Chapter 10.32
PARKING

Sections:

10.32.010    Lots.

10.32.020    Parallel required – Maximum distance from curb.

10.32.030    Time-limits – Towaway for violation.

10.32.035    No parking areas – Establishment authority.

10.32.040    No parking area – Designated.

10.32.045    Tractor-truck, trailer and RV parking prohibitions.

10.32.050    Provision for additional no parking areas.

10.32.060    Owner responsible for violation.

10.32.070    City Hall parking.

10.32.080    Limited parking.

10.32.090    Unlawful to park unlicensed vehicle.

10.32.100    Authority to issue notices.

10.32.010 Lots.

(1) Lots six, seven, eight, nine and 10 of Block 10, Parkersville, according to the duly recorded plat thereof, are denominated parking lot A.

Parking lot A shall be used exclusively for parking passenger cars and pickup trucks. No board or other trailers shall be parked in parking lot A.

The speed limit in parking lot A shall be 10 miles per hour.

There shall be no time limit on parking in parking lot A.

(2) Blocks 13 and 14, Parkersville, according to the duly recorded plat thereof, are denominated parking lot B.

Parking lot B is reserved for vehicle and trailer parking and is designed primarily for patrons of the launching ramp.

Parking shall be by permit only. Permits will be issued by the port of Camas-Washougal for a fee to be set by the port commission which will authorize use of the launching ramp and of parking lot B.

Vehicles authorized to park in parking lot B must display prominently a season sticker or a daily ticket on either the motor vehicle or the trailer. (Ord. 422 § 1, 1970; Ord. 357 § 7A(a), (b), 1967)

10.32.020 Parallel required – Maximum distance from curb.

It is unlawful for any person to park a motor vehicle on any of the streets or highways located within the city at a distance of more than 12 inches from the curb or in a position so that the motor vehicle is not parallel to the curb unless parking in another manner on any street is duly authorized and posted to that effect. (Ord. 357 § 2, 1967)

10.32.030 Time-limits – Towaway for violation.

No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle on any of the city streets for a period longer than 24 hours at any one time. Additional time limits may be imposed upon certain designated streets and locations within the city. Additional time limits so imposed shall be clearly posted. All law enforcement officers and code enforcement officers of the city shall have the authority to have impounded and towed to a place of safety any vehicle that is in violation of the time limits established herein. Both the violator and the owner shall be jointly and severally liable for the cost of towing and storage. (Ord. 1750 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 901 § 1, 1988; Ord. 432 § 1, 1974; Ord. 418 § 1, 1970; Ord. 357 § 4, 1967)

10.32.035 No parking areas – Establishment authority.

The director of public works is granted the authority to establish no parking areas and to designate the area of no parking by painting the curb yellow. Further, if the director determines that an unsafe or dangerous condition, traffic congestion, and/or physical impediments exist in a midblock area that, in the director’s discretion, would be alleviated by posting “No Parking,” then the director should be authorized to paint not more than 50 feet of that mid-block curb. Likewise, if the above conditions exist at intersections, the director is authorized, in his/her discretion, to paint a problem area’s curb up to 75 feet from any cross-street curb. Further, the director is authorized to post the designated areas “No Parking.” (Res. 347 § 3, 1986)

10.32.040 No parking area – Designated.

In the absence of any notice to the contrary, parking will be permitted on both sides of each and every street and highway located within the corporate limits of the city, except those specifically designated as follows:

No parking will be permitted on “A” Street from 17th Street to 20th Street except 15-minute parking between 19th Street and 20th Street on “A” Street and 10-minute parking on the east side of 19th Street 75 feet north of “A” Street; on “B” Street from 14th Street to 15th Street, north side only; on “B” Street from the east line of 15th Street 150 feet east of said line; on “C” Street from the intersection of 6th Street and “C” Street 100 feet east and 100 feet west; on “C” Street from the east line of 15th Street 100 feet east of said line; on “E” Street from 6th Street to 20th Street; on “E” Street from the west city limits to 32nd Street; on the sidewalk area on the north side of “E” Street from 25th Street to 26th Street and from 17th Street to 18th Street; on “G” Street from 12th Street to the intersection of “E” Street and “G” Street, south side only; on “G” Street from east line of 17th Street to east line of 22nd Street, south side only; on “G” Street from 24th Street to 25th Street, south side only; on 4th Street from “I” Street to “J” Street; on 15th Street from the freeway north to “C” Street; on 17th Street from north line of “A” Street to 100 feet north of said line, east side only; on 19th Street from “B” Street to “C” Street, west side only; on 20th Street from “A” Street to 20 feet north of “E” Street; on 24th Street from north line of “B” Street to 200 feet north of said line, west side only; on 25th Street from “G” Street to 150 feet north of “G” Street, west side only; on the south side of “F”, “G”, “H” and “I” Streets commencing at 12th Street and ending with 17th Street; the north and south sides of Index Street from the first railroad crossing on Index Street east of 27th Street 1,000 feet east to a point near the railroad loading dock at the Fleetwood Factory; on the north side of Index Street from 28th Street to 32nd Street; on “A” Street from 14th Street to 15th Street, north side only; on “A” Street 100 feet west on 15th Street to east line of 14th Street, south side only. (Ord. 683 § 1, 1978; Ord. 620 § 1, 1977; Ord. 579 § 1, 1976; Ord. 532 § II, 1974; Ord. 497 § 1, 1973; Ord. 479 § 1, 1972; Ord. 461 § 1, 1971; Ord. 443 § 1, 1971; Ord. 357 § 3, 1967)

10.32.045 Tractor-truck, trailer and RV parking prohibitions.

(1) Tractor-trucks, recreational vehicles, motor homes, boats, and all types of vehicle trailers are prohibited from parking, being parked, left standing, or being stored on any public street or highway within the city limits, except for a reasonable period for loading and unloading.

(2) “Vehicle trailers” means all types of trailers which are designed to be pulled or which may be pulled behind a vehicle, including but not limited to: cargo trailers, utility trailers, and travel trailers.

(3) Violation of this section is an infraction and may subject both the violator and owner to a fine of $150.00 per calendar day. All law enforcement officers and code enforcement officers of the city shall have the authority to have impounded and towed to a place of safety any vehicle, trailer, or boat that is in violation of this section. Both the violator and the owner shall be jointly and severally liable for the cost of towing and storage. (Ord. 1750 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 909 §§ 1, 2, 3, 1988)

10.32.050 Provision for additional no parking areas.

The city council may by resolution designate additional no parking areas on the city streets, altering and supplementing those created in WMC 10.32.030, and direct that they be properly painted and posted as provided by custom and law designating them no parking areas. (Ord. 198 § 4, 1954)

10.32.060 Owner responsible for violation.

The owner of each vehicle parked on the city streets, by allowing another person to drive his vehicle on the city streets, assumes direct responsibility for any violation of this chapter. (Ord. 198 § 5, 1954)

10.32.070 City Hall parking.

The use of the City Hall parking lot located at 1701 “C” Street, Washougal, Washington, shall be restricted to business purposes only and shall be limited to one hour; provided, however, that this time restriction shall not apply to the staff or the city. (Ord. 689 § 1, 1978)

10.32.080 Limited parking.

Parking on “B” Street within 75 feet of its intersection with 20th Street is limited to passenger cars only. Trucks, campers, pickup campers, and similar vehicles are specifically prohibited from parking within the aforedescribed area. (Ord. 738 § 1, 1980)

10.32.090 Unlawful to park unlicensed vehicle.

(1) It shall be unlawful for any person to stop, stand or park a vehicle on a public street, highway, alley, parking lot, easement, right-of-way or other public property within the city limits of Washougal unless such vehicle possesses proper and current vehicle license plates and tabs, and such plates and tabs are properly mounted and displayed on the vehicle in accordance with law and the State of Washington Department of Licensing rules and regulations.

(2) The owner or operator of a vehicle in violation of this section shall be subject to an infraction punishable by a monetary penalty of $50.00. Each day that the violation continues to exist shall be treated as a separate offense, and shall subject the owner or operator to an additional infraction.

(3) Forty-eight hours subsequent to the issuance of a parking infraction, for a violation of subsections (1) and (2) of this section, to the owner, driver or other person in charge of the vehicle or the conspicuous posting of the parking infraction on the vehicle, if the vehicle is again parked in violation of subsections (1) and (2) of this section, it may be impounded by the Washougal police department. The owner of the vehicle shall be responsible for all costs associated with the removal and storage as provided in RCW Title 46. (Ord. 1607 § 1 (Exh. A), 2008)

10.32.100 Authority to issue notices.

All city of Washougal employees appointed as parking and/or code enforcement officers, or any employee of the city assigned by the chief of police or his/her designee to perform the duties of a parking enforcement officer, are authorized to issue notices of non-driving traffic infraction for parking violations contained within the Washougal Municipal Code and Revised Code of Washington, including, but not limited to, this chapter and RCW 46.61.570. Such notices also may be issued by any police officer. All such notices shall be issued in accordance with procedures established by RCW Title 46, Supreme Court and local court rules, and applicable city ordinances. For the purpose of issuing notices of traffic infraction for violations of city and state parking ordinances, and for this purpose only, parking enforcement and code enforcement 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 and code enforcement officers by this section shall not vest any such officer with any police civil service or police pension rights. (Ord. 1775 § 1 (Exh. A), 2015)