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Overnight Parking Restrictions Between 2-6 a.m. in Effect Year-Round
Did you know that cars and trucks parked on the street overnight pose public safety hazards and obstruct public service vehicles?
That’s why Burnsville prohibits on-street parking from 2-6 a.m. daily. This ordinance is meant to help reduce neighborhood clutter; create more space for fire trucks, ambulances, police vehicles and snow plows; and prevent accidents by removing obstacles.
It is also a tool to help minimize auto theft. Because Burnsville police officers are assigned to the same patrol area every shift, they become very familiar with the neighborhoods. Parking restrictions help officers recognize suspicious vehicles in the area, making Burnsville a safer community.
While these parking restrictions are in effect year-round, they become even more important in the winter.
Cars parked on the street often leave a space too narrow for snow plows to easily drive through.
(Plow operators need to raise their equipment or back out of a street – which could damage vehicles.)
Cars parked on the street prevent plows from pushing snow all the way to the curb
(Creates ice ridges that can damage other vehicles and create dangerous conditions for pedestrians.)
Residents can request a temporary street parking pass online, at least 24 hours in advance.
and click “Overnight Street Parking Request.”
9-1-3: PARKING AND STOPPING:
It shall be unlawful for the owner and/or driver of a motor vehicle or trailer of any type to stop, stand or park the said vehicle or trailer in any of the following places, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a peace officer or traffic control device:
(A) On a sidewalk or boulevard between sidewalk and roadway.
(B) On a crosswalk.
(C) Within an intersection.
(D) Within twenty feet (20') of a crosswalk at any intersection.
(E) Within ten feet (10') of a fire hydrant.
(F) Within thirty feet (30') of any arterial stop sign or sign indicating the direction for travel.
(G) On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street or highway.
(H) At any place where official signs prohibit stopping, standing or parking of a motor vehicle and/or trailer.
(I) In any manner on any street or highway so as to interfere with or interrupt the passage of other vehicles.
(J) Along the curb adjacent to any school property from eight o'clock (8:00) A.M. to four o'clock (4:00) P.M. on days when school is in session.
(K) On any street or roadway between the hours of two o'clock (2:00) A.M. and six o'clock (6:00) A.M. of any day, except physicians on emergency calls.
(L) On any street, highway, alley, or public property which is within an area zoned as a residential district, when the motor vehicle is a truck, trailer, semitrailer, truck-tractor, or a combination thereof, or any vehicle licensed with a commercial license having a capacity of more than one ton, or a gross vehicle weight of more than five thousand (5,000) pounds, or any vehicle designed, used or maintained for towing other motor vehicles or equipment, except for the purpose of expediently loading and unloading the vehicle.
(M) On any public property, street or roadway for in excess of forty eight (48) hours. (Ord. 989, 9-6-2005)
City of Burnsville
Minnesota 100 Civic Center Pkwy Burnsville, MN 55337
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