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SLC now enforcing parking ordinances suspended since March due to pandemic

Posted at 1:50 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 15:55:37-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City will begin enforcing several parking ordinances that were suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Parking enforcement officers returned to the streets Nov. 1 and they’re no longer giving out warnings.

With city streets practically deserted in the early weeks and months of the pandemic, the ordinances were put on hold, but that changed Sunday.

“Increased activity throughout the city and we’re starting to see more people coming and going,” said Salt Lake City Compliance Division Director, Jorge Chamorro.

The parking ordinances that have been reinstated include:

  • Limited parking on certain streets.
  • Not using streets for personal storage.
  • Motor homes, boats, trailers and ATVs are prohibited from being stored on city streets.

“Vehicles that are too large or they’re too close to your driveway sometimes or an intersection create a hazard for pedestrians that are about to cross the street,” Chamorro said. “It is hard to see when you have a large vehicle parking too close to your driveway, or to the intersection.”

Depending on the violation, fines can start as low as $28 but go up from there.

If you have any questions, here’s a link to parking restrictions on the city’s website.