Chapter 1
TRAFFIC CODElinklink

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9-1-1: ADOPTION OF MODEL TRAFFIC CODE:
9-1-2: LOW SPEED VEHICLES, GOLF CARS, AND EPAMDS:
9-1-3: TRUCK WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS:
9-1-4: MOTOR VEHICLE NOISE (REP. BY ORD. 13, SERIES OF 2004):
9-1-5: UNAUTHORIZED PARKING PROHIBITED:
9-1-6: TRUCKS, OVERSIZED VEHICLES AND TRAILER PARKING PROHIBITED:
9-1-7: BIKEWAYS:
9-1-8: OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLES IN CERTAIN AREAS:
9-1-9: SPEED HUMPS:
9-1-10: RESERVED:
9-1-11: NEIGHBORHOOD PERMIT PARKING ZONES:
9-1-12: TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS:
9-1-13: RED LIGHT CAMERAS:
9-1-14: APPLICATION:

9-1-1: ADOPTION OF MODEL TRAFFIC CODE:linklink


Pursuant to section 44 of the charter of the city, there is hereby adopted by reference the 2010 edition of the "model traffic code" for Colorado municipalities, promulgated and published by the Colorado department of transportation staff, traffic and safety projects branch, 4201 East Arkansas Avenue, Denver, CO 80222. The subject matter of the model traffic code relates primarily to comprehensive traffic control regulations for the city. The purpose of this chapter and the code adopted herein is to provide a system of traffic regulations consistent with state law and generally conforming to similar regulations throughout the state and the nation. Three (3) copies of the model traffic code adopted herein are now filed in the office of the clerk of the city, 2255 West Berry Avenue, Littleton, CO 80165, and may be inspected during regular business hours. The 2010 edition of the model traffic code is adopted as if set out at length, save and except for additions, amendments, and modifications as particularly described in this chapter, or as may be amended.


(A) Deletions: The 2010 edition of the model traffic code is adopted as if set out at length save and except the following articles and/or sections which are declared to be inapplicable to this municipality and are therefore expressly deleted:

1701 and 1702 and any other enumerated reference to penalties throughout the model traffic code. (Ord. 13, Series of 2010)

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9-1-2: LOW SPEED VEHICLES, GOLF CARS, AND EPAMDs:linklink


(A) Definitions:

ELECTRIC PERSONAL ASSISTIVE MOBILITY DEVICE OR EPAMD: A self-balancing, nontandem two (2) wheeled device, designed to transport only one person, that is powered solely by an electric propulsion system producing an average power output of no more than seven hundred fifty (750) watts as set forth in Colorado Revised Statutes section 42-1-102(28.7).

GOLF CAR: A self-propelled vehicle not designed primarily for operation on roadways and that has:

1. A design speed of less than twenty (20) miles per hour;

2. At least three (3) wheels in contact with the ground;

3. An empty weight of not more than one thousand three hundred (1,300) pounds; and

4. A carrying capacity of not more than four (4) persons as set forth in Colorado Revised Statutes section 42-1-102(39.5).

LOW SPEED ELECTRIC VEHICLE: A vehicle that:

1. Is self-propelled utilizing electricity as its primary propulsion method;

2. Has at least three (3) wheels in contact with the ground;

3. Does not use handlebars to steer; and

4. Exhibits the manufacturer's compliance with 49 CFR 565 or displays a seventeen (17) character vehicle identification number as provided in 49 CFR 565, as set forth in Colorado Revised Statutes 42-1-102(48.6).


(B) Regulation Of Low Speed Electric Vehicles, Golf Cars, EPAMDs:

1. No person shall operate a low speed electric vehicle, golf car, and/or EPAMD on the roadway of a street within the city of Littleton, except as provided in this section.

2. An operator of a low speed electric vehicle, golf car, and/or EPAMD shall have been issued and possess a currently valid driver's license or minor driver's license.

3. All low speed electric vehicles and/or golf cars shall be equipped with:

(a) Headlamps;

(b) Front and rear turn signal lamps;

(c) Taillamps and stop lamps;

(d) A rearview mirror or mirrors;

(e) A parking brake.


(C) Number Of Persons In Vehicle: The number of persons in the golf car and/or low speed electric vehicle shall be limited to the number of seats in the vehicle.


(D) Permitted Streets: Low speed electric vehicles, golf cars, and EPAMDs are permitted on all city streets with a speed limit equal to or less than thirty five (35) miles per hour except for the following streets:

Alamo Avenue

Belleview Avenue

Bowles Avenue

Broadway Boulevard

County Line Road

Dry Creek Road

Federal Boulevard

Littleton Boulevard

Main Street

Mineral Avenue

A low speed electric vehicle, golf car and/or EPAMD may be operated to directly cross a roadway that has a speed limit greater than thirty five (35) miles per hour at an at grade crossing to continue traveling along a roadway with a speed limit equal to or less than thirty five (35) miles per hour; provided, however, that no golf cars are permitted on state highways and low speed electric vehicles, golf cars and EPAMDs are not permitted on limited access highways.


(E) Insurance: Before operating or permitting the operation of such low speed electric vehicles, golf cars and/or EPAMDs, each owner shall obtain and carry a liability insurance policy, issued by an insurance carrier authorized to do business in the state of Colorado, which covers golf carts and/or neighborhood electric vehicles operating on public streets with a minimum sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) for damages to property of others; a minimum sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) for damages for or on account of bodily injury or death of one person as a result of any one accident; and, subject to such limit as to one person, a minimum sum of three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000.00) for or on account of bodily injury to or death of all persons as a result of any one accident. (Ord. 13, Series of 2010)


(F) Emissions Inspections:

1. No person shall operate a motor vehicle registered or required to be registered in this state, nor shall any person allow such a motor vehicle to be parked on public property or on private property available for public use, without such vehicle having passed any necessary emissions test. The owner of any motor vehicle that is in violation of this section shall be responsible for payment of any penalty imposed under this section unless such owner proves that the motor vehicle was in the possession of another person without the owner's permission at the time of the violation.

2. In any prosecution for an alleged violation of any of the provisions of this section, proof that the vehicle described in the complaint was driven, parked or stopped in violation of this section, together with proof that the defendant named in the complaint was, at the time of such driving, stopping or parking, a registered owner of the vehicle, shall constitute prima facie evidence that the defendant was the person who drove, parked, stopped, or knowingly permitted to be driven, stopped or parked, such vehicle at the place where and for the time which such violation occurred.

3. Any person who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a municipal criminal offense, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of fifty dollars ($50.00), payable within thirty (30) days after conviction.

4. Any law enforcement officer observing a vehicle in the city which is in apparent violation of this section, may place upon such vehicle, or serve upon the owner or operator of any such vehicle, a summons and complaint or a penalty assessment notice. Such notice shall indicate the offense and direct the owner or operator of such vehicle to either remit a penalty assessment of fifty dollars ($50.00) to the city or to appear at the Littleton municipal court violations bureau within seven (7) days of the date of issuance of the penalty assessment notice to begin proceedings to protest the charge.


(G) Comply With State And Federal Laws: It is the duty of the operator of any vehicle as set forth in title 42 of the Colorado Revised Statutes to comply with all of the requirements of state and federal laws, regulations and standards including, without limitation, licensing, registration, and equipment. (Ord. 13, Series of 2010; amd. Ord. 16, Series of 2012)

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9-1-3: TRUCK WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS:linklink

All trucks weighing over seven thousand (7,000) pounds' empty weight are prohibited from traveling on all streets, alleys, viaducts, bridges or other public ways in the city except on designated truck routes. Trucks of larger sizes may use prohibited streets to make deliveries on such street or nearby streets, provided that such trucks use the shortest route between an established truck route and point of delivery. Whichever provision is more restrictive, that contained in section 18-2 of the model traffic code, or herein contained, shall govern in the case of apparent conflict between the two (2). (1971 Code § 15.11)
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9-1-4: MOTOR VEHICLE NOISE:linklink

(Rep. by Ord. 13, Series of 2004)
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9-1-5: UNAUTHORIZED PARKING PROHIBITED:linklink


(A) No vehicle shall be parked upon any private property without the authority or consent of the owner, lessee, or occupant of the property or for a time period in excess of or in a manner other than that for which consent was given by such person. (Ord. 19, Series of 2011)


(B) Where an owner or occupant of private property posts a sign, or marks the pavement stating conditions on which a motor vehicle may be parked or left on the property, or prohibiting the parking or leaving of a motor vehicle on the property, a motor vehicle parked or left on the property contrary to such conditions or prohibitions shall be deemed to have been parked or left without authority or consent. Said sign or marking shall:

1. Indicate, in not less than one inch (1") lettering on a sign, or twelve inch (12") lettering or symbols on the pavement, the limitation, prohibition, or fee schedule and method of payment;

2. Be located in or near the area where the limitation, prohibition or fee applies; and

3. Be located so as to be seen by an ordinarily observant person. (Ord. 7, Series of 2012)


(C) No complaint shall issue for a violation of this section unless signed by the owner or lessee of the entire real property or any agent authorized by the owner or lessee.


(D) Any person convicted of a violation of this section shall be subject to a fine not exceeding twenty five dollars ($25.00). (Ord. 19, Series of 2011)

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9-1-6: TRUCKS, OVERSIZED VEHICLES AND TRAILER PARKING PROHIBITED:linklink


(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to park or stand a commercial trailer, semitrailer or trailer or to permit same to be parked on any public street, highway, road, alley or other right of way, whether attached to a motor vehicle or not, except when said trailer is being expeditiously used to render services, such as, but not limited to, deliveries, pick ups or construction activities, to property located within two hundred feet (200') of where said trailer is parked.


(B) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 10-4-9(A)3 of this code, it shall be unlawful for any person to park or stand a dump truck, truck exceeding seven thousand (7,000) pounds' empty weight, commercial trailer, semitrailer or truck tractor, or to permit same to be parked anywhere within the City in any residential zone district, except when said vehicles are being expeditiously used to render services, such as, but not limited to, deliveries, pickups or construction activities, to property located within two hundred feet (200') of where said vehicle is parked.


(C) It shall be unlawful to park or stand an oversized vehicle upon any street in any residential zone district, except when said vehicle is parked for the purposes of loading or unloading and so long as it is not so parked for periods in excess of forty eight (48) hours.


(D) It shall be unlawful to park or permit to stand any recreational trailer or mobile home upon any street, highway, road, alley or other such right of way for more than forty eight (48) hours.


(E) A certified copy from the State of Colorado of the registration of any vehicle, recreational trailer or trailer alleged to be in violation of any section of this Title or any section adopted by this Title shall be prima facie evidence of the ownership and empty weight of said vehicle, recreational trailer or trailer. Further, a prima facie presumption shall exist that the registered owner of the vehicle, recreational trailer or trailer alleged to be unlawfully parked, was the person who so parked, or permitted to be parked, said vehicle, recreational trailer or trailer.


(F) Testimony that any truck tractor or truck alleged to be in violation of this Section has its company name, empty weight and Public Utilities Commission or Interstate Commerce Commission number printed thereon as required by law, shall constitute prima facie evidence of the ownership and empty weight of said vehicle.


(G) Upon the application of a resident of the City, a special permit may be issued by the Department of Community Development for a nonresident journeying in an oversized vehicle used for recreational purposes, or a recreational trailer, to park such vehicle on the public right of way at the applicant's residence for not more than seven (7) days. The special permit shall specify the address where the vehicle will be parked and the expiration date of the permit, and shall be prominently displayed on the vehicle.


(H) Definitions: For purposes of this Section, the following definitions shall apply:

COMMERCIAL TRAILER: Any wheeled vehicle, without motive power, which is designed to be drawn by a motor vehicle and to carry its cargo load wholly upon its own structure and which is generally and commonly used to carry and transport property over the public highways and which is registered under the State's ton-mile tax laws.

DUMP TRUCK: A truck having a bed that tilts to dump its cargo or contents.

OVERSIZED VEHICLE: Any car, truck, van, recreational vehicle, or other motorized vehicle which exceeds seven feet in width or twenty two feet in length (7' x 22').

RECREATIONAL TRAILER OR MOBILE HOME: Any wheeled vehicle that is a single self-contained unit, without motive power, and is designed and generally and commonly used for occupancy by persons for residential purposes, in either temporary or permanent locations, and which may be drawn over the public highways by a motor vehicle or truck.

SEMITRAILER: Any wheeled vehicle, without motive power, that is designed to be used in conjunction with a truck tractor so that some part of its own weight and that of its cargo rests upon or is carried by such truck tractor, and is generally and commonly used to carry and transport property over the public highways.

TRAILER: Any wheeled vehicle, without motive power, that is designed to be drawn by a truck or motor vehicle and to carry its cargo load wholly upon its own structure and which is generally and commonly used to carry and transport property over the public highways.

TRUCK: Any motor vehicle equipped with a body designed to carry property and is generally and commonly used to carry and transport property over the public highways.

TRUCK TRACTOR: Any motor vehicle that is generally and commonly designed and used to draw a semitrailer and its cargo load over the public highways. (Ord. 49, Series of 1984; amd. Ord. 31, Series of 1992)

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9-1-7: BIKEWAYS:linklink


(A) Bikeways Created: Public streets and rights of way or portions thereof may be designated as bikeways. When marked by paint striping, reflective buttons, no parking signs, bikeway signs, or other traffic devices or signs, the portions so marked shall not be used for driving, parking, stopping, standing or turning of motorized vehicles of any kind; and bicycles operated on said streets shall be operated only within the bikeway portions so designated. The City administration shall determine the location of bikeways and the appropriate type of marking on each street or right of way based upon good traffic engineering practice. (Ord. 13, Series of 1985)


(B) Operation Of Motor Vehicles When Necessary To Cross Bikeways: It is recognized that upon occasion such as making of right turn movements, entering driveways and the like, it will be necessary for operators of motor vehicles to drive across designated bikeways, but in such instances the required movements shall be made by the operator of the motor vehicle remaining in the bikeway for as short a distance as possible, and he shall enter the bikeway only after taking due care to ascertain that his movement will not endanger bicycles being operated therein. (1971 Code, sec. 15.21)

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9-1-8: OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND RECREATION VEHICLES IN CERTAIN AREAS:linklink


(A) For purposes of this Section, the following definitions shall apply:

MOTOR VEHICLE: Any self-propelled vehicle which is designed primarily for travel on the public highways and which is generally and commonly used to transport persons and property over the public highways.

PERMIT: A letter on official stationery of the City which sets out the authorization to use specific property for the operation of certain motor vehicles and recreational vehicles within the City.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLE: A self-propelled wheeled or tracked vehicle primarily designed to be operated for recreational purposes on land, or on land and water, other than roads or highways. This definition shall include, but is not limited to motorcycles, motor bikes, motor scooters, motor bicycles, trail bikes, mini-bikes, tote-goats, dune buggies, go-carts, snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles.


(B) It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any licensed or unlicensed motor vehicle or recreational vehicle, whether registered or unregistered, in any of the following places, unless said property is posted for the specific use of motor vehicles and recreational vehicles as a recreational area:

1. On any public property within the corporate limits of the City unless such operation is specifically authorized by the City Manager or his designee. This provision is not intended to prevent the operation of motorized vehicles on these properties by a public employee or agent for the purpose of maintaining, repairing or patrolling said properties.

2. On any property located within the City and owned or maintained by the County of Arapahoe, except upon roadways specifically designated for the operation of motor vehicles, unless such operation is specifically authorized by the County Commissioners or their designee and a permit has been obtained therefor.

3. On any park land or other property located within the City and owned or maintained by South Suburban Metropolitan Recreation and Park District except upon roadways specifically designated for the operation of motor vehicles, unless such operation is specifically authorized by the executive director or his designee and a permit has been obtained therefor.

4. On any property located within the City owned or maintained by Arapahoe County School District No. 6 or any college or university, except upon roadways specifically designated for the operation of motor vehicles, except where such operation is specifically authorized by the superintendent or chief executive officer of said school or school district or his designee and a permit has been obtained therefor. This prohibition shall not apply to the movement of school buses or other vehicles duly authorized to be operated or moved in or upon any school grounds.

5. On any railroad right of way.

6. On any private property within the city, except by the property owner only, unless said property is conspicuously posted at least every two hundred fifty feet (250') designating said property as a motor vehicle and recreational vehicle area or park. The city manager or his designated representative shall issue a permit for such use and may set out rules and regulations for said usage that may be in the best interest of the health, safety, and welfare of the users and the citizens of the city. Said permit shall set forth the effective date of said use, hours of said use, the name of the property owner or his agent, and any specific conditions attached to said permit. A copy of said order is to be delivered to the Littleton police department prior to the effective date of said authorization, together with a telephone number where the property owner or his agent may be reached on a twenty four (24) hour basis.

7. On any other publicly or privately owned parks, ball fields, recreation areas, bike trails, horse trails, lake areas, easements, sidewalks, areas dedicated to or commonly used for pedestrian traffic.

8. Nothing in this section is intended to prevent the lawful operation of any motor vehicle or recreational vehicle on any public street, highway or alley in accordance with other applicable ordinances of the city or statutes of the state.


(C) It shall be unlawful for the parent or legal guardian of any person under the age of eighteen (18) to permit such minor to act in violation of the provisions of this section.


(D) Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding three hundred dollars ($300.00). (Ord. 19, Series of 1975)

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9-1-9: SPEED HUMPS:linklink


(A) Speed humps are hereby declared to be permissible roadway design features in the city.


(B) Speed humps may only be constructed on residential streets within the city when the posted speed limit is no greater than thirty (30) miles per hour. Speed humps shall not rise more than four inches (4") above the normal pavement surface and shall have a chord distance (width) of at least twelve feet (12') in the direction of vehicular traffic. Further, the placement, construction, marking and removal of speed humps shall be done in conformance with the procedures and criteria adopted by the city manager as authorized in subsection (C) of this section.


(C) The city manager is hereby authorized to promulgate procedures and criteria for determining when or if speed humps are warranted in any particular residential location, the methods by which they are to be constructed or when warranted removed, and criteria concerning the signing and marking of speed humps so as to give the public reasonable notice of their presence. Such procedures and criteria shall be based upon a consideration by the city manager of factors such as, but not limited to:

1. The needs and desires of residents.

2. An evaluation of traffic conditions and road usage information.

3. An evaluation of roadway dimensions and conditions.

4. An evaluation of the neighborhood as to such factors as, for example, the proximity of schools, churches, playgrounds, residences, daycare centers, crosswalks, businesses, etc. (Ord. 11, Series of 1989; amd. Ord. 6, Series of 1996)

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9-1-10: RESERVED:linklink

(Ord. 103, Series of 2015)
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9-1-11: NEIGHBORHOOD PERMIT PARKING ZONES:linklink


(A) Permit Parking Permissible: Upon receipt of a request signed by at least fifty percent (50%) of property owners of an area proposing a neighborhood permit parking zone, the city manager or designee will conduct studies to determine if a neighborhood permit parking zone should be established in that neighborhood, and what its boundaries should be. The city manager or designee may, if the city manager or designee concludes it is in the public interest to do so, initiate this process without any request. The city manager or designee may consider, without limitation, the extent to which parking spaces are occupied during working or other hours, the extent to which parked vehicles are registered to persons not apparently residing within the neighborhood, the impact that businesses and facilities located within or outside the neighborhood have upon neighborhood parking within the neighborhood, such other factors as the city manager or designee deems relevant to determine whether parking by nonresidents of the neighborhood substantially impacts the ability of residents of the proposed permit parking zone to park their vehicles on the streets of the proposed zone with reasonable convenience, and the extent to which a neighborhood permit parking zone would significantly reduce this impact. The city manager or designee shall also determine the need for reasonable public access to parking in the area, and the manner and extent that it should be provided, along with the hours and days on which parking restrictions should apply. No such parking restrictions shall apply on Sundays or holidays.


(B) Permit Parking Zone Proposal: If the city manager or designee determines that establishing a neighborhood permit parking zone is in the public interest, or that altering an existing residential parking zone is in the public interest, the city manager or designee shall prepare a proposal for the zone, specifying the boundaries, the hours and days on which parking restrictions will apply, and the provisions, if any, for nonresident permit parking. The city manager or designee may hold such public meetings as he deems advisable to assist in formulating such proposal.


(C) Traffic Control Devices: Upon establishment of a zone, the city manager or designee shall, subject to the availability of funds appropriated for the purpose, install the necessary traffic control devices within the zone and issue neighborhood parking zone permits.


(D) Additional Standards If Warranted: The city manager or designee may promulgate additional procedures and criteria, not inconsistent with those set out in this section, which must be met before a neighborhood permit parking zone is designated or an established zone modified.


(E) Program Monitoring: The city manager or designee shall monitor the neighborhood permit parking zone program and provide a report on the program if requested by city council.


(F) Parking Permit Issuance, Use, Revocation And Fees:

1. Upon designation of a neighborhood permit parking zone, residents living within the defined zone shall obtain a parking permit prior to parking any vehicle on public streets during the days and times parking restrictions are in effect within such a zone.

2. Application for parking permit shall be made to the city manager or designee. The applicant shall be required to show proof of residency within the zone in the form of a valid Colorado driver's license, a prior year's property tax statement for property within the zone, or a valid lease for a residence or property within the zone or another proof of residency deemed appropriate by the city manager or designee. For each vehicle that the application is requesting a permit, the applicant shall provide a current Colorado vehicle registration which shall include the same address of the applicant's place of residency.

3. Applicants deemed eligible to receive parking permits shall also receive two (2) guest parking permits. Guest parking permits shall be indelibly marked with the address associated with the primary parking permit and shall be valid for the same term as the primary parking permit. No more than two (2) guest parking permits may be issued to the occupants of a single-family residence. Guest parking permits shall be displayed upon the dashboard or rearview mirror of the vehicle while it is parked within the neighborhood permit parking zone. The city manager or designee may define by additional policy the circumstances under which additional guest permits may be issued in cases of reasonable need consistent with residential use of the dwelling.

4. Upon application to the city manager or designee, any person licensed or registered as a contractor in the city may obtain at no cost a reasonable number of temporary contractor permits for the vehicles of the contractor and the contractor's employees for the period of time that the contractor is engaged in work within a neighborhood permit parking zone for which a city building permit has been issued and a parking permit has been issued under subsection (F)2 of this section. Temporary contractor parking permits issued under this section shall be indelibly marked with the address associated with the primary parking permit/the address where the permitted work is occurring and shall be valid only for the duration of the permitted construction activity. Temporary contractor parking permits shall be displayed upon the dashboard or rearview mirror of the vehicle while it is parked within the neighborhood permit parking zone. The city manager or designee may promulgate additional procedures and criteria pertaining to the issuance of such temporary contractor permits.

5. A vehicle displaying a lawfully issued permit pursuant to this section may be parked in the zone specified in the permit without regard to the time limits, if any, prescribed for the zone. The permit shall not be construed as authority to violate, cancel or set aside any other provisions of this code, including any other provisions relating to parking within the city.

6. Parking permits issued under this section shall be valid for two (2) years from issuance, except that permits shall immediately expire once the owner or lessee of the vehicle no longer resides within the zone or no longer owns or leases the vehicle in which the permit is affixed.

7. If the permit or the portion of the vehicle to which a parking permit has been affixed is damaged such that it must be replaced, the permittee, upon application therefor, shall be issued a replacement at a prorated cost, if any. The city manager or designee may require display of the damaged permit before a new permit is issued.

8. The city manager or designee may suspend or revoke any permit issued pursuant to this section that the city manager or designee deems misused. Revocation shall bar the permittee from holding any permit under this chapter for a period of one year thereafter.


(G) Neighborhood Permit Parking Zone: Any neighborhood permit parking zone in existence as of the date of adoption hereof shall remain in effect for five (5) years following such adoption and, prior to the expiration of such five (5) year period, the city manager or designee shall reevaluate the need for such neighborhood permit parking zone.


(H) Neighborhood Parking Permit Fees: Neighborhood parking permit fees, if any, shall be based upon the administrative costs associated with the program and shall be established by resolution of the city council. (Ord. 25, Series of 2014)

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9-1-12: TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS:linklink


(A) Civil Matters: All traffic infractions are deemed and shall constitute civil matters and are not criminal violations.


(B) Jury Trial; Penalty: In accordance with Colorado Revised Statutes section 13-10-114 and rule 223, municipal court rules of procedure a defendant brought to trial solely upon a traffic infraction shall have no right to a trial by jury. Trials of all traffic infractions shall be to the court. Any defendant charged with both a traffic infraction and traffic offense shall have a right to a trial by jury on all violations contained within the summons. No defendant found liable for a traffic infraction shall be punished by imprisonment for such traffic infraction.


(C) Failure To Appear: In no event should a bench warrant be issued for the arrest of any person who fails to appear for a hearing on a traffic infraction. Any failure to appear shall result in the entry of an outstanding judgment against such person.


(D) Definitions:

TRAFFIC INFRACTION: Every violation of any provision of this chapter relating to traffic or any provision of the model traffic code, as adopted in section 9-1-1 of this chapter or amended by the city, except those traffic violations defined as traffic offenses.

TRAFFIC OFFENSE: The following offenses as set forth in this chapter or in article I of the model traffic code as adopted and amended by the city:

1. Sec. 1903: Stopping For School Buses.

2. Secs. 1101, 1102, 1103: Basic [Speed] Rule--decrease of speed limits--increase of speed limits (only where the speed alleged is greater than 24 miles per hour over the posted speed limit).

3. Sec. 1105: Speed Contests.

4. Sec. 1401: Reckless Driving.

5. Sec. 1402: Careless Driving.

6. Sec. 509: Vehicles Weighed, Excess Removed.

7. Sec. 233: Alteration Of Suspension System.

8. Sec. 1413: Eluding Or Attempting To Elude Police Officer.

9. Sec. 1409: Compulsory Insurance.

10. Sec. 107: Obedience To Police Officers.

11. Sec. 235: Minimum Standards For Commercial Vehicles.

TRAFFIC VIOLATION: Any violation of this chapter, whether or not such violation is a traffic infraction or traffic offense. (Ord. 5, Series of 2009)


(E) Penalties: The following penalties, as provided by section 1-4-1 of this code, shall apply to all traffic violations:

1. It shall be unlawful for any person to violate any of the provisions in this chapter.

2. Traffic infractions shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).

3. Traffic offenses shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), or by imprisonment not to exceed one year, or by such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 16, Series of 2012)

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9-1-13: RED LIGHT CAMERAS:linklink


(A) The city is hereby authorized to use red light cameras at signalized intersections within the city to detect violations of section 603 of the 2010 edition of the model traffic code of Colorado. (Ord. 13, Series of 2010)


(B) "Red light camera" means a device operated by an officer or otherwise authorized personnel or by a contractor designated by the city that is placed in a fixed location at a signalized intersection and that is programmed to automatically produce a photograph of any vehicle whose driver has violated section 603 at that intersection.


(C) The photograph produced by a red light camera shall depict the vehicle's location, license plate, and driver. Printed on the photograph shall be the date of the violation, the approximate time of the violation, the approximate location of the violation, and the speed of the vehicle.


(D) When an officer or otherwise authorized personnel, based on evidence obtained in whole or part by means of a red light camera, has probable cause to believe that a vehicle has been driven in violation of section 603, the officer or otherwise authorized personnel may issue or cause to be issued through a contractor designated by the city, a notice of violation charging the person in whose name the vehicle is registered with a violation of section 603. If, however, the vehicle is registered in more than one person's name, the notice of violation shall be issued to the registrant who the issuing officer or otherwise authorized personnel determines, under all the facts and circumstances, was the person most likely depicted in the photographs produced by the red light camera. The notice of violation shall contain the signature, or reasonable facsimile thereof, of the officer or otherwise authorized personnel issuing the notice of violation.


(E) When a person is mailed a notice of violation under this section, the person shall:

1. If admitting the charge, return the notice of violation form payment section and return the completed form, together with payment of the fine assessed, to the payment processing center on or before the time specified in the notice of violation; or make the payment at the website listed on the notice of violation.

2. If contesting the charge, complete the request for hearing section in the notice of violation and return to the listed address, or complete the affidavit of nonresponsibility and return to the listed address.

3. To obtain personal jurisdiction in the municipal court over the alleged violator, a copy of the summons and complaint must be personally served upon the person, or, in lieu of such personal service, by leaving a copy of the summons and complaint at the person's usual place of abode with some person over the age of eighteen (18) years residing therein, or by mailing a copy to the person's last known address by certified mail, return receipt requested, within ninety (90) days after the alleged violation occurred. The alleged violator may waive service of the summons and complaint by voluntarily submitting to the municipal court's jurisdiction, through payment of a fine or other affirmative act constituting a waiver of service.


(F) Proof that a particular vehicle violated section 603 as detected by a red light camera and as shown by the photographs produced by the red light camera, together with proof that the particular vehicle is registered in the charged person's name, shall raise the evidentiary presumption and constitute prima facie evidence of the fact that the charged person was the person driving the vehicle depicted in the photograph. However, such evidence and presumption may be rebutted by the presentation of any probative and competent evidence that the charged person was not the driver shown in the photograph. The city may not require a registered owner of a vehicle to disclose the identity of a driver who was detected by the use of the red light camera. However, the owner may be required to submit evidence that the owner was not the driver at the time of the alleged violation.


(G) In any proceeding under this section, any photograph produced by a red light camera concerning the violation shall be admissible in court as prima facie evidence of a violation of section 603.


(H) In any proceeding under this section, the municipal court may impose, as an additional cost, the cost of service of the summons and complaint upon the alleged violator, if such service is effected through either certified mail or personal service. The municipal court may impose the actual cost of such service if the cost is reasonable and does not exceed the amount actually charged for service.


(I) The maximum penalty for a violation of section 603 that is detected by a red light camera, including surcharge, shall be seventy five dollars ($75.00). No portion of any fine collected for a violation discovered by a red light camera may be paid to the manufacturer or vendor of the red light camera. The compensation paid by the city for such equipment shall be based on the value of such equipment and may not be based upon the number of traffic citations issued or the revenue generated by such equipment. The city shall not report to the department of revenue any conviction, entry of judgment, outstanding judgment, or warrant based on a violation of section 603 which was detected exclusively by means of a red light camera.


(J) The city will post a sign in a conspicuous place not fewer than three hundred feet (300') before the area in which the red light camera system is to be used notifying the public that the system is being used immediately ahead. (Ord. 13, Series of 2009)

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This chapter shall apply to every street, alley, sidewalk area, driveway, park, and to every other public way or public place or public parking area, either within or outside the corporate limits of this municipality or county, the use of which this municipality or county has jurisdiction and authority to regulate. The provisions of sections 1401, 1402, 1413, and part 16 of the adopted model traffic code, respectively concerning reckless driving, careless driving, eluding a police officer, and accidents and accident reports shall apply not only to public places and ways but also throughout this municipality. (Ord. 13, Series of 2010)
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