Clark County Commissioners approved a bill Tuesday that would strengthen an existing ordinance prohibiting parking of large commercial vehicles and tractor-trailers in residential neighborhoods.
The amended Clark County Code allows Metro Police, county code enforcement officers and the constable’s office to ticket commercial vehicles illegally parked in residential neighborhoods.
Violators would face a $100 fine for the first offense, $250 for the second offense and $500 for each subsequent offense. After the 72-hour warning notice, trucks are also subject to be towed if still in violation of the law. It will also allow the director of Public Works to erect parking enforcement signs where appropriate.
The bill came in response to constituent concerns of seeing large commercial vehicles and tractor-trailers parked illegally in their neighborhoods.
According to commissioners, the problem isn’t a new one.
“I’m sure it affects every single part of this valley. So, this is something that’s long overdue. Ever since I got here we’ve been talking about it. I think it makes sense we give direction to the staff,” Commissioner Jim Gibson said during a June 4 meeting when the issue first was presented. “We’ve beat it to death at this level and now we need some solutions.”