It’s that time of year again when the city’s winter parking ordinance goes into effect. In an effort to help our street department continue doing such an excellent job clearing the snow from the roadways, we are asking for your cooperation in not parking your vehicles on the street when prohibited as outlined below.
Bountiful City Parking Ordinance 13-1-103 states:
“It is unlawful for any person who owns or has possession, custody, or control of any vehicle to park or allow to be parked any vehicle or trailer on any street between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. during the months of November, December, January, February, and March.”
The ordinance also prohibits parking vehicles on the street when it is actually snowing, or within twelve hours thereafter. This prohibition does not include Main Street between 500 South and 400 North.
This ordinance assists the street department in keeping the streets plowed during the winter months. It is difficult for the snowplows to keep the streets free of snow if they have to maneuver around vehicles parked on the street. Bountiful also has many residential streets and cul-de-sacs that are impossible to plow if there are vehicles parked on them.
The police department will enforce this ordinance as we have for the past several years. Officers will be putting warnings on vehicles left parked on the street for the first two weeks of November. After that, officers will begin issuing parking citations on all vehicles that are left on the street in violation of this ordinance. After the same vehicle has been issued two parking citations, that vehicle will be impounded at the owner’s expense. This includes all cars, trailers, boats, etc.
The police department does not want to issue parking citations or impound vehicles, but we will do so to assist the street department in keeping the streets clear of snow and safe for our community. Please help us by keeping your vehicles off the street when prohibited.