§ 160.553  RESIDENTIAL PARKING.
   The following regulations shall apply to parking outside or inside an enclosed structure for all DD, AD, and MD forms.
   (a)   Commercial and service vehicle parking.
      (1)   Commercial vehicles. Except in conjunction with a legal nonconforming business, it is unlawful for any person to park, store, leave or permit the parking, storing or leaving of any commercial vehicle in the above-stated zoning districts, unless the vehicle is temporarily parked in connection with the performance of a service at that same location, or unless the vehicle is a tow truck owned or operated by a tow company under contract with the city and/or the county that is assigned as the duty tow. The transferring of refuse from a smaller satellite vehicle to a larger packer garbage truck is prohibited.
      (2)   Service vehicles. It is lawful for the vehicle to be temporarily parked in connection with the performance of a service at that same location or operated by a resident of the dwelling.
   (b)   Parking shall be accessory to the permitted primary use of the property, and vehicles must be owned by the resident of the property on which the vehicles are parked, except as otherwise provided. Exception: It is permissible for visitors to park at a residence.
   (c)   Parking is prohibited in the required front yard setback, except as otherwise provided in this chapter. Exceptions:
      (1)   A resident may park an unlimited number of licensed and operable automobiles or one recreational motor vehicle temporarily for a period of less than 48 hours for customary cleaning and loading, owned by the resident on an existing concrete driveway or its equivalent if the required on-site parking is provided.
      (2)   A resident may park one licensed and operable personal passenger motor vehicle owned by the resident outside a structure in the front yard on a concrete driveway or its equivalent under the following conditions:
         A.   Space is unavailable to provide the required number of off-street parking spaces and there is not reasonable access to the rear yard or other allowable parking areas. A corner lot is always deemed to have reasonable access, and fences, trees, or bushes are not deemed to prevent reasonable access.
         B.   The availability of space or reasonable access to an existing or an allowable parking area is not eliminated with a proposed addition, change in use/occupancy or accessory structure.
         C.   The vehicle shall be parked a minimum of three feet from all property lines.
      (3)   For MD forms, parking for multiple dwellings with multiple buildings on a lot abutting a private street (place) is allowed.
   (d)   Parking is prohibited in the required side yard setback, except where located in a rear yard.
   (e)   The parking of personal passenger motor vehicles, as well as trailers and recreational motor vehicles, is permitted anywhere in the rear yard area a minimum of two feet from all property lines; however, recreational motor vehicles shall not be occupied nor be provided with separate utility hookups. All unlicensed motor vehicles utilized for racing events shall be parked inside a completely enclosed garage.
   (f)   All parking spaces and access drives thereto shall be hard-surfaced with asphalt, concrete or equivalent.
   (g)   For MD forms, offsite parking may be located within 250 feet of the lot for which it is intended to serve if a special use permit has been obtained in conformance with the standards set forth in § 160.173, § 160.183, and § 160.193. Said parking must be in addition to the required onsite parking. Exception: MD1 parking for multiple dwellings with multiple buildings on a lot abutting a private street is allowed.
   (h)   Based upon the quantity required; for all DD and AD forms, the requirement that the location of each parking space needs to be indicated by painting upon the surface is eliminated.
(1992 Code, App. B, § 15.55.040)  (Ord. 42-83, passed 6-27-1983; Ord. 72-88, passed 8-1-1988; Ord. 46-90, passed 5-21-1990; Ord. 39-96, passed 4-1-1996; Ord. 70-99, passed 7-6-1999; Ord. 24-02, passed 4-1-2002; Ord. 59-03, passed 7-7-2003; Ord. 55-04, passed 5-3-2004; Ord. 02-08, passed 1-7-2008; Ord. 9-11, passed 3-7-2011; Ord. 10-11, passed 3-7-2011; Ord. 9-13, passed 3-19-2013; Ord. 34-18, passed 5-2-2018)