The following information was released by Oakley Police Chief Thorsen
The police Department often receives calls regarding parking on the street. The calls vary from vehicles being parked for extended periods of time to residents parking in areas, other than the front of their own home.
The Oakley Municipal Code allows for parking of a vehicle on the street for five consecutive business days. Barring any other violations, when we receive a complaint of vehicles being parked for extended periods of time, our staff will place a warning notice on vehicles.
If the vehicle does not move for five business days, it will be towed. The most important issue is typically, “my neighbor parks in front of my house instead of his.”
The public right of way (streets) are owned by all of us. Though I would characterize it as being a good neighbor, there is no requirement to park in front of your own property. My experience, at my own home, is that a friendly chat with the neighbor and request not to park in front of your home will usually get you positive results.
If you would like to report a parking issue in your neighborhood the best way is to use our “Oakley OnDemand” system. You can find the link on the City of Oakley website.
Click on “Report a concern” tab. On street parking can be found in the Police Department section.
For parking concerns or inoperable or parked vehicles on private property (driveways, etc.) please use the Code Enforcement tab in Oakley OnDemand.