Dos and don’ts of parking

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The Town permits parking on the roadway within the community as long as the vehicle is properly parked and poses no safety hazard. It is illegal to park on a sidewalk, within 15 feet of a fire hydrant, in a manner that blocks a private/public driveway, in a manner that blocks traffic or any place where official signs prohibit parking. Please also remember that vehicles parked on the street must have their right-hand side wheels parallel and within 18 inches of the curb.

Vehicles parked on the sidewalk are of particular concern since they force pedestrians either into the roadway or onto potentially uneven ground. Additionally, these vehicles impede the ability of pedestrians with disabilities to navigate safely through the neighborhood.

Town code prohibits the parking of commercial vehicles on the street within a residential area unless that vehicle is actively engaged in official business. For example, the loading of a moving truck, delivery of furniture/parcels and similar activity. There is one exception: Town Code allows the temporary parking of recreational vehicles on the street as long as traffic is not obstructed. This parking may not extend beyond 72 hours and is designed to allow our residents to load/unload their recreational vehicles or provide temporary parking for visitors.

Anyone with questions about parking should contact the Town of Marana Code Enforcement Division at 520-382-2520 or codeenforcement@maranaaz.gov.

This is the first in an occasional series of informational blogs from the Town’s Code Enforcement Division.

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