Chapter 69—Parking Regulations

69.01 Park Adjacent to Curb
69.02 Park Adjacent to Curb – One-Way Street
69.03 Angle Parking
69.04 Angle Parking – Manner
69.05 Parking for Certain Purposes Illegal
69.06 Parking Prohibited
69.07 Persons With Disabilities Parking
69.08 No Parking Zones
69.09 All Night Parking Prohibited
69.10 Truck Parking Limited
69.11 Parking Limited to Five Minutes
69.12 Snow Removal
69.13 Snow Routes
69.14 Fire Lanes
69.15 Controlled Access Facilities

69.01 PARK ADJACENT TO CURB.

No person shall stand or park a vehicle in a roadway other than parallel with the edge of the roadway headed in the direction of lawful traffic movement and with the right-hand wheels of the vehicle within eighteen (18) inches of the curb or edge of the roadway except as hereinafter provided in the case of angle parking and vehicles parked on the left-hand side of one-way streets.
(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.361)

69.02 PARK ADJACENT TO CURB – ONE-WAY STREET.

No person shall stand or park a vehicle on the left-hand side of a one-way street other than parallel with the edge of the roadway headed in the direction of lawful traffic movement and with the left-hand wheels of the vehicle within eighteen (18) inches of the curb or edge of the roadway except as hereinafter provided in the case of angle parking.
(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.361)

69.03 ANGLE PARKING.

Angle or diagonal parking is permitted only in the following locations:
(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.361)

  1. Main Street from Ash Street to Locust Street;
  2. Ash Street on the south side from Main Street to the alley east of Main Street;
  3. Poplar Street on the north side from Main Street to the alley east of Main Street;
  4. Park Street from Maple Street to National Street;
  5. Norseman Drive on the west side from Maple Street to Elm Street;
  6. Cottonwood Street on the west side from Poplar Street to Maple Street;
  7. Main Street on the west side from Ash Street to a point 160 feet north;
  8. Ash Street on the north side from Main Street to a point 50 feet east;
  9. Ash Street on the south side from Main Street to 100 feet west of Main Street.
69.04 ANGLE PARKING – MANNER.

Upon those streets or portions of streets which have been signed or marked for angle parking, no person shall park or stand a vehicle other than at an angle to the curb or edge of the roadway or in the center of the roadway as indicated by such signs and markings. No part of any vehicle, or the load thereon, when parked within a diagonal parking district, shall extend into the roadway more than a distance of sixteen (16) feet when measured at right angles to the adjacent curb or edge of roadway.
(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.361)

69.05 PARKING FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES ILLEGAL.

No person shall park a vehicle upon public property for more than forty-eight (48) hours, unless otherwise limited under the provisions of this chapter, or for any of the following principal purposes:
(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236 [1])

  1. Sale. Displaying such vehicle for sale;
  2. Repairing. For lubricating, repairing or for commercial washing of such vehicle except such repairs as are necessitated by an emergency;
  3. Advertising. Displaying advertising;
  4. Merchandise Sales. Selling merchandise from such vehicle except in a duly established market place or when so authorized or licensed under this Code of Ordinances.
69.06 PARKING PROHIBITED.

No one shall stop, stand or park a vehicle except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a peace officer or traffic control device, in any of the following places:

  1. Crosswalk. On a crosswalk. (Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [5])
  2. Center Parkway. On the center parkway or dividing area of any divided street. (Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236 [1])
  3. Sidewalks. On or across a sidewalk. (Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [1])
  4. Driveway. In front of a public or private driveway. (Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [2])
  5. Intersection. Within an intersection or within ten (10) feet of an intersection of any street or alley. (Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358[3])
  6. Fire Hydrant. Within five (5) feet of a fire hydrant. (Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [4])
  7. Stop Sign or Signal. Within ten (10) feet upon the approach to any flashing beacon, stop or yield sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway. (Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [6])
  8. Railroad Crossing. Within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing, except when parked parallel with such rail and not exhibiting a red light. (Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [8])
  9. Fire Station. 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 sign posted. (Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [9])
  10. Excavations. Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when such stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic. (Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [10])
  11. Double Parking. On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street. (Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [11])
  12. Hazardous Locations. When, because of restricted visibility or when standing or parked vehicles would constitute a hazard to moving traffic, or when other traffic conditions require, the Council may cause curbs to be painted with a yellow color and erect no parking or standing signs. (Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [13])
  13. Churches, Nursing Homes and Other Buildings. A space of fifty (50) feet is hereby reserved at the side of the street in front of any theatre, auditorium, hotel having more than twenty-five (25) sleeping rooms, hospital, nursing home, taxicab stand, bus depot, church, or other building where large assemblages of people are being held, within which space, when clearly marked as such, no motor vehicle shall be left standing, parked or stopped except in taking on or discharging passengers or freight, and then only for such length of time as is necessary for such purpose. (Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.360)
  14. Alleys. No person shall park a vehicle within an alley in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten (10) feet of the width of the roadway for the free movement of vehicular traffic, and no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within an alley in such a position as to block the driveway entrance to any abutting property. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to a vehicle parked in any alley which is eighteen (18) feet wide or less; provided said vehicle is parked to deliver goods or services. (Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236[1])
  15. Ramps. In front of a curb cut or ramp which is located on public or private property in a manner which blocks access to the curb cut or ramp. (Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358[15])
  16. Area Between Lot Line and Curb Line. That area of the public way not covered by sidewalk and lying between the lot line and the curb line, where curbing has been installed.
  17. In More Than One Space. In any designated parking space so that any part of the vehicle occupies more than one such space or protrudes beyond the markings designating such space.
69.07 PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES PARKING.

The following regulations shall apply to the establishment and use of persons with disabilities parking spaces:

  1. Establishment. Persons with disabilities parking spaces shall be established and designated in accordance with Chapter 321L of the Code of Iowa and Iowa Administrative Code, 661-18. No unauthorized person shall establish any on-street persons with disabilities parking space without first obtaining Council approval.
  2. Improper Use. The following uses of a persons with disabilities parking space, located on either public or private property, constitute improper use of a persons with disabilities parking permit, which is a violation of this Code of Ordinances: (Code of Iowa, Sec. 321L.4[2])
    1. Use by an operator of a vehicle not displaying a persons with disabilities parking permit;
    2. Use by an operator of a vehicle displaying a persons with disabilities parking permit but not being used by a person issued a permit or being transported in accordance with Section 321L.2[1b] of the Code of Iowa;
    3. Use by a vehicle in violation of the rules adopted under Section 321L.8 of the Code of Iowa.
  3. Wheelchair Parking Cones. No person shall use or interfere with a wheelchair parking cone in violation of the following:
    1. A person issued a persons with disabilities parking permit must comply with the requirements of Section 321L.2A (1) of the Code of Iowa when utilizing a wheelchair parking cone.
    2. A person shall not interfere with a wheelchair parking cone which is properly placed under the provisions of Section 321L.2A (1) of the Code of Iowa.
69.08 NO PARKING ZONES.

No one shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any of the following specifically designated no parking zones except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the direction of a peace officer or traffic control signal.
(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236 [1])
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69.09 ALL NIGHT PARKING PROHIBITED.

No person, except physicians or other persons on emergency calls, shall park a vehicle on any of the following named streets for a period of time longer than thirty (30) minutes between the hours of two o’clock (2:00) a.m. and six o’clock (6:00) a.m. of any day.
(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236 [1])

  1. Main Street from Poplar Street to Ash Street.
69.10 TRUCK PARKING LIMITED.

No person shall park a motor truck, semi-trailer, or other motor vehicle with trailer attached in violation of the following regulations. The provisions of this section shall not apply to pickup, light delivery or panel delivery trucks.
(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236 [1])

  1. Business District. Excepting only when such vehicles are actually engaged in the delivery or receiving of merchandise or cargo within the prohibited area, no person shall park or leave unattended such vehicle, on any of the streets in the business district. When actually receiving or delivering merchandise or cargo such vehicle shall be stopped or parked in a manner which will not interfere with other traffic.
  2. Residential Areas. No such vehicle shall be left unattended or parked upon any of the streets within any residential area between the hours of twelve o’clock (12:00) midnight and six o’clock (6:00) a.m. of any day with the engine, auxiliary engine, air compressor, refrigerating equipment or other device in operation giving off audible sounds excepting only the drive of a service station when actually being serviced, and then in no event for more than thirty (30) minutes.
69.11 PARKING LIMITED TO FIVE MINUTES.

It is unlawful to park any vehicle for a continuous period of more than five (5) minutes between the hours of seven o’clock (7:00) a.m. and six o’clock (6:00) p.m. upon the following designated streets:
(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236 [1])

  1. Post Office. Main Street, on the west side, in front of the U.S. Post Office.
  2. Post Office. Ash Street, on the south side, from Main Street to the alley between Main Street and Cottonwood Street.
69.12 SNOW REMOVAL.

No person shall park, abandon or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley, or City-owned off-street parking area during a snow removal emergency past the hour of 6:00 a.m. unless the snow has been removed or plowed from said street, alley, or parking area, from edge line to edge line or from curb to curb, and the snow has ceased to fall. In the event of an unpredicted snowfall of two inches or more between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., vehicles must be removed before 8:00 a.m. In the event of an unpredicted snowfall of two inches or more between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., residents will have until 7:00 p.m. to remove said vehicles from the street.

  1. Snow Emergency Parking Ban. A snow emergency parking ban shall be in effect when NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) predicts a measurable snowfall of two inches or more, or when two inches of snow, as determined by the Sheriff’s Department, has accumulated on the streets, and shall continue through the duration of the snow or ice storm except upon streets which have been fully opened.
  2. Modifications to Ban. The foregoing prohibition shall be modified within the area of the Central Business District and School District designed for angle parking and more particularly described as follows:
    1. Main Street from Ash Street to Maple Street.
    2. The east side of Main Street from Elm Street to Locust Street.
    3. Ash Street from Main Street to the alley between Main Street and Cottonwood Street.

    The foregoing prohibition shall not apply to the above-described area during the business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  3. Authority to Impound Vehicles. Members of the Sheriff’s Department or other persons authorized by the Mayor are hereby authorized to ticket or to remove or have removed a vehicle from a street, public alley or highway to a garage or other place of safety designated by the City when any vehicle is left parked in violation of the ban on parking during a snow emergency or snow removal operations. Violations will be assessed as follows:
    1. Violators on commercial streets (as defined by Section 69.13(1)(A) through (F) will be ticketed for the first offense and on the second offense the vehicles will be towed.
    2. Violators on residential streets will be ticketed for the first and second offenses and on the third offense the vehicles will be towed.

    All costs of the towing will be paid for by the owner of the vehicle.

69.13 SNOW ROUTES.

The Council has designated the following as the City Snow Routes.
(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236[12])

  1. 1. Business District. No person shall park, abandon, or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley, or City-owned off-street parking area during the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. when the snow emergency ban is in effect.
    1. Main Street from Ash Street to Maple Street;
    2. The east side of Main Street from Maple Street to Locust Street;
    3. Maple Street from City limit to City limit;
    4. Cottonwood Street from City limit to City limit.
    5. Industrial Drive from Maple Street to the end of the street.
    6. Progressive Drive from Industrial Drive.
  2. Residential. No person shall park, abandon, or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley, or City-owned off-street parking area from 8:00 a.m. until the streets have been cleared from curb to curb or edge to edge when the snow emergency ban is in effect.
    1. All residential streets.
69.14 FIRE LANES.

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in a fire lane as provided herein.
(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236)

  1. Fire Lanes Established. The Council may designate fire lanes on any private road or driveway where deemed necessary to assure access to property or premises by authorized emergency vehicles.
  2. Signs and Markings. Wherever a fire lane has been designated, the Council shall cause appropriate signs and markings to be placed identifying such fire lanes and the parking prohibition established by this section.
  3. Exception. The provisions of this section do not apply to authorized emergency vehicles.
69.15 CONTROLLED ACCESS FACILITIES.

Parking restrictions on controlled access facilities are as specified in Chapter 140 of this Code of Ordinances.