Compliance - Parking Information Brochure
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There are many areas in Salt Lake City that have posted, or signed, parking restrictions. Before parking and leaving your car, take a moment to read and obey any posted parking signs.
Two Hour Parking Zone. Two hour time restrictions apply according to times posted on each sign.
Handicapped Zone. A valid disabled designated vehicle plate or placard is required. Normally time restrictions are for two hours. Placards are to be properly displayed and visible at all times on the front rear view mirror or dash board.
|Passenger Loading Zone. Posted throughout the city in designated areas. Driver must remain in vehicle.||45' Parking Only|
|Back-In Parking Only. Posted throughout the city in designated areas and require back-in parking only.||
No Parking Zone. No parking in either direction at anytime.
|Bus Stop - No Parking. "No parking" restrictions apply.||No Parking on Walkway. "No parking" restrictions apply. This sign is visible throughout the city medians and center parking zones.|
|Parallel Parking Only.||Freight Zone. Time restrictions are limited to 30 minutes. Requires a current Salt Lake City Freight License that is issued to vehicles that require delivery, or loading/unloading. Designated hours of operation are posted on each sign.|
|Residential Parking Permit. Requires a current Residential Parking Permit on driver's side of front window.|
Frequently Asked Questions:
Salt Lake City Ordinance references are in parentheses below. Please refer to the ordinance for more specific information. City Ordinances may be found by clicking here.
See City ordinance. (12.56.520, 12.56.525)
The distance is measured from the center of the fire hydrant and measured for 5 feet in both directions on the curb. There does not need to be a sign or red curb for a vehicle to be in violation. If a vehicle is parked within 5 feet it is in violation of city ordinance. (12.56.440-5)
Display in the proper position on the outside of the vehicle two valid, unexpired registration plates, one on the front and one on the rear.
Freight Zone licenses are issued to vehicles that require delivery, or loading/unloading. Time restrictions are limited to 30 minutes. Only Salt Lake City issued freight licenses are valid. For further details and criteria regarding issuance of a freight license please contact the Transportation Office at (801) 535-6630.
- A current and valid driver’s license
- Current registration
- Proof of residency
Parking for persons with disabilities is available on both public and private property. Parking spaces reserved for persons with disabilities are posted with the international disabled designation and have a two hour time limit. These spaces are in effect during “ALL HOURS” and only vehicles bearing an authorized state disabled registration license plate or temporary placard are allowed to park in these designated spaces. Out of state disabled license plates and placards are also honored. Citizens with disabled designated vehicles may park at any metered space, time restricted zone, or freight/passenger loading zone for up to two hours. Disabled designated vehicles MAY NOT park in any safety or restricted parking areas. It is a violation of city ordinance to park in a zone reserved for persons with disabilities without the proper disabled designation. (12.56.120, 12.56.130)
Red Bagged meters signify “No Parking” to the public. There are no exceptions. If a citizen is parked at a Red Bagged meter the vehicle is subject to impound and is in violation of city ordinance. (12.56.210)
You may also file a complaint via our online form. We can better serve you if you provide the following information: Parking Complaints Address License plate number Make, model, and color of vehicle. The nature of the problem. If you are reporting an abandoned vehicle please include how long the vehicle has been parked in that location.