Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Truck Parking Defined
Q: Can a FedEx large delivery van be parked in front of drivers home on the city street overnight and all day during week
ends? Do they fall under the south bend delivery vehicle permit regulations ?

A: "Large" does not specify the type and size of vehicle permitted to park, however by city ordinance regulates truck parking with a GVW over 11,000 lbs. See below:

Sec. 20-117. Definition.
When used in this article:
Truck shall be defined as a motor vehicle designed, used or maintained primarily for the transportation of property whose declared gross vehicle weight when empty exceeds eleven thousand (11,000) pounds.
(Ord. No. 6838-80, § 1)

Sec. 20-118. Parking restricted.
(a) No person shall park a truck as heretofore defined on any street next to an area zoned "A" or "A-1" Residence Districts, "A-2" or "A-3" Planned Residential Districts, or "B" or "B-1" Residence Districts, except for the purpose of loading, unloading, servicing, or being then involved in the repair or construction of a residence. Such trucks shall be allowed to park on such residential streets when being used in connection with servicing a public utility.
(b) All such trucks may be parked in a carport, private garage, or driveway unless otherwise restricted by the zoning code.
(c) All trucks, regardless of declared gross vehicle weight, which are used for picking up trash on a commercial basis are strictly prohibited from parking on any residential street except for the purpose of loading.
(d) No person shall park any vehicle in an SF1 Single Family and Two Family District, SF2 Single Family and Two Family District or MF1 Urban Corridor Multifamily District or MF2 High Density Multifamily District in violation of Section 21-02.01, 21-02.02 or 21-02.03 or 21-02.04 of the South Bend Municipal Code.
(e) No person shall park any vehicle on an unimproved vacant lot in an "A" Residential District, "A-1" Residential District, "B" Residential District, "C" Commercial District, or "D" Light Industrial District in violation of Section 21-04.01 of the South Bend Municipal Code.
(Ord. No. 6838-80, § 1; Ord. No. 9257-01, § II)

Sec. 20-119. Penalties.
Any owner of any truck or other vehicle which is found illegally parked on any residential street or lot, and the owners and occupants of any residential property who allow such parking in violation of Section 20-118 shall be fined fifty dollars ($50.00) for the first offense and one hundred dollars ($100.00) for all subsequent offenses. Fines issued under this section shall be payable through the Ordinance Violations Bureau pursuant to Section 2-213 of this Code.
(Ord. No. 6838-80, § 1; Ord. No. 9257-01, § III)


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