Chapter 6B.06
RESTRICTED PARKING

Sections:

6B.06.010    Established.

6B.06.015    City property – Closing times.

6B.06.020    Overtime parking.

6B.06.024    Continuous parking.

6B.06.026    Loading zones.

6B.06.040    Twenty-four-hour time limit.

6B.06.050    Fire apparatus access roads.

6B.06.060    Restricted parking – Restricted hours.

6B.06.070    Prohibited zones.

6B.06.080    Compact vehicle zones.

6B.06.090    Bus or taxicab zones.

6B.06.100    Improper parking – Stopping, standing or parking prohibited in specified places.

6B.06.110    Overlength vehicles in residential zones.

6B.06.120    Alleys.

6B.06.130    Winter months – Restricted parking.

6B.06.140    Disabled parking.

6B.06.150    On-street parking.

6B.06.155    Angle parking authorized.

6B.06.160    Removal of identifying mark for time restriction.

6B.06.170    Bike lanes.

6B.06.180    Parking an unlicensed vehicle.

6B.06.010 Established.

The city of Wenatchee may from time to time further prohibit or restrict the operation of vehicles on streets or portions thereof within the city of Wenatchee, or limit or restrict parking thereon to specified loading and unloading purposes, or for such other restrictive use as the city of Wenatchee may establish, including tow-away zones, and designate the restricted areas by traffic-control devices, signs, markers, curb or street paintings and/or signals. A curb painted a solid yellow color by an official governing authority or, in the absence of a curb, the street surface painted with a yellow line or hatch-marks, shall indicate that all parking or standing of vehicles adjacent to or in those areas is a parking violation, except for such limited use as may otherwise be permitted by adjacent official signs. (Ord. 2005-30 § 1; Ord. 2571 § 1, 1985)

6B.06.015 City property – Closing times.

(1) It is unlawful to remain, stay, enter, loiter or otherwise be present in any city-owned parking lot between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., except in designated areas; provided, that the chief of police may designate different closing and opening times at individual parking lots to accommodate city-sanctioned events or as otherwise requested.

(2) The city of Wenatchee may establish and designate the restricted areas by traffic-control devices, signs, markers, curb paintings, street paintings, and/or signals. (Ord. 2006-11 § 1; Ord. 2005-06 § 1)

6B.06.020 Overtime parking.

There are created in the city of Wenatchee parking zones restricting the parking or standing of vehicles on any day except Sundays and holidays for a longer continuous time than the maximum time as set forth on any and all parking meters or parking signs.

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in a parking space beyond the time permitted by official signs. Each subsequent period of time for which the vehicle remains beyond the allowed time period as specified by signage shall constitute a separate violation. (Ord. 2005-30 § 1; Ord. 2726 § 1, 1988; Ord. 2714 § 1, 1988; Ord. 2571 § 1, 1985)

6B.06.024 Continuous parking.

No person shall re-park a vehicle between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. within a two-block radius within the downtown core on either side of the street where parking spaces have time limits imposed for the purpose of evading the time limit regulation on parking therein without leaving said parking area for a minimum of a three-hour time period. Enforcement may be predicated on witness statements.

It is the intent of this section to limit the parking of a motor vehicle to a maximum amount of time as stated on an official sign in any two-block radius within the downtown core defined as being bounded and described as follows: Both sides of Wenatchee Avenue from Second Street to Yakima Street. For the purposes of this section, “block” means that portion of a street including both sides thereof, lying between two intersections. (Ord. 2012-30 § 3; Ord. 2011-41 § 1; Ord. 2005-30 § 1)

6B.06.026 Loading zones.

The city of Wenatchee may designate certain parking areas within the city to be loading zones. The creation of said loading zones shall be authorized by motion or resolution of the city council.

(1) The driver of a vehicle may stop temporarily at a loading zone for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading/unloading property or passengers when such stopping does not interfere with any vehicle which is waiting to enter or about to enter such zone to load or unload property for a period not to exceed 15 minutes.

(2) Loading zones may be designated by the painting of red by an official governing authority on the curb upon any public right-of-way accompanied by official signs. (Ord. 2005-30 § 1; Ord. 2751 § 2, 1988)

6B.06.040 Twenty-four-hour time limit.

It shall be unlawful for any person to cause, allow, commit or suffer any vehicle to be parked upon any street for longer than 24 consecutive hours within the city of Wenatchee, on all streets not otherwise regulated.

It is the intent of this section to limit the parking of a vehicle to a maximum of 24 hours of parking time in any one-block radius within the city of Wenatchee. For the purposes of this section, “block” means that portion of a street including both sides thereof, lying between two intersections. (Ord. 2012-30 § 4; Ord. 2005-30 § 1; Ord. 2571 § 1, 1985)

6B.06.050 Fire apparatus access roads.

It shall be unlawful for any person to obstruct any fire apparatus access road in any manner including the parking of vehicles unless the vehicle is in the process of being loaded or unloaded and the driver thereof is in actual attendance of the vehicle. Minimum widths and clearances as established in Section 503.2.1 of the 2003 International Fire Code shall be maintained at all times. (Ord. 2005-30 § 1; Ord. 2571 § 1, 1985)

6B.06.060 Restricted parking – Restricted hours.

It shall be unlawful for any person to stand or park a vehicle on any street during the restricted hours as set forth on official city parking signs. (Ord. 2012-30 § 5; Ord. 2005-30 § 1; Ord. 2641 § 1, 1986; Ord. 2571 § 1, 1985)

6B.06.070 Prohibited zones.

(1) It shall be unlawful for any person to stop, stand, or park a vehicle in an area where official signs prohibit parking.

(2) It shall be unlawful for any person to stop, stand, or park a vehicle in a place marked as a tow-away zone as set forth on official city parking signs. (Ord. 2005-30 § 1; Ord. 2571 § 1, 1985)

6B.06.080 Compact vehicle zones.

No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle other than a compact vehicle in a compact vehicle zone when any such zone has been officially designated and appropriately signed. (Ord. 2005-30 § 1; Ord. 2571 § 1, 1985)

6B.06.090 Bus or taxicab zones.

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle other than a bus in a bus zone or other than a taxicab in a taxicab zone when any such zone has been officially designated and appropriately signed. (Ord. 2005-30 § 1; Ord. 2924 § 2, 1991; Ord. 2571 § 1, 1985)

6B.06.100 Improper parking – 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:

(1) Stop, stand or park a vehicle:

(a) On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;

(b) On a sidewalk or street planting strip;

(c) Within an intersection;

(d) On a crosswalk;

(e) Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 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;

(f) Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic;

(g) Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel;

(h) On any railroad tracks;

(i) In the area between roadways of a divided highway including crossovers;

(j) At any place where official signs prohibit stopping, standing or parking.

(2) Stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not:

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

(b) Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant;

(c) Within 20 feet of a crosswalk;

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

(e) Within 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 75 feet of the entrance when properly signposted;

(f) Within or adjacent to any area designated by yellow paint applied by an official governing authority;

(g) Within 10 feet of a mail receptacle except temporarily for the purpose of and while engaged in the delivery or pickup of postal items;

(h) At any place where official barricades are placed;

(i) At any place where official signs prohibit standing or parking.

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

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

(b) At any place where official signs prohibit parking. (Ord. 2005-30 § 1; Ord. 2571 § 1, 1985)

6B.06.110 Overlength vehicles in residential zones.

No person to whom a vehicle is registered or has control of such vehicle, which vehicle has an overall length in excess of 28 feet, shall allow the same to be parked upon any public right-of-way in any residential zone as defined by Ordinance No. 18601, except for the purpose of loading and unloading. (Ord. 2005-30 § 1; Ord. 2571 § 1, 1985)

6B.06.120 Alleys.

No person shall park or stand a vehicle in an alley within the city in such a manner as to obstruct or hinder vehicular travel, block the driveway entrance to any abutting property, or where official signage indicates alley parking is prohibited except while actually in the process of loading or unloading and a driver is in physical attendance of the vehicle. (Ord. 2005-30 § 1; Ord. 2571 § 1, 1985)

6B.06.130 Winter months – Restricted parking.

When snow is present on the roadway, the person who owns, controls, or operates any vehicle shall, on the even days of the month, park the vehicle on the side of the street where the building address ends in an even number where parking is lawfully allowed. All such persons shall park such vehicles on the side of the street on the odd numbered days of the month where the building address ends in an odd number where parking is lawfully allowed. For the purpose of this title, the days referred to in this section shall commence at 10:00 a.m. (Ord. 2005-30 § 1; Ord. 2571 § 1, 1985)

6B.06.140 Disabled parking.

A person who has a lawfully issued special parking permit under the authority of RCW 46.16.381 shall be allowed to park a vehicle being used to transport such a person for unlimited periods of time in parking zones or areas which are otherwise restricted as to the length of time parking is permitted, except, as provided pursuant to RCW 46.16.381, a time limitation of no less than four hours is imposed on the use of such parking spaces for on-street parking when so signed and a time restriction of no less than four hours is imposed on the use of nonreserved, on-street parking spaces by vehicles displaying the special parking placards when such time restriction is clearly posted. This section shall have no application to those zones or areas in which the stopping, parking or standing of all vehicles is prohibited or which are reserved for special types of vehicles or those zones designated as unlawful to stand or park a vehicle during restricted hours as set forth on official parking signs or established by city ordinance. Such a person shall not be permitted the foregoing privilege unless he or she obtains and displays a special parking placard or a special license plate attached to the vehicle pursuant to RCW 46.16.381. (Ord. 2005-30 § 1; Ord. 2571 § 1, 1985)

6B.06.150 On-street parking.

(1) Parallel Parking.

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, every vehicle stopped or parked upon a two-way roadway shall have the right-hand wheels within 12 inches of the right-hand curb or, in the case of a shoulder with no curb, as close as practicable to the right edge of the right-hand shoulder.

(b) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, every vehicle stopped or parked upon a one-way roadway shall be parallel to the curb or edge of the roadway, in the direction of authorized traffic movement, with its right-hand wheels within 12 inches of the right-hand curb or, in the case of a shoulder with no curb, as close as practicable to the right edge of the right-hand shoulder, or with its left-hand wheels within 12 inches of the left-hand curb or, in the case of a shoulder with no curb, as close as practical to the left edge of the left-hand shoulder.

(2) Angle Parking.

(a) Upon those streets which have been signed or marked for angle parking, no person shall park or stand a vehicle other than at the angle to the curb or edge of the roadway as indicated by such signs or markings. The wheel nearest the curb or edge of the roadway shall be no more than 12 inches away from said curb or edge.

(b) No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any space which has been signed or marked for angle parking so that the vehicle, or any portion thereof, extends into the traveled portion of the roadway so that the vehicle either obstructs, endangers or is likely to obstruct or endanger pedestrians or traffic.

(c) No person shall back a vehicle, other than a motorcycle, into a space signed or marked for angle parking unless signage specifically allows back-in parking. (Ord. 2018-09 § 3; Ord. 2005-30 § 1; Ord. 2571 § 1, 1985)

6B.06.155 Angle parking authorized.

(a) Angle parking shall be permitted on the westerly side of South Columbia Street in the 500 block;

(b) Angle parking shall be permitted on the easterly side of the 200 block of South Methow Street, the northerly side of the 300 block of Kittitas Street, and the southerly side of the 300 block of Yakima Street.

(c) Final design and the improvement configurations shall be reviewed and approved by the public works department prior to implementation of angle parking authorized herein. (Ord. 2018-09 § 1; Ord. 2010-02)

6B.06.160 Removal of identifying mark for time restriction.

No person shall conceal, erase or obliterate, for the purpose of interfering with checking for overtime parking, a chalk mark or other identifying mark placed on the tire or tires of a parked vehicle by a police officer, parking enforcement officer or other authorized person. (Ord. 2005-30 § 1)

6B.06.170 Bike lanes.

It shall be unlawful for any person to park or stand a vehicle on any portion of a bike lane at any time except during such period as the vehicle is in the process of being loaded or unloaded and the driver thereof is in actual attendance of the vehicle. (Ord. 2005-30 § 1)

6B.06.180 Parking an unlicensed vehicle.

(1) It is unlawful for any motor vehicle or any trailer to be stopped or parked on a street, highway, alley, or on any public property without having displayed and having in full force and effect a current and proper vehicle license and vehicle license number plate thereon in accordance with Chapter 46.16 RCW, together with any amendments or additions thereto.

(2) The person responsible for compliance with this section is the owner, lessee, or other person or persons entitled to control or use of the motor vehicle and/or of the trailer with the express or implied permission of the owner or lessee. The primary responsibility for compliance with this section shall be borne by the owner or lessee.

(3) This section does not apply to new motor vehicles.

(4) For purposes of this section, “trailer” includes every vehicle without mode of power designed for being drawn by or used in conjunction with a motor vehicle.

(5) For purposes of this section, “motor vehicle” includes every vehicle that is self-propelled.

(6) For purposes of this section, “new motor vehicle” includes any motor vehicle that is required to be registered and titled under RCW Title 46, has not been previously titled to a retail purchaser or lessee, and is not a “used vehicle” as defined under RCW 46.04.660, together with any amendments or additions thereto. (Ord. 2006-35 § 1)


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Code reviser’s note: Ord. 1860 was repealed by Ord. 2720, which was repealed by Ord. 3175. Residential districts are described in Ch. 10.04 WCC.