Date and Time of Release: 22 October 2013
Date and Time of Incident: On Going
Subject: Parking Fallacy
The Sonora Police Department has been receiving complaints from people receiving parking citations. It seems people believe, because there is no “official” parking enforcement officer, they can park in violation of parking ordinances and not be cited. However, many people are finding out this is not true.
The Sonora Police Department has been handling most parking issues on a complaint driven bases. Recently, there has been a large increase with people parking in loading zones for extended periods of time, parking in red zones, fire lanes, and parking in permit parking spaces without having a permit.
As time allows, officers have been stepping up enforcement on these specific violations. So remember to obey all parking regulations. Just because there is no “official” parking enforcement officer, doesn’t give you an excuse to violate parking regulations.
Also as time allows, officers have been enforcing other City and State parking regulations, such as; parking on sidewalks, double parking, backing into parking stalls, timed parking, failure to park on the right side of the roadway, parking out of marked space, parking over 18 inches from the curb line, ext..
To save yourself from receiving a parking ticket, or even worse, having your vehicle towed, you should follow the City and State parking regulations at all times. If you have any questions regarding parking, you may call the Sonora Police Department at 532-8141.