New Castle Police Department would like to remind our citizens to ensure that you are parking in areas where it is legal to do so. Recently, the City of New Castle has fielded several complaints regarding parking in manners that violate New Castle City Ordinance. Feel free to review the city ordinance below:
72.12 PARKING ON CURBS, SIDEWALKS, OR TERRACES RESTRICTED.
(A) It shall be unlawful to park motor vehicles on curbs, sidewalks, or terraces.
(B) Upon application to the office of the City Building Inspector, the Inspector may grant a waiver of this section upon the following:
(1) It is determined that an immediate and temporary condition exists which requires a vehicle to cross or rest upon a curb, sidewalk or terrace by necessity,
(2) The person, corporation, or entity seeking the waiver provides the city with sufficient security (bond or proof of insurance) to indemnify the property owner and/or the city in the event repairs are necessitated due to the violation of this section, and
(3) The property owner provides a written consent acknowledging the existence of the necessity for violating this section and agreeing to make repairs to property damaged as a result of that violation.
(C) In the event of an emergency occurring which makes compliance with division (B)(1) through (3) of this section impossible, service or repairs of utilities (water, electricity, gas, or telephone) is exempted from the provisions of this section.
(D) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require the city to make repairs to sidewalks, curbs, or terraces. Further, nothing herein shall impose liability upon the city due to the condition of curbs, sidewalks, or terraces. Such repairs and liability are expressly the responsibility of the property owners.
NCPD would request that everyone ensure you are legally parked and not in violation of the ordinance. We do not want to issue citations or impound vehicles unless it becomes absolutely necessary. Thanks for your assistance in this matter.