LaGrange Police Department to enforce public parking rules

Published 8:30 pm Monday, May 16, 2022

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By Chase Davis

Special to the Daily News

Starting Monday at 9 a.m., the LaGrange Police Department will expand its focus on enforcing the two-hour permitting parking times in the downtown parking district.

While this ordinance has been in place for several years, its enforcement was suspended during the COVID pandemic. However, according to Capt. Mike Pheil of the LPD, several complaints have been filed by downtown business owners that have led to its reinforcement.

“We have been holding off on reimplementing it, but we have had several complaints this week that have sped up the process,” Pheil said. 

This ordinance includes parking around the square, on Bull Street, parts of Ridley Avenue, and parts of Church Street. The ordinance is in place Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

There is a $5 fine for breaking this ordinance, and a $25 fine for repeat violations. The third strike will include a $25 to $100 fine and a possible appearance in court. Signs are posted in areas that require two-hour parking. 

For more information, you can read the full ordinance by reading Chapter 10-20 of the city of LaGrange’s municipal code at