Overnight Parking Enforcement
On 11/01/20 the Village began nightly enforcement of its overnight parking regulations.
Parking is prohibited on all Village streets between 2:00 am and 6:00 am. Vehicles found parked in violation of this ordinance will be ticketed ($25 fine, per occurrence).
No Overnight Parking signs (see below) are posted at the entrance(s) to each subdivision.
The Village has contracted with the Wauconda Police Department for overnight parking enforcement.
Overnight Parking Waiver
Individuals can request a waiver to park a passenger vehicle on the street overnight. Waivers are issued by vehicle (license plate) and valid for one (1) night.
- Passenger Vehicle: any First Division or Second Division motor vehicle weighing 8,000 pounds or less that does not meet the definition of “Commercial Vehicle” under this title.
A maximum of twelve (12) waivers will be issued to a vehicle in a year. A waiver must be requested before parking a vehicle on the street overnight. A separate waiver will be required for each night of overnight parking per vehicle.
Overnight Parking Permit
Residents may also purchase a permit to park a passenger vehicle on the street overnight. The fee is $100 per month, or portion thereof, payable in advance. Permits are issued by vehicle (license plate) and non-transferrable. Only passenger vehicles registered to a residential address in the Village are eligible for an overnight parking permit.
Snow Parking Regulations
In the event of a snowfall of two (2”) or more inches, overnight parking waivers and overnight parking permits are not valid. Parking is prohibited on all streets until snow removal operations are complete. Vehicles found parked in violation of this ordinance will be ticketed ($200 fine) and subject to towing.
General Parking Restrictions
Manner of Parking
- No person shall park a vehicle with the left side of such vehicle next to the curb, except on one-way streets, and other than parallel with and within twelve (12) inches of the curb, except on streets marked for angle parking.
- No person shall park a vehicle on the roadway side of any vehicle parked at the curb.
- No person shall park a vehicle in such a manner so as to leave available less than twelve feet (12') of the width of the roadway for the free movement of traffic.
- No person shall park a vehicle in such a manner so as to allow a portion of the vehicle or item on or attached to the vehicle to overhang onto any public street.
- Generally. No person shall stop, stand, or park any vehicle:
- in or within 20 feet of an intersection
- in or within 20 feet of a crosswalk
- within 30 feet of a stop sign, yield sign, or traffic signal, on the approaching side
- within 20 feet of a mailbox
- within 15 feet of a fire hydrant
- in a designated fire lane
- in front of a driveway, except with the consent of the property owner
- at any place where official signs prohibit parking
- on any portion of a street yard of a property in a residential district, except on a driveway
- Specific Streets. No person shall stop, stand, or park any vehicle at any time on any of the following streets:
- Commerce Drive
- Ellis Drive
- Fish Lake Road
- Fisher Road
- Gilmer Road
- Hartigan Road
- IL Route 60
- IL Route 120
- Molidor Road
- Nippersink Road
- Sullivan Lake Road
- US Highway 12
- Sidewalks and Parkways. No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle on a public sidewalk or public parkway. Parking a passenger vehicle across a sidewalk, provided that such vehicle is parked on a driveway, or on that portion of a driveway constructed over the public parkway between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. shall not be considered a violation of this section.
- Certain Vehicles. No person shall park any of the following vehicles on a public street, parkway, or sidewalk:
- any vehicle having expired registration
- non-highway vehicles
- recreation vehicles
- Certain Purposes. No person shall park a vehicle on a public street, parkway, or sidewalk for the purpose of:
- displaying it for sale
- peddling merchandise, except if licensed by the Village
- repairing the vehicle, except for emergency repairs
FAILURE TO PAY
Upon a failure to pay fines or penalties deemed due and owing to the Village for vehicular standing, parking, or compliance violations pursuant to Title 7 of the Village Code and after exhaustion of the procedures set forth herein, the Code Hearing Department will make a certified report, pursuant to 625 ILCS 5/6-306.5, to the Secretary of State stating that the owner or lessee of a registered vehicle has failed to pay the fine or penalty due or owing the City as a result of ten (10) or more such violations, and thereby initiate the suspension of that person's driver's license.