Delphi City Council Orders Temporary Tow Away Zone In Downtown Area

Temporary signage has been posted to designate downtown area as tow away zone for parking violations in Delphi.
– Photo courtesy of DPD

The City of Delphi Police Department has announced that a new temporary ordinance will be enforced with the immediate removal of vehicles in violation of parking regulations.

The department announced on Sunday, May 19 that the Delphi City Council recently approved the temporary ordinance 2024-9, which references the authority for the department to enforce immediate removal of vehicles in violation of parking regulations in anticipation of upcoming hearings in the case involving Richard Allen, who has been accused of murdering Abby Williams and Libby German.

Temporary signage has been installed in the downtown area to designate the parking spots as tow away zones for those who violate the parking regulations placed on the signage.

The relevant signage notes that no parking will be tolerated on Mondays between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m., two hour parking will be enforced from Monday through Firday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a tow away zone will be enforced with violators towed at the owners’ expense.

“Pay close attention to parking signage,” the department released. “Parking spaces should rotate as designed so customers can still access downtown businesses.”

The department has also announced that Market Street between Main Street and Franklin Street will be closed, and press permit parking will be located in the parking lot at the corner of Franklin Street and Washington Street.

The department stated that this week’s hearing is schedueld for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Carroll County Courthouse and encouraged community members to allow extra time to navigate any traffic delays in the downtown Delphi area.