Section No. 7-6-13(b)(2): Parking within 5 feet of a Fire Hydrant
When a fire hydrant is located within 10 feet of the curb, it is illegal for a vehicle to park on the adjacent roadway within 5 feet of the point(s) on the curb closest to the hydrant.
Below depicts a vehicle parked directly in front of a fire hydrant. To park legally, the rear of the truck would need to be at least 5 feet to the right of the fire hydrant.
Emergency personnel need clear access to fire hydrants at all times. The measurement of 5 feet is taken by measuring along the curb from the point closest to the hydrant. This creates a 10 feet space along the curb, 5 feet on either side. The diagram below shows the correct clearance for parking in the vicinity of a fire hydrant:
Last Updated on Thursday, 07 June 2012 08:36