Parking within the City of Dover is regulated by Ordinance 99 which can be found in its entirety by clicking here. Follow is a recap of Ordinance 99.
City Road Supervisor
The Mayor may designate a “City Road Supervisor” with a wide range of authority as it pertains to parking:
- The City Road Supervisor is authorized to prohibit parking on streets.
- The City Road Supervisor is authorized to designate parking for: disability parking, loading zones, bus stop zones, parking relating to emergency or medical services or where the stopping or parking of vehicles would create hazardous conditions or cause unusual delay in traffic.
- The City Road Supervisor is authorized to erect signs to provide notice to the public of such zones.
Trucks, tractors, trailers and buses
The following vehicles cannot be parked or left standing on any public street, or on a public off-street parking area:
- Any truck tractor as defined by Idaho Code.
- Any trailer not attached to a motor vehicle.
- Any bus.
- Farm machines.
- Special purpose machines.
- Any unlicensed vehicle.
- Any vehicle with an expired license.
- Any motor truck as defined by Idaho Code with not less than two (2) of the following three (3) features:
- A diameter of the wheel rim of seventeen (17″) inches or more;
- More than two (2) axles;
- More than two (2) wheels on any one axle.
Repairing Vehicles on Street
No type of work (repair, construction or overhauling) other than extreme emergency shall be performed on any vehicle on any street, alley, park, parking lot or other public property or place within the City.
It is unlawful to stand or park a vehicle in a:
- Designated disability parking
- Fire lane and/or less than fifteen (15) feet from any fire hydrant
The registered owner of the vehicle is responsible for any unlawful vehicle use and is responsible for any parking violation. Any violation will be dismissed when the person charged has made a documented sale or transfer of the vehicle prior to the violation and has advised the City within twenty (20) days of notice of the violation of the name and address of the purchaser along with proof of the date of sale.
Penalties for violation
Violations are punishable as follows:
- For the first offense, a warning will be to the registered owner(s) of the vehicle notifying the owner of Ordinance 99 and of the intent to enforce the ordinance and its provisions for future violations.
- For the second offense, the registered owner of the vehicle will be fined a sum not to exceed Fifty Dollars ($50.00) plus any and all costs assessed by the Courts (as well as any costs for removal and storage of any vehicle).
- For the third and subsequent offense(s), the registered owner of the vehicle will be fined a sum not to exceed One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) plus any and all costs assessed by the Courts (as well as any costs for removal and storage of any vehicle).
Any unlawfully parked vehicle can be removed and impounded by a designated towing company and/or issue a citation to the registered owner. Any vehicle removed, impounded and/or stored by the designated towing company will be at the owner’s sole responsibility, liability and expense.