Residential Parking

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Residential Parking

To keep St. Pete neighborhoods safe and uncluttered, City Codes govern where vehicles and equipment can be parked in residential areas.

What is the Impact?

  • Improperly parked vehicles can create visibility and safety problems for drivers or prevent clearance of emergency service vehicles.
  • Underground utilities, curbs and sidewalks are often damaged by the weight of vehicles parked or driven over them.
  • Improperly parked vehicles prevent grass and plants from being able to grow. Without live plant material to hold the soil in place, excessive soil erosion can occur, which can impair the effectiveness of stormwater drainage systems.

Be a Good Neighbor

Violations may result in a citation immediately upon observation. You will need to remove the vehicle, motorcycle, boat or equipment prior  to the compliance date provided in the Notice of Violation. Notices of Violation are valid for one year from issuance.

Contact the Codes Compliance Office at 727‑893‑7373 with any questions about violations and how to correct them.

Residential Parking

Boats & Domestic Equipment


visual map of where to park boats

Vehicles & Motorcycles


visual map of where to park vehicles

Note: Boats and domestic equipment parked within 50 feet of street/curb must be shielded by a 6 foot privacy fence.

DOs

Vehicles & Motorcycles

  • Park in the front of the house or in the street side yard in a legally-recognized driveway constructed with legally-recognized materials. Parking areas and surfaces are reviewed and approved by the City’s Development Review Services Division.
  • Park in the rear yard or interior side yard. 

Boats & Domestic Equipment

motor homes, trailers and utility trailers that are not designed or intended for commercial use and up to 35 feet long, 8 feet wide and 12 feet tall

  • Park in the rear, interior side yard of a lot or within a legally-constructed, fully enclosed structure.
  • Park in the driveway (Friday-Sunday only). Depending on the arrangement of your lot, other rules may apply.

Note: Up to 2 pieces of domestic equipment are permitted.

 

DON'Ts

Vehicles & Motorcycles

  • Park in the front or street-side yard.
  • Park on the right-of-way area between the paved street and the private property line.
  • Park in front of fire hydrants

Boats & Domestic Equipment

motor homes, trailers and utility trailers that are not designed or intended for commercial use and up to 35 feet long, 8 feet wide and 12 feet tall

  • Park or store in the front yard, on a corner lot within a street side yard or in a waterfront yard.
  • Park in front of fire hydrants

NOTE: Up to 2 pieces of domestic equipment are permitted.


How to Get in Touch

To report Violations

Mayor’s Action Center: 727-893-7111

SeeClickFix Website: www.seeclickfix.com/st-petersburg (Mobile app available)

 

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