Public Works often gets questions or complaints about parking in residential areas.
State law (RCW 46.61.570) prohibits:
- Parking in intersections or on sidewalks and street planting strips.
- Parking in front of driveways or within 5 feet of driveways.
- Parking within 15 feet of fire hydrants.
- Parking in crosswalks or within 20 feet of crosswalks, marked or unmarked.
- Parking within 30 feet of a stop signs, yield signs and traffic signals.
State law (RCW 46.61.575) also requires that parked vehicles be "parallel to and within 12 inches of the right-hand curb or as close as practicable to the right edge of the right-hand shoulder."
Clark County Code (CCC 10.10) prohibits trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds and trailers measuring more than 20 feet long from parking in residential areas. This code section does not apply to vehicles that are loading or unloading.
Public Works does not enforce parking laws. For enforcement inquiries, residents should contact the Clark County Sheriff's Office.
Many parking issues can be resolved through courteous discussions with your neighbors.
Community Mediation Services also can be helpful in resolving neighborhood parking disputes.