Parking Laws in  Virginia                                                                                                                                

All parking tickets in Virginia are handled by the Virginia Municipal courts. These procedures allow localities to set their own parking regulations in VA.

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Except in cases of an emergency, an accident, or a mechanical failure, no one shall stop a vehicle in such a way as to obstruct or make dangerous the use of the roadway by others.

Section 46.2-1215- It is against the law to leave automobiles on private land; counties, cities, and municipalities are allowed to make provisions for removal and disposal; and notice of disposition.

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Section 46.2-1231- Owners or operators of parking lots or other lots or buildings may issue tickets, remove trespassing vehicles, or impair them; they may also face prosecution.

Any parking lot, parking area, parking space in a parking lot or area, or any portion of a parking lot or area, or another lot or building, involving any county.

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Section 46.2-1233- The cost of towing may be regulated locally. The governing body of any locality may, by ordinance, set reasonable caps on the costs associated with removing motor vehicles,,,

Code 1950, Section 46-263; 1958, Chapter 541, Section 46.1-258; 1972, Chapter 528; 1984, Chapter 126; 1989, Chapter 727; 2015, Chapters 502, 503.