§ 83.11.100  Commercial Vehicle Parking in Residential Areas.
   (a)   Applicability.
      (1)   Residential Land Use Zoning Districts.
         (A)   The provisions of this Section shall apply only to the Single Residential (RS), Multiple Residential (RM), Rural Living (RL), and Special Development (SD) land use zoning districts in the Valley Region and the Desert Region.
         (B)   Except as provided in Subdivision (b) (Acceptable Commercial Vehicles on Streets or Adjacent to Residential Uses), below, parking of commercial vehicles shall not be allowed in the Single Residential (RS), Multiple Residential (RM), Rural Living (RL), and Special Development land use zoning districts in the Mountain Region.
      (2)   Nonresidential Land Use Zoning Districts.  In nonresidential land use zoning districts in the Valley, Mountain, and Desert Regions, commercial vehicle parking shall comply with the land use regulations established for the land use zoning district of the subject property.
   (b)   Acceptable Commercial Vehicles on Streets or Adjacent to Residential Uses.  Except as provided in Title 5: Highways, Traffic, § 52.0125 (Weight Limitations), § 52.0128 (Restriction or Prohibition of Parking of Commercial Vehicles), and § 52.0131 (Prohibition of Certain Vehicles on Highways) of the County Code, commercial truck tractors, motor trucks, semi-trailers, or combinations of them, exceeding a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds, may be parked on public streets, roads, highways, alleys, or public rights-of-way adjacent to a residential use, or on a residential property as follows:
      (1)   While making pick-ups or deliveries of goods, wares, or merchandise from or to a property adjacent to or abutting upon streets or highways.
      (2)   When this type of vehicle is parked in connection with, and in aid of, the ongoing performance of a service to, or on, a property in the block where the vehicle is left standing. This includes the temporary parking of construction and similar types of service vehicles, as well as snow removal equipment in the mountain communities during the winter months. In remote mountain areas where there are no commercial or industrial land use zoning districts, service vehicles may be parked on residential parcels during other times of the year, provided they are covered. Where possible, they shall be parked behind the residence. The vehicles may project into the side and rear yard areas. A vehicle shall not be parked or left standing on the paved portion of a street, highway, or alley unless the paved portion of the half-width roadway is at least 22 feet wide.
      (3)   A vehicle that is used in conjunction with an approved Home Occupation Permit.
   (c)   Commercial Vehicles at Residences.  An owner/operator of a commercial vehicle may park the vehicle at their residence under the following standards/conditions:
      (1)   The owner and operator of the vehicle shall be a resident of the home on the parcel where it is parked.
      (2)   Except as provided in Subdivision (11) below of this Subdivision, the commercial vehicle shall be parked off of the street and behind the front setback.
      (3)   The operator of the vehicle shall not idle the vehicle’s engine for longer than ten minutes.
      (4)   A vehicle shall not be loaded or unloaded or have cargo transferred to or from the vehicle except during the first 24 hours during which a vehicle is mechanically disabled.
      (5)   A refrigeration unit on the vehicle shall not be operated between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. unless the noise level of the operation is reduced to 45 dB(A) or less as measured at the property line in compliance with § 83.01.080 (Noise).
      (6)   No dispensing of fuel on-site in excess of ten gallons shall be allowed.
      (7)   The property owner shall provide appropriate design measures to minimize dust.
      (8)   Outdoor storage of equipment, materials, or supplies shall not be allowed.
      (9)   Mechanical work and routine maintenance or repair work that causes an excessive amount of noise shall be done off-site. The following maintenance work shall not be done on-site:
         (A)   Steam-cleaning or degreasing the vehicle.
         (B)   Welding.
         (C)   Use of pneumatic equipment, other than to repair a disabled vehicle.
      (10)   Parking shall be allowed in compliance with the following:
         (A)   Desert Region.  One truck tractor with a trailer or semi-trailer may be parked on the owner/operator’s residential parcel if it is at least one-half acre in size. One additional truck tractor with a trailer or semi-trailer, up to a maximum of three vehicles of this type, may be parked on the owner/operator’s residential parcel for each additional one-half acre the parcel contains. Vehicles shall not be parked in compliance to this Subdivision unless all parts of the vehicle are at least five feet from each interior property line, at least 15 feet from public rights-of-way and easements, and at least 70 feet from a structure used for human habitation or public assembly (e.g., parks, churches, etc.) on adjoining properties. The area of human habitation shall not include cabanas, patios, attached, or detached private garages or storage structures.
         (B)   Mountain Region.  Except as provided in Subdivision (A) of this Section, commercial vehicle parking in residential areas shall not be allowed in the Mountain Region.
         (C)   Valley Region.  One truck tractor with a trailer or semi-trailer may be parked on the owner/operator's residential parcel if the parcel is at least one acre in size. Only one truck tractor with a trailer or semi-trailer may be parked on the parcel. A vehicle shall not be parked in compliance to this Subdivision unless all parts of the vehicle are at least five feet from each interior property line, at least 15 feet from public rights-of-way and easements, and at least 70 feet from a structure used for human habitation or public assembly (e.g., parks, churches, etc.) on adjoining properties. The area of human habitation shall not include cabanas, patios, attached or detached private garages or storage structures.
         (D)   Parking on Vacant Parcels.  In the Valley Region and the Desert Region, commercial vehicles may be allowed on an adjacent vacant parcel under the same ownership as the owner/operator’s residence only when there is no access and/or adequate space to the rear or side of the residence, subject to compliance with all other conditions, including:
            (I)   Commercial vehicles parked on a vacant parcel shall be parked the same distance from the roadway as the owner/operator’s residence.
            (II)   The commercial vehicle shall be parked within 20 feet of the fence line of the owner/operator’s residential parcel.
            (III)   The commercial vehicle shall be parked perpendicular to the street and behind the front setback.
            (IV)   If needed, the additional square footage of the adjacent vacant parcel may be added to the subject parcel to meet the acreage area requirement listed in Subdivisions (A) and (C), above, of this Subdivision (10).
      (11)   Truck tractors may be parked in the driveway of the owner/operator’s residential parcel of any size, provided the tractor is completely clear of public streets, sidewalks, and easements.
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007; Am. Ord. 4085, passed - -2009)