It’s camping and boating season and with that comes campers, boats and trailers on our city streets. Shelby Municipal City Code Title 7 Chapter 3B-14 outlines the law in regard to these vehicles left on city streets.

7-3B-14: Parking of trucks, trailers, motor homes, or pickup campers:

A. It shall be unlawful to park any truck, trailer, motor home, or pickup camper upon the streets or avenues of the city, with the following exceptions:

1. Trucks may be parked on the streets or avenues of the city for a period not exceeding four (4) hours while loading or unloading is in progress.

2. Recreational vehicles whose rated vehicle weight may exceed ten thousand (10,000) pounds may be parked on the streets or avenues of the city for a period not to exceed forty- eight (48) hours while loading or unloading is in progress.

3. By a permit approved by the city council.

B. Trucks, trailers, motor homes or pickup campers shall not be parked on the city streets and avenues unattended with the engine running. The above exceptions are not to conflict with sections 7-3B-2 through 7-3B-7 and 7-3B-9 and 7-3B-10 of this article. (Ord. 804, 4-18-2011)

7-3B-15: Parking signs, markers, signals and devices:

No owner or operator of a motor vehicle shall park such vehicle upon the streets and avenues of the city except in accordance with all of the ordinances, rules and regulations of the city and in accordance with all signs, markers, painted curbs, signals and devices erected or maintained by authority of the city council. (Ord. 755, 6-4-2001)

7-3B-16: Supervision and enforcement:

This article will be enforced by the Toole County/City of Shelby office of public safety. Upon a determination that a violation of this article exists the vehicle may be ticketed. (Ord. 755, 6-4-2001)

7-3B-17: Removal of vehicles:

All vehicles that are parked within the city limits in violation of specific sections of this article may be removed by the city, and the cost of removing and storage of the same shall be charged to the owner, operator or possessor of such vehicle. Vehicles will be held for thirty (30) days and then disposed of at a sheriff’s sale. (Ord. 755, 6-4-2001)

7-3B-18: Penalty:

Any person in violation of any section of this article is guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 755, 6-4-2001)

The City does offer a Temporary Parking Permit at no cost by just contacting Shelby City Hall at 434-5222.  The conditions of the permit include:

Valid ONLY for dates indicated on the permit.

Must be displayed while parked at all times.

The acceptance of this permit relieves the City of Shelby of any responsibility for damages to or loss of vehicle, its contents or accessories from any cause whatsoever.  

The City asks residents and visitors follow the Shelby Municipal Code in keeping our streets clear from visible obstruction and potentially dangerous situation when large trucks, trailers, motor homes and other recreational vehicles are parked on our city streets.

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