Division 1 - Generally

Section 25-247. Restricted and No-Parking Areas

The city manager or his designee is hereby authorized and directed to determine and define street areas within which the volume of vehicular traffic is such as to require restrictions upon parking of vehicles; to classify vehicles with reference to parking; to designate the time, place and manner in which such vehicles may be allowed to park upon the highways; to make such rules and regulations as traffic conditions may require in various areas and under the varying conditions which may prevail at different times. A listing of such restrictions shall be maintained in the traffic engineering files. It shall be the duty of the traffic engineer, upon the promulgation of such regulations, and before the same shall become effective, to give such public notice thereof, by establishing and posting signs, or otherwise, as may be reasonably adequate to make clear to the operators of vehicles in "no-parking" or "restricted parking" areas, the existence, nature and requirements of such regulations. From and after the effective date of regulations imposed in any area by virtue of the provisions of this chapter, it shall be unlawful for any person to stop or park any vehicle in any restricted or prohibited area otherwise than in accordance with these regulations. (Code 1959, § 20-129; Ordinance Number O-09-123, 10-13-09, eff. January 1, 2010)

Section 25-247.1. Time Zones

  1. The city council hereby finds that the free circulation of traffic through the streets of the city is necessary to the health, safety, and general welfare of the public; that over the years the revitalization of the city's central business district has increased the number of residents, customers and visitors in the central business district and has greatly increased the parking of motor vehicles of all kinds on the public streets in the central business district creating parking congestion on the streets in the central business district; and, that such parking congestion prevents the free circulation of traffic in and through the central business district. Therefore, it is the intention of city council to address parking issues in the central business district and to support the recent and planned growth and development in the central business district by providing for the orderly and efficient use of the available parking spaces. This ordinance is adopted pursuant to the authority granted to the city council by Section 46.2-1220 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended.
  2. No person shall park any vehicle in any restricted or prohibited parking area within the central business district for a period of time in excess of the maximum time shown for the parking area as indicated on signs posted on the street where the parking area is located. The central business district is designated as that area of downtown from Fifth Street to the Route 29 business expressway and from Clay Street to the riverfront.
  3. No person shall park a vehicle within the central business district for longer than the posted time limit on either side of the same street within the same block within an 8-hour period during the same day. For purposes of this section, a "block" is defined as that portion of both sides of the same street between two intersecting streets or what would be the continuation of two intersecting streets. However, parking for longer than the posted time limit in one block does not preclude parking an additional consecutive period of time on another block within the central business district.
  4. The provisions of this section shall apply between the hours designated by the city on all days, except Sundays or on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, President's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and day after, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. (Ordinance Number O-09-123, 10-13-09, eff. January 1, 2010; Ordinance Number O-11-134, 11-22-11)

Section 25-247.2. Parking Pay Station

  1. No person shall park any vehicle in a parking space for a period of time in excess of the maximum time shown on the parking pay station for the parking space or indicated on signs in the block where the parking pay stations are located, or for a time period in excess of the time limits posted on the street or in a city parking facility.
  2. Within a consecutive time period equal to the time limit posted, no person shall park a vehicle for longer than the posted time limit for the time zone or block.
  3. The provisions of this section shall apply between the hours designated by city council or the city manager on all days, except Sundays or on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, President's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and day after, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day or as otherwise designated by city council or the city manager.
  4. In the absence of other posted limits, parking pay stations shall be presumed to be in operation and require the deposit of the required parking fees between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm.
  5. No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited in a parking pay station any coin for the purpose of increasing or extending the parking time of any vehicle beyond the legal parking time.
  6. No person shall deface, injure, tamper with, open or willfully break, destroy, or impair the usefulness of any parking pay station or sign installed under this division. (Ordinance Number O-09-123, 10-13-09, eff. January 1, 2010)

Section 25-248. Ownership of Vehicle Presumption

In any prosecution charging a violation of any parking prohibition or restriction ordinance, regulation or rule, proof that the vehicle described in the complaint, summons or warrant was parked in violation of such ordinance, regulation or rule, together with proof that the defendant was at the time of such parking the registered owner of the vehicle, as required by Code of Virginia, Chapter 3 (Section 46.2-1220 et seq.) shall constitute in evidence a permissible inference that such registered owner of the vehicle was the person who parked the vehicle at the place where, and for the time during which, such violation occurred. (Code 1959, section 20-129; Ordinance Number O-11-134, 11-22-11)

Section 25-249. Penalty for Violation of Division

Unless otherwise provided, any person violating the provisions of this division relating to overtime parking shall be punished by a fine of twenty dollars ($20) for each offense; and any person violating the provisions of this division relating to parking in prohibited areas and loading zones shall be punished by a fine of thirty dollars ($30) for each offense. (Code 1959, section 20-151; Ordinance of 9-27-77; Ordinance Number O-95-070, 3-28-95, eff. 6-1-95; Ordinance Number O-97-235, 11-25-97, eff. January 1, 1998; O-09-123, 10-13-09, eff. January 1, 2010)

Section 25-250. Stopping on Highways - Generally

  1. No vehicle shall be stopped in such a manner as to impede or render dangerous the use of the street, alleyway or highway by others, except in the case of an emergency as the result of an accident or mechanical breakdown, in which case the emergency flashing lights of such vehicle shall be turned on if the vehicle is equipped with such lights and such lights are operating, and a report shall be made to the nearest police officer as soon as practicable and the vehicle shall be removed from the roadway to the shoulder as soon as possible and removed from the shoulder without unnecessary delay; and if such vehicle is not promptly removed, such removal may also be ordered by a police officer at the expense of the owner if the disabled vehicle creates a traffic hazard.
  2. Except upon one-way streets, and when actually loading or unloading merchandise as provided in Section 25-259, no vehicle shall be stopped except close to and parallel to the right-hand edge of the curb or roadway. In no instance shall such vehicle be parked with the near wheels further than six inches from the curb.
  3. No vehicle shall be stopped at or in the vicinity of a fire, vehicle or airplane accident or other area of emergency, in such a manner as to create a traffic hazard or interfere with the necessary procedures of police officers, fire fighters, rescue workers or others whose duty it is to deal with such emergencies. Any vehicle found unlawfully parked in the vicinity of such fire, accident or area of emergency may be removed by order of a police officer or in the absence of a police officer, by order of the uniformed fire or rescue officer in charge at the risk and expense, not to exceed twenty-five dollars ($25), of the owner of the vehicle if such vehicle creates a traffic hazard or interferes with the necessary procedures of police officers, fire fighters, rescue workers or others whose assigned duty is to deal with such emergencies. Vehicles being used by accredited information services, such as press, radio and television, when being used for the gathering of news, shall be exempt from the provisions of this section, except when actually obstructing the police officers, fire fighters and rescue workers dealing with such emergencies.
  4. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any vehicle owned or controlled by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation, or the city, while actually engaged in the construction, reconstruction or maintenance of highways. (Code 1959, Section 20-134; Ord. Number O-88-014, Section 1, January 26, 1988; Ord. Number O-09-123, 10-13-09, eff. January 1, 2010)

Section 25-251. Same Mail Vehicles

The provisions of section 25-250(a) shall not apply to any rural mail carrier stopping on the highway while loading or unloading mail at a mailbox; provided that there be lettered on a sign securely attached to and displayed at the rear of such vehicle, in letters at least four inches in height, the following:

Caution
Frequent Stops
U.S. Mail

Nor shall the provisions of section 25-250(a) apply to such mail carrier so stopped if, in lieu of such sign, the vehicle has, and is using, supplemental turn signals mounted at each side of the vehicle upon the roof. Between the lights on the assembly shall be mounted a sign with the words "U.S. Mail," which sign shall be yellow with black letters at least four inches in height, and which light shall be of the type approved by the superintendent of state police. The lettered sign shall be folded down out of vision prior to the first stop on the route and following the last stop on the route.

Provided, further, that nothing in this section shall be construed so as to relieve any such mail carrier from civil liability for such stopping on any highway, if he is negligent in so doing, and if such negligence proximately contributes to any personal injury or property damage resulting therefrom. (Code 1959, Section 20-134(f))

Section 25-252. To Discharge Cargo or Passengers; School Buses

No truck or bus, or part thereof, except a school bus or public transit bus, shall be stopped on the traveled portion of any highway for the purpose of taking on or discharging cargo or passengers, unless the operator cannot leave the traveled portion of the highway with safety. A school bus or public transit bus may be stopped on the traveled portion of the highway when taking on or discharging passengers, but these stops shall be made only at points where it can be clearly seen for a safe distance from both directions. (Code 1959, Section 20-136; Ord. Number O-09-123, 10-13-09, eff. January 1, 2010)

Section 25-253. Flares and Other Signals When Vehicle Disabled on Highway After Dark - Required

Whenever any bus, truck, trailer, house trailer, or mobile home is disabled and stops upon any portion of the traveled portion of any highway in this city, except upon streets or highways which are artificially lighted at night, at any time during which lights are required upon motor vehicles by section 25-320, the operator of such bus, truck, trailer, house trailer or mobile home shall place or cause to be placed on the roadway three red reflector flares or torches of a type approved by the superintendent. One of the flares or torches shall be placed in the center of the lane of traffic occupied by the disabled bus, truck, trailer, house trailer or mobile home and not less than one hundred (100) feet therefrom in the direction of the traffic approaching in that lane, one not less than one hundred (100) feet from such bus, truck, trailer, house trailer or mobile home in the opposite direction and one at the traffic side of such bus, truck, trailer, house trailer or mobile home not closer than ten feet from the front or rear thereof; provided, however, that if such bus, truck, trailer, house trailer or mobile home is disabled within five hundred (500) feet of a curve or crest of a hill, or other obstruction to view, the flares or torches in that direction shall be so placed as to afford ample warning to other users of the highway, but in no case less than five hundred (500) feet from the disabled vehicle. Red reflectorized triangular warning devices of a type approved by the superintendent may be used in lieu of flares or torches. (Code 1959, Section 20-137)

Section 25-254. Same - When Red Reflector Flares or Lanterns Required

If any vehicle referred to in Section 25-253 is used for the transportation of flammable liquids in bulk, whether loaded or empty, or for transporting flammable gases, red reflector flares or red electric lanterns of a type approved by the superintendent shall be used. Such reflectors or lanterns shall be lighted and placed upon the roadway in the manner provided in section 25-253. (Code 1959, Section 20-138)

Section 25-255. Same - When Red Flags Required Instead of Flares, Etc

During such time as lights on motor vehicles are not required red flags not less than twelve (12) inches both in length and width shall be used in place of flares, torches, reflectors or lanterns. The flags shall be placed upon the roadway in the manner prescribed in sections 25-253 and 25-254 for flares, torches, reflectors and lanterns, except that no flag shall be required to be placed at the side of such vehicle; but if the disablement of such vehicle continues into the period when lights on motor vehicles are required, flares, torches, reflectors or lanterns shall be placed as required by sections 25-253 and 25-254. Red reflectorized triangular warning devices of a type approved by the superintendent may be used in lieu of flags. (Code 1959, Section 20-139)

Section 25-256. Parking Prohibited in Specified Places

  1. No person shall park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or where authorized by a traffic-control device, including official signs or pavement markings, in any of the following places:
    1. On a sidewalk or city trail;
    2. In front of a public or private driveway so as to block ingress or egress;
    3. Within an intersection or traveled way;
    4. Within fifteen feet of a fire hydrant;
    5. On a crosswalk;
    6. Within twenty feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
    7. Within thirty feet upon the approach to any flashing beacon, stop or yield sign or traffic-control signal located at the side of a roadway;
    8. Within fifty feet of the nearest rail of a railroad grade crossing;
    9. Within twenty feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within seventy-five feet of the entrance when properly sign posted;
    10. Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when such parking would obstruct traffic;
    11. On the roadway side of any vehicle parked at the edge or curb of a street;
    12. Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a street or highway or within a tunnel;
    13. At any place where official signs and/or pavement markings prohibit parking;
    14. Between the street curb, or the edge of the paved portion of the roadway when there is no street curb, and the adjacent sidewalk;
    15. Between the street curb and the adjacent right-of-way line or sidewalk so as to cause the continual mounting and/or dismounting of the curbing.
  2. No person other than a police officer shall move a vehicle into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such distance as is unlawful, or start or cause to be started the motor of any motor vehicle, or shift, change or move the levers, brake, starting device, gears or other mechanism of a parked motor vehicle to a position other than that in which it was left by the owner or driver thereof, or attempt to do so. (Code 1959, Section 20-131; Ord. of 6-12-79; Ord. Number O-09-123, 10-13-09, eff. January 1, 2010)

Section 25-257. Parking on Private Property

No person shall stand or park a vehicle on any private property or lot area without the express or implied consent of the owner thereof. Whenever signs or markings have been erected on any lot or lot area, contiguous or adjacent to a street, thoroughfare or alley indicating that no vehicles are permitted to stand or park thereon, it shall be unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle across any curb or lot line or over any driveway from a street or alley into such lot or area for the purpose of standing or parking such vehicle, or for any person to stop. stand or park any vehicle in such property or lot area. (Code 1959, Section 20-132)

Section 25-257.1. Parking on City Property

The city manager or his designee is hereby authorized to establish regulations concerning the parking of vehicles on all property owned or leased by the city, including, pursuant to Section 25-267 of this code, the towing of vehicles parked on such property in violation of such regulations. He shall cause signs to be erected at or near each place to be so regulated sufficient to apprise an ordinarily observant person of such regulations. It shall be unlawful for any person to fail to comply with the requirements of such signs. The provisions of this section shall apply to vehicles parked at the Lynchburg Regional Airport in violation of parking regulations. (Code 1959, Section 20-130.1; Ord. of 10-26-76; Ord. Number O-92-277, 9-8-92; Ord. Number O-97-231, 11-25-97; Ord. Number O-09-123, 10-13-09, eff. January 1, 2010)

Section 25-257.2. Repealed by Ord. Number O-97-236, 11-25-97.

Section 25-258. Parking for Certain Purposes Prohibited

  1. It shall be unlawful for any person to park or place any automobile, truck, trailer or other vehicle upon or in any street, alley or parkway for the purpose of selling or offering the same for sale or rent. No sign or lettering shall be attached or placed upon any automobile, truck, trailer or other vehicle parked in or upon any public street, alley, or parkway of the city indicating that such vehicle is offered for sale or for rent. It shall also be unlawful to park any vehicle upon any street in a business district from which any merchandise is being sold, except in the downtown business district by special permit.
  2. It shall be unlawful to stop a vehicle at any time upon the highway for the purpose of advertising any article of any kind, or to display thereupon advertisements of any article or advertisement for the sale of the vehicle itself. (Code 1959, Section 20-133; Ord. Number O-09-123, eff. January 1, 2010)

Section 25-259. Backing up to Curbs

No vehicle shall be backed up to a curb, except during the time actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise therefrom and shall not be positioned in such a manner as to block traffic. (Code 1959, Section 20-135; Ord. Number O-09-123, 10-13-09, eff. January 1, 2010)

Section 25-260. Angle or Perpendicular Parking

Notwithstanding any of the provisions of this chapter, the city manager or his designee may, when in his discretion the public interest so requires, provide for angle or perpendicular parking on any street, or portion thereof; provided, however, that such streets are marked so as to apprise an ordinarily observant person of the regulation. (Code 1959, Section 20-140; Ord. Number O-09-123, 10-13-09, eff. January 1, 2010)

Section 25-261. Parking Vehicles Without State License on Highways

It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle having no current state license on any highway. (Code 1959, Section 20-141)

Section 25-261.1. Repealed by O-95-242, 9-12-95

Section 25-262. Parking Prohibitions Within Certain Areas

  1. No vehicle, other than a passenger vehicle, pickup or panel truck not exceeding an actual gross weight of seven thousand five hundred (7,500) pounds, shall be parked or left standing in any street of the city in any residential district thereof, for any purpose or length of time, other than for the unloading and delivery or pick-up and loading of merchandise, materials or passengers or while making service calls. Provided, however, that even when engaged in the above-described activities no oversized vehicle shall be parked upon a residential street for any period in excess of forty-eight (48) hours. This prohibition shall not apply to vehicles being used in connection with city projects for the construction, repair, maintenance, remodeling, alteration, grading or other improvement of city-owned property, public streets, public sewers or city-owned utility lines. Vehicles being used in connection with non-city utility and construction work may be allowed to park on residential streets for periods in excess of forty-eight (48) hours with the prior written permission of the city traffic engineer.
  2. No vehicle intended or designed to transport caustic, flammable, explosive or otherwise dangerous materials shall be permitted to be parked over-night on a residential street.
  3. During the time an oversized vehicle is temporarily parked on a residential street it must be parked in such a manner that it does not impede or render dangerous the use of the public street by others. (Code 1959, Section 20-142(c); Ord. Number O-96-145, 5-28-96)

Section 25-263. Repealed by O-95-242, 9-12-95

Section 25-264. Repealed by Ord. Number O-09-123, 10-13-09, eff. January 1, 2010

Section 25-265. Manner of Using Loading Zones

Where a loading and unloading zone has been set apart by the city manager or his designee in accordance with applicable provisions of this chapter, the following regulations shall apply with respect to the use of such areas:

  1. No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle for any purpose or length of time, other than for the expeditious unloading and delivery or pickup and loading of materials, in any place marked as a curb loading zone during hours when the provisions applicable to such zones are in effect.
  2. The driver of a passenger vehicle may stop temporarily in a space marked as a curb loading zone for the purpose of, and while actually engaged in, loading or unloading passengers or bundles. (Code 1959, Section 20-144; Ord. Number O-88-232, 9-13-88; Ord. Number O-09-123, 10-13-09, eff. January 1, 2010)

Section 25-266. Manner of Using Bus Stops and Taxicab Stands

Where a bus stop or taxicab stand has been set apart by the city manager in accordance with the applicable provisions of this chapter, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle other than a bus in a bus stop, or other than a taxicab in a taxicab stand, when such stop or stand has been officially designated and appropriately signed, except that the driver of a passenger vehicle may temporarily stop therein for the purpose of and while actually engaged in the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers when such stopping does not interfere with any bus or taxicab waiting to enter or about to enter such zone. (Code 1959, Section 20-145)

Section 25-267. Removal and Disposition of Vehicles Unlawfully Parked on Private or City Property

As authorized by Section 46.2-1232 of the Code of Virginia, it shall be lawful for any owner, operator or lessee of any parking lot or parking area or space therein, or part thereof, or of any other lot or building, including the city, or authorized agent of the person having control of such premises, to have any motor or other vehicle, occupying such lot, area, space or building, or part thereof, without the permission of such owner, operator, lessee or authorized agent of the one having the control of such premises removed, by towing or otherwise, to a licensed garage for storage until called for by the owner or his agent; provided, that notice of such action shall be first or simultaneously therewith given to at least one of the local law enforcement officers; provided further, that in the event of such removal and storage the owner of the vehicle involved shall be chargeable with and such vehicle may be held for a reasonable charge for its removal and storage. All businesses engaged in towing vehicles without the consent of their owners shall prominently display at their main place of business a comprehensive list of all their fees for towing, recovery and storage services, or the basis of such charges. Charges in excess of those posted shall not be collectable from any motor vehicle owner whose vehicle is towed, recovered or stored without his consent. However, notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, if the owner of the trespassing vehicle is present and removes the trespassing vehicle from the premises before it is actually towed, the trespassing vehicle shall not be towed, but the owner of the trespassing vehicle shall be liable for a reasonable fee not to exceed fifty dollars ($50) in lieu of towing.

In lieu of having such vehicle removed by towing or otherwise, it shall be lawful for such owner, operator, lessee or authorized agent, including the city, to cause the vehicle to be immobilized by a boot or other device that prevents the vehicle from being moved by preventing a wheel from turning; provided such boot or other device is of a design that does no damage to the vehicle or wheel; and provided further, that the charge for the removal of such boot or device shall not exceed fifty dollars ($50). In lieu of having such vehicle removed by towing or otherwise, or in lieu of causing the vehicle to be immobilized, it shall be lawful for such owner, operator, lessee or authorized agent to cause to request a duly authorized police officer to issue on such premises a notice of a violation of Section 25-257 of the city code to the registered owner of such vehicle.

This section shall not apply to city or state owned vehicles or where a vehicle shall, because of a wreck or other emergency, be parked or left temporarily upon the property of another. (Code 1959, Section 20-149; Ord. Number O-88-013, Section 1, January 26, 1988; Ord. Number O-09-123, 10-13-09, eff. January 1, 2010)

Section 25-268. Liability for Damage to Vehicles Parked in Free Parking Lot

  1. No action shall lie or proceeding be brought against any person conducting any business and maintaining a parking lot, at which free parking accommodations are provided for customers or employees of such business, when a motor vehicle is parked in such parking lot, for the total or partial loss of such motor vehicle by reason of theft or damage by any person other than the employee or for the total or partial loss of property left in such motor vehicle by reason of theft or damage by any person other than an employee.
  2. As used in this section, "free parking accommodations" means parking accommodations for which no specific charge is made and the patronage of the business by customers and the performance of the regular services for the business by employees shall not constitute the payment of any consideration for the use of the parking accommodations.
  3. Nothing in this section shall relieve any person of liability resulting from his own wrongdoing. (Code 1959, Section 20-150)

Section 25-269. Removal or Immobilization of Motor Vehicles Against Which There Are Outstanding Parking Violations

  1. Whenever there is found parked upon the public streets or highways or public grounds of the city any motor vehicle against which there are three or more outstanding, unpaid or otherwise unsettled parking violation notices or citations, such vehicle may, by towing or otherwise, be removed to another place for temporary storage and safekeeping by an officer or employee of the Police Department, or by any other person acting under the direction of such officer or employee, or such vehicle may be immobilized in such manner as to prevent its removal or operation.
  2. It shall be the duty of any police officer or employee of the Police Department removing or immobilizing the motor vehicle, or under whose direction such vehicle is removed or immobilized, to inform as soon as practical the owner of the removed or immobilized vehicle of the nature and circumstances of the prior unsettled parking violation notices or citations for which the vehicle was removed or immobilized. In any case involving immobilization of a vehicle pursuant to this section, there shall be placed on such vehicle in a conspicuous manner, a notice warning that such vehicle has been immobilized and that any attempt to move the vehicle might damage it.
  3. The owner of an immobilized vehicle, or other person acting on the owner's behalf, shall be allowed at least twenty-four (24) hours from the time of immobilization to repossess or secure the release of the vehicle. Failure to repossess or secure the release of the vehicle within that time period may result in the removal of the vehicle to a storage area for safekeeping under the direction of a police officer or employee of the Police Department.
  4. The owner of such immobilized motor vehicle, or other person acting on the owner's behalf, may repossess or secure the release of the vehicle by payment of the outstanding parking violations notices or citations for which the vehicle was removed or immobilized and by payment of all reasonable costs incidental to the immobilization, removal and storage of the vehicle, and the efforts to locate the owner of the vehicle. Should the owner of the vehicle fail or refuse to pay such fines and costs, or should the identity or whereabouts of such owner be unknown and unascertainable, such motor vehicle may be sold in accordance with the procedures set forth in sections 46.2-12.13 and 46.2-12.17 of the Code of Virginia. Any personal property found in any unattended or abandoned motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer may be sold incident to the sale of the vehicle as authorized in this section.
  5. The owner or other person entitled to lawful procession of a removed or immobilized motor vehicle shall have the right to request a hearing before the city manager or his designee in order to determine the validity of the removal or immobilization. A hearing must be requested in writing within fourteen (14) days after the motor vehicle is immobilized or removed. Administrative hearings will be held between 8:30 am and 5 pm any weekday which is not a holiday. The hearing officer will review the circumstances and any evidence presented and decide whether just cause existed for the removal or immobilization of a motor vehicle. Anyone wishing to contest a removal or immobilization should bring the outstanding parking violation notices or citations along with the vehicle registration and any other documentation to be presented to the hearing officer. The removal, immobilization and storage cost will be waived only if the hearing officer determines that the vehicle was improperly removed or immobilized. The hearing shall be in the form of an administrative proceeding rather than a judicial trial and the rules of evidence shall not apply. The decision of the designated hearing officer is final and is not subject to appeal.
  6. Nothing in this section shall be construed to deprive any person of their constitutional right to a hearing in a court of competent jurisdiction as to the outstanding parking violation notices or citations which led to the removal or immobilization of the motor vehicle.
  7. The provisions of this section shall apply to motor vehicles parked at the Lynchburg Regional Airport. (Ordinance Number O-95-070, 3-28-95, eff. 6-1-95; Ordinance Number O-97-231, 11-25-97; Ordinance Number O-09-123, 10-13-09, eff. January 1, 2010)

Section 25-270. Construction Parking Permits

Construction parking permits are issued by the inspections division of the Community Development Department. Permits will be issued to vehicle owners who are actively engaged in the construction project (plumbing/electrical contractors, etc.). Construction parking permits shall only be issued for vehicles that are used to transport equipment, tools and supplies used by the owner at the work site. (Ordinance Number O-09-123, 10-13-09, eff. January 1, 2010)

Section 25-271. Construction Dumpster Permits

Dumpster permits are required in order to place dumpsters in on-street parking spaces or on the city's right-of-way. Permits are issued by the inspections division of the Community Development Department. (Ordinance Number O-09-123, 10-13-09, eff. January 1, 2010)

Sections 25-272-25-274. Reserved