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7.25.080 Signage Requirements.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 186267 and 189333, effective February 1, 2019.)  All signs required pursuant to this Section must be unobstructed, reflectorized and visible during all hours of operation.  All signs required to be posted at a facility entrance must be no more than 10 feet from the entrance, must be located within 2 feet of the property line, and the center of such sign must be at least 4 feet from the ground.

Notwithstanding the requirements in Section 7.25.080, the Director may approve a location that is more than 10 feet from the entrance or is not within 2 feet of the property line due to physical characteristics of the property. The Director must give written approval of any exceptions before a sign is posted.

If vehicles are subject to being towed, the facility must comply with the signage requirements in Chapter 7.24 and the Administrative Rules for Towing from Private Property.

If a facility is subject to monitoring by a registered operator, the signs at the payment station or at the entrance of a non-pay facility must include a warning that the facility may be monitored.

A.  Pay and Park Signage.

1.  Pay and Park facilities must have a sign posted at each entrance (in letters at least 7 inches high) stating either "PAY TO PARK ALL HOURS," or "PAY TO PARK POSTED HOURS."  For facilities with a “POSTED HOURS” sign, the sign must also state (in letters at least 3 inches high) the exact hours that the facility is operated as a pay and park facility.

2.  At each facility containing a Payment Device, there must be a sign (in letters at least 9 inches high) visible from every vehicle entrance stating “PAY HERE,” indicating the location of the Payment Device.

3.  At each payment location there must be a sign(s) that states (in letters at least 2 inches high):

a.  all applicable charges for parking including the posted hours at a "PAY TO PARK POSTED HOURS" facility;

b.  at any facility where a Parker receives a printed receipt, that proof of payment must be displayed and clearly visible through the windshield; and

c.  that vehicles parked without valid proof of payment or permit are subject to a Penalty.

  The center of all signs required at the payment station must be at least 4 feet from the ground.

 4.  In spaces reserved for Parkers with a disabled person parking permit, the Operator must attach a sticker or sign to the disabled parking sign at the front of each space that notifies the disabled parking customer that he/she is responsible for payment, regardless of having a disabled person parking permit.

B.  Non-Pay Private Parking Signage.

1.  Non-pay facilities must have a sign posted at each entrance stating:

a.  that parking is prohibited, reserved or otherwise restricted;

b.  who is authorized to park;

c.  all limitations on parking;

d.  the hours during which parking is restricted; and

e.  that parking in violation of posted restrictions may result in assessment of a Penalty or towing and storage of a vehicle at the vehicle owner’s expense.

2.  If a private parking facility is shared by more than one business and parking spaces are assigned to specific businesses, the parking spaces must be marked (or signs posted) clearly indicating which spaces are reserved for each business.

C.  Notwithstanding Subsections 7.25.080 A. and B., if the Director determines that the requirements are not sufficient to protect the parking public due to a facility’s site-specific conditions, configurations, or location, the Director may impose additional facility requirements. These requirements may include, but are not limited to, additional lighting, signage, landscaping, pavement markings, and restrictions on the hours during which penalties may be issued.