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The old City Hall that housed the City offices, Police Department and Fire Department was renovated into a Public Safety Building starting in November 2004. A dedication ceremony was held during Riverfest 2006 to welcome the Police Department and Fire Department back into the new building. City Hall later moved into the renovated Bangor Savings Bank building on Main St.

City Parking Information

- The official City Parking Regulations are located at the Old Town City Hall Clerks Office -


Index of Parking Regulations


Article XIII. Stopping, Standing or Parking Prohibited in Specified Places

Sec. 19-327. Parking not to obstruct traffic.
No person shall park any vehicle upon a side street in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave less than ten (10) feet of width of the roadway for free movement of vehicular traffic, nor shall he park upon any "through street" in such a manner or under such conditions as to restrict the operation of the normal moving traffic lanes on said street, excepting as outlined in section 19-358 of this chapter.
(Ord. of 12-4-72)

Sec. 19-328. Stopping, standing and parking in alleys.
No person shall park a vehicle within an alley in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten (10) feet of the roadway for the free movement of vehicular traffic, and no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within an alley in such position as to block the driveway entrance to any abutting property.
(Ord. of 12-4-72)

Sec. 19-329. All night parking prohibited.
(a) No person shall park a vehicle on any street or in municipal parking lots between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. of any day, from November 1st to April 30th, except emergency vehicles or physicians on emergency calls. Vehicles which are parked or allowed to stand in violation of this section shall be towed or hauled away at owner's expense.
(b) The city council hereby authorizes the city manager to issue a certain number of seasonal overnight parking permits for municipal lot spaces, and to set a fee for such a permit. Any changes in the number of spaces and/or the fee for the spaces shall be established by the city manager and approved by the city council. Permit holders shall be responsible for snow removal for their assigned space. Permit holders must maintain liability insurance holding the city harmless from use of the spaces, and shall file a certificate of insurance with the city.

Sec. 19-330. Parking upon roadways or municipal parking lots for certain purposes prohibited.
No peron shall park a vehicle upon any roadway or municipal parking lots for the principal purpose of:
(1) Displaying such a vehicle for sale;
(2) Washing, greasing or repairing such vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency.
(Ord. of 12-4-72)

Sec. 19-331. Parking adjacent to schools.
(a) The traffic engineer is hereby authorized to erect signs indicating no parking upon either or both sides of any street adjacent to any school property when such parking would, in his opinion, interfere with traffic or create a hazardous situation.
(b) When official signs are erected indicating no parking upon either side of a street adjacent to any school property as authorized herein, no person shall park a vehicle in any such designated place.
(Ord. of 12-4-72)

Sec. 19-332. Parking prohibited on narrow streets.
(a) The traffic engineer is hereby authorized to erect signs indicating no parking upon any street when the width of the roadway does not exceed (20) feet, or upon one side of a street as indicated by such signs when the width of the roadway does not exceed (30) feet.
(b) When official signs prohibiting parking are erected upon narrow streets as authorized herein, no person shall park a vehicle upon any such street in violation of any such sign.
(Ord. of 12-4-72)

Sec. 19-333. Standing or parking on one-way streets.
The traffic engineer is authorized to erect signs upon the left-hand side of any one-way street to prohibit the standing or parking of vehicles, and, when such signs are in place, no person shall stand or park a vehicle upon such left hand side in violation of any such sign.
(Ord. of 12-4-72)

Sec. 19-334. Standing or parking on one-way roadways.
In the event a highway includes two (2) or more separate roadways and traffic is restricted to one direction upon any such roadway, no person shall stand or park a vehicle upon the left-hand side of such one-way roadway unless signs are erected to permit such standing or parking. The traffic engineer is authorized to determine when standing or parking may be permitted upon the left-hand side of any such one-way roadway and to erect signs giving notice thereof.
(Ord. of 12-4-72)

Sec. 19-335. Stopping, standing or parking in places which would cause hazardous conditions or traffic congestion.
(a) The traffic engineer is hereby authorized to determine and designate by proper signs placed not exceeding one hundred (100) feet in length, in which the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles would create an especially hazardous condition or would cause unusual delay to traffic.
(b) When official signs are erected at hazardous or congested places as authorized herein, no person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle in any such designated place.
(Ord. of 12-4-72)

Sec. 19-336. Stopping, standing and parking on sidewalks.
No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle on any public sidewalk.
(Ord. of 12-4-72)

Sec. 19-337. Parking with left side to curb prohibited.
No vehicle shall stop or park with its left side to the curb. This section shall not apply to those streets used as a one-way street.
(Ord. of 12-4-72)


Article XIV. Stopping, Standing and Parking for Loading and Unloading Only

Sec. 19-358. Traffic engineer to determine, designate curb loading zones; double parking; delivery vehicles to use available curb space and obey parking regulations.
The traffic engineer is hereby authorized to determine the location of passenger and freight curb loading zones and shall place and maintain appropriate signs indicating the same and stating the hours during which the provisions of this section are applicable. Excepting that in the central business district, delivery vehicles may double park to make deliveries to those commercial establishments not having loading zones on "through streets" or rear entrances. Such deliveries shall be made by licensed carriers and be not more than ten (10) minutes in duration. However, when adequate curb space is available near the entrance of suchan establishment, the delivery vehicles shall park in this space and obey the parking regulations in effect at that location.
(Ord. of 12-4-72)

Sec. 19-359. Permits for curb loading zones.
The traffic engineer shall not hereafter designate or sign any curb loading zone upon special request of any person unless such person makes application for a permit for such zone and for two (2) signs to indicate the ends of such zone. The traffic engineer upon granting a permit and issuing such signs may, by general regulations, impose conditions upon the use of such signs and for reimbursement of the municipality for the value thereof in the event of their loss or damage and their return in the event of misuse or upon expiration of a permit. Every permit shall expire at the end of each calendar year.
(Ord. of 12-4-72)

Sec. 19-360. Stopping, standing or parking in passenger curb loading zones.
No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle for any purpose or period of time other than for the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers in any place marked as a passenger curb loading zone during hours when the regulations applicable to such curb loading zone are effective, and then only for a period not to exceed three (3) minutes.
(Ord. of 12-4-72)

Sec. 19-361. Stopping, standing or parking in curb loading zone.
No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle for any purpose or length of time other than for the expeditious unloading and delivery or pick-up and loading of materials in any place marked as a curb loading zone during hours when the provisions applicable to such zones are in effect. In no case shall the stop for loading and unloading of materials exceed thirty (30) minutes.
(Ord. of 12-4-72)

Sec. 19-362. Traffic engineer to establish public carrier stops and stands; signs required.
The traffic engineer is hereby authorized and required to establish bus stops, bus stands, taxi stands and stands for other passenger common-carrier motor vehicles on such public streets in such places and in such number as he shall determine to be of the greatest benefit and convenience to the public, and every such bus stop, bus stand, taxicab stand or other stand shall be designated by appropriate signs.
(Ord. of 12-4-72)

Sec. 19-363. Stopping, standing and parking of buses and taxicabs regulated.
(a) The operator of a bus shall not stand or park such vehicle upon any street at any place other than a bus stand so designated as provided herein.
(b) The operator of a bus shall not stop such vehicle upon any street at any place for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers other than at a bus stop, bus stand or passenger loading zone so designated as provided herein, except in the case of any emergency.
(c) The operator of a bus shall enter a bus stop, bus stand or passenger loading zone on a public street in such manner that the bus when stopped to load or unload passengers or baggage shall be in a position with the right front wheel of such vehicle not farther than eighteen (18) inches from the curb and the bus approximately parallel to the curb so as not to unduly impede the movement of other vehicular traffic.
(d) The operator of a taxicab shall not stand or park such vehicle upon any street at any place other than in a taxicab stand so designated as provided herein. The provision shall not prevent the operator of a taxicab from temporarily stopping in accordance with other stopping or parking regulations at any place for the purpose of and while actually engaged in the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers.
(Ord. of 12-4-72)

Sec. 19-364. Restricted use of bus and taxicab stands.
No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle other than a bus in a bus stop, or other than a taxicab in a taxicab stand, when any such stop or stand has been officially designated and appropriately signed, except that the driver of a passenger vehicle may temporarily stop therein for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading passengers when such stopping does not interfere with any bus or taxicab waiting to enter or about to enter such zone.
(Ord. of 12-4-72)


Article XV. Stopping, standing or parking restricted or prohibited on certain streets

Sec. 19-386. Application of Article
The provisions of this article prohibiting the stopping, standing or parking of a vehicle shall apply at all times or at those times herein specified or as indicated on official signs except when it is necessary to stop a vehicle to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or official traffic-control device.
(Ord. of 12-4-72)

Sec. 19-387. Regulations not exclusive.
The provisions of this article imposing a time limit on parking shall not relieve any person from the duty to observe other and more restrictive provisions prohibiting or limiting the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles in specified places or at specified times.
(Ord. of 12-4-72)

Sec. 19-388. Parking prohibited at all times on certain streets.
When signs are erected giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets described in Schedule D of this chapter.
(Ord. of 12-4-72)

Sec. 19-389. Parking prohibited during certain hours on certain streets.
When signs are erected in each block giving notice thereof, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle between the hours specified in Schedule D of this chapter of any day except Sundays and public holidays within the district or upon any of the streets described in said schedule.
(Ord. of 12-4-72)

Sec. 19-390. Parking time limited on certain streets.
When signs are erected in each block giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle for longer than posted time between the hours indicated thereon of any day except Sundays and public holidays within the district or upon any of the streets described in Schedule D, of this chapter.
(Ord. of 12-4-72)

Sec. 19-391. Parking signs required.
Whenever by this chapter or by any other ordinances of this municipality any parking time limit is imposed or parking is prohibited on designated streets, it shall be the duty of the traffic engineer to erect appropriate signs giving notice thereof, and no such regulation shall be effective unless said signs are erected and in place at the time of any alleged offense.
(Ord. of 12-4-72)

Sec. 19-392. Issuance of parking tickets; penalties.
(a) A police officer may issue a parking ticket in lieu of a traffic citation form for notifying alleged violators of Articles XII, XIII, XIV and XV.
(b) Such minor parking violators may waive being issued a traffic citation to appear in the district court by paying to the city treasurer a fine of ten dollars ($10.00) for each parking violation.
(c) All fines that remain unpaid thirty (30) days from the date the parking ticket is issued, will automatically double.
(Ord. of 12-4-72; Ord. of 3-3-80; Ord. of 7-2-91)

Sec. 19-393. Impoundment of motor vehicles for failure to pay parking tickets.
(a) Purpose. This section is enacted as an enforcement procedure for promotion and protection of the public peace, safety and welfare, and the safeguarding of property, and shall be used generally for the prevention and removal of traffic hazards, prevention and abatement of public nuisances arising from traffic infractions, and for the protection of the public rights in the use of city streets, thoroughfares, parking areas, parking lots, and public ways.
(b) Procedure. As soon as a vehicle has been removed and stored or immobilized in place under this section, the police officer or other municipal employee taking such action shall so notify the police department dispatcher. Such information shall be recorded by the dispatcher for the use of the chief of police or the finance director. In addition, the chief of police shall notify by registered mail the registered owner of such vehicle within five (5) business days of the impoundment of immobilization thereof. Said notice shall state the location of such vehicle and the requirements for release as set forth in this section.
(c) Release of vehicles. Any person having custody of a motor vehicle impounded pursuant to this section or of the means to release such immobilized vehicle, shall not release it until the individual requesting its release presents satisfactory evidence of his or her right to possession and signs a receipt therefor. In addition, said vehicle shall not be released until the finance director, the chief of police, or their duly authorized representatives, certify that all waiver fees and all other charges provided for in this ordinance have been paid, including all costs of impoundment, towing, notices and storage or until the finance director, or duly authorized representatives, shall have certified the posting of a bond equal to the total outstanding waiver fees which should have been remitted for said overdue notices of violation and other charges as set forth in this subsection.
(d) Bond. Whenever any person requests the right to post bond pursuant to this section, such bond shall be given in cash and receipt given therefor. Such bond money shall be refunded in the amount of the waiver fee for each alleged violation of this section upon acceptance by such person of service of process initiating a court proceeding to determine his or her liability for the described penalty or such alleged violation. Any bond shall be forfeited unless the person posting it requests and accepts service of such process from the chief of police or his or her designated representative within thirty (30) days of posting unless prevented from doing so by actions or inactions of the City of Old Town.
(Ord. of 7-2-91)

Sec. 19-394. Handicapped parking.
The traffic engineer may designate parking spaces for handicapped parking. Such spaces shall be marked with a sign indicating such. Use of such spaces shall be restricted to vehicles with handicapped parking passes as issued by the State of Maine or equivalent. Fines for improper use of such spaces shall be set by the city council.
(Ord. of 3-2-92)


Schedule D - Parking

Generally
On any sidewalk, crosswalk or bridge.
Within ten (10) feet of any hydrant.
Within fifteen (15) feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station.
Theaters, no vehicle shall be allowed to stand whether occupied or not for more than three (3) minutes between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. directory in front of any theater entrance.
At any place where official signs or curb painting so prohibits.
Within thirty (30) feet of any street corner.
Bosworth Street, on both sides, from Center Street to Chapman Street.
Center Street, on both sides, from Stillwater Avenue to Water Street.
Chester Street, on both sides, from Water Street to Main Street.
College Avenue, on both sides, from Old Mill Road to Stillwater Avenue.
Front Street, on both sides, from Center Street to Grays Lane.
Main Street, on both sides, from Wood Street to Chester Street, except in designated parking spaces.
Oak Street, on both sides, from Seventh Street to the east driveway to Joseph A. Lenard Junior High School.
Stillwater Avenue, on both sides, from the Stillwater River to the stream crossing approximately eight hundred eighty (880) feet north of the College Avenue intersection.
Water Street, on both sides, from the north end at the Hannaford parking lot to Chester Street.
Willow Street, on both sides, from South Main Street to Brunswick Street.
Center Street on the north side, from Water Street to the Old Town-Milford line.
Middle Street, on the north side, from Shirley Street to Elm Street.
Brunswick Street, on the east side, from Pine Street to Willow Street.
Brunswick Street, on the east side, from Wood Street to Davis Street.
Stillwater Avenue, on the south side, from Brunswick Street to North Fourth Street.
Wood Street, on the south side, from Main Street to Brunswick Street.
Sawyer Street, on the south side, from South Water Street to South Main Street.
Shirley Street, on the west side from Center Street to Middle Street.

Limited Parking on Certain Streets

PARKING HOURS GENERALLY.
The hours of one and two (2) hour parking shall be in force from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day excepting Sundays and official holidays and also from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday night, but no person shall be deemed to have violated this rule who shall satisfy the court that he is a physician or clergyman visiting the sick at the place of parking, or that he is occupying a part of a public market place for a legally authorized purpose.

ONE HOUR PARKING.
Main Street, on both sides, from Middle to Center Street.
Water Street, on both sides, from Center Street to Main Street.
Main Street, on the east side, from Center Street to the Hannaford grocery store.
Main Street, on the west side, from 272 North Main Street to Wood Street.
Main Street, on the west side, from the north end of property numbered 170 North Main Street to Middle Street.

TWO HOUR PARKING.
North Brunswick Street, on the east side, from the intersection of Middle Street to the north line of the community center property.
(Ord. of 12-4-72)

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