Parking Rules & Street Sweeping

Street sweeping coming down Lakewood street

The street in front of a residential home is a public street and is open to anyone who wishes to park there. The parking spaces there are not reserved for residents of the nearest home, unless the city has approved an officially marked disabled parking space in front of a specific residence.

Please observe these regulations:

  • 72-hour limit: No vehicle shall be left standing on a street longer than 72 hours without movement.

  • Curb Parking: All vehicles shall be stopped or parked with the right-hand wheel of the vehicle parallel with and within eighteen inches of the right-hand curb. All vehicles must face the direction of traffic flow.

  • Disabled Spaces/Curbs: Vehicles must display a special disabled identification license plate or a valid disabled placard. 

  • Expired Registration/No Display: Vehicle must have current tags displayed on license plate.

  • Fire Hydrants: Do not park within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant.

  • Repairing vehicles on the street: Never allowed.

  • RVs and Trailers: All RVs and trailers must have a permit to be parked on any city street. Learn how to get one here. Owners must also adhere to all other parking regulations, including no-parking during street-sweeping hours. 

Parking tips for street-sweeping days

On street-sweeping days only, if your driveway is full, you may park:

  • In your front or side yard.
  • On the apron (the slope leading up to your driveway), including sideways on your apron. Do not obstruct the sidewalk.
  • In an alley but only on your street-sweeping day and time. Move it back to the street after your designated time period.

NOTE: Citations are issued only if the sweeper must go around a parked vehicle.

No parking at any time

Parking citations will be issued for vehicles parked in:

  • Alleys: No vehicle may be parked in an alley for any length of time (except during street-sweeping periods, and must be moved immediately after)
  • Fire Lanes: No stopping, standing, or parking at designated fire lanes.
  • Any intersection: Do not park or leave your vehicle within an intersection.
  • Parkways: Do not park on any portion of a parkway.
  • Red Curbs: No stopping, standing or parking at any time.
  • Sidewalks: Do not park on any portion of a sidewalk, or overhang the sidewalk from the driveway or apron. 


  • No parking of any commercial vehicles (over three tons). 

  • No overnight parking behind commercial centers or city parks.

Towed vehicles

Your vehicle will be towed if it:

  • Was parked for over 72 hours and received both a warning and subsequent citation.

  • Had registration expired for more than six months.

  • Had five or more outstanding parking citations. 

If your vehicle was towed for delinquent parking citations, you must pay all citations on the towed vehicle as well as all parking citations in your name owed on any other vehicle. Citations must be paid by cash or credit card only; checks will not be accepted. 

For information on why your vehicle was towed and how to get it released, please call 562-866-9771, extension 2621.