Ticketing and Towing Begins May 1 for Mount Vernon Community Parking District Violations

Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
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Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
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April 23, 2008

Ticketing and Towing Begins May 1 for Mount Vernon Community Parking District Violations

Beginning May 1, police will ticket vehicles parked in violation of the Community Parking District (CPD) regulations recently established in the Mount Vernon Magisterial District. A “tow tag,” a warning ticket and an informational flier will be attached to the vehicle. The owner will have 48 hours to move the vehicle. If the vehicle remains in the CPD after the initial 48-hour period, a parking ticket will be issued with an additional 48 hours to move the vehicle. If the vehicle is not removed from the CPD following the second 48 hours, it will be towed.

For a map of the Mount Vernon District CPD and more information on a large area CPD, go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/large_cpd.htm. To report a vehicle in violation of the CPD regulations, call the Police Department’s non-emergency number, 703-691-2131, or the Mount Vernon District Office at 703-780-7518; both TTY 711.

The Mount Vernon CPD was established following a public hearing on March 10 and passage by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors of an amendment to Section 82-5B of the Fairfax County Code to allow large-area CPDs without a petition. A large-area CPD was subsequently passed for the Mount Vernon District. This process augments the current petition-based process that is still in use. In all cases, restrictions only apply to public streets in residential areas within any CPD and there are provisions for limited exclusions.

Vehicles that are not allowed on public streets in residential areas in the Mount Vernon Community Parking District are:

  • Boat trailer.
  • Watercraft.
  • Motor home.
  • Camping trailer.
  • Trailer or semi-trailer, even if attached to a vehicle.
  • Vehicle with three or more axles.
  • Vehicle with a gross vehicle weighted rating (GVWR) of 12,000 pounds or more.
  • Vehicle transporting 16 or more passengers (except school buses).

There is an exemption for vehicles temporarily parked (for up to 48 hours) for the purpose of loading, unloading or preparing for a trip.


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