Frequently Violated Parking Regulations
Parking Too Close to Driveway
State Statute 346.53(4) states that parking is prohibited within four feet of the entrance to an alley or a private road or driveway. Drivers must pay special attention especially after a snowfall when the driveways are not as easily identified.
Parking Too Close to a Crosswalk
State Statute 346.53(5) states that parking is prohibited within 15 feet to the near limits of a crosswalk. This applies to marked and unmarked crosswalks - in the absence of signs, lines, or markings, it includes that part of a roadway at an intersection which is included within the imaginary lines connecting sidewalks on opposite sides of such roadway.
Parking Too Close to Fire Hydrant
According to State Statute 346.53(3), no person shall stop or leave any vehicle standing within 10 feet of a fire hydrant unless a greater distance is indicated by an official traffic sign.
Parked on Private Property
State Statute 346.55(3) and (4) state no person may leave or park any motor vehicle on private property without the consent of the owner or lessee of the property.
Parking Beyond Time Limits
City Ordinance 9.05 Parking Limitations When signs or parking meters are erected in any block giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle on such block for longer than the period hereinafter specified. Moving the vehicle to a different space within the same block does not reset the period of parking allowed.
Owners or lessees of public or private property may permit parking by certain persons and limit restrict or prohibit parking as to other persons if the owner or lessee posts a sign on the property indicating for whom parking is permitted limited restricted or prohibited. No person may leave or park any motor vehicle on public or private property contrary to a sign posted thereon.
Contact for More Information
Lt. Dana Williams
Phone: (715) 341-4103
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The Stevens Point Police Department is part of the Portage County Hoarding Task Force, which provides support and help to persons dealing with hoarding, a mental health issue that has serious public safety implications. See Information about Hoarding from the Task Force
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