Skip to code content (skip section selection)
(a) Pursuant to the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code (the “SFPC”). as adopted in Section 1602.01 of the Codified Ordinances of Loudoun County, the Fire Marshal, or his/her designated agent, shall designate certain public and private roadways as Fire Apparatus Access Roads and may require such roadways to be identified as fire lanes.
(b) The Fire Marshal, or his/her designated agent, shall require the owner or person in possession of property on which one or more Fire Apparatus Access Roads are designated to submit plans for approval of such designated Fire Apparatus Access Roads consistent with the Fire Lane Identification requirements of Chapter 4 of the Loudoun County Facilities Standards Manual, and to construct and install such Fire Lane Identification pursuant to the approved plans. Any fire lane signs installed shall conform to the following design requirements, as modified by the provisions of Chapter 4 of the Loudoun County Facilities Standards Manual:
(1) Each such sign shall be of metal construction, with dimensions of at least twelve by eighteen inches.
(2) Each such sign shall show red letters on a white background, with a three-eighths inch red trim strip around the entire outer edge of the sign, the lettering to be “No Parking or Standing” in at least two-inch high letters and “Fire Lane” in at least two and one-half inch high letters and containing arrows on such signs to point to and indicate the fire lane area.
(3) Posts for such signs, where required by the Fire Marshal, shall be securely mounted.
(4) (EDITOR'S NOTE: Paragraph (b)(4) was repealed by Ordinance 93-13, passed November 17, 1993.)
(5) Each sign shall be mounted seven feet from grade level to the top of the sign and must be within seven feet of the parking curb or curb line.
(c) No person shall park any vehicle of any classification, in any manner, in any area or portion of an area designated as a fire lane pursuant to this section, or in any way place or allow any object to obstruct an area designated as a fire lane pursuant to this section. The Fire Marshal, Assistant Fire Marshals or any law enforcement officer of the County, including deputies of the Sheriff's Department, shall have the power to enforce the provisions of this section, to issue tickets and citations for violations of any of such provisions and to remove or make arrangements to remove any vehicle or other object obstructing any area designated as a fire lane, with all costs of such towing or removal to be paid by the person violating any of such provisions.
(Ord. Unno. Passed 5-1-73; Ord. 93-13. Passed 11-17-93; Ord. 09-18. Passed 12-7-09.)