Chapter 20.66


20.66.010    Definitions.

20.66.020    Service and repair standards.

20.66.010 Definitions.

The words and phrases used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, shall have the following meanings:

(1) “Driveway” and “parking pad” mean established driving and parking areas located on the property, not within the public right-of-way, private roadway, or ingress/egress easement.

(2) “Major parts and components” means and includes, but is not limited to: body panels, frame components, bumpers, hoods, doors, engines, transmissions, differentials, and similar parts and assemblies.

(3) “Recreational, sporting, and utility vehicles and equipment” means and includes, without limitation: motorhomes, travel trailers, pickup truck campers, off-road vehicles, boats, jet skis, racing vehicles of all types, construction vehicles and equipment, boat and utility trailers, motorcycles, and all such similar vehicles and equipment, whether self-powered or unpowered.

(4) “Roadway” means and includes the paved or unpaved road surface and any associated sidewalk, improved or unimproved shoulder, parking strip, and landscaping.

(5) “Vehicles and equipment” means and includes motor vehicles, nonmotorized, recreational, sporting, utility, or other vehicles and related equipment of any type.

(6) “Work” means and includes, but is not limited to, repair, service, maintenance, restoration, modification, assembly, disassembly, construction, reconstruction, testing, tune-up and other work, and is categorized as follows:

(a) “Major work” means and includes, but is not limited to: removal, installation, disassembly, or assembly of major parts and components; body or frame work; rebuilding engines and transmissions; testing of alarms and sound systems; and similar work.

(b) “Minor work” means routine, basic maintenance and repairs, including such work as changing tires, fluids, and filters, replacing wiper blades, light bulbs, brake pads/shoes, and other minor parts, diagnostics and tune-ups, and similar work. (Ord. 023-19 § 1).

20.66.020 Service and repair standards.

The repair, service, restoration, modification, assembly, disassembly, construction, reconstruction, tune-up, or other work on motor, recreational, sporting, utility, or other vehicles on any residential premises in any nonresidential zone, unless an integral part of a legal use in the zone, or on any property in any residential zone, unless an integral part of a legal nonconforming use, shall be subject to the following standards:

(1) Work shall be limited to the noncommercial service, repair, and maintenance of motor vehicles, recreational, sporting, or utility vehicles and vehicular equipment that are owned by or currently registered to residents of the premises on which the work is being done.

(2) Major work is prohibited in multifamily residential complexes of five or more dwelling units on a parcel, unless entirely within an enclosed garage.

(3) Work shall not be done on a vacant lot or in or on any public or private roadway, public right-of-way, or ingress/egress easement, including those adjacent to the owner’s residence, except for emergency repairs necessary to enable the safe movement of a vehicle stranded on the roadway or right-of-way. Vehicles undergoing, awaiting, or otherwise associated with such work shall not be stored on any vacant lot, roadway, easement, or public right-of-way.

(4) No more than one vehicle may be undergoing or in any stage of service, repair, or other work at any one time.

(5) Outdoor work shall be conducted only between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on weekdays and 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on weekends.

(6) Major work shall only be conducted within a fully enclosed garage or accessory building. Minor work shall only be performed in a fully enclosed building, an open accessory structure, on a parking pad or in the driveway.

(7) Parts, equipment, tools, debris, excess materials or other supplies shall be stored within a fully enclosed structure such as a garage or accessory building when not in use.

(8) Work shall not create a nuisance to the neighbors or the public. Work shall not include the repeated or extended revving of engines, noises in violation of POMC 9.24.050 (public disturbance noises), or the creation of smoke or noxious fumes or vapors that extend beyond the perimeter of the property, or create a fire hazard or other danger to the public health, safety, or welfare.

(9) Upon completion of any work regulated by this section, the property shall be cleaned of all debris, oil, grease, gasoline, cloths or rags, and all other equipment or material used in the work, and the property shall be left in such a condition that no hazard to persons or property shall remain.

(10) Oil, gasoline, antifreeze, and other automotive fluids, solvents, or other chemicals shall not be drained or allowed to spill on the ground. Spills of any such fluids or chemicals shall be cleaned up promptly and thoroughly and all fluids, chemicals, and contaminated soils or materials shall be disposed in a safe, legal, and proper manner, in accordance with all applicable state, federal, and local regulations, including but not limited to Chapter 15.30 POMC (Illegal Discharge Detection and Elimination). In the event of any leak, spill, or accumulation of such fluids, chemicals, or other hazardous or potentially hazardous materials, which do or potentially may get into the municipal stormwater system or any surface water or groundwater, any person involved in or responsible for the work and/or the property, or otherwise aware of such leak, spill, or accumulation, shall notify the proper authorities as specified in POMC 15.30.120, as now written or as hereafter amended or replaced.

(11) Storage, containment, and disposal of all waste products and hazardous materials shall be in accordance with all applicable state, federal, and local regulations.

(12) Painting of vehicles or equipment is prohibited, whether inside or outside of a building. (Ord. 023-19 § 1; Ord. 023-19 § 1. Formerly 20.66.010).