Chapter 10.06


10.06.010    Truck parking banned.

10.06.020    Fine.

10.06.031    Time limits for large commercial vehicles.

10.06.040    Vehicles – Time limits.

10.06.050    Electric vehicle charging stations on public property.

10.06.010 Truck parking banned.

No person shall park a truck, truck tractor, semitrailer, or combination thereof over 25,999 pounds gross vehicle weight and/or 96 inches in width on any of the following streets or within any of the following zones, except for any such vehicle parked in connection with any permitted construction, while loading or unloading goods or services, or during any emergency event when the state has closed Interstate 90:

A. North Bend Way from the Interstate 90 Exit 34 westerly to and including the intersection of Main Avenue North;

B. Cedar Falls Way from East North Bend Way roundabout easterly to 436th Avenue SE;

C. 436th Avenue SE from the intersection of SE North Bend Way to the southern North Bend city limit;

D. SE 140th Street from the intersection with SE North Bend Way to the intersection with the SE Middle Fork Road;

E. 468th Avenue SE from I-90 Exit 34 northerly towards SE Middle Fork as posted;

F. SE 146th Street from 468th Avenue SE easterly to the North Bend city limit;

G. SE 144th Street from 468th Avenue SE easterly to the North Bend city limit; and

H. Any multifamily residential zone as defined in the North Bend Municipal Code. (Ord. 1497 § 1 (part), 2013: Ord. 844 § 2, 1991).

10.06.020 Fine.

Violations of this chapter shall be punishable as infractions. Punishment shall be by a fine in the amount of $250.00 for violations of NBMC 10.06.010 and 10.06.031 and in the amount of $75.00 for any other violations of this chapter. Each day such violation is committed shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such.

In addition to a fine, a person who has parked or left a vehicle standing upon a public street, public right-of-way, or public off-street parking area in violation of this chapter is subject to having the vehicle impounded at the registered owner’s expense. (Ord. 1497 § 1 (part), 2013: Ord. 1435 § 1 (Exh. A (part)), 2011: Ord. 844 § 3, 1991).

10.06.031 Time limits for large commercial vehicles.

A. No person shall park, or allow to be parked any of the following described vehicles on any public street, highway, public right-of-way, public off-street parking area, or any location open to the public within the city limits of North Bend in excess of six hours in any 24-hour period:

1. Truck-trailer, truck and/or trailer, truck-tractor and/or semitrailer combination over 32,000 pounds licensed gross weight, over 80 inches in width, or over 30 feet in length;

2. Dump trucks;

3. Buses;

4. Trucks with three axles or more; and

5. Mobile home transport vehicles.

B. The prohibition of this section shall not apply in the following cases:

1. Off-street parking for commercial vehicle operators owning or operating a business that has a North Bend business license and is in operation before January 1, 1993;

2. Any vehicle parked in connection with construction activities for which a permit has been obtained from the North Bend building department; and

3. Any vehicle that is in the process of loading or unloading goods and services within the city limits. (Ord. 1497 § 1 (part), 2013: Ord. 910 § 1, 1993).

10.06.040 Vehicles – Time limits.

A. No person shall park or store any vehicle within any off-street public parking facility or any other off-street public property within the city in excess of 24 consecutive hours, or as specifically posted, as described under subsection B of this section.

B. No person shall park or store any vehicle within any public parking stall, public parking facility, or electric vehicle charging station on public property in excess of any time limitation posted at that stall, facility or station.

C. No person shall park or store any vehicle upon any street or public right-of-way in excess of 24 consecutive hours.

D. No person shall park or store any vehicle in excess of two consecutive hours upon any section of North Bend Way, between Sydney Avenue North and Ballarat Avenue North.

E. No person shall park or store any vehicle posted with a “For Sale” sign or other similar sign within any off-street public parking facility or other off-street public property.

F. For purposes of this section, a “vehicle” is defined as set forth in RCW 46.04.670, and shall include all recreational vehicles, including motor homes, campers, utility trailers, boats, boat trailers, and travel trailers, and shall include large commercial vehicles referenced in NBMC 10.06.031.

G. The first violation of this section shall cause the vehicle to be subject to impoundment at the registered owner’s expense. The law enforcement officer discovering an unauthorized vehicle left within a city parking facility or right-of-way shall attach to the vehicle a readily visible notification. The notification shall contain the following information: the date and time the notification was attached; the identity of the officer; a statement that if the vehicle is not removed within the corresponding time period that the vehicle may be impounded and stored at the owner’s expense. If the vehicle has current Washington registration plates, the officer shall check the records to learn the identity of the last registered owner of record. The officer or his department may make a reasonable effort to contact the owner by telephone in order to give the owner the information on the notification sticker. It is not necessary for law enforcement to provide notification if the vehicle is located in any off-street public parking facility, or other public property when that parking facility or public property is clearly posted by signing prohibiting actions outlined in this section. The law enforcement officer may impound the vehicle and provide for the removal of the vehicle to a place of safety, which includes the location of a registered tow truck operator. A vehicle that does not pose a safety hazard may remain on the roadside for more than 24 hours if the owner or operator is unable to remove it from the place where it is located and so notifies law enforcement officials and requests assistance. (Ord. 1507 § 1, 2013: Ord. 1435 § 1 (Exh. A (part)), 2011: Ord. 1147 § 1, 2002: Ord. 1070 § 1, 1999: Ord. 910 § 2, 1993).

10.06.050 Electric vehicle charging stations on public property.

A. Public electric vehicle charging stations, as defined in Chapter 18.06 NBMC, that are located on public property are reserved for parking and charging electric vehicles only.

B. When a sign provides notice that a space is a designated public electric vehicle charging station, no person shall park or stand any nonelectric vehicle in that space. Any nonelectric vehicle is subject to fine or removal.

C. Any electric vehicle in any designated public electric vehicle charging station space on public property that is not electrically charging, or is parked beyond the days and hours designated on regulatory signs posted at or near the space, shall be subject to a fine and/or removal pursuant to NBMC 10.06.040. For purposes of this subsection, “charging” means an electric vehicle is parked at an electric vehicle charging station and is connected to the charging station equipment.

D. Where public electric vehicle charging stations are constructed and installed, the city engineer shall cause appropriate signs and marking to be placed in and around the parking spaces of said stations, indicating prominently thereon the parking regulations. The signs shall define time limits and hours of operation, as applicable, shall state that the parking space is reserved for charging electric vehicles and that an electric vehicle may only park in the space for charging purposes. (Ord. 1435 § 1 (Exh. A (part)), 2011).