City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

***Note: Many local criminal codes can now be located under Chapter 10.60 SMC while others are now cited under the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), which was incorporated into the municipal code in 2022. (See SMC 10.58.010). Code Enforcement, including Noise Control and Animal Regulations are located in Chapters 10.62 through 10.74.

Title 16A
Chapter 16A.05
Section 16A.05.280

Title 16A Transportation

Chapter 16A.05 Stopping, Standing, Parking, and Loading Regulations

Section 16A.05.280 Paid Parking Zone – Payment Required
  1. No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle in a parking space regulated by a parking payment device, up to the maximum legal parking time, unless:
  1. Valid payment has been made at a parking payment device;
  1. Required information has been correctly provided, such as zone number, parking space or meter number, or vehicle information including license plate number and state; and,
  1. Payment is made immediately.
    1. The prohibitions of this Section shall not apply to:
  1. The act of parking; and,
  1. The necessary time required to activate the time on a parking payment device.
  1. It shall be a defense to any infraction under Section A if the defendant establishes (1) the required payment was actually made, and (B) the failure to comply with subsection A.2. was due to inadvertent user error resulting in an incorrect submission of either license plate or zone number at a kiosk, meter, or online application, and (C) such error does not prevent ready identification of the parked vehicle or intended parking zone.
  1. The restrictions of this Section shall not apply on legal parking holidays as defined in SMC 16A.04.100 except where otherwise indicated on the parking payment device or posted signage on the block face, or portions thereof, or for individual parking spaces.

Date Passed: Monday, July 10, 2023

Effective Date: Friday, August 18, 2023

ORD C36400 Section 6