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Can I park an RV in my front yard driveway?

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. View the Ordinance

How do I apply for a temporary front yard driveway permit?

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.

Do I need a permit to park my RV in my front yard driveway for a few hours?

Yes. A permit is required for an RV parked in the front yard driveway at any time of the day.

What types of vehicles are regulated?

Click on the link below to see a list of regulated vehicles that cannot be parked in the front yard. Regulated Recreational Vehicles

What types of vehicles are exempt

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

Where can I park my RV?

RVs may be parked in the rear yard or side yard behind the main building line. Click here for parking locations

Can accommodations be made for people with disabilities?

It is the city’s policy to provide people with disabilities with accommodations if reasonable and necessary. Reasonable Accommodation Request information 

Can I park my RV on the street overnight?

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. The RV must also be attached to a vehicle at all times.Click here for overnight RV street parking.

How much time can I have to load and unload my RV?

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.

Where can I find an RV storage facility?

There are several RV storage locations within a 25-mile radius of San Dimas. View the Storage Locations

Can guests stay in their RV while parking on street?

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.

Can I run an extension cord to power or charge my RV while parking on street?

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.

Can I dump or discharge grey water from my RV into the street or storm drain?

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

Can I be fined for violating the City's RV regulations?

The City may use its administrative citation program to enforce RV regulations.

 

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