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PREFACE
Chapter C HOME RULE CHARTER
Chapter 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS
Chapter 5 ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
Chapter 14 AUTHORITIES
Chapter 23 BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND COUNCILS
Chapter 36 FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICES
Chapter 51 INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM
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Chapter 77 POLICE DEPARTMENT
Chapter 91 SALARIES AND COMPENSATION
Chapter 120 ALARM SYSTEMS
Chapter 127 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Chapter 141 ANIMALS
Chapter 166 CABLE TELEVISION
Chapter 173 COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY CODE
Chapter 180 CONSTRUCTION CODES
Chapter 185 CONVERSION THERAPY
Chapter 188 CURFEW
Chapter 201 ELECTRIC SERVICE
Chapter 212 FEES
Chapter 219 FIREARMS
Chapter 225 FIREWORKS
Chapter 231 FIRE INSURANCE PROCEEDS
Chapter 237 FIRE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION
Chapter 251 FOOD CODE
Chapter 272 GRAFFITI
Chapter 288 HEALTH AND SAFETY
Chapter 295 HISTORICAL AND CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
Chapter 302 HOUSE NUMBERING
Chapter 308 HOUSING
Chapter 317 INVASIVE PLANTS AND NOXIOUS WEEDS
Chapter 325 LAW ENFORCEMENT
Chapter 328 LEAD-BASED PAINT
Chapter 332 LIBRARY
Chapter 339 LICENSES AND PERMITS
Chapter 346 LITTER AND ADVERTISING MATERIAL
Chapter 353 LOITERING AND PANHANDLING
Chapter 364 MASSAGE THERAPISTS
Chapter 378 MUNICIPAL CLAIMS AND LIENS
Chapter 387 NOISE
Chapter 396 PARKS AND RECREATION
Chapter 403 PAWNBROKERS
Chapter 410 PEDDLING AND SOLICITING
Chapter 424 POLES
Chapter 431 PROPERTY SALES
Chapter 433 PUBLIC ART
Chapter 438 RAIN BARRELS
Chapter 442 RECORDS, PUBLIC ACCESS
Chapter 453 SALES
Chapter 460 SCRAP METAL DEALERS
Chapter 467 SEWERS AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL
Chapter 473 SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESSES
Chapter 479 SIDEWALK CAFES
Chapter 485 SIGNS
Chapter 496 SOLID WASTE
Chapter 502 STORAGE FACILITIES
Chapter 505 STORMWATER MANAGEMENT
Chapter 508 STREETS AND SIDEWALKS
Chapter 515 SUBDIVISION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 521 SUSTAINABILITY
Chapter 536 TAMPERING WITH PUBLIC PROPERTY
Chapter 540 TATTOO AND PIERCING ESTABLISHMENTS
Chapter 543 TAX ABATEMENTS
Chapter 546 TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM
Chapter 549 TAXATION
Chapter 555 TREES
Chapter 564 VEHICLE NUISANCES, STORAGE OF
Chapter 570 VEHICLE REPAIR SHOPS
Chapter 576 VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC
Chapter 583 VENDING MACHINES
Chapter 600 ZONING
Chapter A610 ANNEXATION OF TERRITORY
Chapter A611 BOND ISSUES AND LOANS
Chapter A612 FRANCHISE AND SERVICES
Chapter A613 GOVERNMENTAL AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
Chapter A614 PLAN APPROVAL
Chapter A615 PUBLIC PROPERTY
Chapter A616 SEWERS
Chapter A617 STREETS AND SIDEWALKS
Chapter A618 WATER
Chapter A619 ZONING; PRIOR ORDINANCES
Chapter DT DERIVATION TABLE
Chapter DL DISPOSITION LIST
§ 576-416. Notice of violation; waiver.
[Amended 10-14-2002 by Ord. No. 52-2002; 5-27-2003 by Ord. No. 16-2003; 8-9-2004 by Ord. No. 37-2004; 9-25-2006 by Ord. No. 60-2006; 2-12-2007 by Ord. No. 14-2007; 9-10-2007 by Ord. No. 68-2007; 11-10-2008 by Ord. No. 72-2008; 11-22-2010 by Ord. No. 97-2010; 11-25-2016 by Ord. No. 63-2016; 1-25-2021 by Ord. No. 102-2020; 2-8-2021 by Ord. No. 5-2021]
   A.   Notice that a motor vehicle/conveyance is parked in violation of any parking restriction or parking regulation, either in this Part or as otherwise provided by law shall be provided. The notice shall indicate:
      (1)   The dollar amount of the penalty charged;
      (2)   That the penalty shall be paid to the Reading Parking Authority within 240 hours from the time of the violation;
      (3)    The place where the penalty shall be paid; and
      (4)   The manner of payment.
   The Reading Chief of Police shall have the discretion and authority to void any parking ticket issued by the Reading Parking Authority and the Reading Police Department. The Reading Police Department shall provide notice to the Reading Authority stating when parking tickets are voided and documenting the circumstances under which the ticket was voided. the authority fo the Reading Police Chief to void tickets under this provision shall in no way usurp the appeal process of the Reading Parking Authority.
   B.   All parking penalties shall be paid no later than 30 days after the date of the violation.
   C.   The following penalties shall be charged to the owner or operator of a vehicle for a violation of these enumerated sections:
Code
Violation
Penalty
10 Day Penalty
30 Day Penalty
Code
Violation
Penalty
10 Day Penalty
30 Day Penalty
48 hour parking restriction on truck, trailer or mobile home
$115.00
$57.50
$57.50
Trucks, trailers, tractors over one hour
$125.00
$62.50
$62.50
Posted limited time parking
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
10 minute
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
15 minute
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
1 hour
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
20 minute
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
2 hour
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
30 minute
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
*576-403A.(1)
No stopping, standing, parking in traffic lane
$100.00
$50.00
$50.00
576-403A.(10)
No stopping or standing
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
576-403A.(2)
Parked on sidewalk
$70.00
$35.00
$35.00
*576-403A.(3)
Parked within intersection
$100.00
$50.00
$50.00
*576-403A.(4)
Parked in crosswalk
$100.00
$50.00
$50.00
576-403A.(5)
Parked within marked safety zone
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
576-403A.(6)
Parked alongside excavation/construction site
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
576-403A.(7)
Parked on bridge or elevated roadway
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
576-403A.(8)
Parked on railroad tracks
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
576-403A.(9)
Parked between roadways of a divided highway
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
576-403B.(1)
Obstructing driveway issued on complaint
$70.00
$35.00
$35.00
*576-403B.(2)
Within 15 feet of fire hydrant
$100.00
$50.00
$50.00
*576-403B.(3)
Parked within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection
$100.00
$50.00
$50.00
576-403B.(4)
Parked within 30 feet of traffic signal
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
576-403B.(5)
Parked within 20 feet of or 75 feet of a fire station
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
576-403B.(6)
Parked in bus stop
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
576-403B.(7)
Parked on limited access highway
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
576-403B.(8)
No standing
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
576-403B.(9)
No parking yellow curb
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
576-403C.(1)
Parked within 50 feet of railroad crossing
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
576-403C.(2)
Official signs posted no parking
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
*576-403C.(3)
Parked in alley less than 18 feet wide
$100.00
$50.00
$50.00
Parked obstructing garage entrance
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
Performing greasing or repair work
$90.00
$45.00
$45.00
Vehicle stored on city street/property 72 hours
$70.00
$35.00
$35.00
Vehicle registration expired or missing
$70.00
$35.00
$35.00
Inspection sticker expired or missing
$70.00
$35.00
$35.00
Inoperable vehicle parked on street
$70.00
$35.00
$35.00
Private property issued on complaint
$70.00
$35.00
$35.00
Vehicle in handicapped space no plate or placard
$205.00
$102.50
$102.50
Parked in loading/pickup zone
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
Non-payment of parking fee notice
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
Signs posted resident permit zone over time limit
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
*576-418A.(1)
Hazardous vehicle health hazard
$100.00
$50.00
$50.00
*576-418A.(2)
Hazardous vehicle fire hazard
$100.00
$50.00
$50.00
*576-418A.(3)
Hazardous vehicle traffic hazard
$100.00
$50.00
$50.00
Parked against flow of traffic
$100.00
$50.00
$50.00
Parked overtime in limited metered zone
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
Parked overtime at a metered space
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
DAYTIME PARKING RESTRICTIONS
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
576-602B.(1)
Daytime restrictions 8-12
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
576-602B.(2)
Daytime restrictions 12-4
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
Official signs posted no parking (Public Works)
$45.00
$22.50
$22.50
**576-816(1)
Boot fee
$100.00
$50.00
$50.00
**576-816(b)
Barnacle fee
$100.00
$50.00
$50.00
Official signs posted snow emergency route
$60.00
$30.00
$30.00
*   Hazard class of violations
**   Reduction in fee
 
   D.   In all cases, failure of the owner or operator to make payment within 30 days from the date a violation notice was served shall make the owner or operator subject to the penalties for the violation set forth in the table above or an amount not to exceed the current allowable maximum prescribed by law.