430.05  PARKING OFFENSES AND FINE SCHEDULE.
   (a)   Parking Offenses.  Following is the schedule of parking offenses in the City:
      (1)   On or encroaching upon a sidewalk.
      (2)   In front of or encroaching upon a public or private driveway.
      (3)   Within an intersection.
      (4)   Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
      (5)   On a crosswalk.
      (6)   Within 20 feet of a crosswalk, or if there is not a crosswalk, then within 15 feet of the intersection of property lines at an intersection of highways.
      (7)   Within 30 feet of the approach to a flashing beacon, stop sign, or traffic-control signal located at the side of a highway.
      (8)   Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet of a point on the curb immediately opposite the end of a safety zone, unless a different length is indicated by an official sign or marking.
      (9)   Within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing.
      (10)   Within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to a fire station and on the side of a street opposite the entrance to a fire station within 75 feet of the entrance if properly marked by an official sign.
      (11)   Alongside or opposite a street excavation or obstruction, if the stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic.
      (12)   On the roadway side of a vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street.
      (13)   Upon a bridge or other elevated highway structure or within a highway tunnel.
      (14)   Within 500 feet of an accident at which a police officer is in attendance, if the scene of the accident is outside of a city or village.
      (15)   In front of a theater.
      (16)   In a place or in a manner that blocks immediate egress from an emergency exit conspicuously marked as an emergency exit of a building.
      (17)   In a place or in a manner that blocks or hampers the immediate use of an immediate egress from a fire escape conspicuously marked as a fire escape providing an emergency means of egress from a building.
      (18)   In a parking space clearly identified by an official sign as being reserved for use by disabled persons that is on public property or private property available for public use, unless the individual is a disabled person as described in section 19a of Chapter 400 or unless the individual is parking the vehicle for the benefit of a disabled person. In order for the vehicle to be parked in the parking space the vehicle shall display one of the following:
         A.   A certificate of identification or windshield placard issued under section 675 of Chapter 400 to a disabled person.
         B.   A special registration plate issued under section 803d of Chapter 400 to a disabled person.
         C.   A similar certificate of identification or windshield placard issued by another state to a disabled person.
         D.   A similar special registration plate issued by another state to a disabled person.
         E.   A special registration plate to which the tab for persons with disabilities is attached issued under this act.
      (19)   In a clearly identified access aisle or access lane immediately adjacent to a space designated for parking by persons with disabilities.
      (20)   On a street or other area open to the parking of vehicles that results in the vehicle interfering with the use of a curb-cut or ramp by persons with disabilities.
      (21)   Within 500 feet of a fire at which the fire apparatus is in attendance, if the scene of the fire is outside a city or village. However, volunteer fire fighters responding to the fire may park within 500 feet of the fire in a manner not to interfere with fire apparatus at the scene. A vehicle parked legally previous to the fire is exempt from this paragraph.
      (22)   In violation of an official sign restricting the period of time for or manner of parking.
      (23)   In a space controlled or regulated by a meter on a public highway or in a publically owned parking area or structure, if the allowable time for parking indicated on the meter has expired, unless the vehicle properly displays one or more of the items listed in section 675(8) of Chapter 400.
      (24)   On a street or highway in such a way as to obstruct the delivery of mail in a rural mailbox by a carrier of the United States postal service.
      (25)   In a place or in a manner that blocks access to a space clearly designated as a fire lane.
      (26)   In a place or in a manner that blocks the use of an alley.
      (27)   In any Howell School District lot without a valid parking permit (student).
      (28)   A person shall not park or stand a vehicle in a roadway which is to the right of the finished hard surface. A person shall park or stand a vehicle parallel with the edge of the hard surface, headed in the direction of lawful traffic movement, and with the right-hand wheels of the vehicle within 12 inches of the curb or edge of the hard surface.  A hard surface is otherwise defined as the finished road or designated parking area comprised of asphalt, concrete or an area containing crushed gravel or stone sufficient to accommodate a motor vehicle.
      (29)   Displaying vehicle for sale within the public right-of-way or upon City owned real property.
      (30)   Working on or repairing vehicle within public right-of-way, except for emergency repairs made to move an otherwise disabled vehicle.
      (31)   A vehicle shall not be parked in an area purchased, acquired, or used as a clear vision area adjacent to or on a highway right-of-way. A person shall not conduct vending or other commercial enterprises in a clear vision area.
      (32)   A person shall not display advertising and sell merchandise from a vehicle within the public right-of-way or upon City owned real property.
      (33)   Prohibited zones as posted.
      (34)   Prohibited parking in areas where a permit issued by the City is required (boat launch and City park as examples).
      (35)   Failure to move from the public right-of-way a disabled or abandoned vehicle. Failure to move said vehicle under such conditions shall cause the City to remove the vehicle at the owner's expense.
      (36)   Prohibited parking in areas contrary to Chapter 1240 of the City of Howell Zoning Ordinance as it exists upon the date of enactment of this section and as amended, from time to time, in the future.
   (b)   Fine Schedule.  Following is the schedule of fines for parking violations in the City:
               Penalty         Penalty         Penalty
               (If Paid      (Not Paid      (Not Paid
      Offense      Within 48 Hrs.)   Within 48 Hrs.)   Within 10 Days)
   1.   Parking in parking
      lot over posted      $ 5.00         $ 10.00         $ 30.00
      time limits.
   2.   Parking on designated
      streets over time limit.   $ 5.00         $10.00         $ 30.00
   3.   Bicycle parking
      violations.      $ 5.00         $10.00         $ 30.00
   4.   Handicap Zone.   $60.00         $80.00         $100.00
   35.   Prohibited Zone   $30.00         $60.00         $80.00
      (City boat launch &
      City Park with no
      seasonal permit)
   The following offenses shall carry a civil fine of ten dollars ($10.00) per violation and, if not paid within ten days, the amount of the fine shall be increased to twenty dollars ($20.00).
   5.   Parking too far from curb.
   6.   Angle parking violations.
   7.   Obstructing traffic.
   8.   On or encroaching upon a sidewalk.
   9.   Within an intersection.
   10.   Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
   11.   On a crosswalk.
   12.   Within 20 feet of a crosswalk, or if there is not a crosswalk, then within 15 feet of the intersection of property lines at an intersection of highways.
   13.   Within 30 feet of the approach to a flashing beacon, stop sign, or traffic-control signal located at the side of a highway.
   14.   Within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing.
   15.   Within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to a fire station.
   16.   On the side of a street opposite the entrance to a fire station within 75 feet of the entrance if properly marked by an official sign.
   17.   On the roadway side of a vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street, i.e. double parking.
   18.   Upon a bridge or other elevated highway structure or within a highway tunnel.
   19.   In front of a theater.
   20.   In a place or in a manner that blocks immediate egress from an emergency exit conspicuously marked as an emergency exit of a building.
   21.   In a place or in a manner that blocks or hampers the immediate use of an immediate egress from a fire escape conspicuously marked as a fire escape providing an emergency means of egress from a building.
   22.   In a place or in a manner that blocks the use of an alley.
   23.   Displaying vehicle for sale within the public right-of-way or upon City owned real property.
   24.   Working on or repairing vehicle within public right-of-way, except for emergency repairs made to move an otherwise disabled vehicle.
   25.   Displaying advertising within the public right-of-way or upon City owned real property.
   26.   Selling merchandise from a vehicle within the public right-of-way or upon City owned real property.
   27.   Loading zone violations.
   28.   Failure to set brakes.
   29.   Parked on grade and wheels not turned to curb.
   30.   Parked left to curb.
   31.   Abandoned vehicle within public right-of-way.
   32.   Disabled vehicle, failure to move from public right-of-way.
   33.   Unattended vehicle with keys in ignition or motor running.
   34.   All night parking as posted.
   35.   Parking in areas requiring a permit (including boat launch and City park with no seasonal permit), except as otherwise set forth above, with respect to the boat launch and City Park seasonal permits.
   36.   Tow away zones.
   37.   In a place or in a manner that blocks access to a space clearly designated as a fire lane.
   38.   On a street or highway in such a way as to obstruct the delivery of mail in a rural mailbox by a carrier of the United States postal service.
   39.   In any Howell School District lot without a valid parking permit (student).
   40.   Parking right of a hard surface.
   41.   A vehicle shall not be parked in an area purchased, acquired, or used as a clear vision area adjacent to or on a highway right-of-way. A person shall not conduct vending or other commercial enterprises in a clear vision area.
   42.   In front of or encroaching upon a public or private driveway.
   43.   Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet of a point on the curb immediately opposite the end of a safety zone, unless a different length is indicated by an official sign or marking.
   44.   Alongside or opposite a street excavation or obstruction, if the stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic.
   45.   Reserved for future use.
   46.   Snow emergency.
   47.   Special event.
   48.   Prohibited parking in areas contrary to Chapter 1240 of the City of Howell Zoning Ordinance.
(Ord. 522.  Passed 3-26-90; Ord. 692.  Passed 7-6-99; Ord. 841.  Passed 12-20-10; Ord. 844.  Passed 5-9-11; Ord. 917.  Passed 8-13-18.)