VEHICLES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Vehicle shall mean any motor vehicle, automobile, truck, trailer, motorcycle, tractor, buggy, wagon or self propelled farm or construction equipment:  TITLE 24  300B    (NOTE: A boat loaded on a boat trailer is considered one recreational vehicle See restrictions on boats and RV’s:  Zoning Section 45.150-A 6.c.

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Illegally Parked or Inoperable Vehicle on Private Property (yard, driveway, etc. Tulsa city ordinance prohibits the parking of vehicles in yards and requires vehicles in driveways to be fully operable.

Inoperable Motor Vehicles (Non-running vehicle; [any vehicle incapable of legally or physically being operated, for whatever reason] in the driveway, street or yard. A vehicle must appear to be operable and capable of being legally operated. (Signs of inoperable vehicles are flats, expired tags, missing parts, weeds growing around it.) Vehicles cannot be used for storage or be stored in the yard, street or driveway. An inoperable vehicle   or an “abandoned” vehicle, or the parts thereof on Private Property (yard, driveway, etc) must be removed or the vehicle stored in a fully enclosed structure and not be visible from the street or from other private property. Title 24 Section 301

The vehicle  must be removed or housed in a building where it will not be visible from the street or from other private property.  Title 24 SECTION 302.    Title 24 Section 305

See also here for Tulsa Zoning 45.140

No vehicle may be parked or stored in the yard or anywhere on a residential lot, other than in a garage or on legal (approved) hard surface driveway constructed of approved all-weather surfacing (asphalt or concrete) to meet city standards. Title 24 Penalties

 

Report violationscall 311 or Report Online  or Live Chat  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. if a Customer Care agent is available

 The Chief of Police  will have the vehicle or its parts to be removed and the fine for failure to remove an abandoned vehicle – up to  FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00), or by imprisonment in the City Jail for a period of not more than ninety (90) days, or both.     SECTION 307. PENALTY

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Vehicles are prohibited from parking on the street in the same space in excess of twenty-four hours.    Title 37 Section 519. (See also: Title 37 Sections 303 & 305).

When a vehicle parked on the street has not been moved in some time request that the abandoned vehicle be tagged.  It is always illegal to park a boat in the street.

Report violationscall 311 or Report Online  or Live Chat  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. if a Customer Care agent is available

Provide the closest address, the color, model, and tag number of vehicles.

These violations, handled by the Tulsa Police Department, will be “red-tagged”  for tow unless moved in 24 hours.

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Recreational vehicles (RV), boats,  trailers, commercial equipment, work trailer or commercial vehicles (such as box vans, dump trucks, semitrailers, semi trucks, dump trucks,  wreckers etc.)  Tulsa city ordinance prohibits parking any vehicle not customary to residential use from parking in residential neighborhoods unless they are within a fully enclosed structure.    Recreational Vehicles, which includes boats, according to Zoning Section 45.150-A, and  Section 95.210,   have 48 hours to load & unload! After that it must be stored in a garage or rear.  A corner lot is always deemed to have reasonable access to rear yard. A fence does not prevent access.  It is always illegal to park a boat in the street.

Parking of Commercial Trucks  No vehicle required to be registered as a “commercial truck” pursuant to OAC 710:60 – 3 – 91 may be parked or stored  on a lot within a residential zoning district.   No commercial equipment–semi trucks, dump trucks, wreckers–may be parked in residential neighborhoods.    Tulsa Zoning Section 45.130

Report violationscall 311 or Report Online  or Live Chat  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. if a Customer Care agent is available

 

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Parking on a sidewalk, over a sidewalk to any degree, between sidewalk & curb OR on any surface other than an all-weather material. Traffic code Title 37 Section 522. (For penalties see Section 527) Tulsa_traffic_code.pdf

Report violationscall 311 or Report Online  or Live Chat  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. if a Customer Care agent is available

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Jay Parking/British Parking (Parking on the wrong side of the street)  – facing against traffic. Tulsa revised traffic code says that “no person shall park a vehicle on a street unless the vehicle is headed in the direction of traffic with the curb side wheels of the vehicle parallel to & within twelve (12) inches of the curb or roadside edge.  Jay park Title 37 – Tulsa Traffic Code Chapter 5 Section 511   Don’t let it reach chronic proportions in your neighborhood!  Call the police non-emergency number, 596-9222, to report it. An officer in your district will be issued the call & will drive by when possible to verify the violations & write tickets.   Since this usually happens when people return for the evening, from work be sure to advise the police of the time it is happening in your area.  Media coverage on ‘Jay parking’:   KOTV Channel 6  and Tulsa World

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