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City of Rancho Cordova Rancho Cordova Police Department

Rancho Cordova Commercial Vehicle Parking Abatement Program

The City of Rancho Cordova has adopted an ordinance restricting the parking of commercial and recreational vehicles on any public street, highway or right of way within the City of Rancho Cordova that is not within a designated heavy industrial zone (M-2 classification), or other areas specifically posted to permit parking. Click here for a map of industrial zones

The City has adopted the ordinance upon finding that a hazard exists within the City in connection with the on-street parking on public rights-of-way of large recreational vehicles and commercial trailers and semi-trailer rigs.  Furthermore the city has found that storage of large recreational vehicles and attached and detached trailers and semi-trailers on public streets is detrimental to the public health, safety and welfare inasmuch as the same are a hazard to traffic and other persons lawfully using the street. 

Therefore the City has adopted the following Rancho Cordova Municipal Code:
Rancho Cordova Municipal Code – 10.24.075

  1. Prohibition of Parking Commercial and Recreational Vehicles on Public Roadways.
  2. No person who owns or has custody or control of any commercial or recreational vehicle shall park or store such vehicle on any public street, highway or right of way within the City limits of City of Rancho Cordova that is not within a designated heavy industrial zone (M-2 classification), or other areas specifically posted to permit parking or unless otherwise authorized by subsections 10.24.070 (h) or 10.24.070(i).
    1. “Commercial or recreational vehicle” includes, but is not limited, to all motorized and non-motorized tractors, trailers, semi-trailers, vans, trucks, open bed or flat bed pickups, mobile equipment, machinery, motor homes, campers, or other vehicles which meet one or more of the following criteria:
    2. Vehicle or load height exceeds 7 feet; or
    3. Vehicle or load width exceeds 7.5 feet, as measured from the widest portion of the vehicle or load, but not including mirrors; or
    4. Vehicle or load length exceeds 20 feet (in combination with any attached trailers); or
    5. Manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating exceeds 10,000 pounds; or
    6. Any non-motorized vehicle regardless of its height, width, length or weight when it has been detached from a motor vehicle that is capable of towing such vehicle.
  3. This section shall not prohibit the parking of commercial and recreational vehicles if they are at the time engaged in any of the following activities.
    1. Loading or unloading of persons and/or property; or
    2. Parked in connection with or in the aid of the immediate performance of a service to or on a property in the immediate proximity in which such vehicle is parked; or
    3. Parked or left standing to allow the operator respite in the immediate proximity in which such vehicle is parked for a period of not to exceed 30 minutes; or
    4. Parked or left standing as a result of a mechanical breakdown so as to allow for the performance of emergency repairs on the vehicle, or while waiting for a tow operator for a period not to exceed two hours; or
    5. Parked or left standing as allowed by a permit issued by the City pursuant to established procedures; or
    6. Emergency vehicles of any political subdivision of the State of California or of a public utility, while the driver of any such vehicle is engaged in the necessary performance of public emergency duties; or
    7. Parking of motor homes, trailer coaches, recreational trailers, truck campers, camping trailers, or boat trailers designed for personal use for less than 72 hours in a residential district.

  4. The traffic engineer shall place appropriate signs on all streets, roads or highways, as the traffic engineer may determine will best serve to give notice of this section, indicating the affected residential and commercial streets, roads or highways where commercial vehicle parking is prohibited.

  5. Any person violating any of the provisions of this Section is guilty of an infraction and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by (1) a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100) for a first violation; (2) a fine not exceeding two hundred dollars ($200) for a second violation within one year; (3) a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500) for each additional
    violation within one year.