What is a Parking Violation?

In recent weeks we have received many questions about what is considered a "parking violation" in our community. As such, we thought a refresher on our parking rules was in order!
When the City of Maryland Heights was incorporated in 1985, we adopted the State of Missouri Model Traffic Ordinances. This allowed us to be in-line with numerous traffic regulation ordinances common across the state, making it easier for our community to adhere to parking rules. Some of the restrictions in the ordinances include:

  • No parking over or on a sidewalk (even though the tires of your vehicle are not actually on the sidewalk); if your vehicle is covering and/or blocking the sidewalk, it would be a violation.
  • No parking within 10 feet of a mailbox.
  • No parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
  • No parking within 30 feet of a stop sign.
  • No parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk.
  • No parking along a street that will restrict or block a traffic lane.
  • It is unlawful to park a trailer/boat/bus/motorhome/camper that is over 80 inches tall and 20 feet long or over 18,000 pounds. However, the Chief of Police may authorize the parking of these types of vehicles for a period not to exceed 14 days on no more than 2 occasions per year.
  • It is unlawful to park any vehicle for sale on a public street.
  • It is unlawful to park any vehicle on any unpaved part of the yard or lawn.
  • It is unlawful to park upon any public street of a motor vehicle with expired license plates for said such motor vehicle.
  • It is unlawful to park on the wrong side of the street.
  • It is unlawful for any derelict, damaged or disabled vehicle to remain unmoved on any street for 48 hours.
If you would like to report a parking ordinance violation, please call us at 314-298-8700, extension 1. A police officer will respond to the location and decide if a ticket needs to be issued.