§ 9-68-020

Residential parking permits

a.

Upon application and payment of the required fee to the city clerk, the clerk or his designee shall issue annual “residential parking permit” stickers to residents of the residential parking permit zone for use on each car owned and registered within any residential parking permit zone, displaying a current city wheel tax license emblem.  Such a residential parking permit sticker may also be issued as part of such city wheel tax license emblem.  Such a residential parking permit sticker shall be affixed, in accordance with the instructions printed thereon and without the use of supplemental adhesives, at the lower right-hand corner of the inside of the glass portion of the windshield of such motor vehicle, directly above or as part of the city wheel tax license emblem.  This permit sticker shall not guarantee or reserve any parking space, nor shall it exempt the holder from the observance of any traffic or parking regulation.

b.

Upon the payment by the applicant of the permit fee hereinafter provided, the city clerk shall issue, or cause to be issued, a residential parking permit. The annual period for every such permit shall begin on July 1st and end on June 30th of the year following the year of issuance.  However, any permit purchased before July 1 for the annual period to begin July 1 will be considered valid as soon as it is purchased and affixed as described above in paragraph (a).  The city clerk is authorized to provide a grace period, not exceeding 30 days, during times of heavy volume of applications, for all persons seeking to buy a residential parking permit.  During any such grace period, the previously issued annual or one-day residential parking permits will continue to be valid.

c.

(1) Upon application, individual “one-day” permits shall also be issued to residents for their use and for the use of nonresidents who are temporary visitors of the residential parking permit zone.

2.

Upon application, individual “one-day” permits shall also be issued to a home health care provider who is providing home health care services to a resident living within the residential parking permit zone.  Such permits shall be issued only upon submission of the following documents: (i) a letter from the resident’s physician indicating the patient’s name, address and prescribed home health care services; (ii) satisfactory proof of the resident’s address; and (iii) certification from the applicant that he/she is employed as a licensed home health care provider and is providing such services to the resident.

3.

The sale of residential parking permits in a residential parking permit zone shall be limited to 30 one-day permits per month per residential address. For the purpose of this subsection, each unit of multiple- unit residential dwelling shall be considered as a separate residential address.  Home health care providers shall be limited to the purchase of 30 one-day permits per month per address where they provide services.  One-day permits shall be color-coded by annual period and shall expire at the end of the annual period in which they are issued.  These permits shall be good for one day only.  The one-day permit must be validated by printing in indelible ink the date and time of day legibly and directly on its face in the space provided for this purpose.  An undated permit or a permit that fails to indicate the time of day or a permit that otherwise fails to comply with the requirements of this subsection will be invalid.

4.

For purposes of this paragraph, “home health care provider” means a person primarily engaged in and licensed or certified to provide skilled nursing, social work services or other therapeutic services to a person at his/her residence according to a plan of treatment for illness or infirmity prescribed by a physician or according to a plan to provide social work services prescribed by a licensed social worker or licensed clinical social worker. “Home health care services” includes part-time and intermittent nursing services, social work services and other therapeutic services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical social services, services provided by a home health aide, and interpreters necessary for the administration of the prescribed care.

d.

(1) The fee for an annual residential parking permit is $25.00 for each vehicle.  Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (3) of this subsection (d), if application is made for the permit on or after July 1, 2013, the following fees shall apply:

Between July 1, 2013, and November 30, 2013 – 100 percent of the applicable fee; and

Between December 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014 – 66 percent of the applicable fee; and

Between April 1, 2014, and June 30, 2014 – 33 percent of the applicable fee ; and

On and after July 1, 2014 – The amount of the prorated fee shall be based on the number of months for which the residential parking permit or wheel tax license/residential permit parking emblem is issued, as set forth in the prorated fee schedule established by the city clerk pursuant to paragraph (2) of this subsection.

2.

The city clerk is authorized to establish and administer a prorated fee schedule which shall apply

to any person who purchases a residential parking permit for less or more than a year.  The amount of the prorated fee shall be based on the number of months for which the residential parking permit or wheel tax license/residential permit parking emblem is issued.

3.

Notwithstanding any language in this subsection (d) to the contrary, if, at any time after July 1, 2013, and before July 1, 2014, the city clerk establishes, pursuant to paragraph (2) of this subsection, a prorated fee schedule for the residential parking permit or wheel tax license/residential permit parking emblem, the amount of the prorated fee required to be paid under this subsection shall be as set forth in such prorated fee schedule.

4.

The fee for one-day permits shall be $16 for 30 permits.  A replacement of an annual permit will be issued for $10 upon receipt of the permit number portion of the removed annual permit sticker and a receipt for the current annual permit sticker. Replacement of any permits which are lost or destroyed will be made at full cost.

e.

If a residential parking zone is in effect at the place of residence of a person with a disability who is an owner of a vehicle licensed to a handicapped individual, as the term handicapped individual is defined in Section

3-56-050" destination-id="JD_3-56-050">3-56-050(a) of this Code, such person shall be exempt from the residential permit parking fees set forth in paragraph (d) of this section.

f.

It shall be unlawful for any person to affix, cause to be affixed, or otherwise display any residential parking permit or other vehicle-specific permit issued pursuant to any other parking permit program to any automobile other than the vehicle to which the permit was intended to be affixed at the time of issuance by the city.

g.

It shall be unlawful for any person other than the city or an agent of the city to knowingly sell, offer for sale, expose for sale or acquire for the purpose of sale any residential parking permit, one-day permit, or other permit issued pursuant to any other parking permit program.  The first violation of this subsection (g) shall be punishable as provided in subsection (j), the second such violation punishable by a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $750, the third such violation punishable by a fine of not less than $750 nor more than $1,000, and the fourth and subsequent such violations punishable by a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $1,500.

h.

It shall be unlawful for any person to purchase any residential parking permit, one-day permit or other permit issued pursuant to any other parking permit program from any person other than the city or an agent of the city.

i.

The city clerk is authorized to issue temporary residential parking permits to holders of the wheel tax license provided by Chapter 3-56.  Any such temporary residential parking permit shall be affixed, in accordance with the instructions printed thereon which are made a part thereof, at the lower right-hand corner on the inside of the glass portion of the windshield of the motor vehicle.  Such temporary residential parking permit shall cease to be valid 30 days after its issuance.  Such temporary residential parking permit may be issued as part of a temporary city wheel tax license emblem as described in Section 3-56-070.

j.

Except as otherwise provided in subsection (g) of this section, any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be fined not less than $200.00 nor more than $500.00 for each offense, and each day such a violation continues shall be deemed a separate and distinct offense.

k.

The city clerk shall have the authority to promulgate rules and regulations necessary to implement the requirements of this section.  This section and any rules and regulations promulgated thereunder may be enforced by designated employees of the office of the city clerk or by members of the police department.

(Added Coun. J. 7-12-90, p. 18634; Amend Coun. J. 4-16-97, p. 42646; Amend Coun. J. 3-11-98, p. 63453; Amend Coun. J. 12-15-04, p. 39840, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 3-9-05, p. 44095, § 3; Amend Coun. J. 6-28-06, p. 79275, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 9-13-06, p. 84345, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 11-15-06, p. 93239, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 12-12-07, p. 16793, § 4; Amend Coun. J. 7-30-08, p. 34890, § 4; Amend Coun. J. 11-19-08, p. 48243, Art. I, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 1-13-09, p. 52649; Amend Coun. J. 1-13-09, p. 52800, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 6-30-09, p. 65579, § 4; Amend Coun. J. 5-9-12, p. 26747, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 11-8-12, p. 38872, § 164; Amend Coun. J. 4-10-13, p. 51189, § 13; Amend Coun. J. 7-30-14, p. 85534, § 5)

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