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Code Enforcement
Parking in Public Right-of-Ways (72 Hour Rule)

Storage of Vehicles or Other Personal Property on Streets or Public Property:
No person shall store or permit to be stored a vehicle or other personal property on a street, alley or other public property for a period in excess of seventy-two (72) consecutive hours.

As used in this section, "failure to move" is meant movement of the motor vehicle more than two hundred (200) linear feet from its last position.

Non-vehicular property stored for any amount of time in a regulated parking area is a nuisance and may be summarily abated (removed).

Vehicles Not Designed for Self-Propulsion:
It is unlawful for any person to park on a public right-of-way a vehicle which is not designed for self-propulsion and which is not attached to a vehicle which is self-propelled or designed for self-propulsion for any period in excess of seventy-two (72) consecutive hours.

Violation of this provision of the Dayton Municipal Code is a Class C violation and is subject to a fine of $100.00 per day for each day the violation occurs.

Areas Conditionally Prohibited to Parking:
It is unlawful to park or stop a vehicle in any of the following places:

In any restricted parking zone, except for such persons, purposes, or classes of vehicles, or during such hours as may be designated by appropriate parking control devices restricting the use of such zone;

In any alleyway, except for loading or unloading passengers or cargo, and then only for a period of time not in excess of thirty (30) minutes;

In any parking zone for the principal purpose of:

Displaying the vehicle, combination of vehicles, boat or boat and trailer for sale.

Displaying advertising from the vehicle, combination of vehicles, boat or boat and trailer

Repairing, constructing, reconstructing, or servicing the vehicle, combination of vehicles, boat or boat and trailer, except repairs necessitated by an emergency

Selling merchandise from the vehicle, combination of vehicles, boat or boat and trailer, except those businesses duly registered with the City of Dayton

In such manner that it damages or causes to be damaged any public improvement within the City of Dayton including streets, alleys, parking strips, rights-of-way or other public ways

In such a manner that it restricts access to water meters, water valves, sewer manholes, and storm drains

In such a manner that it obstructs any street, alley, parking strip, right-of-way or other public way for more than 15 minutes, except for vehicles loading or making deliveries

If the vehicle or combination of vehicles is or includes a motor truck, motor bus, semitrailer, is in excess of 23 feet in overall length, or is in excess of 8 feet in overall width:

-  In any public right-of-way in a residential district between the hours of 10:00 pm and 7:00 am of the following day,

-  On any street which is 30 feet or less in overall width


Parking on or Across Sidewalks:
Parking any vehicle at any time so as to obstruct the sidewalk is prohibited.  Pedestrians should be able to utilize the sidewalk without stepping onto private property or into the planting strip or street. 


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