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Halifax sets time limit on parking

Halifax Town Police will begin enforcing two-hour parking in downtown Halifax as soon as the Virginia Department of Transportation installs new signage this week.

This particular parking enforcement will be done routinely, according to Halifax Police Chief Kevin Lands as part of the police department’s commitment to the success of businesses in the downtown area of Halifax. 

However, he pointed out the police department also is responsible for handling parking issues throughout Halifax, not just in the central business district.

Those found to be violating the two-hour parking ordinance could be cited with a $10 fine. 

People are encouraged to use the public parking lots around the central business district if they will be parked for more than two hours, Lands said.

Initially, warnings may be written for vehicles violating the two-hour downtown parking ordinance. If a vehicle is found to be continually violating the ordinance, then a citation may be issued. 

The two-hour parking limit runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Lands encourages motorists who are shopping or dining to park on Main Street in downtown Halifax.

“If all the parking spaces are full, we would like to remind you that there is also public parking in the library parking lot, the entire front lot of the Farmers Market and some limited parking on Houston Street,” the police chief said. 

Lands asks those persons coming to do any business at the courthouse complex to park in the public parking lot located at the end of Blue Ridge Lane on the south side of the courthouse.