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Sunday, 19 January, 2020

420 N. POKEGAMA AVENUE

City Hall: 218-326-7600

Parking

  • No vehicle, except emergency vehicles, shall be parked on any central business district city street or in any city public parking lot between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
  • Vehicles parked in restricted time parking zones (2 hours, or 4 hours) must be moved a minimum of 300 feet before the time limit expires in order to avoid violation.
  • No delivery trucks or semi-tractor-trailers rated capacity shall be parked, stored, or repaired on a public street or in the open or private property in a residential district except when making a delivery.
  • Vehicles parked at single family or multiple-family residences outside of a garage must display license plates with current registration.
  • No vehicle or trailer shall be permitted to park and obstruct view of street.
Loitering
  • Remaining for more than five minutes on or near any business or non-business premise that is signed and posted "No Loitering" or "No Trespassing" is considered loitering and is not allowed.

Curfew

  • Any person under the age of 15 shall not be on a public street or in a public place between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Any person between 15-18 years of age shall not be on a public street or public place between 12:00 midnight and 5:00 a.m. unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • It is unlawful for a parent or legal guardian of a minor under the age of 18 to knowingly or negligently permit a minor to violate curfew.

Liquor

  • No consumption or possession of alcohol (except to transport) is allowed upon a public street, sidewalk, or parking lot.

Bicycles

  • Bicycle riders must obey all traffic laws, signs and signals. Riders must ride on the right side of the street.
  • A bicycle must not be ridden on any sidewalk, street, or public highway between 30 minutes after sunset and 30 minutes before sunrise without a headlight emitting a white light visible from at least 500 feet. A red reflector must also be attached and visible for at least 50 feet to the rear.
  • A bicycle shall not be ridden upon a sidewalk within the business district.
  • A rider should never give a ride to another person or pull a person on a skateboard or another bike.
  • Any bicycle left parked upon a sidewalk which can be hazardous to the public can be removed by the Police

Pets

  • All dogs and cats over three months of age must be licensed. License tags must be worn by the dog and/or cat constantly.
  • No more than three dogs or three cats over three months of age may be kept on the same premise.
  • Dogs may not be allowed to habitually bark or cry so as to create a disturbance.
  • Pets may not run a large. They must be leashed.
  • Feces of any domestic animal shall be properly disposed of by the owner and shall be promptly removed from any public property or private property not owned by the owner of the animal.

Blight

  • The storage or accumulation of motor vehicles not in operating condition, trash, junk, rubbish is prohibited in any zone.
  • Garbage must be stored in suitable contained and kept covered..
  • Containers must be placed next to the street or curb on the days scheduled for collection but shall be returned to the place of storage within 12 hours after collection.
  • All trees, hedges, etc. shall not obstruct the clear view of traffic approaching intersections.

Garage Sales

  • A garage sale or rummage sale (profit or non-profit) may not last longer than 72 hours.
  • Only three garage/rummage sales may be conducted at any given location within one year.
  • Garage sales signs may not be placed on the boulevard or on street signs or telephone poles.

False Alarms

  • More than three false alarms at a business or residence which results in a police response in a calendar year shall pay service fees. Currently, the fees are:
    • Alarms #4 - #9 $50 each
    • Over 10 Alarms $125 each

Lockouts (Non-Emergency)

  • The City charges to successfully unlock car doors.

House Numbers

  • House numbers of at least 4 inches high and visible from 100 feet are required on all public and private structures.

Peddlers

  • A peddler, solicitor, or transient merchant must first secure a license from the City Clerk before selling their goods in the City of Grand Rapids. (Ask to see the license if approached by a peddler.)

Hand Gun Permits

  • If a citizen of Grand Rapids wishes to purchase a handgun, an application for a permit to acquire a handgun can be acquired from the Police Department.

Snow Removal

  • Snow and ice must be removed from public sidewalks within 18 hours after a snow fall.

If you have questions on laws in the City of Grand Rapids,
call 218-326-3464.