Community Development DepartmentNeighborhood Preservation

Parked or Stored Vehicles

Generally

vehicles

Vehicle parked partially on
an unpaved surface visible
from the street

  • Vehicles must be parked or stored completely and only on a paved driveway or paved driveway extension as defined in LMC Section 10.20.270C
  • No more than two (2) recreational vehicles as defined in LMC Section 10.20.270Emay be parked or stored in any driveway or on any driveway extension of a residence in view from a public street
  • No more than one (1) properly covered inoperable vehicle and one (1) recreational vehicle maybe parked or stored at the same time in any driveway or on a driveway extension of a residence.
  • The area around and underneath of all vehicles stored or kept in view from the street in a driveway or driveway extension must be kept clear of trash, litter, debris, cobwebs and vegetation. Vehicles may not be used for living purposes at any time or be connected to residential utilities.

Inoperable Vehicles

parking issue

Vehicle parked on an unpaved surface visible
from the street (private property)

"Inoperable Vehicle" means any motor vehicle as defined by the California Vehicle Code and/or Livermore Municipal Code that cannot be started and moved under its own power without the assistance of another person (other than the operator), vehicle or gravity.

Partially or fully dismantled and/or wrecked vehicles are considered inoperable and shall not be stored in any driveway, driveway extension or other area on private property in public view. Vehicles with flat, under-inflated or missing tires or vehicles with a damaged or missing major component(s) required for conventional or safe use are considered inoperable. Ex. Smashed windshield or missing door(s) or steering wheel

A maximum of one (1) inoperable vehicle may be parked or kept in the driveway area of a residence under the following conditions:

  • Parked completely on a paved driveway or paved driveway extension as defined in LMC Section 10.20.270C
  • Supported only by the original number of conventionally installed and properly inflated wheels and tires (no jacks, stands, blocks or other similar devices/methods)
  • Screened from view by a properly fitting, manufactured vehicle cover in good condition (no blue tarps or other covers/covering materials) which does not require the use of cords, rope or other similar device/method to secure the cover to the vehicle.
  • The area underneath and around the vehicle must be kept clear of vegetation and other debris build-up and the vehicle may not be used for storage of personal property, junk or solid waste.
  • Inoperable vehicles parked or stored in any driveway or driveway extension of a residence cannot be partially or completely dismantled or wrecked.
  • See LMC Section 8.14.020F for additional vehicle-related regulations.