Bismarck Downtown No Re-Parking Ordinance in Effect Monday, April 2, 2012By
BISMARCK, N.D. – “No Re-parking” signs are now posted in downtown Bismarck. Bismarck City Ordinance 5857, Section 12-13-21, goes into effect today. Downtown parking areas affected by the No Re-parking ordinance are from 2nd Street to 7th Street, and North to South from Main Avenue to Thayer. “No Re-Parking areas are clearly marked with signage posted,” said Lt. Steve Kilde. “Citizens will be allowed a 30 day grace period for the No Re-Parking areas only, to provide an opportunity for them to familiarize themselves with the new No Re-parking areas,” said Kilde. Citizens are reminded that 90-minute parking remains in place for the entire downtown area including the No Re-parking areas and Parking Enforcement Officers will continue to issue citations for violations.
In order to avoid a re-parking violation a vehicle must move off the “block face” and not return (or re-park) for a minimum of 4 hours. A “block face” includes parking spaces on BOTH sides of the street. Ordinance 5857, Section 12-13-21 provides: “if the vehicle involved has not been moved a distance of 1200 feet during the period of time established and posted in accordance with this chapter…and the block is signed to prohibit re-parking in the same block, proof that the posted time-limit restriction has elapsed and that the vehicle remains parked or has been moved and is again parked in the same block on either side of the street shall constitute prima facie proof that the vehicle has remained stationary for that period of time.” For more information and to view the Ordinance and signage visit www.bismarck.org