The Police Department is concerned that some of our citizens are either confused about or unaware of the regulations that govern the parking of motor vehicles, trailers, and recreational vehicles on the streets of Port Angeles.
It is unlawful to park:
Any unlicensed vehicle on any city street (expired tabs)
Any vehicle that is inoperable and/or under repair on any city street
At any place where official signs prohibit parking
For longer than 15 minutes in a yellow marked loading zone
Headed the wrong way
In a handicapped zone without a special license plate or placard; you must be able to present your identification card if requested
In an alley for more than 15 minutes
In front of a public or private driveway
Longer than 2 hours in a limited time zone area (downtown and other places as marked)
Longer than 3 hours in a downtown city parking lot
On any city street for more than 14 consecutive days without moving the vehicle
On a sidewalk, sidewalk area, or street planting strip
Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant
Within 20 feet of a crosswalk
Within 30 feet of a stop sign, yield sign, or any traffic control signal
It is also unlawful to park any trailer or "non-motorized" conveyance on any street for more than 24 hours. This means, at a minimum, that it is unlawful to park a boat, boat trailer, utility trailer, or travel trailer on a city street, sidewalk, sidewalk area, or other right-of-way.
You may not leave your vehicle unattended with the keys in the ignition and/or the engine running.
If you receive a parking ticket you have 15 days to respond or the fine increases by an additional $25. Tickets not paid within 30 days are sent to a collection agency.