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(A) Valet operators must comply with all applicable requirements of the city Code of Ordinances, the State of Florida Uniform Traffic Control Regulations, and all other applicable laws.
(B) Valet operators shall be responsible to ensure that the following requirements are met during valet operations:
(1) Safe and efficient movement of vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic;
(2) Unimpeded transit access and operation;
(3) Access to public utilities;
(4) Access by the public to right-of-way features, including but not limited to kiosks, mailboxes, and multi-space meters;
(5) Access for emergency vehicle operations;
(6) Unimpeded ingress/egress of other businesses or institutions in the area;
(7) Undisturbed quality of life in areas through which valet operations may be conducted; and
(8) Providing clearly marked, mobile signage concerning valet parking and placement of traffic cones in the area used for ramping, where applicable.
(C) The valet operations shall be limited to the storage areas, ramping areas, valet operation routes and valet equipment locations specified in the permit.
(D) Ramping shall only be permitted within the boundaries of the ramping area specified on the drawing or sketch attached to the approved permit. There shall be no storage of vehicles in the ramping area, except when a vehicle parking in a ramping area is waiting for a parking attendant to transfer the vehicle to a storage area or when the parking attendant is waiting for its customer to retrieve its vehicle. The maximum waiting time permitted is five minutes.
(E) A minimum of two attendants is required at all times during valet operations unless otherwise provided in the permit. If, in the sole determination of the City Manager or City Engineer or a local law enforcement officer, a valet operation is likely to create or contribute or is creating or contributing to an unsafe or hazardous condition, or unreasonably impacts adjacent streets or sidewalks to the extent that it threatens the safety of vehicular, or pedestrian movement or both in the area, a valet operator may be required, as a condition of permit approval or at any time after written notice to the operator, to provide, at operator's sole cost and expense, detail police officers or public safety personnel to direct traffic in the traffic lanes adjacent to the valet operation area during the hours of operation.
(F) Storage of vehicles must be in compliance with all zoning regulations and the city Code of Ordinances.
(G) Storage of vehicles on public right-of-way or other public on-street and off-street property is strictly prohibited, unless specifically authorized and stated on the approved permit.
(H) Ramping of vehicles is limited to stopping a vehicle in order to allow a customer to enter or exit a vehicle for transfer to or obtaining a vehicle from a valet attendant.
(I) Valet equipment shall not be located in the ramping area or right-of-way except as provided in the permit.
(J) Valet operators shall clearly identify the vehicles in their possession during the entire time that said vehicles are in their possession. Such identification shall be made by placing the name of the establishment that the valet operator is serving on the vehicle so that it is visible and legible through the front windshield, either on the dashboard or on the rear view mirror by hangtag.
(K) Parking and traffic citations issued to vehicles for a violation caused by the valet operator while the vehicle was under the custody and control of the valet operator shall be the sole responsibility of the valet operator.
(L) Use of handicap parking spaces for valet parking requires the proper display of the customer's current handicap placard or handicap license plate. Vehicles that a valet operator has parked in such handicap spaces without a properly displayed handicap placard or license plate will be issued a handicap parking space citation of $250, or the amount in effect at the time of the violation, and the valet operator shall be responsible for payment of the citation.
(M) Permits issued under this article shall be conspicuously displayed at all times at the valet operation location identified on the permit and shall be available for inspection upon request of the city.
(N) The valet operator shall maintain at all times an applicable and current business tax receipt issued by the city to be displayed at the valet operation location identified on the permit.
(O) The valet operator shall take all actions necessary to ensure that its use of the sidewalk in no way interferes with pedestrians using the sidewalk in accordance with ADA requirements or limits the free and unobstructed passage by pedestrians except as provided in the permit.
(P) Valet equipment such as, but not limited to, chairs, umbrellas, key boxes and any other objects necessary for the valet operation shall be maintained, have a clean and attractive appearance, be in good repair at all times, and be removed at the close of valet operations each day.
(Q) The sidewalk area covered by the permit shall be maintained by the valet operator in a neat and orderly appearance at all times, free of trash and debris during valet operations and the area shall be cleared of all debris on a periodic basis during the valet operations and at the close of each day.
(R) No advertising signs shall be permitted on the sidewalk or in the public right-of-way. This shall not prohibit the use of one business identification sign, bearing no advertising other than the name of the valet operator and not exceeding five square feet in area, to be affixed to a valet operator service stand on the sidewalk and identify "Valet Parking."
(S) Valet business identification signage shall include, but not be limited to, the name of the valet company, contact phone number, the rate to be charged to the customer, and the latest vehicle pickup time.
(T) Valet equipment including, but not limited to, mobile stands, tables, chairs, umbrellas, key boxes or any other objects necessary for the valet operation shall not be attached, chained, or in any manner affixed to any tree, post, sign, or other fixtures, features, curb or sidewalk within or near the valet operation area.
(U) The sidewalk, curb, or other public right-of-way shall not be altered or defaced in any way, including holes, stakes, or other disturbance.
(V) Tandem parking is strictly prohibited in the right-of-way.
(W) The valet operator shall maintain insurance as required by the city.
(X) Valet operators shall pay all fines and fees, including towing charges, arising in connection with a patron's vehicle which is in the possession of the valet operator at the time such charge is incurred.
(Y) Public parking spaces permitted to be used pursuant to permit may not be sublet, assigned, devised, transferred, encumbered or sold at any time.
(Z) If, after inspection by the city of the actual valet operation, noncompliance with any of the foregoing requirements is identified, the City Manager or Parking Administrator is authorized within their discretion to modify conditions of the permit, temporarily suspend the permit or revoke the permit in accordance with this chapter.
(Ord. 2019-22, passed 1-22-19)