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16.20.160 Use of Streets in Lieu of Off street Parking or Storage Prohibited.

(Added by Ordinance No. 171455; amended by Ordinance Nos. 176394, 182456 and 186639, effective July 11, 2014.)

A.  It is unlawful for any public vehicle parking business, vehicle sales, repair, or servicing business to cause or permit a vehicle to be parked on a street, alley, lane, or other public right of way while such vehicle is in the custody, control, or possession of the business for the purpose of being parked, offered for sale, repaired, or serviced.

B.  As used in this Section, “public vehicle parking business” means the business of offering off‑street vehicle parking or storage for a fee; “vehicle sales, repair, or servicing business” means the business of offering new or used vehicles for sale, lease, or rent, or of offering vehicle repairs or servicing; “vehicle” means any device, including any major portion or part thereof, in, on, upon, or by which any person or property may be transported or drawn upon a public highway except a device moved exclusively by human power, or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.

C.  If a vehicle is parked on a street, alley, or lane, or other public right of way while in the custody, control, or possession of a public vehicle parking business or a vehicle sales, repair, or servicing business for the purpose of being parked or stored, offered for sale, lease, or rent, or being serviced or repaired, it is prima facie evidence that the person engaged in such business caused or permitted such vehicle to be so parked.

D.  Except for vehicles associated with accessory home occupations per Chapter 33.203, it is unlawful for any business entity to store more than one vehicle on any block face between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.  It is unlawful for the operator of any accessory home occupation to park or store more than one vehicle used in association with the home occupation in the public right-of-way at any time.  The maximum size of the vehicle used in association with the home occupation is a pickup truck in the medium truck category as defined in Chapter 33.910.

E.  The owner of the business, operator of the business, or the owner of the property where the business is located shall be the party responsible for any violation of this Section.