City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 16A
Chapter 16A.61
Section 16A.61.5910

Title 16A Transportation

Chapter 16A.61 Rules of the Road

Section 16A.61.5910 Parking Time Limit – Deposit of Coins – Maximum Parking Time – Certain Holidays Excepted – Parking Permit
  1. The time limit for parking on streets and avenues of the City within the areas designated for the installation of parking meters and where meters are actually installed is:

    1. thirty minutes,

    2. two hours,

    3. four hours, and

    4. all day,


as determined by the street director guided by considerations of administrative convenience and efficiency, traffic flow needs, or any other reasonable basis, in the interest of the public health and safety. A parking meter fee shall be paid by all persons parking a motor vehicle within any metered parking space in the area designated in SMC 16A.61.5902. A sign or legend installed on each meter or parking space number sign indicates the fee and the time for which parking is permitted.

  1. In those parking meter spaces where parking meters are in operation, designed for the deposit of United States or Canadian coins, payment by credit card, or payment by phone, as designated on the parking meter or related signage, the operator of the vehicle shall, upon entering a metered parking space, immediately pay for up to the maximum legal parking time and put the meter in operation.
  2. The fees for parking in a metered space are as provided in SMC 8.02.083. Credit cards, pay-by-phone, or those denominations and combinations of coins may be used which are indicated to be acceptable by the legend affixed to the meter. In any case the time given for the deposit of any coin or credit card payment is subject to the amount of unexpired time available on and indicated by the meter or parking receipt.
  3. If a vehicle shall remain parked in a parking space beyond the legal parking time displayed or recorded by the meter, an indication on the meter will signify expiration of the time purchased on single space meters or the customer receipt shall show when the purchased time will expire. The presence of a vehicle in a stall with its parking meter indicating expiration of legal parking time or beyond the purchased parking time as shown on the receipt and recorded by the pay station shall be an expired meter parking violation of this title and subject the registered owner and/or operator to liability as provided by law.
  4. Except for metered spaces at Spokane International Airport and Felts Field as authorized by SMC 12.03.0600 and SMC 12.03.0602, parking meter space may be used without charge during all hours on:

    1. Sundays,

    2. New Years Day,

    3. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday,

    4. President’s Day – Third Monday in February,

    5. Memorial Day,

    6. Independence Day – July 4th,

    7. Labor Day,

    8. Columbus Day – Second Monday in October,

    9. Veteran’s Day – November 11th,

    10. Thanksgiving Day,

    11. Christmas Day, and

    12. Where an above listed holiday falls on a Sunday, the immediately following Monday is observed, as if that were the holiday date, as a day when no meter charges need be paid.

Any metered parking space may, unless otherwise designated by sign or legend on or adjacent thereto, be occupied for the legal time limit without payment of fee between the hours of seven p.m. and eight a.m.

Date Passed: Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Effective Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

ORD C35065 Section 5