The City of San Pablo is attempting to deal with blight and quality of life by tackling the issue of illegal vehicle parking in front yards by asking residents to remove all vehicles, motorcycles, trailers, boats and motor homes parked in yards.
According to a notice put out Monday:
In an effort to make our city a more beautiful place to live, the San Pablo Police Department is asking for your help. Please remove all vehicles, motorcycles, trailers, boats and motor homes that are parked in your yard, outside the designated driveway area of your property. As a courtesy, we are currently giving warnings to all vehicles in violation of this city ordinance. Effective Dec. 1, 2022 all vehicles found in violation of San Pablo Municipal Code 8.02.020 (G) will be fined $100 per violation.
Paved or unpaved driveways not leading to a required parking space are prohibited. In no case shall driveways or paved area exceed fifty percent of the front and side yards. Please call planning (510) 215-3030 for driveways and engineering at (510) 215-3069 for curb cuts.
Please remember, our streets are public. No trash cans, cones or barricades may be placed there to reserve parking. SPMC 8.12.020.
For further details, please review City of San Pablo Municipal code 8.02.020(G), which states in the part the parking or storage of any vehicle, boat, trailer, camper, motor home on property used or zoned for residential purposes, on any front lawn, front yard, or side yard; shall be allowed on required parking spaces or paved driveways leading directly from approved and permitted curb cuts to required garages, carports or other required off-street parking spaces. The parking of storage of any vehicle, boat, trailer, camper, or motor home on paved areas located in the front yard or side yard other than the required driveways, shall be prohibited.
If your car, motorcycle, boat, trailer or motor home is not in working order, you may consider donating it:
- Make-A-Wish – www.wheelsforwishes.org or call 1-855-459
- Vehicles for Veterans – www.vehiclesforveterans.org or call 1-855-811-4338
- Kars for Kids – www.kars4kids.org or call 1-888-317-0405
For any questions or concerns you may have, please call the San Pablo Police Department at (510) 215-3130.
To review the San Pablo Municipal Code, visit: www.codepublishing.com/CA/SanPablo/
G. The parking or storage of any vehicle, boat, trailer, camper, motor home or other mobile equipment, whether or not motorized, or portions thereof, including accumulation or storage of vehicle parts or other mechanical parts and components of a vehicle, boat, trailer, camper, or motor home, on property used or zoned for residential purposes, on any front lawn, front yard, side yard or rear yard, where visible from the public right-of-way; provided, however, that such parking or storage of a legally registered and operable vehicle, boat, trailer, camper, or motor home shall be allowed on required parking spaces or paved driveways leading directly from approved and permitted curb cuts to required garages, carports or other required off-street parking spaces, if such vehicle, boat, trailer, camper or motor home is located totally within private property and does not extend or block any public right-of-way. The parking or storage of any vehicle, boat, trailer, camper, motor home or other mobile equipment on paved areas located in the front yard or side yard other than the required driveways leading directly to garages, carports or other required off-street parking areas, or in the rear yard where visible from the public right-of-way, shall be prohibited. It shall also be prohibited, and a public nuisance, to park any vehicle on any privately owned property if such vehicle would be considered overweight and not allowed to drive on the street or highway from which such property is accessed, pursuant to Sections 10.12.150, 10.04.110 and/or 10.04.120.
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The concern is really abandoned vehicles that are not used and are often unregistered. Most cities in America enforce this rule before getting to this point.
Most cities in the USA enforce this basic ordinance, it’s also a potential revenue source. The major issue in my street is abandoned vehicles which are unregistered and unused, it’s not even a matter of too many people living in one household or housing costs. 1 person does not need multiple non running vehicles. This should have been enforced earlier. @Carlos – that won’t change the issue of coming home to a junkyard
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