What are the rules formulated by the New York City Parking Violation Bureau?


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The New York City Parking Violation Bureau's rules include no stopping, standing or parking where a sign, street marking, or traffic control device prevents such activities and no parking in a zone reserved for people with disabilities, explains the New York City Department of Finance. Other rules prohibit a person who regularly sells vehicles from parking in order to sell vehicles, and prohibit a person who regularly repairs vehicles from parking a vehicle to wash, grease or repair it.

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The Bureau prohibits standing or parking within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing, notes the New York City Department of Finance. Individuals cannot park in vacant lots unless the lot has a municipally authorized driveway and the owner has provided written permission. A person may not park or stand in front of a residential driveway unless the person owns or rents a lot accessible by the driveway. In that case, the person may park a vehicle registered under his name at that address in front of the driveway, if the lot does not have more than two dwelling units, and if parking there does not violate any other rules.

Standing or parking a vehicle in the Garment District is prohibited between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., with the exception of Sundays, unless posted signs state otherwise, notes the New York City Department of Finance. A commercial vehicle is allowed to park in the district for up to three hours when making a delivery, pickup or service call. A commercial vehicle cannot be parked on any street with the platform lift lowered if no one is with the vehicle.

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