Oversize-vehicle ordinance now in effect; enforcement in September
by DAVE SCHWAB
Aug 28, 2014 | 852 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The clock is ticking as the new Neighborhood Parking Protection Ordinance meant to curb abuse by oversize motorized or non-motorized vehicles taking advantage of free residential parking has begun, with time running out on violators who will soon be cited.

“The ordinance is now in effect with education of citizens during August and enforcement beginning in September,” said Larry Hesselgesser, San Diego Police Department Northern Division’s community relations officer. “The city will adhere to a grace period for vehicles parked in violation of the ordinance until Aug. 31. All citations issued after the grace period will include a first notification with no associated fines. Subsequent violations will levy a $100 fine to vehicle owners.” 


Oversize vehicles are defined as vehicles, including any attached trailers, vehicles or loads thereon, that exceeds 27 feet in length and 7 feet in height. Non-motorized vehicles include open and closed trailers with or without loads. 
Recreational vehicles are defined in the Vehicle Code as “any camp trailer, camper, trailer coach or house car” or “any boat, dune buggy, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) or other motorized or towed vehicle designed, maintained or used primarily for recreational purposes.”

Recreational vehicles owners may obtain a permit allowing overnight parking. A permit is valid for one 24-hour period. The permit is valid only on the same block as the resident’s address.

Individuals must offer proof of residency in advance of purchasing the permit. Permit applicants — once confirmed by city staff — may purchase up to three consecutive permits (totaling 72 hours).

Applicants may purchase up to 72 days of permits per year. 
For more information about obtaining permits for oversize vehicles, visit the city’s “Temporary Overnight Recreational Vehicle Permit” page at www.sandieogo.-gov/parking/permits.

If you have any questions or concerns about the ordinance, call the Parking Hotline at (866) 470-1308 and press 0 for customer service, or email parking@sandiego.gov.

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