The most common parking rules we do not post signs for
While we post "no parking" signs for many parking restrictions, there are some common parking rules that we do not post signs for. Because they're so common, it would be impractical to post signs everywhere the rules apply.
These common parking rules exist to protect the public, including other drivers and pedestrians.
You may not park a vehicle within 20 feet of an intersection corner unless otherwise allowed by a parking meter or traffic sign.
Too close to a stop sign or traffic signal
You may not park a vehicle within 30 feet of the front side of a stop sign or traffic signal unless otherwise allowed by a parking meter or traffic sign.
You may not park a vehicle within 5 feet of a private road, driveway or alley.
Blocked fire hydrant
You may not stop, idle or park a vehicle within 10 feet of a fire hydrant unless:
- It's the only way to avoid conflict with other traffic or
- You're following the directions of a police officer or traffic control agent
You may not park a vehicle within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing.
On a sidewalk
You may not stop, idle or park a vehicle on a sidewalk, sidewalk crossing or boulevard.