Parking Laws & Violations

Prohibited Standing or Parking Places
Section 351.03 Prohibited Standing or Parking Places is one of the most questioned and misunderstood statutes contained within the Codified Ordinances of Aurora.

Below are a few of the most commonly enforced parking ordinances and a link to this section. No person shall stand or park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the direction of a police officer or official traffic control device, in the following places:
  • On a sidewalk, except a bicycle
  • In front of, or within 6 feet of, a private driveway
  • At any place where official signs prohibit stopping, standing, or parking
  • Upon the side of the street on which fire hydrants are placed
  • Between the sidewalk and the roadway
  • Within twenty feet of any rural mailbox along any street or highway, during normal hours of delivery
  • On or adjacent to any city street between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. on any day, unless permission for such parking is obtained, in advance, from the chief of police or his/her designee
  • Within a designated handicapped parking place without a valid placard or registration