El Cerrito police today, Thursday, released a community notice about city laws on storing vehicles on streets.
The topic is "an issue which often causes confusion and frustration," the police department said.
The city's municipal code prohibits leaving a car parked on the street for more than 72 consecutive hours, police said.
It also bans parking a trailer, motor home, RV or similar vehicles on the street for more than an hour between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., except that 12 hours is permitted when emergency repairs need to be made.
Here is the complete announcement:One of the missions of the ECPD Traffic Unit is public education to gain voluntary compliance with the law.
This week's topic is to inform the public about an issue which often causes confusion and frustration; the storing of vehicles on the streets.
The El Cerrito Municipal Code reads as follows:
11.40.050 - Vehicle storage.
A. No person who owns or has possession, custody or control of any vehicle shall park such vehicle upon any street for more than seventy-two consecutive hours.
B. In the event a vehicle is parked or left standing upon a street in excess of seventy-two consecutive hours, the police chief may remove the vehicle from the street in the manner specified in the Vehicle Code.
C. No person shall camp, leave or park a trailer coach, motor home, utility trailer, boat trailer or trailer used in carrying personal goods, for a period exceeding one hour between the hours of two a.m. and six a.m. upon any public street or alley. This prohibition shall not apply where any of the above described vehicles is parked for the purpose of making bona fide emergency repairs which can be and are completed within no more than twelve consecutive hours.
(Ord. 93-1 Divs. 1, 2 (part), 1993.)
These ordinances only apply to the locations within the City of El Cerrito. The full text of all ordinances can be found on the City of El Cerrito's web page. www.el-cerrito.org
Or visit the Traffic Unit's web page at
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