FAQ Parking Basics
The Don'ts of Parking on the Street!
Do not park in or block a bike lane, sidewalk, crosswalk, driveway access, or intersection (KCMC 10.04.090 & 10.08.020, Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 811.550).
Do not parallel park facing the wrong directions; even in a cul-de-sac. The passenger side should be against the curb (KCMC 10.08.010(A), ORS 811.570).
Do not park within 10 feet of a fire hydrant (ORS 811.550(16)).
Do not park within 20 feet of a crosswalk (ORS 811.550(17); at an intersection (ORS 811.550(5); or within 10 feet of a mailbox from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Do not park a vehicle "For Sale" on the street or repair a vehicle on the street. (KCMC 10.08.010 (B))
Do not park over 72 hours continuous hours on the street or store a vehicle on the street (KCMC 10.08.020(4)).
Do not park in marked spaces for persons with disabilities. Permits must be conspicuously displayed (ORS 811.615(1)(a).
How far do I need to move my vehicle?
Per section 10.08.025(C) “move” is defined as transporting the motor vehicle or personal property onto a different city block.
Can I Park my Camper, Travel Trailers, Motorhome on the Street?
Yes, you may be parked on a public street. But, no longer than the period allowed in King City Municipal Code (KCMC) section 10.08.025(B).
Campers, Trailers, and Motorhomes can be parked on the street, up to 48 hours, without a permit, and provided that residential parking zones and permits do not regulate the street.
A vehicle is considered abandoned if it has been on a public right-of-way (street) and one or more of the following criteria apply: (KCMC 10.24)
- It appears disabled or is inoperable;
- The vehicle appears to be wrecked, partially dismantled, or junked.
No person shall store, or permit to be stored, a motor vehicle on a highway or other public property controlled by the city in excess of seventy-two (72) hours:(MCMC 10.08.025
To report parking problems
Call the non-emergency/dispatch number.
Anonymous calls will not be responded to.
Warnings & Tickets
If you receive a warning:
Correct the parking violation immediately to avoid further enforcement.
If you receive a citation:
Correct the parking violation immediately to avoid further citations.
Follow the instructions on the ticket and make sure to pay the citation on time and /or appear for your court date. You can contact King City Municipal Court at (503) 639-4082
State Statutes (ORS) and King City Municipal Code (KCMC) parking tickets issued by police can range from $35 to $265 for each occurrence. Abandoned or hazardous vehicles can be towed at owners expense (KCMC 10.24.030(A).)