Chapter 10.10
PARKING REGULATIONS

Sections:

Article I. Parking Regulations

10.10.010    Angle parking.

10.10.020    Parallel parking.

10.10.030    Alleys – Blocking streets.

10.10.040    Prolonged parking.

10.10.050    Hindering fire trucks.

10.10.060    Driving regulations.

10.10.070    Notice of violation.

10.10.080    Parking on abutting property.

10.10.090    Snow removal.

10.10.100    Penalties.

Article II. Parking Restrictions

10.10.110    Parking prohibited.

10.10.120    Parking prohibited except for police.

10.10.130    Parking restricted.

10.10.140    Penalties.

10.10.150    Does not affect other regulations.

Article I. Parking Regulations

10.10.010 Angle parking.

Any owner or custodian of a motor vehicle who parks such vehicle on Pennsylvania Avenue, or on North Second Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Washington Avenue, in said city shall park same within 12 inches of the curb and at an angle of approximately 45 degrees. [Ord. 384 § 1, 1950.]

10.10.020 Parallel parking.

Any owner or custodian of a motor vehicle who parks such vehicle on any street or avenue, other than Pennsylvania Avenue, or North Second Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Washington Avenue, in said city shall park same within 12 inches of the curb and parallel therewith. [Ord. 384 § 2, 1950.]

10.10.030 Alleys – Blocking streets.

It shall be unlawful for any owner or custodian of a motor vehicle to park same in any alley of the said city, or to block any street or avenue in said city, or to park a motor vehicle in said city in any other manner than herein permitted and required. [Ord. 384 § 3, 1950.]

10.10.040 Prolonged parking.

A. No Parking at Any Time. No person shall park or cause to be parked a vehicle upon any of the streets, alleys, roadways, or rights-of-way of the city, contrary to “no parking” signs placed or erected by the city.

B. No Parking during Certain Hours. No person shall park or cause to be parked a vehicle upon any of the streets or rights-of-way as posted during the hours prohibited by signs placed or erected by the city.

C. Parking Prohibited on Designated Streets. It is unlawful to park or leave standing any vehicle on any of the following designated streets as follows:

1. Pennsylvania Avenue from Second Street to 106 E. Pennsylvania Avenue on Sundays between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. from June 1st to September 15th.

D. Seventy-Two-Hour Parking. No vehicle shall be parked in excess of 72 hours on any public street, avenue, alley, roadway or right-of-way in the city. Notwithstanding the foregoing, vehicles must comply with the provisions of RMC 10.10.090 during the period of November 1st of each year to the following first day of March.

E. Inoperable Vehicles. Vehicles shall be currently licensed and in operable condition other than for minor repairs that do not allow discharge of fluids onto the roadway or interfere with normal traffic flow. Disassembly of motor train, engine, and axle components is considered a major repair and not permitted on public right-of-way. All other provisions of the city’s parking code shall remain in full force and effect. [Ord. 1116 § 1, 2015; Ord. 1056 § 2, 2010.]

10.10.050 Hindering fire trucks.

It shall be unlawful for any owner or custodian of a motor vehicle to park said vehicle in such a manner as to hinder the passing of the city fire truck. [Ord. 384 § 5, 1950.]

10.10.060 Driving regulations.

Any owner or custodian of a motor vehicle about to enter upon a paved street in said city shall first bring such vehicle to a full stop, and in approaching a street intersection shall give oncoming traffic from the right the right-of-way, and in passing any vehicle shall pass to the left of such vehicle. [Ord. 384 § 6, 1950.]

10.10.070 Notice of violation.

A. Towing and Impounding of Vehicles. In addition to such penalties as provided in RMC 10.10.100, the police department is empowered to remove and impound any vehicle in violation of this chapter and such vehicle shall be towed from the street or avenue or alley, and impounded until the owner or person in charge of the vehicle pays to the tow-operator the towing charges plus all accumulated storage charges for the vehicle. All towing and storage of the vehicle shall be by licensed, commercial tow truck operators, and all such tow truck operators shall be licensed and bonded as required by the laws of the state.

B. Notice.

1. Not more than 24 hours after impoundment of any vehicle, the tow truck operator shall mail a notice by first class mail to the last known address of the legal and registered owner(s) of the vehicle, as may be disclosed by the vehicle identification number, and as provided by the Washington State Department of Licensing. The notification shall contain the following information:

a. By whose authority the vehicle was impounded;

b. Location and time of impound; and

c. Name, address and telephone number of the impounding tow firm.

2. In the case of an abandoned vehicle, the tow truck operator should send, by certified letter, a notice of custody and sale to the legal owner and registered owner as required by RCW 46.55.100, 46.55.110 and 46.55.120. [Ord. 1056 § 3, 2010; Ord. 1046 § 3, 2009; Ord. 384 § 7, 1950.]

10.10.080 Parking on abutting property.

It shall be unlawful for any owner or custodian of a motor vehicle habitually to park such vehicle at a location abutting a lot or tract not his own, without the consent of the owner of such lot or tract, or habitually to park a motor vehicle at a location abutting the property of any church or school district. [Ord. 384 § 8, 1950.]

10.10.090 Snow removal.

During the period from November 1st of each year to the following first day of March, inclusive, otherwise known as the winter snow season, it shall be unlawful for any owner or custodian of a motor vehicle, or for any other person, to park such motor vehicle on any street, alley, avenue, or road in the city of Roslyn for any continuous period exceeding 24 hours; and it shall be the duty of the owner or custodian of such parked motor vehicle to move such vehicle from its parking place prior to the expiration of the said 24-hour period. Regardless of the length of parking time, the owner or custodian of any motor vehicle parked in such a manner as to interfere with snow plowing shall promptly, upon request of any city officer, employee or contractor, move such vehicle so that the snow may be properly removed from the area. During the winter snow season, it shall be unlawful for any owner or custodian of a motor vehicle, or for any other person, to park such motor vehicle on either side of Pennsylvania Avenue from First Street to Fourth Street and on Pennsylvania Avenue for one-half block east of First Street during the hours of 3:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.

No person shall park any motor vehicle upon the traveled portion of any street, avenue, roadway, or road in the city of Roslyn. [Ord. 1019 § 1, 2007; Ord. 837 § 1, 1997; Ord. 500 § 1, 1972; Ord. 384 § 9, 1950.]

10.10.100 Penalties.

Violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to be a civil infraction, and shall be punishable in any sum not exceeding $100.00 and costs. [Ord. 809 § 1, 1996; Ord. 384 § 10, 1950.]

Article II. Parking Restrictions

10.10.110 Parking prohibited.

No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle, except in compliance with the direction of an official police officer, alongside the city jail at the Roslyn City Hall. [Ord. 450 § 1, 1964.]

10.10.120 Parking prohibited except for police.

It shall be unlawful to stop, stand or park any vehicle except an official police vehicle in that area alongside the police office of the Roslyn City Hall which is posted as being reserved for police parking. [Ord. 450 § 2, 1964.]

10.10.130 Parking restricted.

It shall hereafter be unlawful for any person to stop, stand or park any vehicle in front of the Roslyn City Hall for a period of time exceeding two hours continuously or in front of the post office for a period of time exceeding 10 minutes continuously. [Ord. 705, 1991; Ord. 450 § 3, 1964.]

10.10.140 Penalties.

Any person, firm or organization convicted of violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be fined in an amount not to exceed $500.00. [Ord. 705, 1991; Ord. 450 § 4, 1964.]

10.10.150 Does not affect other regulations.

Other prohibited or restricted parking in the city of Roslyn by ordinance or state law shall continue in effect, notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter. [Ord. 450 § 5, 1964.]