Del. Code tit. 21 § 4512

Current through 2024 Legislative Session Act Chapter 261
Section 4512 - Oversized motor vehicle and trailer parking
(a) In any residence district it shall be unlawful to park, store, or permit to be parked or stored on a highway within such residence district any of the following:
(1) Trailer, semi-trailer, or recreational trailer unattached to a motor vehicle.
(2) A motor vehicle the length of which is greater than 276 inches or the width of which is over 96 inches or the height of which is over 120 inches or the gross vehicle weight of which exceeds 10,000 pounds, as such weight has been registered and recorded with the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (or as recorded with any other state's Department of Motor Vehicles).
(b) Motor vehicles parked pursuant to the following situations shall be exempt from this section:
(1) Any motor vehicle parked on a highway within a residence district in conjunction with ongoing legal service or work being performed in relation to a residence or business contained therein. Notwithstanding the above, the motor vehicle may remain parked within such residence district only for the time necessary to complete such work or service. This exemption shall only apply if such motor vehicle is parked immediately and entirely adjoining the property of the residence or business, being serviced. Examples of such motor vehicles include, but are not limited to, delivery trucks, limousine services, and moving trucks.
(2) Any motor vehicle used for work being performed or on call in case of emergencies for any of the following:
a. By a public utility as defined in § 102(2) of Title 26 or by others working on its behalf.
b. In connection with a cable television system as defined in § 102(4) of Title 26.
c. By a municipality or municipal electric company or by others working on their behalf.
(c) In any residence district, it shall be unlawful to park, store, or permit to be parked or stored on a highway within such residence district, any motor vehicle with a trailer, semi-trailer, or recreational trailer attached unless it satisfies one of the following:
(1) It is parked, stored, or permitted to be parked or stored on the highway immediately and entirely adjacent to the owner's property.
(2) The exemptions otherwise applicable to motor vehicles in subsection (b) of this section apply.

[Repealed]

(e) The Department of Transportation may place signs prohibiting or restricting the stopping, standing or parking of any trailer, semi-trailer, or recreational trailer unattached to a motor vehicle on any highway where, in its opinion, such stopping, standing or parking is dangerous to those using the highways or where the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles would unduly interfere with the free movement of traffic thereon. Such prohibitions or restrictions may be declared to be effective either part or all of the time, and differing limits may be established for different times of the day, for different types of vehicles, for different weather conditions and when other significant factors differ. One sign located at the beginning of the roadway is sufficient to prohibit or restrict stopping, standing, or parking for the length of the roadway. The Department shall provide a list of roadways or sections of roadways for which it has placed signs prohibiting or restricting the stopping, standing, or parking to the Division of Safety and Homeland Security and law enforcement agencies across the state.

21 Del. C. § 4512

Amended by Laws 2021, ch. 430,s 1, eff. 9/9/2022.
76 Del. Laws, c. 334, § 1; 78 Del. Laws, c. 237, § 1.;