FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A new Lee County ordinance concerning the parking of commercial trucks is officially in effect, as of Tuesday.
The Board of County Commissioners says that the parking of commercial trucks in residential areas and on public right-of-ways is detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Lee County.
County Ordinance 19-08 prohibits parking commercial trucks in residential areas and on public rights of way.
This conduct is already prohibited by current County regulations, but this Ordinance was passed was to allow for an alternative enforcement mechanism of towing the trucks after a repeat violation of the Ordinance.
The Ordinance defines Commercial Truck as a vehicle that is:
1. A semi-trailer truck or tractor-trailer; or
2. A truck with two or more rear axles; or
3. A truck with a manufacture’s Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) in excess of 15,000 pounds; or
4. Any truck and trailer combination, excluding a trailer used solely for non-commercial or recreational purposes, resulting in a combined manufacturer’s GVWR in excess of 15,000 pounds.
Those wondering what the current zoning for their property is can find it on the county website .