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Good Neighbor Guide to Springfield Quality of Life Ordinances

Motor Vehicles

Abandoned Motor Vehicle in the Street

379-2

A motor vehicle may be removed from any street seventy-two hours after a police officer deems it to have been abandoned.

Enforcement: Police Department, 787-6302

1st offense $200 Ticket; 2nd offense $ 300 ticket

Abandoned Motor Vehicle on Private Property

379-3 (MGL 90 Ch 22b)

A motor vehicle may be removed from private property seventy-two (72) hours after a Code Enforcement Officer Inspector has tagged it as abandoned.

Enforcement: Code Enforcement, 311

Unregistered Motor Vehicles on Lots

327-14

Unregistered motor vehicles, or substantial parts of such, must not remain on a property more than twelve days.

Enforcement: Code Enforcement Department, 311

$50 Ticket

Crossing Property to Avoid Traffic Signals

385-41

No motor vehicle shall Crossing Property to Avoid Traffic Signals cross public or private property within 200 feet of an intersection with a traffic signal or stop sign.

Enforcement: Police Department, 787-6302

$50 Ticket

Motor Vehicle Repairs on Sidewalks or Streets

338-43

No one should repair a motor vehicle-except for emergency re-pairs such as a flat tireā€”on any public sidewalk, street, tree belt, terrace, or public space.

Enforcement: Police Department, 787-6302

$50 Ticket

Vehicles Crossing Curbs

338-44

No motor vehicle may cross a curb unless permitted by the Public Works Director.

Enforcement: Police Department, 787-6302

$50 Ticket

Sales from Motor Vehicles

338-49

When stopped on public streets to sell frozen desserts and soft drinks, motor vehicles shall use front and rear amber blinker lights visible for 500 feet.

Enforcement: Police Department, 787-6302

$50 Ticket

Emergency Parking Bans

385-10

During snowstorms, the City can declare parking bans on public streets. During bans, there is no parking on even side of streets from 7pm to 7am and on odd side from 9am to 4pm. Cars can be ticketed and towed if improperly parked.

Enforcement: Police Department, 787-6302

$50 Ticket

Permit Parking

385-39

No one may park a motor vehicle on a restricted parking street without a parking permit or a visitor pass. Currently, only Mattoon Street is so designated.

Enforcement: Police Department, 787-6302

$50 Ticket

Page last updated:  Tuesday, November 14, 2017 03:03 pm