Applying for a temporary no-stopping zone

German Version

General information

If you would like to designate a temporary no-stopping zone (i.e. no-waiting zone) on a public road in Vienna, e.g. to keep a parking place free for a removal van, an event or for similar purposes, an application must be submitted to Municipal Department 46 - Traffic Management and Organisation Department (MA 46). The duration of the temporary no-stopping zone is limited to a maximum of one week.

Requirements

There must be a regular parking lane where the temporary no-stopping zone is to be established. All required documents must be submitted in good time.

Deadlines

The application must be submitted in good time. The application for a no-stopping zone to keep a parking place free for a removal van must be submitted at least five working days before the no-stopping zone is set up. The application for a no-stopping zone for an event or similar purposes must be submitted at least three weeks before the no-stopping zone is set up. The administrative decisions ("Bescheide") on your application must be collected in good time before the no-stopping zone is set up.

Contact

Traffic Management and Organisation Department (MA 46)
1120 Vienna, Niederhofstraße 21
Customer Service Centre:
1120 Vienna, Ignazgasse 4, 1st floor
Phone: +43 1 955 59
Fax: +43 1 4000-99-92637
E-mail: post@ma46.wien.gv.at

Collecting the permit
Customer Service Centre: 1120 Vienna, Ignazgasse 4, 1st floor
Mondays to Fridays (except on public holidays) from 8 am to 3 pm

Procedure

Applicants are responsible for providing the no-stopping signs that need to be set up. The road signs can either be purchased in well-stocked DIY markets or borrowed from Department for Waste Management, Street Cleaning and Vehicle Fleet (MA 48).

Setting up and removing the road signs:

  • The no-stopping signs must be set up at least 24 hours before the no-stopping zone takes effect.
  • Fill in the annex form ("Beiblatt") you have received with the administrative decision. It requires you to record the model and registration number of all vehicles that are parked in the prospective no-stopping zone when the road signs are set up.
  • Obtain an official police confirmation for setting up the road signs from the responsible police station. For this, you will need to bring the administrative decision and completed form ("Bescheid" and "Beiblatt") with you to the police station. If any vehicles are still parked in the specified zone at the time when the no-stopping zone takes effect, you can have them removed by order of the police. Please note: If any vehicles were already parked in the designated zone at the time when the road signs were set up (as recorded in the "Beiblatt" form) you as the applicant will have to bear the costs of removing (towing). If the vehicle was parked in the designated zone after the road signs were set up, the competent authority must demand reimbursement of the towing costs from the vehicle owner, except if the costs were already paid by the vehicle owner when they picked up the vehicle.
  • Once you have completed the purpose the no-stopping zone was established for, or once the approved duration of the no-stopping zone has expired, you need to remove the road signs and obtain a confirmation of removal from the responsible police station. The "Beiblatt" form must then be returned to MA 46.

Documents required

Your written application must contain the following information:

  • Name (and birth date), or registered name of the company (incl. company register number and VAT number) as well as phone number or e-mail address of the applicant for any queries
  • Exact location where the temporary no-stopping zone is to be established
  • Purpose of the temporary no-stopping zone
  • Length of the temporary no-stopping zone (in metres)
  • Day(s) of validity, including the exact beginning and end times of the no-stopping zone
  • You need a detailed explanation for no-stopping zones with a length of more than 15 metres

Fees

EUR 52.08

Fees can be paid in cash or with your ATM card at the cashier’s desk in the Customer Service Centre.

For any questions regarding payment, please contact the competent accounting department (Buchhaltungsabteilung 40) (German) of Municipal Department 6.

Form

Online-Form: Kurzfristige Halteverbotszone - Antrag (German)

Further information

More detailed information is available from the info line: +43 1 955 59 (in German)

A practical suggestion: instead of applying for a temporary no-stopping zone, you may want to consider legally parking a private vehicle at the given location beforehand, and parking it elsewhere as soon as the removal van arrives. This allows you to make sure the space you need for the removal van (or other temporary purpose) is not occupied by another car - without having to go through the application process specified above.

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