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The San Diego City Council adopted a new Neighborhood Parking
Protection Ordinance that restricts overnight parking of “oversized
vehicles, non-motorized vehicles and recreational vehicles”. This ordinance
is authorized by Sections 86.0138 through 86.0143 of the San Diego
Municipal Code.

Oversized vehicles are defined as any vehicle, 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.

Permits will be Required

Recreational vehicles owners may obtain a permit allowing overnight parking. A permit is valid for
one 24-hour period. Permit applicants may obtain up to three consecutive days (72 hours total) at one
time. Applicants may purchase up to 72 days of permits per year. The permit is only valid on the
same block as the resident’s address.

Recreational Vehicles are defined as “any camp trailer, camper, trailer coach, or house car,” in the
Vehicle Code, or, “any boat, dune buggy, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) or other motorized or towed
vehicle designed, maintained or used primarily for recreational purposes.” 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 (72 hours). Applicants may purchase up to 72
days of permits per year.

The new ordinance includes an automated permit system. That system went “live” via the City
Treasurer’s website on July 8 (http://www.sandiego.gov/parking/permits/torvp/index.shtml). It allows
permit applicants to provide appropriate proof of residency. Permits will become available for
purchase on August 17 when the ordinance officially goes into effect.

The City will adhere to a grace period for vehicles parked in violation of the ordinance between
August 17 and August 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.

Permitted vehicles
• Camp Trailer
• Camper
• Trailer Coach
• House Car
• Boat
• Dune Buggy
• All-Terrain Vehicle
• Any vehicle, including any
attached trailers, vehicles or
loads thereon, that exceeds 27
feet in length and 7 feet in height

Non-Permitted Vehicles

• Any Trailer or Trailer Bus, as
Defined in Vehicle Code
Sections 630 and 636

• Other motorized or towed vehicle
designed, maintained, or used
primarily for recreation purposes

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