Federal Court Will Not Reopen Dispute About Marking Tires to Enforce Parking Rules

An update on cities trying to enforce parking violations by marking tires: a federal court has decided they will not take a second look at the case.

In April, a U.S. circuit court of appeals decided it was illegal for cities to put chalk on tires to see how long a vehicle was parked.

Saginaw, Mt. Pleasant and other cities across Michigan did this as a common way for enforcing parking rules.

The court says it’s illegal because it’s a search of property, and they would need a warrant for that.

Saginaw asked the full court to take a look at it again.

The case will now head back to a federal judge in Bay City for more work.