As far as California law is concerned, the curb does not have to be painted red or any other color to indicate that you can’t park in front of the fire hydrant.
How much is a ticket for parking in front of a fire hydrant in California?
|California Vehicle Code||Citation Issued||Ticket Amount|
|CVC 25500(H)||DOUBLE PARKED||$65.00|
|CVC 22500(L)||PARKING IN FRONT OF WHEELCHAIR CURB||$421.00|
|CVC 22514||PARKING IN FRONT OF FIRE HYDRANT||$80.00|
|CVC 22522||PARKING NEAR RAMP FOR HANDICAPPED||$421.00|
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How far away from a hydrant can you park?
An occupied illegally parked vehicle causes the same safety hazard and congestion as an unoccupied vehicle. It is illegal to park within 15 feet of either side of a fire hydrant. The painted curbs at hydrant locations do not indicate where you can park.
What happens if you park too close to a fire hydrant?
Parking near Fire Hydrants. According to the NYC Department of Transportation, it is illegal to park within 15 feet of a fire hydrant. And if you end up parking too close to one, it could end up costing you $115!
Can you park by a white fire hydrant?
If the curb is red, you cannot park or stop within 15 feet of the hydrant. White means it is a passenger loading zone, and the driver must stay inside the vehicle when unloading passengers.
Do fire hydrants have to be red?
Not all fire hydrants are red — here’s what each different color means. Red, yellow, violet— fire hydrants come in many different colors. Each color represents a different GPM or Gallons Per Minute.
How much is the fine for parking near a fire hydrant?
Drivers should never stop, stand, or park within 15 feet of an NYC fire hydrant. If you receive a fire hydrant parking ticket, the fine will cost you a steep $115.
How far is 15 feet from a fire hydrant?
In response to a frequently asked question, the fact that a parking ticket warrior fails to accurately state the distance from your car to the fire hydrant is not enough to win a dismissal. You must prove that your vehicle was parked MORE than 15 feet from the fire hydrant.
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