Prior to the adoption of Ord. 16077 on 07/06/1999, Section 14-551 read as follows.


    It shall be unlawful for any person to park or leave standing any motor vehicle upon any privately owned land, parking lot, or driveway, after notice has been posted as hereinafter provided by the owner, occupant, lessee or licensee, prohibiting, restricting, or limiting such parking, without the express or implied consent of such owner, occupant, lessee or licensee of such land. A suitable sign or signs not less than eighteen (18) inches by twenty-four (24) inches in dimension, and bearing the words "No Parking," together with any qualifications or restrictions on such parking, if any, shall be conspicuously displayed on such land, parking lot or driveway by the owner, occupant, lessee or licensee thereof, where this section is to be effective. Defacing, tampering with or damaging such signs shall constitute a violation of this section. Upon the complaint being made in writing by any such owner, occupant, lessee or licensee, that any such motor vehicle is parked or has been left standing in violation of this section, the chief of police, or any police officer of this city, may remove or cause to be removed such illegally parked vehicle, and impound and store the same, and no such vehicle shall be removed from the police impoundment until its owner shall have paid the costs of removing, impounding and storing such vehicle parked in violation of this section, in addition to any penalty which may be assessed for the violation of this section.

(a)  It shall be unlawful for any person to park or leave standing any vehicle upon any privately owned land without the permission of the owner, occupant, lessee or licensee of such land.

(1)  The abandoned property is left unattended for more than 48 hours; or

(2) In the judgement of the member of the police department, the abandoned property constitutes a safety hazard or unreasonably interferes with the use of the real property by the person in possession.

(b)  At the request of the person in possession of the real property, any member of the police department may authorize a towing company to tow the vehicle parked or left standing in violation of this section from the property in the following circumstances:

State law reference.  RSMo.§ 304.157, 304.158.

 (Code 1964, § 12.665)