5-Minute Parking Signs

5-Minute Parking Signs

5-minute Parking Signs

Policy on installation and placement of 5-Minute parking signs in front of residences defined as a single-family detached dwelling. 

Sec. 27-523. Definitions.
Dwelling, single-family detached: A structure containing one (1) dwelling unit with open space on all sides.

For City Code, Section 15-43 regarding 5-minute parking to be effective and enforceable, the owner or occupant shall erect a sign with lettering and dimensions as follows: Parking sign requirements.
This sign protects one (1) parking space twenty-two feet (22') in length along the front of the property. The sign shall be placed at or slightly behind the property line. Do not place the sign on City right-of-way. The sign may be attached to the face of a fence, if the property is fenced in. The sign protects the area directly in front of, and eleven feet (11') to either side of the sign. The letters and numbers on this sign shall be black on a white background. This sign shall be placed parallel to the street and facing the street.

No exceptions or additions to the wording or placement of said sign will be deemed enforceable.

Only one (1) sign shall be installed, and that sign shall be placed only along the front of the property.  No signs shall be placed in the back or along the sides of the property.

Enforcement will only be carried out upon the request of the property owner or his agent.  This sign does not allow a private citizen to have a vehicle towed from the street or right-of-way.  Enforcement requests should be directed to the City of Tampa, Police Department at their non-emergency number, at (813)231-6130.

This sign will not be provided by the City of Tampa.

Sec. 15-43. Parking in front of residences or public or private driveways.
a) It is unlawful for any person to stop, stand, or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, for more than five (5) minutes on the street, or on the public right-of-way adjacent to the street, directly in front of or immediately adjacent to the front entrance to any single-family detached dwelling, as defined in Section 27-523, without the expressed or implied consent of the owner or occupant of such dwelling.

For purposes of this section, the term "right-of-way" shall be defined as that area between the paved surface of any public street intended or designed for vehicular traffic and the property line of the abutting real property.

In order for this provision to apply, the owner or occupant shall give notice of the restriction by erecting an official sign, of their own making or purchased, which complies with the Department of Transportation and Stormwater Services specifications for such signs. The sign shall be fabricated from a durable weather-resistant material. The sign shall be placed and centered directly in front of the entrance to the dwelling on or slightly behind the property line, parallel to and facing the street. The sign shall designate and protect one (1) parking space twenty-two feet (22') in length along the front of the property directly in front of and eleven feet (11') to either side of the sign.

(b) All taxicabs, buses and motor vehicles for hire are prohibited from stopping, standing or parking at any time in front of anyresidence without permission from the owner or the occupant of such residence.

(c) It is unlawful for any person to stop, stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, within ten feet (10') from the edge of a public or private driveway except in metered spaces or otherwise marked spaces available for parking or to momentarily pick up or discharge a passenger.

(d) It is unlawful for any person to stop, stand or park a vehicle across the street from a driveway if the street width is twenty-five feet (25') or less except in metered spaces or otherwise marked spaces available for parking or to momentarily pick up ordischarge a passenger.

(Ord. No. 89-247,  2(39-37), 9-28-89; Ord. No. 2001-149,  1, 7-19-01; Ord. No. 2006-17,  2, 1-12-06)