Find a pink slip on your windshield? You’re parked illegally

City of Spokane pink slip parking citation
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SPOKANE, Wash. – City of Spokane Parking Services will soon dedicate resources to resolve complaints and educate the public about on-street parking compliance.

Starting on February 26, personnel will deploy throughout Spokane’s residential areas to address complaints, distribute courtesy notices and issue citations to drivers parked illegally.

“This is an opportunity to do some housekeeping and educate citizens about the do’s and don’ts of parking,” said Kris Becker, Director of Parking Services.

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Parking crews will put pink slips on the windshields of anyone parked illegally. The slips are a warning and friendly reminder from the city. Drivers will not be fined and are instead asked to correct the violation.

However, if enforcement finds a driver in violation a second time, they will be slapped with a fine.

On-street parking violations include:

  • Displayed vehicle registration expired beyond 45 days
  • Improper display of vehicle registration
  • Occupying an area signed “No Parking”
  • Parking in the wrong direction, against the flow of traffic
  • Parked more than 12 inches from the curb
  • Parked on sidewalk/planting strip
  • Parked in the intersection
  • Parked within 30 feet of a stop/yield sign or other signal
  • Parked within 20 feet of a crosswalk
  • Parked within 15 feet of a fire hydrant
  • Parked within 5 feet of a driveway or alley entrance
  • Advertising or repairing a vehicle on the street
  • Continuous parking (72 hours in residential areas)

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