Hey all. This is just a quick reminder to all of you Flagstaffians and weary travelers out there–the Flagstaff Seasonal Parking Ordinance is now in effect until April 1st. That means that if you are parked on a Flagstaff City street after midnight until 7:am you are at risk of being ticketed and towed by the Flagstaff Police Department. The downtown area is slightly different due to the number of bars that stay open until 2:am. The downtown rule is in force from 3:am to 7:am. The ordinance is to aid in the clearing of snow from the streets.
As usual, there are always those unfortunate souls that end up ignoring or daring the ordinance. There are also those that blindly believe the hotel front desk clerks and bartenders that tell them, “Ahhh. You won’t get towed. Go ahead and leave it parked there”. I am here to tell you that the legend is true. You will get ticketed. You will get towed. The following is taken from the City of Flagstaff website. If you ignore it, you will be seeing me and my happy crew this winter…
Winter Parking Ordinance
There is NO PARKING on city streets or alleyways from midnight to 7:00 a.m. The City of Flagstaff’s Winter Parking Ordinance goes into effect on November 1st and will remain in effect to April 1st. This parking restriction is enforced whether it is snowing or not.
This ordinance allows our Streets Section crews to thoroughly plow streets for your safe travel and it also aids street sweepers in the removal of cinders following a snowstorm.
The Flagstaff Police Department does enforce the ordinance. If you are parked in violation of the ordinance and it’s not snowing, you will receive a ticket. If you are parked in violation of the ordinance and it’s snowing, you are likely to have your vehicle towed away as well as receiving a citation.
Seasonal Parking Restriction: No person shall park, or permit to be parked, on any street between midnight and 7:00 A.M., from November 1 to April 1, any vehicle owned or controlled by that person. The Seasonal Parking Restriction does not apply to the following areas:
a. The north side of the westerly one thousand (1000) feet of Coconino Avenue.
b. Both sides of Pine Cliff Drive for a distance of nine hundred (900) feet south of the south curb line of Ponderosa Parkway.
c. Both sides of Locust Street (formerly Cottonwood Street) for a distance of three hundred fifty (350) feet south of the south curb line of Ponderosa Parkway.
d. All public streets in the Aspen Place at the Sawmill development.
e. Streets in those areas of the City that have been zoned to the Traditional Neighborhood District zoning designation.
The Seasonal Parking Restriction shall be from 3:00 A.M. until 7:00 A.M. for the following areas:
a. Both sides of Leroux Street from Benton Avenue to Phoenix Avenue, and from Route 66 to Cherry Avenue.
b. Both sides of Benton Avenue, Cottage Avenue, and Phoenix Avenue from Leroux Street to Agassiz Street.
c. Both sides of Aspen Avenue from Beaver Street to Agassiz Street.
d. Both sides of Birch Avenue and Cherry Avenue from Beaver Street to San Francisco Street.
e. The north side of Route 66 from Beaver Street to Agassiz Street.
f. Both sides of Agassiz Street from Route 66 to Birch Avenue.