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Mail Stop 63-0700
P. O. Box 90231
Arlington, Texas 76004-3231

Phone: 817-459-6777
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ARTICLE VII
PARKING OF VEHICLES

Section 7.01 Definitions

  1. All-weather parking facility means asphalt or concrete paving suitable for vehicle parking.
     

  2. Screening fence means a barrier at least six feet (6') in height of stone, brick, pierced brick or block, uniformly colored wood or other permanent material which forms a visual barrier of equal character, density and design; provided, however, any such structure in excess of eight feet (8') in height shall be deemed a wall subject to the provisions of the Building Code of the City of Arlington. For the purposes of this Article, a vehicle shall be deemed to be screened from view when it is behind a screening fence.
     

  3. Side yard shall refer to the area behind an imaginary line extending perpendicularly from the front corner of the residential structure to the side lot line, extending to an imaginary line perpendicular to the side lot line which touches the back corner of the residential structure closest to the side lot line at which point the "rear yard" begins.
     

  4. Rear yard shall refer to that area of a lot circumscribed by the back lot line, the side lot lines extending to imaginary lines perpendicular from the back corners of the residential structure, and the back side of the residential structure.

Section 7.02 Parking Vehicles

  1. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, it shall be unlawful for any person to park or to cause, suffer, maintain or allow to be parked upon any property under his control any automobile, truck, bus, motorcycle, motorhome, camper, trailer, truck tractor, road tractor, semi-trailer, pole trailer, boat or mobile home, on any yard including driveways:

    1. in front of,

    2. on the side yard of, or

    3. on the rear yard of

    any single family residence, duplex or townhouse, or upon any property zoned "R", "R-1", "T" or "D".
     

  2. Exceptions: 7.02(a) shall not apply: to automobiles, trucks, and vans, which have a carrying capacity of four thousand (4,000) pounds or less; to motorhomes, campers, and trailers, which have a length of less than thirty (30) feet; and to motorcycles and boats:

    1. when parked upon an all-weather parking facility; or

    2. when parked on any side yard when such vehicle is screened from view from any public street by a screening fence; or

    3. when parked on any rear yard which is not adjacent to one or more street corners; or
      when parked on any rear yard when such vehicle is screened from view from any public street by a screening fence.

PARKING OF CERTAIN VEHICLES

Section 5.07

  1. To be parked (if said vehicle be a truck tractor, road tractor, trailer, semi-trailer, pole trailer, bus, motor home, mobile home or any commercial motor vehicle, as said terms are defined in Article I of this Chapter and V.T.C.A. Transportation Code)], upon a public street, alley, parkway, boulevard measuring less than thirty-eight feet (38’) in width, or public property; nothing herein shall authorize the parking of mobile homes in any location, public or private, unless pursuant to a permitted use authorized by the Zoning Ordinance or regulations of the Building Official. This section shall not apply to street construction, maintenance and repair equipment; trucks, equipment, trailers, and vehicles used by public service utility companies engaged in repairing or extending public service utilities; motor buses when taking on or discharging passengers at customary bus stops; other vehicles when actually parked at a designated loading zone; Municipal vehicles in the course of performance of City business; or when it is lawful to park a commercial motor vehicle for the purpose of accepting or delivering transportable goods. It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under this section that the vehicle had a mechanical defect, making it unsafe to proceed further, in which event it shall be lawful to stand or park the vehicle during the time necessary to make emergency repairs. (Amend Ord 95-158, 10/31/95)
     

  2. To be parked or to be left standing if such vehicle is a commercial vehicle, (as said term is defined in V.T.C.A., Transportation Code, Chapter 621), which is more than twenty-two feet (22’) in length, or more than eight feet (8’) high at its highest point, or more than eight feet (8’) wide at its widest point on any public street, alley, parkway, boulevard, public park, public property or private drive in or adjacent to a residentially zoned district as defined by Article VII of the "Zoning" Chapter of the Code of the City of Arlington. Nothing herein shall authorize the parking of mobile homes in any location, public or private, unless pursuant to a permitted use authorized by the "Zoning" Chapter of the Code of the City of Arlington or regulations of the Building Official. This section shall not apply to street construction, maintenance, and repair equipment; trucks, equipment, or trailers repairing or extending public service utilities; motor buses or other commercial vehicles when taking on or discharging passengers; other vehicles when actually parked at a designated loading zone; vehicles authorized by the municipality to perform City business; or vehicles making acceptance or delivery of transportable goods. It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under this section that the vehicle had a mechanical defect, making it unsafe to proceed further, in which event it shall be lawful to stand or park the vehicle during the time necessary to make emergency repairs. (Amend Ord 95-158, 10/31/95)

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