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., the parking lot between City Hall and the Centennial Center, and the first floor of the Centennial Center parking garage, are reserved for use by individuals who visit the City Hall campus to attend a city-sponsored event at City Hall, the Centennial Center, or the Kent police department; to conduct business at City Hall, the Centennial Center, or the Kent police department; or to otherwise make use of the amenities or services offered at City Hall, the Centennial Center, or the Kent police department. Such visitors may park within the City Hall parking lot, or within those spaces on the first floor of the Centennial Center parking garage that are marked or otherwise designated as available for use by visitors, and as limited in time or otherwise restricted by this chapter and official signs or markings. During such business hours, these parking facilities are not otherwise open for use by the general public. Visitors may not park vehicles in any parking space that is marked or otherwise designated for use by city employees or reserved for city vehicles.

B. Reserved parking. The second and third floors of the Centennial Center parking garage, including the ramps leading to and from each floor, are reserved exclusively for use by authorized city employees or to park city vehicles as determined appropriate by the mayor or designee. These parking facilities are not otherwise open for use by the general public or visitors to the City Hall campus.

C. Penalty. Any violation of the provisions of this section shall be an infraction punishable by a monetary penalty of $50. Vehicles parked in violation of this section may be towed and impounded as provided by law.

(Ord. No. 4239, § 1, 3-21-17)

9.38.060 Two-hour parking zones.

A. Two-hour parking limit. Except as provided for under KCC 9.38.070 and 9.38.170, at such times as the director of public works or designee shall place the appropriate sign, or the facilities superintendent for municipal parking facilities, it shall be illegal to park any motor or other vehicle for an uninterrupted period in excess of two hours between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on either side of, unless otherwise indicated, the following streets, parking lots, parking garages, or portions thereof:

1. Centennial Parking Garage: that portion of the first floor as posted or otherwise marked. A vehicle that displays a valid disabled parking placard or disabled license plate is exempt from the two-hour limitation.

2. City Hall parking lot between City Hall and the Centennial Building: all parking stalls unless otherwise posted or marked. A vehicle that displays a valid disabled parking placard or disabled license plate is exempt from the two-hour limitation.

3. Clark Avenue North: from East Smith Street to East Temperance Street, west side only.

4. East Pioneer Street: from Central Avenue North easterly approximately 150 feet to the alley east of Central Avenue North, south side only.

5. First Avenue North and First Avenue South: from a point 200 feet north of West Meeker Street to West Titus Street.

6. Railroad Avenue North and Railroad Avenue South: from East James Street to East Smith Street, east side only; and from East Smith Street to East Gowe Street.

7. Ramsay Way: from 230 feet east of 4th Avenue North to 350 feet east of 4th Avenue North.

8. Ramsay Way: from 440 feet east of 4th Avenue North to 520 feet east of 4th Avenue North, south side only.

9. Ramsay Way: from 480 feet east of 4th Avenue North to 520 feet east of 4th Avenue North, north side only.

10. Ramsay Way: from 30 feet north of West Temperance Street to 150 feet north of West Temperance Street.

11. Second Avenue North and Second Avenue South: from West Harrison Street to West Titus Street.

12. State Avenue North and State Avenue South: from East Smith Street to East Gowe Street.

13. West Gowe Street and East Gowe Street: from Fourth Avenue South to Central Avenue South.

14. West Meeker Street and East Meeker Street: from Fourth Avenue to State Avenue.

15. West Harrison Street: from Fourth Avenue North to Second Avenue North.

16. West Titus Street: from Second Avenue South to First Avenue South, north side only.

Provided, that this section shall not apply on Sundays or holidays.

B. Penalty. Any violation of the provisions of this section shall be an infraction punishable by a monetary penalty of $30. Vehicles parked in violation of this section may be towed and impounded as provided by law.

(Ord. No. 3790, § 4, 3-7-06; Ord. No. 3974, § 1, 9-21-10; Ord. No. 4114, § 1, 6-3-14; Ord. No. 4239, § 2, 3-21-17; Ord. No. 4322, § 1, 5-7-19)

9.38.065 Four-hour parking zones.

A. Four-hour parking limit – During business hours. Except as provided for under KCC 9.38.070 and 9.38.170, at such times as the director of public works or designee shall place the appropriate sign, it shall be illegal to park any motor or other vehicle for an uninterrupted period in excess of four hours between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on either side of, unless otherwise indicated, the following streets, public parking lots, public parking garages, or portions thereof:

1. East George Street: from Central Avenue North to State Avenue North.

2. State Avenue North: from 175 feet south of East George street to north end of road, west side only.

3. Railroad Avenue North and Railroad Avenue South: from East Smith Street to East Gowe Street.

Provided, that this section shall not apply on Sundays or holidays.

B. Four-hour parking limit – At all times. Except as provided for under KCC 9.38.070 and 9.38.170, at such times as the director of public works or designee shall place the appropriate sign, it shall be illegal to park any motor or other vehicle for an uninterrupted period in excess of four hours at any time on either side of, unless otherwise indicated, the following streets, public parking lots, public parking garages, or portions thereof:

1. West Smith Street: from 64th Avenue South to Washington Avenue.

C. Penalty. Any violation of the provisions of this section shall be an infraction punishable by a monetary penalty of $30. Vehicles parked in violation of this section may be towed or impounded as provided by law.

(Ord. No. 4114, § 1, 6-3-14; Ord. No. 4239, § 3, 3-21-17; Ord. No. 4322, § 2, 5-7-19)

9.38.070 Holiday parking – Penalty.

A. From the day after Thanksgiving until January 2nd of the following year, all two (2) hour parking zones shall be considered three (3) hour parking zones, and it shall be illegal to park any motor or other vehicle for an uninterrupted period in excess of three (3) hours between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on the roadways designated in KCC 9.38.060 as two (2) hour parking zones. There shall be no enforcement of limited duration parking restrictions, in those zones designated for two (2) hour parking, on Saturdays during the period from the day after Thanksgiving until January 2nd of the following year.

B. A violation of this section shall be an infraction and punishable by a monetary penalty of fifty dollars ($50). Vehicles parked in violation of this section are subject to impoundment as provided by law.

(Ord. No. 2444, § 1; Ord. No. 3062, § 4 (10.06.130), 8-18-92; Ord. No. 3189, § 1, 10-4-94; Ord. No. 3963, § 2, 6-15-10; Ord. No. 3974, § 1, 9-21-10; Ord. No. 4114, § 1, 6-3-14. Formerly Code 1986, § 10.06.130)

Note – Formerly § 9.38.060.

9.38.080 Thirty (30) minute parking zones.

A. At such times as the traffic engineer shall place the appropriate sign, it shall be illegal to park any motor or other vehicle for an uninterrupted period in excess of thirty (30) minutes, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., unless otherwise indicated, at the following locations:

1. First Avenue: The first stall north of Meeker Street on the west side of First Avenue.

2. First Avenue: The first stall south of Meeker Street on the west side of First Avenue.

3. Second Avenue: The first stall south of Meeker Street on the east side of Second Avenue.

4. Second Avenue: The first stall south of Meeker Street on the west side of Second Avenue.

5. Gowe Street: The first stall east of Railroad Avenue on Gowe Street, north side.

6. Fourth Avenue: The stalls north of Titus Street on the east side of Fourth Avenue.

7. Centennial Building: The first four (4) stalls on the east side of the building as posted.

B. Penalty. Any violation of the provisions of this section shall be an infraction punishable by a monetary penalty of fifty dollars ($50). Vehicles parked in violation of this section are subject to impoundment as provided by law.

(Ord. No. 2731, § 1; Ord. No. 2760, § 1; Ord. No. 2959, § 1, 1-3-91; Ord. No. 3189, § 1, 10-4-94; Ord. No. 3324, § 2, 11-27-96; Ord. No. 3834, § 1, 4-17-07; Ord. No. 3974, § 1, 9-21-10. Formerly Code 1986, § 10.06.230)

9.38.085 Seasonal no parking zone – Lake Meridian.

A. At such times as the traffic engineer shall place the appropriate sign, it shall be illegal to park any motor vehicle, or other vehicle or trailer, for the period of May 15th through September 15th of each year, between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., at the following locations:

1. 150th Place S.E.: from S.E. 272nd Street to the end of the road.

2. 270th Place: from 150th Place S.E. to the end of the road.

3. 271st Place: from 150th Place S.E. to the end of the road.

B. A violation of this section shall be an infraction and shall be punishable by a monetary penalty of fifty dollars ($50). Vehicles parked in violation of this section are subject to impoundment as provided by law.

(Ord. No. 3463, § 1, 6-15-99; Ord. No. 3974, § 1, 9-21-10)

9.38.090 Parking reserved for physically disabled, penalty.

Repealed by Ord. 3924.

(Ord. No. 2304, §§ 1, 3; Ord. No. 2313, § 2; Ord. No. 2406, § 1; Ord. No. 2613, § 1; Ord. No. 3062, § 3, 8-18-92; Ord. No. 3189, § 1, 10-4-94; Ord. No. 3335, § 1, 2-5-97. Formerly Code 1986, § 10.06.190)

Note – Formerly § 9.38.100.

9.38.095 Re-parking in same block to avoid citation.

A. It shall be an infraction for any person to move and re-park a vehicle from one (1) parking space within a parking time limit area to another parking space within a parking time limit area that is within one (1) block of the original parking space.

B. It shall be an infraction for any person to move and re-park a vehicle parked in a parking lot with a parking time limit to another space within the same parking lot with a parking time limit.

C. For the purposes of this section, a “block” is a city street, roadway, highway, or alley section located between consecutive intersections.

D. Penalty. Any violation of the provisions of this section shall be an infraction punishable by a monetary penalty of fifty dollars ($50).

(Ord. No. 3974, § 1, 9-21-10)

9.38.100 Compliance with state law.

The traffic engineer is directed to obtain from the State Department of Transportation approval and ratification of any no-parking zone where required by RCW 47.24.020.

(Ord. No. 2303, § 2; Ord. No. 3189, § 1, 10-4-94; Ord. No. 3974, § 1, 9-21-10. Formerly Code 1986, § 10.06.200)

Note – Formerly § 9.38.110.

9.38.110 Parking prohibited within ten (10) feet of mailboxes – Penalty.

A. No motor vehicle shall be parked within ten (10) feet of a clearly visible, residential mailbox which is located directly adjacent to curbside or on a public right-of-way between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., except Sundays and holidays.

B. Any violation of this section shall be an infraction and punishable by a monetary penalty of fifty dollars ($50). Vehicles parked in violation of this section are subject to impoundment as provided by law.

(Ord. No. 2658; Ord. No. 3189, § 1, 10-4-94; Ord. No. 3963, § 3, 6-15-10; Ord. No. 3974, § 1, 9-21-10. Formerly Code 1986, § 10.06.07)

Note – Formerly § 9.38.120.

9.38.120 Parking and storage of large vehicles on city streets – Finding.

A. The city council finds that the parking and storage of trucks, vans, tractor trailers, semi-trailers, and other vehicles, with a maximum gross vehicle weight rating that exceeds 14,001 pounds, present unacceptable risks and hazards to public health, safety, and welfare when such vehicles are parked or stored on city streets at times when such vehicles are not engaged in activity.

B. The city council also recognizes that under some circumstances, it may benefit the public health, safety, and welfare to park the above described vehicles on certain city streets, and that there should be a mechanism to permit the chief of police to suspend the enforcement of parking restrictions relating to those vehicles to allow those vehicles to park on city streets temporarily and during certain time frames.

(Ord. No. 2916, § 1, 4-17-90; Ord. No. 3189, § 1, 10-4-94; Ord. No. 3974, § 1, 9-21-10; Ord. No. 4115, § 1, 6-17-14; Ord. No. 4192, § 1, 4-19-16)

Note – Formerly § 9.38.130.

9.38.130 Parking and storage of large vehicles on city streets – Penalty and exemptions.

A. Parking prohibited. No vehicle, including a truck, van, trailer, or semi-trailer, whether licensed or unlicensed, with a maximum gross vehicle weight rating that exceeds 14,001 pounds may be stored or parked upon any city street.

B. Exemptions. The parking limitation provided in this section shall not apply to the following:

1. A vehicle that is being actively loaded or unloaded.

2. A vehicle that is being used for the exclusive purpose of providing active construction or other hired services to a property at that location, including construction, carpentry, plumbing, landscaping, and moving services.

3. Recreational vehicles whose parking is regulated under KCC 9.38.145.

4. City of Kent or other government vehicles, public utility vehicles, or emergency vehicles.

C. Penalty and impoundment. Any violation of this section shall be an infraction and punishable by a monetary penalty of $250. Vehicles parked in violation of this section are subject to impoundment as provided by law.

D. Authority to suspend enforcement. The chief of police shall have the authority to suspend the enforcement of this section in the event he or she, in his or her discretion, determines that suspension of enforcement will benefit the public health, safety, and welfare. Any suspension of enforcement of this section shall be in writing delivered to the office of the mayor and shall specify the times and dates in which the suspension shall be effective. The suspension of enforcement shall also suspend the enforcement of KCC 9.38.180(A)(15), (B)(6), and (C)(2), as well as applicable sections of KCC 9.38.020. Any truck, vehicle, van, trailer, or semi-trailer parked in accordance with the terms of the suspension of enforcement shall be parked in compliance with applicable requirements of the Revised Code of Washington and the Washington Administrative Code.

(Ord. No. 2916, § 2, 4-17-90; Ord. No. 3062, § 5, 8-18-92; Ord. No. 3189, § 1, 10-4-94; Ord. No. 3850, § 1, 8-7-07; Ord. No. 3974, § 1, 9-21-10; Ord. No. 4115, § 1, 6-17-14; Ord. No. 4192, § 2, 4-19-16; Ord. No. 4214, § 1, 9-20-16)

Note – Formerly § 9.38.140.

9.38.140 Parking of certain trailers or semi-trailers – Penalty.

A. Except as provided in KCC 9.38.130, no trailer or semi-trailer shall be parked upon any city street unless the trailer or semi-trailer is attached to a vehicle by which it may be propelled or drawn. In case of accident, such trailer or semi-trailer may be moved to the side of the street, and if a good and sufficient red signal is displayed at both ends of the trailer or semi-trailer during the hours of darkness, such trailer or semi-trailer may be permitted or allowed to remain for a period not exceeding twenty-four (24) hours pending removal except that such trailer or semi-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.

B. Any violation of this section shall be an infraction and punishable by a monetary penalty of two hundred fifty dollars ($250). Vehicles parked in violation of this section are subject to impoundment as provided by law.

C. The chief of police shall have the authority to suspend the enforcement of this section in the event he or she, in his or her discretion, determines that suspension of enforcement will benefit the public health, safety, and welfare. Any suspension of enforcement of this section shall be in writing delivered to the office of the mayor and shall specify the times and dates in which the suspension shall be effective. The suspension of enforcement shall also suspend the enforcement of KCC 9.38.180(A)(15), (B)(6), and (C)(2), as well as applicable sections of KCC 9.38.020. Any trailer or semi-trailer parked in accordance with the terms of the suspension of enforcement shall be parked in compliance with applicable requirements of the Revised Code of Washington and the Washington Administrative Code.

(Ord. No. 2508, § 2; Ord. No. 2582, § 1; Ord. No. 2916, § 3, 4-17-90; Ord. No. 3062, § 1, 8-18-92; Ord. No. 3189, § 1, 10-4-94; Ord. No. 3850, § 2, 8-7-07; Ord. No. 3974, § 1, 9-21-10; Ord. No. 4115, § 1, 6-17-14. Formerly Code 1986, § 10.06.100)

Note – Formerly § 9.38.150.

9.38.145 Parking of recreational vehicles, boats or vessels, and trailers.

A. No person shall park any recreational vehicle, boat or vessel, or trailer on any street, highway, roadway, alley, or public right-of-way in any residential neighborhood in the city for more than twenty-four (24) hours. For purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the following prescribed meanings:

1. Recreational vehicle shall be as defined in KCC 8.09.030(G).

2. Boat or vessel shall mean every description of watercraft used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on the water.

3. Trailer shall mean every vehicle without motive power designed to be drawn by another vehicle and attached to the towing vehicle by means of a hitch or other connector, and ordinarily used for transporting items upon public streets and highways.

B. Any violation of this section shall be an infraction and punishable by a monetary penalty of fifty dollars ($50). Vehicles parked in violation of this section are subject to impoundment as provided by law.

(Ord. No. 3974, § 1, 9-21-10)

9.38.150 Parking an unlicensed vehicle or a vehicle with switched license plates or tabs – Penalty.

A. No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle, on a street, highway, roadway, alley, or public property unless the vehicle possesses a license plate and license tab registration that is proper and current for that vehicle. Such license plate and tab registration shall be properly mounted on the vehicle in accordance with the State Department of Licensing rules and regulations.

B. Any violation of this section shall be an infraction and punishable by a monetary penalty of fifty dollars ($50). Vehicles parked in violation of this section are subject to impoundment as provided by law.

(Ord. No. 2614, § 1; Ord. No. 3189, § 1, 10-4-94; Ord. No. 3963, § 4, 6-15-10; Ord. No. 3974, § 1, 9-21-10. Formerly Code 1986, § 10.06.110)

Note – Formerly § 9.38.160.

9.38.160 Municipal parking facilities regulated – Penalty.

A. Municipal parking facilities – Definition. Municipal parking facilities means the adjacent parking lot or parking garage that serves the following municipal facilities: Kent City Hall, the Centennial Center, Kent Municipal Court, Kent Corrections Facility, Kent Commons, Riverbend Golf Complex, Kent Senior Center, the parks department’s maintenance shop facility, the public works department’s operations shop facility, and all parks or recreation facilities owned or operated by the city.

B. Municipal parking facilities – Reserved exclusively for users of municipal facility. Except as otherwise provided by KCC 9.38.055, those parking lots or parking garages that are connected or adjacent to a municipal facility are reserved exclusively for use by individuals who are visiting the municipal facility during its regular hours of operation to attend a city-sponsored event, to conduct business with the city, or to otherwise make use of the amenities or services offered by the municipal facility. Such visitors may park within those spaces that are marked or otherwise designated as available for use by visitors, and as limited in time or otherwise restricted by the mayor or designee through official signs or markings. During a municipal facility’s regular hours of operation, its parking lot is not otherwise open for use by the general public. Visitors may not park vehicles in any parking space within the municipal parking facility that is marked or otherwise designated for use by city employees, for city vehicles, or for other reserved uses or vehicles. It is illegal for a vehicle to be parked in violation of this section.

C. Public parking facilities. A public parking lot is available for general use by the public in downtown Kent, which is located adjacent to Titus Street and between Second Avenue and First Avenue, as limited in time or otherwise restricted by official signs or markings.

D. Penalty. Any violation of this section shall be an infraction and punishable by a monetary penalty of $50. Vehicles parked in violation of this section may be towed and impounded as provided by law.

(Ord. No. 2407, § 1; Ord. No. 2842, § 2 (10.06.220), 4-4-89; Ord. No. 2857, § 2, 7-5-89; Ord. No. 3189, § 1, 10-4-94; Ord. No. 3324, § 3, 11-27-96; Ord. No. 3963, § 5, 6-15-10; Ord. No. 3974, § 1, 9-21-10; Ord. No. 4239, § 4, 3-21-17. Formerly Code 1986, § 10.06.220)

Note – Formerly § 9.38.170.

9.38.170 Parking permits and passes or exemptions.

A. Authority to create and issue – Mayor or designee. The mayor or designee may designate, assign, restrict, and authorize parking within all municipal parking facilities. This authority specifically includes the ability to regulate parking through the issuance of parking permits or parking passes that either authorize the bearer to park in a particular place or area, or exempt the bearer from some or all of the parking limitations imposed by this chapter, including the time limitations imposed under KCC 9.38.060 and 9.38.065.

B. Form of permits and passes. Permits or passes may be in any form the mayor or designee determines to be appropriate and conspicuous. Such permits or passes should contain a rendition of the city’s corporate seal or official logo, the signature of the issuer, or some other means of authentication to identify the bearer as a person who is authorized to park in the applicable location, or as a person who is exempt from one or more of the parking restrictions established under this chapter, excluding disabled parking stalls. For any permit or pass to be valid, it must be displayed at all times while the vehicle is parked within the applicable location. If the permit or pass is not displayed, any permission or exemption the permit or pass conveys is ineffective and no infraction shall be dismissed on such basis.

B. Exception to permit or pass requirement – Police or government vehicles. Marked police vehicles and other police or government vehicles displaying exempt license plates are exempt from the parking and time restrictions imposed by KCC 9.38.060, 9.38.065, and 9.38.160, without the necessity of a permit or pass.

C. Residential parking zone manager. The residential parking zone manager, appointed pursuant to KCC 9.38.175(C), is authorized to issue temporary parking permits for the personal and business vehicles of city contractors, subcontractors, and their employees for use only while engaged in city contract work that requires such persons to be present in residential parking zones.

D. Human resources department – Commute trip reduction program. The city’s director of human resources or designee may recommend the mayor or designee issue carpool parking permits under the city’s commute trip reduction program, which entitle the bearer to park a vehicle within designated carpool spaces on the first floor of the Centennial Center parking garage, which spaces are exempt from any time limitation otherwise imposed.

(Ord. No. 2842, § 3, 4-4-89; Ord. No. 2857, § 3, 7-5-89; Ord. No. 3189, § 1, 10-4-94; Ord. No. 3324, § 4, 11-27-96; Ord. No. 3908, § 1, 2-3-09; Ord. No. 3974, § 1, 9-21-10; Ord. No. 4239, § 5, 3-21-17)

Note – Formerly § 9.38.180.

9.38.175 Residential parking zone.

A. Purpose of residential parking zone. The city establishes this residential parking zone (RPZ) program in response to parking concerns expressed by residents of the neighborhood surrounding destinations that are expected to generate significant demand for offsite parking in those neighborhoods, and as required to mitigate parking impacts of those destinations. This RPZ program will reserve parking on the surface streets in the RPZs established herein for neighborhood owners, residents, and their visitors, who might otherwise be displaced by visitors to these destinations.

B. Residential parking zones established.

1. The following described area, also known as the North Park Neighborhood, is established as Kent RPZ No. 1: That area bounded on the west by Fifth Avenue North, to the south by West James Street, to the north by State Route 167, and to the east by the Burlington Northern main line (First Avenue North). Residential parking zone permits are required at all times to park in Kent RPZ No. 1.

2. The following roadways or portions thereof, within the area known as the Mill Creek Neighborhood, are established as Kent RPZ No. 2:

a. Cedar Street: from Clark Avenue North to Jason Avenue North.

b. Clark Avenue North: from 150 feet north of East Smith Street to East Temperance Street, east side only.

c. Clark Avenue North: from East Temperance Street to East James Street.

d. East George Street: from State Avenue North to Woodford Avenue North.

e. East Temperance Street: from Kennebeck Avenue North to Jason Avenue North.

f. Jason Avenue North: from East Smith Street to East James Street.

g. Kennebeck Avenue North: from East Temperance Street to north end of road.

h. State Avenue North: from East James Street to 175 feet south of East George Street.

i. State Avenue North: 175 feet south of East George Street to north end of road, east side only.

j. Woodford Avenue North: from East James Street to north end of road.

Residential parking zone permits are required to park between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays in Kent RPZ No. 2.

3. The following roadways or portions thereof, within portions of Glencarin Division 1, Shadow Run, and Jason Lane are established as Kent RPZ No. 3:

a. 124th Avenue Southeast: from Southeast 208th Street to Southeast 211th Street.

b. 125th Avenue Southeast: from Southeast 209th Street to north end of road.

c. 125th Avenue Southeast: from Southeast 209th Street to Southeast 211th Street.

d. 126th Avenue Southeast: from Southeast 208th Street to Southeast 211th Street.

e. 127th Place Southeast: from Southeast 208th Street to Southeast 211th Street.

f. Southeast 208th Place: from 126th Avenue Southeast to end of road.

g. Southeast 209th Street: from 170 feet west of 124th Avenue Southeast to 125th Avenue Southeast.

h. Southeast 209th Court: from 126th Avenue Southeast to end of road.

i. Southeast 210th Court: from 126th Avenue Southeast to end of road.

j. Southeast 210th Court: from 127th Place Southeast to end of road.

k. Southeast 210th Place: from 124th Avenue Southeast to end of road.

l. Southeast 210th Street: from 124th Avenue Southeast to end of road.

m. Southeast 211th Street: from 125 feet west of 124th Avenue Southeast to 124th Avenue Southeast.

n. Southeast 211th Street: from 125th Avenue Southeast to 160 feet east of 127th Place Southeast.

Residential parking zone permits are required between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on weekdays during the months of September through June, excluding holidays, to park in Kent RPZ No. 3.

C. RPZ manager. The mayor will appoint from city staff the RPZ manager who shall administer the RPZ program as set forth in this section. The duties of the RPZ manager may be carried out by more than one person and may be delegated to the customer services division of the city’s finance department as appropriate.

D. Residential parking zone permit. When properly issued and displayed, an RPZ permit or a visitor parking permit will authorize a vehicle to park within the RPZ for which the permit was issued. A property is included within the RPZ only if its address includes, and/or sole access to the property is via, a street that is within the RPZ. The permit shall not guarantee a parking space, nor shall it exempt the vehicle or operator from observing zones where parking is otherwise prohibited, including but not limited to permanent or temporary no parking zones, loading zones, fire zones, and all zones where parking is regulated or prohibited by other applicable laws or regulations of this code.

E. Permit eligibility.

1. Zone owners and residents. Permits may be issued only to persons who own property or reside in the RPZ established by subsection (B) of this section. At this time, all permits will be issued to RPZ owners and residents free of charge.

2. Resident visitors. The RPZ manager may issue additional permits to each residence within the RPZ for temporary use by residents’ visitors. Visitor permits may not be sold or redistributed for any purpose.

3. Government vehicles. Government vehicles will not be required to obtain permits for the purpose of conducting official business in the North Park Neighborhood. Government vehicles associated with the conduct of business at the Kent Events Center may not park in the RPZ.

F. Use and validity of permits.

1. The RPZ permit is valid only if displayed on the rear left window of the vehicle and only for so long as the permit holder owns or controls the vehicle and resides at the address for which the permit was issued.

2. A visitor parking permit shall be valid only if the hang tag is hung from the vehicle’s rearview mirror.

G. Issuance of permits. The RPZ manager will send four RPZ window decals to the owner of record and to the occupant of each dwelling unit or residence within the RPZ. In addition, the RPZ manager will send 15 hang tag visitor permits to each owner of record and the occupant of each dwelling unit or residence for temporary use. Each permit issued shall contain the number of the RPZ for which it was issued and a serial number for the permit, together with such other information as determined by the RPZ manager. The RPZ manager is authorized to issue additional RPZ and/or visitor permits, if a demonstrated need exists. Any RPZ resident may make application for additional necessary permits by returning to the RPZ manager a completed application supplied by the city identifying the additional permits required and the reason for the request. Additional permits will be issued at the discretion of the RPZ manager and at no cost at this time.

H. Proof of ownership or residence. The following will be sufficient proof of ownership or residence within the RPZ:

1. Appearance as owner of record on the King County recorder’s office website; or

2. A valid driver’s license showing residence at a current address located within the RPZ; or

3. A deed, lease, rental agreement, or other document which, at the discretion of the RPZ manager, establishes residency, and which shows residency within the RPZ.

I. Revocation or denial of permits – Cause. Any of the following shall be cause for the revocation or suspension of RPZ permits and/or visitor permits by the RPZ manager:

1. The making of any false or misleading statement in application for a permit.

2. The transfer to an unauthorized person or address.

3. The alteration of a permit in any respect in order to gain privileges not authorized by the permit.

4. The display on a vehicle of a permit that has been suspended or revoked.

5. The sale of a permit and the receipt of anything of value in exchange for a permit.

J. Revocation or denial of permits – Process. If the RPZ manager finds that a RPZ permit or a visitor permit should be revoked or denied for any of the reasons set forth in subsection (I) of this section, the RPZ manager will send a written notice of revocation or denial to the permit holder, which notice shall contain the following information:

1. That the permit is denied or will be revoked not sooner than 10 calendar days from the date of the letter.

2. The reasons for permit revocation or denial.

3. That unless a written notice of appeal is filed with the community development director not later than 10 calendar days from the date of the notice of revocation or denial, the permit will be deemed finally revoked or denied.

4. That the basis for the appeal must be contained in the written notice of appeal.

K. Revocation or denial – Appeal. An applicant aggrieved by the RPZ manager’s revocation or denial of an RPZ or visitor permit may file a notice of appeal with the community development director who upon consideration of the written documentation submitted in the notice of revocation or denial and the notice of appeal will affirm, reverse, or modify the revocation or denial decision, or order suspension for a specified period.

L. Violation – Penalty. It shall be a parking infraction to park within an RPZ unless the parked vehicle properly displays a valid RPZ permit or a visitor parking permit. Any violation of this section shall be an infraction punishable by a monetary penalty of $50. Vehicles parked in violation of this section may be towed or impounded as provided by law.

(Ord. No. 3894, § 1, 11-18-08; Ord. No. 3974, § 1, 9-21-10; Ord. 4322, § 3, 5-7-19)

9.38.180 Stopping, standing, or parking prohibited in specified places.

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:

A. Stop, stand, or park a vehicle:

1. On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street.

2. On a sidewalk or street planting strip.

3. Within an intersection.

4. On a crosswalk.

5. Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within thirty (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.

6. Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic.

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

8. On any railroad tracks.

9. In the area between roadways of a divided highway including crossovers.

10. Outside of the limits of an individual parking stall or parking space designated for vehicular on-street parking. An individual parking stall or parking space is that portion of the paved section of the roadway, of sufficient length and depth from the sidewalk curb to accommodate a vehicle to be parked, as shall be specified and marked by the city.

11. Within a marked bicycle lane, which is that portion of the paved section of the roadway specified and marked by the city for the movement of bicycles on the roadway.

12. Upon any portion of the street, roadway, or public way for the purpose of doing any work on, maintaining, or repairing any vehicle, except for those repairs necessitated by an emergency.

13. Upon any portion of the street, roadway, or public way for the principal purpose of displaying the vehicle for sale or for advertising services for vehicles.

14. Alongside or adjacent to any traffic island, which is the curbed area in a roadway from which traffic is excluded.

15. At any place where official signs prohibit stopping.

B. Stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers:

1. In front of a public or private driveway or within five (5) feet of the end of the curb radius leading thereto;

2. Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant;

3. Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk;

4. Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, yield sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway;

5. Within twenty (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 seventy-five (75) feet of said entrance when properly signposted; or

6. At any place where official signs prohibit standing.

C. Park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading property or passengers:

1. Within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing; or

2. At any place where official signs prohibit parking.

D. Parking or standing shall be permitted in the manner provided by law at all other places, unless otherwise prohibited by this chapter.

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

F. 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.

G. Any violation of the provisions of this section shall be an infraction and punishable by a monetary penalty of fifty dollars ($50). Vehicles parked in violation of this section are subject to impoundment as provided by law.

(Ord. No. 3974, § 1, 9-21-10)

9.38.185 Parking too far from the curb.

A. Except as otherwise provided in this section, every vehicle stopped or parked upon a two (2) way roadway shall be so stopped or parked with the right-hand wheels parallel to and within twelve (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 (1) 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 twelve (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 wheels within twelve (12) inches of the left-hand curb or as close as practicable to the left edge of the left-hand shoulder.

C. Angle parking shall only be allowed as provided for in this chapter or elsewhere in the Kent City Code.

D. Any violation of the provisions of this section shall be a traffic infraction and punishable by a monetary penalty of fifty dollars ($50). Vehicles parked in violation of this section are subject to impoundment as provided by law.

(Ord. No. 3974, § 1, 9-21-10)

9.38.190 Penalty for violation of certain sections.

Any violation of any section of this chapter for which no penalty is specifically provided shall be an infraction and punishable by a monetary penalty of $50. Vehicles parked in violation of this section are subject to impoundment as provided by law.

(Ord. No. 1972, § 5; Ord. No. 2303, § 3; Ord. No. 2313, § 1; Ord. No. 2731, § 4; Ord. No. 2928, § 1, 6-19-90; Ord. No. 3062, §§ 2 (10.06.190), 4 (10.06.190), 8-18-92; Ord. No. 3189, § 1, 10-4-94; Ord. No. 3963, § 6, 6-15-10; Ord. No. 3974, § 1, 9-21-10; Ord. No. 4239, § 6, 3-21-17. Formerly Code 1986, §§ 10.06.170, 10.06.210)

Note – Formerly § 9.38.180.

9.38.195 Failure to respond – Penalty.

Any person who fails to respond to a notice of infraction relating to parking shall, in addition to all other penalties and assessments, be assessed a penalty of twenty-five dollars ($25) for failing to respond. For the purposes of this section, a person shall be deemed to have failed to respond if he or she fails to timely pay any required penalty as stated on the notice of infraction or as required by the court, or fails to appear at the properly scheduled hearing to contest or mitigate the parking infraction.

(Ord. No. 4065, § 1, 12-11-12)

9.38.200 Flood emergency hazardous materials parking zone.

A. Purpose of the flood emergency hazardous materials parking zone. The city establishes this flood emergency hazardous materials parking zone (FEHMPZ) program for the purpose of providing upland parking for commercial motor vehicles carrying hazardous materials, as hereinafter defined, from city businesses when such materials must be relocated to avoid potential hazardous materials release. This program will allow for hazardous material truck parking on certain upland public right-of-way to the extent of available capacity. This program does not excuse any person or entity responsible for hazardous materials from proper protection, handling, and storage of such hazardous materials.

B. Definitions.

1. Flood emergency means an emergency declared by the mayor, the county executive, the governor, or federal officials by reason of floods or potential floods in the vicinity of the city.

2. Hazardous material means a substance or material which has been determined by the Secretary of Transportation to be capable of posing a risk to health, safety, and property when transported in commerce, and which has been so designated.

3. Commercial motor vehicle means any self-propelled or towed motor vehicle used on a highway in interstate commerce to transport passengers or property when the vehicle:

a. Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating, or gross vehicle weight or gross combination weight, of four thousand five hundred thirty-six (4,536) kilograms (ten thousand one (10,001) pounds) or more, whichever is greater; or

b. Is designed or used to transport more than eight (8) passengers (including the driver) for compensation; or

c. Is designed or used to transport more than fifteen (15) passengers, including the driver, and is not used to transport passengers for compensation; or

d. Is used in transporting material found by the Secretary of Transportation to be hazardous under 49 USC 5103 and transported in a quantity requiring placarding under regulations prescribed by the Secretary under Title 49 CFR, Subtitle B, Chapter I, Subchapter C.

C. Flood emergency hazardous materials parking zone established. Up to three (3) lanes of South 231st Street west of the Green River bridge to the intersection of Military Road South.

D. FEHMPZ manager. The city emergency manager shall administer the FEHMPZ program as set forth in this section. The duties of the FEHMPZ manager may be carried out by more than one (1) person and may be delegated to the fire prevention staff as appropriate. The FEHMPZ manager will adopt such rules and procedures as are necessary for notice of availability of the FEHMPZ for parking and for its management.

E. FEHMPZ permits. When properly issued and displayed, a FEHMPZ permit, in the form of a hang tag, will authorize a vehicle to park within the FEHMPZ during a flood emergency. The permit will not guarantee a parking place nor shall it allow the permitted vehicle to block private access to abutting properties or fire zones. The FEHMPZ manager will determine the capacity of the FEHMPZ zone and issue, on a first-come, first-served basis, only so many permits as the FEHMPZ will accommodate vehicles.

F. Permit eligibility.

1. Kent businesses. Permits will be issued only to owners of licensed city businesses which business shall require the use and/or storage of hazardous materials.

2. Vehicles. Each permit will be issued for a specific commercial motor vehicle. Vehicles with trailers will be required to remain attached during the duration of their use of the FEHMPZ. Vehicles and trailers will be required to have their wheels chocked.

3. Government vehicles. Government vehicles will be permitted to park in the FEHMPZ without permits.

G. Use and validity of permits – Fee.

1. The FEHMPZ permit shall be valid only if the hang tag is hung from the vehicle’s rearview mirror and only so long as the permit holder owns or controls the vehicle and maintains the business for which the permit was issued.

2. Each permit, unless terminated under subsection (G)(1) of this section or revoked by the FEHMPZ manager, shall expire on June 30th of each calendar year.

3. A one-hundred-dollar ($100) administrative fee shall be charged for each permit issued to help defray the cost of administering the FEHMPZ program.

H. Issuance of permits.

1. Each permit applicant shall submit an application to the FEHMPZ manager along with a copy of the business license and vehicle registration(s). The application shall be upon a city form with such information as the FEHMPZ manager shall require. Such information shall include, but not be limited to, proof of insurance as required by the city risk manager. Upon request, the applicant will appear in person to show the original business license and vehicle registration(s). Each applicant shall agree, in writing, that submission of an application is not a guarantee of a parking place and does not excuse any compliance with any state, local, or federal regulations respecting hazardous materials or otherwise.

2. The FEHMPZ manager shall issue up to two (2) permits suitable for display for each approved application to Kent businesses that are members of the local emergency planning committee. Other Kent businesses will then be issued permits on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity within the FEHMPZ is exhausted.

3. Each permit shall show the date of expiration together with a license plate number and such other information as the FEHMPZ manager shall require.

I. Revocation or denial of permits – Cause. Any of the following shall be cause for the denial or revocation of the FEHMPZ permit:

1. The unavailability of capacity in the FEHMPZ.

2. A false or misleading statement in the application for permit.

3. The transfer of a permit to an unauthorized business or vehicle by sale or otherwise.

4. The alteration of a permit in any respect.

J. Revocation or denial of permit – Process. If the FEHMPZ manager finds that a FEHMPZ permit should be revoked or denied for any of the reasons set forth in subsection (I) of this section, the FEHMPZ manager will send a written notice of revocation or denial to the permit holder at the business address, which notice shall contain the following information:

1. That the permit is denied or will be revoked not sooner than ten (10) calendar days from the date of the letter.

2. The reasons for the permit revocation or denial.

3. That unless a written notice of appeal is filed with the FEHMPZ manager not later than ten (10) calendar days from the date of the notice of revocation or denial, the permit will be deemed finally revoked or denied.

4. That the basis for the appeal must be contained in the written notice of appeal.

K. Revocation or denial – Appeal. An applicant aggrieved by the FEHMPZ manager’s revocation or denial of a permit may file a notice of appeal with the FEHMPZ manager, who shall submit the same to the city hearing examiner. The hearing examiner, upon consideration of the written documentation submitted in the notice of revocation or denial and the notice of appeal, will affirm, reverse, or remand the revocation or denial.

L. Violation – Penalty. Any violation of this section shall be an infraction punishable by a monetary penalty of fifty dollars ($50). Vehicles parked in violation of this section during an emergency flood event are subject to impoundment as provided by law; provided, however, that all other rules and regulations regarding traffic, transportation, and the public right-of-way will be in effect during such times as an emergency flood event is not in effect.

(Ord. No. 3991 § 1, 2-15-11)