Frequently Asked Questions

Why can I not park overnight on the city streets during the winter?

     According to section 452.14 of the Vermilion City Ordinance, vehicles cannot be parked on the streets from the hours of 2:30 am to 6:00 am, from December 1 to March 31st.  The Vermilion Police Department will issue warning tickets during the first effective week for those vehicles found to be in violation of this ordinance.  Beginning December 8th, violators will be issued a $25 parking citation. 

For those residents experiencing difficulty with complying with this ordinance, exemptions are available through the police department.  Please contact Chief Hartung at (440) 967-6116 to make arrangements.

 

What time is curfew for the City of Vermilion?

     City Ordinance 648.09 dictates that curfew shall be enforced as follows: any juvenile aged 15 and under as well as any minor on probation from any court cannot be on any public street, sidewalk, alley or any other public grounds between the hours of 10:00 pm and 5:30 am on all school nights. This includes Sunday night if school follows on the next day. If there is no school scheduled the following day, the curfew hours are 11:30 pm to 5:30 am. For example, on a regular school week, juveniles under the age of 16 should be aware that Sunday night through Thursday night they are to be off the streets by 10:00 pm. Friday and Saturday nights would typically have an 11:30 pm curfew.

    For those  minors who are not on probation and are 16 and 17 years of age have a different curfew schedule. These minors have until 11:30 pm to return home during the school week and must stay in the home until 5:30 am. On weekends, or days that do not school following, these minors are allowed to be out until 12:00 am and must remain indoors until 5:30 am.

     Please be aware that parents and can be charged if their child(ren) is/are in violation of this ordinance. If a parent/guardian/custodian is with their child/ward after curfew hours, this will not be considered a violation of curfew. Another exemption to this ordinance is if the adult having physical custody of the minor child(ren) is not the parent/guardian/custodian, but has been duly authorized by the minor’s parent/guardian/custodian to care for the child (i.e. babysitter), then it shall not be considered a violation.  Finally, if a minor is travelling directly to or from work and home, or is at work, then the minor will not be in violation of the ordinance.

How do I get a golf cart inspected?

     Contact Chief Hartung at 440-967-6116 to schedule an appointment for an inspection.  Inspections can be scheduled Monday through Friday between 10AM and 4PM.  There is a $25.00 fee payable to the City of Vermilion at the time of the inspection.  In order to pass an inspection, you must show the following items:

  1. A valid driver’s license
  2. Proof of insurance on the golf cart
  3. At least one working brake light
  4. A rear view mirror
  5. A windshield
  6. A working horn
  7. Two working headlights
  8. A license plate light
  9. Turn signals
  10. At least one working tail light