Salt Lake City to resume parking enforcement

Salt Lake City is upping its parking enforcement after rolling back some rules in March.

Starting Nov. 1, time-limited parking will resume on signed streets and the city will start ticketing boats, motor homes, trailers or other items stored on streets for more than 48 hours. Curbs marked with yellow and red paint to prohibit parking will also be enforced.

Mayor Erin Mendenhall said the parking ordinances were suspended in March because people were spending more time in one place due to pandemic shutdowns.

“Much has evolved since then in our approach to COVID-19 — fewer businesses are closed, employers have adapted to safety needs through social distancing and mask wearing, and not enforcing parking has resulted in other unintended consequences,” Mendenhall said.

Mendenhall also issued a proclamation in April allowing parking for self-contained recreation vehicles on streets so medical workers and first responders would have a place to sleep without spreading the coronavirus to their households. That allowance will also be revoked.

In the days leading up to the changes, enforcement workers will post warnings on vehicles that are out of compliance with parking ordinances. The city resumed paid meter parking in August.