Gallatin Police Remind Citizens of City Parking Laws

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Did you know parking is not allowed in most places in the city? Below is the city ordinance in reference to parking!

Sec. 16-164. – Stopping, standing, or parking.

(a)No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within the corporate limits of the city in violation of any sign placed or erected by the state or the city except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the law or the directions of a police officer or traffic-control device, nor in any of the following places:

(1) On a sidewalk.

(2) In front of a public or private driveway.

(3) Within an intersection.

(4) Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant.

(5) On a crosswalk.

(6) Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection.

(7) Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any flashing beacon, stop sign or traffic-control signal located at the side of a roadway.

(8) Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within thirty (30) feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless the bureau of highways or local traffic authority indicates a different length by signs or markings.

(9) Within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing.

(10) Within twenty (20) feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station, and on the side of the street opposite the entrance to any fire station within seventy-five (75) feet of said entrance when properly signposted.

(11) Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic.

(12) On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street.

(13) Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel.

(14) At any place where official signs prohibit stopping.

(15) In a parking space clearly identified by an official sign as being reserved for the physically handicapped unless, however, the person driving the vehicle is physically handicapped, or parking such vehicle for the benefit of a physically handicapped person. A vehicle parking in such a space shall display a certificate of identification or a disabled veteran license plate issued by the state.

(16) Alongside any curb painted yellow or red by the municipality.

(17) Any parking spaces designated as fire lanes or others specially designated for the use of emergency vehicles only.

(18) On any public property which is not clearly marked for the purposes of parking.

Any vehicle so parked shall be subject to immediate impoundment.(b)No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his control into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such distance as is unlawful.(c)The provisions of this section shall not apply to the driver of any vehicle which is disabled while on the paved or improved or main traveled portion of a road, street or highway in such manner and to such extent that it is impossible to avoid stopping and temporarily leaving such vehicle in such position.


  1. I wish that the City Police and the Sumner Sheriff’s Patrol would ENFORCE the illegal parking of Persons in Handicap Parking Spaces. A majority of people parking in Handicap Spaces are not handicapped.They could request that the driver of the Auto exit the Vehicle and attempt to walk for a specified distance. If the driver can accomplish this, then the person should be given a ticket, and repeat offenders should have their vehicles towed to the impound lot.


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