City of Owensboro Updates Fire Lane Ordinance
It’s important that fire lanes are clear in case of fire and other emergencies to ensure the access of safety equipment and personnel. The City of Owensboro put a new ordinance in place to help this mission!
Nobody wants to spend time in court or spend money on fines so be sure you're aware of the fire lane ordinance change taking place at the end of the month.
On September 12, 2017 The City of Owensboro Board of Commissioners adopted an ordinance that retracted the amendment to the fire code that allowed for up to three minutes parking in a fire lane if the vehicle was occupied. This amendment was impossible to enforce, cumbersome for business owners, and often abused.
The City of Owensboro returns to the original fire code that restricts parking in declared and marked fire lanes with the exception of emergency vehicles in the course of duties. The Owensboro Police Department will begin actively enforcing this ordinance on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.