Update on Parking Requirements from Code Enforcement

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News Date: 
August 7, 2019
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What are the basic parking requirements?

Just as a reminder, vehicles that are not currently running, non-operational or have missing parts or pieces are NOT permitted in a residential district. This is a violation of the Salinas Municipal code. You may store inoperable vehicles inside a garage or carport, but not in the backyard. Vehicles on jacks are not allowed and may be cited.

Vehicles will be considered abandoned if they are parked on a public street and have not moved within 72 consecutive hours. If you encounter situations such as this, please feel free call the City of Salinas Police Abandoned Vehicles Dept, at 831-758-7316 or submit a request on our “SalinasConnect” App on your mobile device. Make sure you include details such as location of the vehicle, and the make, model, color, and license plate.

Recreational Vehicles:

Recreational vehicles may be parked in a driveway for up to 48 hours within a seven-day period for loading and unloading purposes only. Recreational vehicle types include: motor home, truck slide-in camper, fifth-wheel trailer, tent trailer, animal trailer, boat/boat trailer, transport trailer, jet skis, and all-terrain vehicles. Recreational vehicles may be parked in the rear or side yards if behind a solid six-foot high wall or fence on a paved area.

Prohibited Vehicles:

Large commercial vehicles are generally not allowed to be parked in residential neighborhoods. Prohibited vehicle types include: truck tractor, semi-trailer, panel truck, tow truck, utility trailer, any flatbed pick-up, any vehicle designed to provide food or equipment sales or transport, and any school bus.