Del Norte County Code
10 - Vehicles and Traffic
10 - Parking
20 - Signage
A. All parking areas and travel ways regulated under this chapter or under any resolutions adopted pursuant to this Chapter shall be appropriately signed or marked to give adequate notice of the regulation prior to any enforcement action.
B. The building maintenance superintendent, the community development director, their designees, or other individuals or departments authorized by the board of supervisors shall have the authority to erect signs, place parking meters and cause the curbs and parking facilities on county property to be marked in accordance with these parking regulations, any resolutions adopted pursuant to this chapter and vehicle code sections 21400, 21458, 22511.7, and 22511.8. When authorized signs, parking meters or curb markings have been determined to be necessary and are in place giving notice thereof, no operator of any vehicle shall stop, stand or park such vehicle in the area designated by such sign, parking meter or curb marking in violation thereof. The building maintenance superintendent or other authorized individuals shall designate the areas on county property subject to the following parking regulations, in accordance with any applicable parking resolutions:
i. No Parking. In those areas so designated, parking shall be prohibited at all times. When such curb markings or signs are in place, no operator of any vehicle shall stop, stand or park such vehicle adjacent to any such curb markings or sign. Red curbs shall indicate 'no parking."
ii. Freight Loading. In those areas so designated, parking shall be restricted to vehicles engaged in loading or unloading freight, and then only for the time actually necessary for the same, but not to exceed a maximum period of thirty (30) consecutive minutes. Freight loading zones shall have yellow curb markings. No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle in any freight loading zone for any purpose other than loading or unloading freight. Vehicles loading or unloading freight must also have a permit or valid commercial licensed plates.
iii. Passenger Loading. In those areas so designated, parking shall be restricted to vehicles engaged in loading or unloading passengers, and then only for the time actually necessary for the same, but not to exceed a maximum period of thirty (30) consecutive minutes, unless another time is specified. Passenger loading zones shall have white curb markings. No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle in any passenger loading zone for any purpose other than loading or unloading passengers or to deposit mail in an adjacent mailbox.
iv. Timed Parking Zones. Parking shall be limited to the times designated in the following time limited parking zones. Green curb markings shall indicate that a timed parking zone is applicable, and signs shall specify the time limit. Such limitations shall apply between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., except Saturdays, Sundays, and county-observed holidays, unless further designated as applying for a longer period up to twenty-four (24) hours or further designated as applying during weekend days or holidays. In all parking time zones, a vehicle must leave the block and timed parking zone after parking once the posted time has expired and may not return to this block/zone for a minimum of two (2) hours.
a. Fifteen (15) minutes.
b. Thirty (30) minutes.
c. One (1) hour.
d. Ninety (90) minutes.
e. Two (2) hours.
f. Three (3) hours
g. Four (4) hours
v. Handicapped or Disabled. In those areas so designated, parking shall be limited exclusively to the vehicles of handicapped or disabled persons in accordance with California Vehicle Code section 22511.5. Blue curbs shall be indicative of disabled persons or disabled veterans.