Parking Enforcement

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Objective

The City's Parking Division works to ensure turnover in timed zones next to public and retail high demand areas by enforcing parking ordinances, including:

  • overtime parking
  • time limits
  • no parking restrictions
  • bus stops
  • loading zones
  • reserved handicap stalls

Parking enforcement provides enforcement of parking ordinances in the central business district (downtown) and selected outlaying areas. Sioux City is currently using an automated parking citation-issuance system which consists of portable handheld computers along with host software installed on a PC system. Hours of enforcement are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fine Amounts

  • $9 for overtime in a parking meter stall
  • $9 for overtime in timed zones
  • $9 for overtime in loading zones
  • $30 for no parking restrictions
  • $30 for restricted zones
  • $200 for handicapped space no permit

After 30 days, the fine cost increases to $14 and $35. Other penalties include vehicle immobilization and vehicle impoundment. These penalties are invoked if a driver has more than three tickets which are 30 days delinquent. A warrant to arrest may be issued or renewal of vehicle registration may be denied for failure to pay fines.

Persons with Disabilities Parking 

The use of a disabilities parking permit is allowed in designated parking stalls if displayed as a removable windshield sign or on a vehicle as a plate or sticker when being used by a person with a disability, either as an operator or passenger.

According to the State of Iowa Code Chapter 321L, improper use of a disabilities parking permit is a misdemeanor and a fine will be issued. Examples include: 

  • not displaying the parking permit
  • operator using a permit that has not been issued to him/her or the passenger in the vehicle

Services Provided

  • Enforce parking ordinances
  • Assist citizens with directions, information, and problems
  • Report traffic signal and pedestrian light malfunctions
  • Report parking meter malfunctions