Neighborhood Parking Rules
City regulations regarding community preservation were amended by the San Leandro City Council on February 20, 2007, to enhance the code enforcement efforts of the Police Department and beautify San Leandro neighborhoods. The City has long maintained a variety of code restrictions dealing with weeds, the accumulation of rubbish on property and limited parking restrictions for certain vehicles. Just last September, the enforcement process for those rules was streamlined, compliance periods were shortened and penalties were stiffened. The rules adopted by the City Council in February 2007 further strengthen the City's parking limitations by tightening restrictions for non-motorized vehicles, commercial vehicles and other large vehicles on residential streets as well as private property in residential districts.
New Rules in Brief
The parking of non-motorized vehicles such as boat trailers, hauling trailers or other equipment on residential streets will be prohibited at all times. (Under previous rules, the parking of non-motorized vehicles on city streets was only prohibited between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.) Residents may still obtain exemptions from these rules on a temporary basis.
Any vehicle with more than two axles or any single commercial vehicle (or combination of vehicles) exceeding 20 feet in length, 7 feet in width or 7 feet in height or that has a gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or more is prohibited from parking on a residential street except for periods of time deemed necessary for conducting business. Temporary (72 hour) permits for city street parking will still be available for recreational vehicle owners.
The parking of large vehicles such as school buses, tow trucks, delivery trucks and other commercial equipment on residential private property is prohibited. Although it is typically a violation of the City's truck route regulations to drive large commercial vehicles on residential streets, some residents who drive tractor-trailers for work may periodically drive their tractors home and park them in their driveways or side yards, while still others have been found to store large commercial vehicles in their yards in view of neighboring homes. The new restrictions would prohibit the parking of such vehicles on private residential property and also allow enforcement of such violations whether they are visible from the street or from an adjacent residential property. The parking of one recreational vehicle per private property will still be allowed.
For more information, call the San Leandro Police Department's Community Compliance section at 577-3260.