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.