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373.26 COUNTY PARKING FACILITIES.

Subdivision 1.Application.

No motor vehicle, either privately or publicly owned, may be parked upon a parking lot or facilities owned or operated by a county except as authorized by this section.

Subd. 2.Regulations by resolution.

The county board may regulate, by resolution, the parking of motor vehicles, either privately or publicly owned, including the authority to make charges for parking privileges, upon any parking lot or facility owned or operated by the county.

Subd. 3.Enforcement.

Regulations promulgated under subdivision 2 shall be enforced by the sheriff unless the county board has entered into a service contract for enforcement with the municipality where the parking lot or facility is located.

Subd. 4.Removal and impounding of vehicles.

A motor vehicle parked upon a parking lot or facility owned and operated by the county not in conformity with the resolution of the county board regulating its operation and use may be deemed a public nuisance and the board may provide for the abatement of the nuisance by resolution.

Subd. 5.Penalties.

A person, state, or county official, elective or appointed, firm, association, or corporation which violates a provision of this section or a resolution of the county board adopted under this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.

All fines imposed and collected by a court for violations of the regulations shall be remitted by the court to the treasurer of the county within 30 days after the collection of the fine.