Townwide Winter Overnight Parking Ban
Pursuant to Article 5.9 of the Town of Reading's Traffic and Parking Regulations, the Reading Police Department will begin enforcement of the overnight parking ban during the early morning hours of Tuesday Novemeber 15, 2016. A short period of warnings will be followed by strict enforcement of monetary fines for any violations. Enforcement of Article 5.9 ensures that parked vehicles do not prohibit plows, police cars, ambulances and fire trucks can respond appropriately during the inclement weather season. Historically, the Chief of Police will suspend enforcement of the overnight parking ban in early April, weather permitting of course.
*** The parking ban will be suspended for the Thanksgiving Holiday from 11/24-11/27 unless a snow emergency occurs***
The complete text of Article 5.9 is as follows:
Article 5.9 No Overnight Parking, With Exceptions
It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle other than one acting in an emergency to park said vehicle on any street or in any municipally- owned parking lot between the hours of 1:00 AM and 6:00 AM However, with a valid current year’s Community Access Sticker, vehicles may be parked overnight in the following parking lots under the terms specified:
(1) Pleasant Street Center Parking Lot off Parker Street: From 5:00 PM until 8:00 AM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and without limit on Saturdays and Sundays.
(2) Harnden Yard Parking Lot off Pleasant Street: From 10:00 PM until 8:00 AM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
(3) Brande Court Municipal Parking Lot off Haven Street: Eight parking spots on the northerly fence line from 10:00 PM until 8:00 AM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
During a snow emergency declared by the Town Manager or his designee, no parking will be permitted in "Leased Parking, Permit Required" spaces established under Article 5.14 from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM