What is a Temporary Overnight Parking Permit?
A temporary overnight parking permit may be used for the occasional need by a homeowner to park a vehicle on the street overnight. Additionally, visitors to San Dimas may also purchase one of these permits, if they plan on leaving their vehicle on the street overnight.
How do I obtain a Temporary Overnight Parking Permit?
Temporary overnight parking permits may be obtained from an automatic permit machine, located at one of these two locations:
San Dimas Sheriff Station 270 S. Walnut Ave. San Dimas, CA 91773
Century 21 – Citrus Realty 1100 Via Verde Ave. San Dimas, CA 91773
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Please affix your Temporary Overnight Parking Permit to the driver’s side window, in the lower right hand corner. NOTE: Your vehicle may still be cited if your permit is not properly displayed! *** FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE!!! *** Temporary Overnight Parking Permits can also be purchased on-line. Click Here for Online Purchase
I am handicapped, do I still need to obtain a temporary overnight parking permit in order to park on the street?
No. As long and you have a handicapped placard or license plate, you do not need to purchase a Temporary Overnight Parking Permit. However, please remember to display the placard appropriately from your rear view mirror or you may still risk citation.
May I purchase a Temporary Overnight Parking Permit for my trailer?
No, you may not park an unattached trailer, (5th wheel, boat, toy or equipment hauler, etc.) on the street at any time.
May I store a vehicle on the street using a Temporary Overnight Parking Permit?
No. On-street vehicle storage is prohibited using a Temporary Overnight Parking Permit. According to the San Dimas Municipal Code 10.24.100, a vehicle cannot be left in the same location on a public street for more than 72 hours. Vehicles left on the street in the same location for more than 72 consecutive hours will be cited and towed.
May I use a Temporary Overnight Parking Permit on a vehicle with expired or non-operational registration?
No. Your vehicle must be in compliance with State and local codes to be eligible to use a Temporary Overnight Parking Permit. Vehicles must have current registration tags and be operational, or be subject to citation and tow.
May I use my Temporary Overnight Parking Permit for more than one vehicle?
No. Temporary Overnight Parking Permits are vehicle specific; and therefore it can only be used for one vehicle. These permits need to be affixed to the driver’s side window in the lower right hand corner.
My street has other parking restrictions on it. Does a Temporary Overnight Parking Permit exclude me from those other restrictions?
No. Your Temporary Overnight Parking Permit is only valid between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. Parking restrictions for other times of the day are still in force regardless of the fact that you have an overnight parking permit.
What is the fee for a Temporary Overnight Parking Permit?
The fee for a temporary overnight parking permit is $2.00 per night. For permits purchased online, there is an additional minimal transaction fee. Permits for passenger vehicles may be purchased for up to 6 nights per transaction and permits for RV’s may be purchased for up to 3 nights per transaction. Click Here to Purchase Online
Who can I call if I have more questions?
FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE OVERNIGHT PARKING RESTRICTIONS: San Dimas City Hall Code Compliance Division 245 E. Bonita Ave. – San Dimas, CA 91773 (909) 394-6203
Why do I need to write my license plate information on my Temporary Overnight Parking Permit?
Your Temporary Overnight Parking Permit is vehicle specific. Your license plate information MUST be written on it clearly so that parking enforcement knows that the permit belongs to that vehicle. If you fail to write your license plate information on the permit, or if the permit is not displayed properly, you may be subject to citation.
May I park my vehicle in the alley behind my house in order to get it off the street?
No, alleys are designated thoroughfares, designed to provide additional access to residences by the homeowner, or by government vehicles such as public works and emergency vehicles. The alley right-of-way is 20′ and must be kept clear at all times.
May I park my vehicle on my front lawn in order to get it off the street?
No, your front lawn is meant to help beautify your residence and cannot be used for vehicle storage. Section 18.156.100.A.B of the City Municipal Code states that vehicles located between the public right-of-way, (street or sidewalk) and the front of the dwelling, be parked on a paved surface.
May I park my vehicle on the sidewalk in order to get it off the street?
No, parking your vehicle on a sidewalk, pedestrian right-of-way, or equestrian trail, creates a hazard to those persons by forcing them to walk into the street. It is also a violation of the California Vehicle Code.