Chapter 10.52


10.52.010    72-hour limit – Removal.

10.52.020    Repairing vehicles on streets.

10.52.030    Human habitation in vehicles prohibited.

10.52.040    Sleeping in vehicles.

10.52.010 72-hour limit – Removal.

A.    No person who owns or has possession, custody or control of any vehicle, trailer, boat or any other property shall park, stand, store or permit, suffer or allow such parking, standing or storing, upon any street, alley or City-owned or operated parking lot for more than a consecutive period of 72 hours. Slight movement back and forth of the vehicle does not constitute compliance with the 72-hour restriction.

B.    In the event a vehicle, trailer, boat or any other property is parked, stored or left standing upon a street, alley or City-owned parking lot in excess of a consecutive period of 72 hours, any member of the police department may issue a parking citation or remove the vehicle, trailer, boat or other property from the street, alley or City-owned parking lot in the manner and subject to the requirements of the CVC and this code. (CVC § 22651(k))

C.    This section shall not apply to vehicles or equipment reasonably placed on public property with the permission of the traffic engineer while construction is in progress. (Ord. 1005 § 2, 2003. Code 1964 § 12.64.010.)

10.52.020 Repairing vehicles on streets.

No person shall park a vehicle, trailer, boat, or any other mechanical equipment or device upon any street for the principal purpose of greasing or repairing the same, except repairs necessitated by an emergency. (Ord. 1005 § 2, 2003. Code 1964 § 12.64.020.)

10.52.030 Human habitation in vehicles prohibited.

A.    Definitions. For purposes of this section, “vehicle” includes any boat, house boat, mobile home, car, truck, van, sport utility vehicle, commercial truck, camp car, house car, camper, bus, recreational vehicle, or any other vehicle generally used for human habitation and designed for transport on wheels or in tow by motor vehicles.

B.    Exceptions. Vehicles parked and occupied in mobile home parks, travel trailer parks, or similar areas specifically set aside and lawfully used under zoning and other regulations for the use of such vehicles by human habitation.

C.    Enforcement. It is unlawful for any person to utilize a vehicle for human habitation on any public or private property, except for areas defined in subsection (B) of this section. (Ord. 1189 §§ 2, 2019; Ord. 1005 § 2, 2003. Code 1964 § 12.64.030.)

10.52.040 Sleeping in vehicles.

It is unlawful for any person to sleep in any vehicle parked on any highway, street, alley, or off-street parking area or any privately owned parking area used for customer parking of any business enterprise in the City between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. (Ord. 1005 § 2, 2003. Code 1964 § 12.64.040.)


For statutory provisions on stopping, standing and parking, see California Vehicle Code § 22500 et seq.; for provisions on removal of parked vehicles, see California Vehicle Code § 22650 et seq.