Chapter 10.11


10.11.010    Purpose.

10.11.020    Definitions.

10.11.030    Parking restrictions.

10.11.040    Exemptions.

10.11.050    Repealed.

10.11.010 Purpose.

The primary purpose of yards on residential property is to provide access to light and air and to provide circulation, recreation, and landscaping around the primary dwelling building(s). The presence of such yards on residential property is beneficial to the general health and welfare of the community. The purpose of this chapter is to restrict the number of motor vehicles that may be parked on residential property by declaring the parking of motor vehicles in violation of this chapter to be a public nuisance. This chapter does not address parking requirements under the city’s zoning code. These requirements can be found in Chapter 19.20 BMC. [Ord. 492 § 1, 2008]

10.11.020 Definitions.

For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms shall be defined as follows:

(1) “Licensed driver” means a person who has obtained a valid Washington State driver’s license. The only exceptions are those expressly allowed by RCW 46.20.025, as now or hereinafter enacted, or a new resident to Washington as defined by RCW 46.20.021, as now or hereinafter enacted.

(2) “Operable vehicle” is a motor vehicle which is capable of being operated legally on a public highway, as defined by RCW 46.04.197, and has, in fact, been operated on a public highway in the previous 30 days.

(3) “Residential” means those areas of Burien that are zoned RS-A, RS-12,000, RS-7,200, RM-12, RM-18, and RM-24, as defined by BMC Title 19.

(4) “Residential lot” means a parcel of land that can be identified by a parcel number and/or an address.

(5) “Motor vehicle” has the meaning defined by state law. [Ord. 492 § 1, 2008]

10.11.030 Parking restrictions.

No more than four motor vehicles shall be parked on a residential lot. Each motor vehicle must be currently licensed and operable. [Ord. 492 § 1, 2008]

10.11.040 Exemptions.

(1) If more than four licensed drivers reside at the same address, an additional motor vehicle for each licensed driver over four may be parked at that particular address; however, each licensed driver must have that particular address on his or her license.

(2) This chapter does not apply to:

(a) Motor vehicles parked inside of a lawfully permitted and constructed building;

(b) Temporary parking for a duration not to exceed 72 hours within a 30-day period on an approved impervious surface or in a garage or carport pursuant to BMC 19.20.100(10)(B);

(c) Apartment or other complex with an approved building and parking plan;

(d) Permitted construction areas; or

(e) Motorcycles or mopeds. [Ord. 492 § 1, 2008]

10.11.050 Enforcement procedure.

Repealed by Ord. 562. [Ord. 561 § 2 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 492 § 1, 2008]