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Parking Regulations
Street Parking Regulations

As of April 1, 2016, the City Council adopted new regulations for parking on City streets.  The regulations are in response to citizen complaints that vehicles, boats, trailers, and recreational vehicles are being stored on City streets for extended periods of time.  This causes traffic safety problems and negative impacts on residential neighborhoods.  Generally, the regulations state that:

  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles of more than 26,000 pounds) and semi trailers cannot be parked on city streets in a residential neighborhood.
  • Trailers, watercraft, and recreational trailers cannot be parked on city streets unless they are hitched to a motor vehicle.
  • Vehicles, trailers, watercraft, recreational vehicles, and motor homes cannot be parked on city streets for more than 20 continuous hours

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Police Dept. (651) 450-2525.

 Parking Regulation Ordinance

   


Off- Street Front Yard Parking Regulations (City Code 10-15A-3)
Within all Single-Family Residential districts, parking on the grass or unpaved area in the front yard is prohibited, except as provided below. Please see attached diagrams for additional information.

Parking pads and any driveway modification requires a permit from our Engineering Department. Residents must submit a site plan (can be an informal drawing including measurements) along with a $25 fee.

For questions on permits, please contact Mike Edwards at: 651-450-2575




Automobile Regulations Front Yard Parking

• Regulations only apply in Single-family Residential districts: R-1A, R-1B, R-1C, R-2

• All vehicles must be parked on a solid paved parking pad consisting of asphalt, concrete, or paving blocks

• All wheels of the vehicle must fit on the pad surface. The parking pad is to be no larger than necessary to fit the vehicle

• The parking pad must be immediately connected to the driveway

• Parking pads must be set back a minimum of 5 feet from a side lot line

• Parking pads do not include:

   * Individual unconnected blocks under the wheels
   * Strips of blocks acting as runners to a pad or a spot off the driveway

• Parking pads cannot exceed impervious surface coverage requirements.

Please contact the Planning Department at (651) 450-2545 with questions.

 
Exceptions

During the winter parking ban from November 1 – March 30, automobiles may be parked on the grass/snow in the front yard.

At any time of the year, automobiles may be parked in a side or back yard (on any surface including grass) provided parking meets a 5 foot side yard setback and an 8 foot back yard setback.

 


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Recreational Vehicles Regulations Front Yard Parking
Within all Single-Family Residential districts, parking on the grass or unpaved area in the front yard is prohibited, except as provided below. Please see attached diagrams for additional information.

*Parking pads and any driveway modification requires a permit from our Engineering Department. Residents must submit a site plan (can be an informal drawing including measurements) along with a $25 fee.

For questions on permits, please contact Mike Edwards at: 651-450-2575

• Regulations only apply to Single-family Residential Districts: R-1A, R-1B, R-1C,R-2

• Recreational vehicles include:  trailers, boats, campers, RV’s

• Within the R-1C district only, no more than two (2) recreational vehicles are allowed to be parked in the front yard of a single-family home. All other single-family residences may have more than 2 recreational vehicles in the front yard.

• All recreational vehicles must be parked on a solid paved parking pad consisting of asphalt, concrete, or paving blocks

• All wheels of the vehicle must fit on the pad surface. The space is to be no larger than necessary to fit the vehicle

• The parking pad must be immediately connected to the driveway on the side OPPOSITE the front door (see attached diagrams)

• Parking pads must be set back a minimum of 5 feet from a side lot line

• Parking pads do not include:
    *Individual unconnected blocks under the wheels
    *Strips of blocks acting as runners to a pad or a spot off the driveway

• Parking pads cannot exceed impervious surface coverage requirements.
 
Please contact the Planning Department at (651) 450-2545 with questions.


Exceptions

During the winter parking ban from November 1 – March 30, only automobiles may be parked on the grass in the front yard. This exception does not apply to recreational vehicles

At any time of the year, recreational vehicles may be parked in a side or back yard (on any surface including grass) provided parking meets a 5 foot side yard setback and an 8 foot back yard setback.

  

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