The City of Meriden Revises City Code Chapter 125 Pertaining to Vehicles Parked on Property

July 8, 2020

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                    

The City of Meriden Revises City Code Chapter 125 Pertaining to Vehicles Parked on Property

MERIDEN- On July 6, 2020 City Council approved a housing code amendment to Chapter 125 Housing Standards, Article I, General Provisions, §, 125-9 Off-Street Parking. The amendment to the language pertains specifically to vehicles parked on any dwelling located in any zoning district as defined in Chapter 213 of the City Code.

Amendment to the housing code originated from complaints received by the Mayor’s office from residents, business and various property owners, regarding the poor condition of properties resulting from vehicles parking on the front lawns. City Council and the Department of Development and Enforcement have prioritized this matter.

The following resolution was approved by the Council:

The parking of vehicles on the property of any dwelling located in any zoning district as defined in Chapter 213 of the City Code shall be limited to designated areas located on the same property as the dwelling.

  • The parking areas are to be designated by and are the responsibility of the owner.
  • All designated parking areas must be approved by the Department of Development and Enforcement of the City of Meriden and must conform to the following conditions listed below:

 

  • The designated parking area shall be located within the side or rear yard wherever possible.
  • The designated parking area shall not be located such that any vehicle parking in this area will overhang the sidewalk within the City's right-of-way or obstruct access to the main entrance.
  • The designated parking area shall be paved with a dust-free all-weather surface.
  • The designated parking area shall have a paved apron between the edge of the roadway and the front property line (driving over City curbing is not allowed).
  • For safety and aesthetic purposes or for reasons of code compliance, the Department of Development and Enforcement may require additional conditions under particular or unique circumstances.

For questions regarding the new amendment, please reach out to the Department of Development and Enforcement at 203-630-4081.

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Contact: Belen Michelis, Strategic Communications Specialist, bmichelis@meridenct.gov, 203.630.4121