§ 71.05  RATES AND FINES.
   (A)   There is hereby created two one-hour non-metered parking spaces on Main Street between S. First Street and S. Madison Avenue.  The one hour spaces shall be the first parking spaces at the ends of the block exclusive of the loading zone on the west end of the block created by Order 94-111.
   (B)   There shall be a two hour free parking limit in all other non-metered regulated parking spaces within the Central Business District of the city.  All vehicles parking in excess of said limit shall be fined $2 for the initial offense and $5 for each hour thereafter with each hour constituting a separate offense.
   (C)   Parking meter spaces.
      (1)   Any person desiring to park any vehicle within such parking meter space shall deposit the proper coins for the time desired as follows:
 
1 hour
$0.05
2 hours
$0.10
5 hours
$0.25
10 hours
$0.50
 
      (2)   Overtime parking tickets shall be issued to those persons who have failed to place coins in the meter or when the meter time has expired.
   (D)   (1)   The fees and penalties for violations of city parking regulations are hereby established as follows.
Violation
Existing
New Fee
Meter violations
$2
$5
Parking on yellow curb
5
10
Parking across lines
5
5
Unauthorized parking
5
10
Parking in wrong direction
5
20
Parking overtime one and two hour zones
5
5
Additional one hour parking
5
5
Fire lane violation
10
25
Handicapped parking zone
25
40
Parking w/o residential permit
25
30
Blocking fire hydrant
30
Blocking mailbox
25
Public safety violation
30
Late charges for all above violations
   After 10 days - late charge per ticket
   Over 15 days - late charge per ticket
10
20
 
      (2)   These rates will become effective May 1, 2009 and will be incorporated into the next parking citation ticket printing.
   (E)   The fact that an automobile which is illegally parked is registered in the name of a person, shall be considered prima facie evidence that such person was in control of the automobile at the time of such parking.
   (F)   Any person actually serving on jury duty in any federal, state, county or city court, shall, for the hours of said jury service, be exempted from the provisions of this section only if said person has openly displayed on the rear window of his motor vehicle a jury service parking permit distributed by the appropriate court.
   (G)   All parking tickets, fines and late charges shall be payable at the City Hall Finance Department or paid by placing the amount of the fine in the ticket and depositing it in the curb box.  Fines may also be paid by placing a postage stamp on the ticket and mailing it to the City of Richmond, Box 68, Richmond, Kentucky 40475.
   (H)   The traffic enforcement officer shall, at the end of each month, obtain a list of all delinquent parking tickets from the Finance Department and deliver said list to the County Attorney for issuance of a criminal summons against said person for each citation.  The traffic enforcement officer shall represent the city in court for offenses related to parking tickets or violation.
   (I)   If available, a monthly parking permit for a rented meter space (off street) or a rented meter space (on street) may be obtained from the Department of Finance by any person within the Central Business District for a fee of $15 per month in advance.  The city shall, at its expense, mark the spaces with proper signage.  Any person parking within the markings of a rented meter space whether off-street or on-street that does not have the permission of the renter is subject to have that vehicle towed at their expense.
   (J)    Persons that are 35 days behind in payment of rent on their parking spaces shall lose their space and the city will collect the unpaid rent.
   (K)   Exemption: vehicles delivering goods and merchandise and repair vehicles are permitted to double park in the Central Business District for a reasonable time to effect said delivery or repair.
(Ord. 85-11, passed 8-20-85; Am. Ord. 92-24, passed 12-1-92; Am. Ord. 92-46, passed 1-5-93; Am. Ord. 94-45, passed 11-1-94; Am. Ord. 04-18, passed 7-13-04 ; Am. Ord. 09-05, passed 4-14-09 )  Penalty, see § 71.99