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LEGAL NOTICE: GENERAL ORDINANCE NO.8-2022

A GENERAL ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 109 OF THE CITY CODE OF THE CITY OF YONKERS ENTITLED “VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC” TO INCLUDE NEW LIMITATIONS ON THE PARKING OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES  AND AMEND FINES

The City of Yonkers, in City Council convened, hereby ordains and enacts: 

Section 1. Part X of the Code of the City of Yonkers, entitled “Vehicles and Traffic” is amended by amending Section 109-79, entitled “Commercial vehicles, buses, school buses, trailer, semitrailer, house-on wheels,” to read as follows: 

§109-79. Commercial vehicles, buses, school buses, tractor, trailer, tractor-trailer semitrailer, house-on wheels.

  1. No person shall park a commercial vehicle, trailer, tractor, tractor-trailer,  semitrailer, house-on-wheels, bus or school bus, on any street other than for the expeditious unloading and delivery or pickup and loading of materials or people, or while providing a commercial service.
  1. In addition to any applicable sanctions, fees, or remedies provided by law or regulation, any vehicle parked in violation of subdivision (A) of this section may be subject to impoundment by the City of Yonkers. Any vehicle impounded pursuant to this provisional shall not be released until all applicable towing and storage fees have been paid. 

Section 2. Part X of the Code of the City of Yonkers, entitled “Vehicles and Traffic” is amended by amending Section109-160 entitled “Penalties for offenses; towing and storage fees” to read as follows:

§ 109-160. Penalties for offenses; towing and storage fees.

A. Except for violations of this chapter which are within the jurisdiction of the Parking Violations Bureau, and in the event that a penalty is not established for a given violation of this chapter, then such violation shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $250 or confinement in jail not exceeding 10 days, or both.

B. Parking, standing and stopping violations shall be punished as follows:

Type of ViolationFee
Expired meter (on street)$30 
Overtime parking at meter (on street)$30 
Expired meter (off street)$30 
Failed to activate meter (on street)$30 
Overtime parking at meter (off street)$30 
Failed to activate meter (off street)$30 
Parking in 2 meter spaces (on street)$50 
Parking rear to meter (on street)$50 
Parking in 2 meter spaces (off street)$50 
Parking rear to meter (off street)$50 
No parking$50 
Overtime parking, no meter$50 
Parking in driveway, public or private$50 
Parking within 30 feet of stop sign$50 
Parking within 10 feet of crosswalk at intersection$60 
Parking in loading zone$50 
M/T 12 inches from curb, 2-way street$50 
M/T 12 inches from curb, 1-way street$50 
Parking left side to curb, 2-way street$50 
Parking wrong direction, 2-way street$50 
Parking wrong direction, 1-way street$50 
Parking opposite construction site$50 
Improper parking$50 
Parked rear to curb$50 
Improper angle parking$50 
Angle parking prohibited, 2-way street$50 
Angle parking prohibited, 1-way street$50 
Wheels not turned to curb on hill$50 
Parking a trailer, semitrailer, tractor-trailer, tractor, house-on-wheels, bus or school bus$500
Other Commercial vehicle/bus parking$50 
Parked on bridge$50 
Unattended vehicle$70 
Parked at theater entrance$50 
Parked on private property$50 
Parked without lights$50 
Inspection violations$50 
Parked on entrance or exit ramps, state highway$50 
Parked on state highway$50 
Parked alongside curbcut$50 
Parked for purpose of vehicle sale$50 
Parked for vehicle repair, except emergency$50 
Parked on highway with speed limit over 35 mph for purpose of selling frozen desserts$50 
Parked within safety island$60 
Parked within crosswalk$60 
Parked within intersection$60
Parked on sidewalk$80
No standing$70
No stopping$70
No stopping, bus stop$50
Stopped on pavement$50
Registration violations$70
Unregistered motorcycle$70
Tab improperly on plate$70
License plate violations$90
No current license plate$90
Unauthorized license plate$90
Parked leaving L/T 10 feet roadway$90
Restricted area$70
Restricted area, parking lot$70
Restricted area, off street$70
Restricted, raceway parking$70
Obstructing traffic$90
Obstructing traffic, L/T 10 feet roadway$90
Double-parked$90
Double-parked commuting hours (Mon. – Fri. 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., excluding holidays)$100
Parked within 15 feet of fire hydrant$70
Parked in fire zone$90
Parked within 20 feet of fire station entrance$90
Parked in tow-away zone$90 
Emergency snow removal$90
Parked in handicap space, no permit, on street$200 
Parked in handicap space, no permit, off street$100 
Abandoned vehicle$450 
Abandoned vehicle in an emergency   a designated emergency$500 
All other parking violations, including violations of Article 32 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law$50 

C. In the event that a respondent does not enter a plea or remit the fine due for a parking, standing or stopping violation as and when required by this chapter, then he or she they shall pay a late payment penalty equal and in addition to the scheduled fine for the violation charged.

D. In the event that a vehicle is towed pursuant to this chapter, the owner or person entitled to possession of the vehicle shall pay a towing charge and a storage charge as set by the rules and regulations of the Parking Violations Bureau. These charges shall be in addition to any fines or penalties for illegal stopping, standing, parking, abandonment or any other offense under this chapter. Towing and storage charges shall be paid to the Parking Violations Bureau. No vehicle shall be released unless all towing and storage fees, outstanding parking violations and related penalties are paid in full.

Section 3. This General Ordinance shall take effect upon compliance with §C4-6 of the Charter of the City of Yonkers and the provisions of the Municipal Home Rule Law of the State of New York

This General Ordinance shall take effect upon compliance with §C4-6 of the Charter of the City of Yonkers and the provisions of the Municipal Home Rule Law of the State of New York.

A copy of this General Ordinance is available for review with a list of fines at the Yonkers City Clerk’s Office. 

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