Since its incorporation in 1960, the unprecedented growth of San Dimas has transformed the City from an essentially rural area to a well-balanced community offering industrial, commercial, and residential living. In addition to the 1,700 acre Frank G. Bonelli Recreational Area which lies within the City boundaries, there are many parks such as San Dimas Canyon Park, a city-owned golf course (San Dimas Canyon Golf Club), and over 27 miles of equestrian trails for riding. The city services include an extensive recreational program for youth and for senior citizens, and the City boasts a new modern City Hall, with excellent provisions made for County Sheriff and Fire Departments, along with a fine Los Angeles County Library and Engineering Regional Office.
- Must be parked in rear or side yard behind house building line. (Refer to San Dimas Municipal Code 18.156.100.B.2.f for property guidelines).
- Must be parked on a 3 1/2″ thick concrete surface.
- Must not block access to vehicle parking in a garage.
Violators will be issued an Administrative Citation. The penalty for parking an RV in the front yard driveway without a permit is $100 for the first violation, $200 for the second violation, and $500 for the third violation and each additional violation thereafter.
RV Overnight Parking Permit – Frontyard Driveway
Click HERE to be re-directed to our online permit system to obtain a 48 hour RV Parking Permit for Frontyard Driveway.
This is a FREE permit that is valid for a period of 48 hours for the purpose of loading and unloading. This permit is required any time an RV is to be parked in the front yard driveway at ANY time of day for ANY length of time. This temporary permit must be displayed on RV in plain sight.
For further assistance, please contact the Planning Division at (909) 394-6250.
For a complete list of RV’s and trailers that require a permit, click HERE.
How to Apply
Please visit our Online Permit System to obtain a FREE 48 hour Temporary Front Yard Driveway RV Parking Permit. Click HERE.
If you do not have access a computer, you may also obtain this permit at City Hall by visiting the Planning Division during regular business hours.
This permit is NOT available from parking permit machines.
RV Overnight Parking Permit – Street
Overnight parking of RV’s on the street is allowed for up to 3 days maximum to accommodate loading and unloading with a valid Temporary Overnight Permit.
Temporary Overnight Parking Permits may be purchased for $2 per night, either online or from a self-service machine. Click HERE to purchase permits online.*RV’s/Trailers must be attached to a vehicle at all times.
Temporary permit machine locations:
San Dimas Sheriff Station
270 South Walnut Ave.
San Dimas, CA 91773
Century 21 Citrus Realty
1100 Via Verde Ave.
San Dimas, CA 91773
Disabled persons with a valid DMV placard or plate may apply for a Reasonable Accommodation Request to park a motorized RV in their front yard driveway. Applying is free! You will need to provide a copy of your DMV RV Registration and a copy of your DMV Disabled Person Registration. Click HERE for more information
Frequently Asked Questions: RV Parking
RVs (which includes all types of trailers) must be parked in the rear or side yard behind house building line must be parked on a 3 ½" thick concrete surface, and must not block access to vehicle parking in a garage. RVs may be temporarily parked in the paved front driveway with a FREE permit for up to 48 hours for loading and unloading. Click below to be re-directed to our online permit system to obtain a 48 hour RV Parking Permit for Front yard Driveway. Click HERE to go to the online permit system.
Please visit our Online Permit System to obtain a FREE 48 hr. Temporary Front Yard Driveway RV Parking Permit. If you do not have access to a computer, you may also obtain this permit at City Hall by visiting the Planning Division during regular business hours. This permit is NOT available from parking permit machines. Click here for the online permit system.
Yes. A permit is required for an RV parked in the front yard driveway at any time of the day.
Click on the link below to see a list of regulated vehicles that cannot be parked in the front yard.
Regulated Recreational Vehicles
Regulated Recreational Vehicles
Van campers and truck campers are exempt from the Recreational Vehicle regulations; hence, are allowed to park in the front yard on a paved driveway. Click here to see the list of exempt vehicles.
RVs may be parked in the rear yard or side yard behind the main building line.
It is the city's policy to provide people with disabilities with accommodations if reasonable and necessary. Reasonable Accommodation Request information. Click HERE for further information.
Yes. An overnight street parking permit for an RV is required. Overnight parking of RV's on the street is allowed for up to 3 days to accommodate loading and unloading with a valid Temporary Overnight Permit. Click HERE for overnight RV street parking.
Temporary parking of RV's in the front yard driveway is allowed for up to two (2) consecutive days at a time for loading, unloading or otherwise prepping vehicle, by obtaining a free permit from the City. This temporary permit must be displayed on RV in plain sight.
There are several RV storage locations within a 25-mile radius of San Dimas.
No. For safety reasons, camping on any public street, alley or right-of-way is prohibited by any person under Sections 16.86.020 thru 16.86.030 of the Los Angeles County Title 16 Highways Code adopted by the City of San Dimas. "Camp" includes the use of a location, or of any vehicle parked at such location, for living accommodation or lodging purposes.
No. For safety reasons, running an extension cord or other power cord within or across a public street, alley or right-of-way is prohibited by the 2007 California Electrical Code and is prohibited as an encroachment and impediment by Section 16.06.010.A. of the Los Angeles County Title 16 Highways Code adopted by the City of San Dimas.
No. For public health, water quality and environmental protection reasons, dumping grey water, sewage, or other illicit discharge into a public street, alley or right-of-way is prohibited under the Los Angeles County Title 12 Environmental Protection Code, and Chapter 20.24 of the Los Angeles County Title 20 Utilities Code, adopted by the City of San Dimas. "Illicit discharge" means any discharge to the storm drain system that is prohibited under local, state, or federal statutes, ordinances, codes, or regulations. Illicit discharge includes all non-stormwater discharges except discharges pursuant to a NPDES permit or discharges that are exempted or conditionally exempted.
The City may use its administrative citation program to enforce RV regulations.