Overnight parking of oversized vehicles, recreational vehicles and trailers is prohibited between the hours of 2:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. on all streets and highways within the City, unless such vehicles have been registered and have received an Oversized Vehicle Permit. Residents may apply for and receive a limited number of permits that allow limited overnight parking on City streets.
About the Oversized Vehicle Ordinance:
- Regulates parking of oversized vehicles, RVs and trailers
- Establishes a registration/permit process
- Prohibits the placement of electrical cords, cables and similar items between those vehicles and nearby property
To register an oversized vehicle:
1. You must bring your California Driver’s License
2. Current registration for the vehicle
3. Proof of residency, such as a utility bill or property tax form to ESPD during normal business hours
Need to register an Oversized Vehicle? Begin here by completing the form below. For rules and regulations, see the drop-down menu below.
- The ordinance prohibits overnight parking of oversized vehicles, recreational vehicles and trailers between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. on all streets and highways within the City. The prohibition for overnight parking of trailers includes both attached and detached trailers.
- The ordinance establishes an Oversized Vehicle Resident Registration Program. Any resident who owns an oversized vehicle, recreational vehicle or trailer, what is parked within the City must register their vehicle with the Police Department. When a vehicle or trailer is registered, the Police Department will issue a sticker, which must be affixed to the registered vehicle. Importantly, registration alone does not allow the registered vehicle or trailer to park on City streets during overnight hours. Thus, even if a vehicle has been registered, unless it has been issued a permit, it may not lawfully park on a City street between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. and would be subject to citation and towing.
- The ordinance creates an Oversized Vehicle Parking Permit process, by which owners of registered vehicles may apply to receive an Oversized Vehicle Parking Permit that will allow an otherwise prohibited vehicle to park from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. for two consecutive days (i.e., 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. one day and 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. the following day). Residents may apply for and receive up to two consecutive permits at one time, and have the option to use such permits consecutively for a total of four consecutive days. Residents may request no more than 12 two-day Oversized Vehicle Parking Permits per quarter and no more than 48 of such permits per calendar year. A “quarter” for purposes of this ordinance is January through March, April through June, July through September and October through December of each calendar year.
- The ordinance also creates a similar permit process for both guests staying with City residents who need to park their oversized vehicle, recreational vehicle or trailer adjacent to their host’s home. The ordinance also establishes a permit process for handicapped residents.
- An oversized vehicle is defined as any vehicle that exceeds 22 feet in length, seven feet in width, or eight feet in height. An oversized vehicle does not include a pick-up truck or sport utility vehicles, that are less than 25 feet in length and 82 inches in height.
- The ordinance restricts parking of oversized vehicles, recreational vehicles and trailers within 25 feet of an intersection. To eliminate possible safety hazards to pedestrians in the City, the ordinance also prohibits owners from running electrical cords, cables and hoses across or above sidewalks and streets from the oversized vehicle, recreational vehicle or trailer to a nearby property.