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Posted on: April 6, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Parking on Neighborhood Sidewalks is Illegal:

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The Odessa Police Department would like to remind the public that it is illegal to park on neighborhood sidewalks.  

Article 12-3
Section 12-3-8 

Stopping, standing or parking in prohibited specified places 

(a)It shall be unlawful for any person to stop, stand or park a vehicle or boat, whether attended or unattended, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer or traffic-control device, in any of the following places: 

(1) On a sidewalk; 
(2) In front of a public or private driveway; 
(3) In a crosswalk; 
(4) Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant; 
(5) On unpaved surfaces of an exterior front yard in zoning districts SFE, SF-1, SF-2, SF-3, SF-4, SPD, 2F-1, 2F-2, GR, 4-F, MF-1, MF-2, MH-E, MH, and MU; unless otherwise stated in section 14-9-5. 
(6) On a street where parking is prohibited on the street. 

(b)It shall be a defense to this section if the vehicle stopping, standing or parking is a maintenance vehicle marked with the emblem of lettering of the governmental entity or utility while repairs are made in the street by a utility to its own equipment or facilities or by a governmental entity to its own equipment or facilities. It shall be a defense to subsection (a)(5) above, that the property is multi-family residential (apartment complex), or that the parking space is on original concrete strip parking.

The penalty for a violation of this Article can include a fine of up to $200. Failure to comply with violation notices may result in a citation being issued to the vehicle and/or the property owner. 

Please remember to give pedestrians space to walk where it is safe.  

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