01 NCAC 38 .0404             PARKING AND STORING OF VEHICLES

(a)  Individuals and agencies are responsible for secure and safe storage and parking of vehicles.  Acts of vandalism may result in the agency being charged for repairs.  State‑owned vehicles shall not be left on non‑residential streets or highways overnight unless it is necessary due to mechanical failure or emergency.  When a state‑owned vehicle is parked on a municipal street, it shall be the responsibility of the driver or the driver's agency to pay all parking fees and any parking fines or other fines assessed against the vehicle.  The vehicle may be parked in a commercial or municipal parking facility provided the driver or the driver's agency pays for any parking fees.  The assigned driver shall be responsible for any towing fees resulting from improper parking.

(b)  The Division shall not be responsible for property left in parked vehicles at any location including the Motor Pool Garage.  Further the Division shall not be responsible for the cost of duplicate keys other than those that are issued when the car is assigned.  Also, the Division shall not be responsible for the cost associated with locking a key in a vehicle.

(c)  Parking citations are the responsibility of the assigned driver or the driver's agency at the time of issue.  If a parking citation is not paid within a two‑week period, a notice is sent to the Division and forwarded to their assigned driver.  Two unpaid parking citations received by the Division for the same driver constitutes vehicle abuse.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑341(8)i;

Eff. October 1, 1992.