Effective May 1, 2003, a new law went into effect limiting the time that the owner of any RV is permitted to park on the City's residential streets. This law also requires owners of RV's to obtain a Parking Permit from the Fountain Valley Police Department PRIOR TO PARKING THE VEHICLE ON THE STREET.
HOW TO GET A PERMIT:
Initially you must come to the Police Department (Mon-Fri, 7am-7pm) to complete a simple form identifying your RV and you, the registered owner or operator. Make sure you bring your ID and all supporting registration with you. After we have this initial information stored in our Parking Database, a simple phone call to the Police Department is all that is needed to secure a valid permit when needed. There is no need for any decal, sticker or other physical form of a permit that has to be displayed on your RV. Its that simple.
You may obtain more that one permit per call, however, in no event may you park your RV in excess of 72 hours, a violation of 10.44.080 FVMC.
Please remember that even if your RV has a current permit on file, it is not exempt from street sweeping (10.44.076 FVMC)
WHAT IS THE LAW?
FVMC 10.44.265 (Fountain Valley Municipal Code)
PARKING OF CERTAIN VEHICLES PROHIBITED: (a) No person shall stop, stand or park any recreational vehicle (as defined in Health and Safety Code Section 18010 or successor statute) in excess of twenty-two feet in length, a width of eighty-four inches (excluding mirrors) or ten thousand pounds in weight on any street in the city having a width of forty feet or less, curb to curb, or cul-de-sac thereof. The registered owner of the vehicle or other person having control of the vehicle shall also be guilty of the offense if aware that the vehicle had been so parked and the person parking had the express or implied permission to operate the vehicle.
(b) Notwithstanding the above, parking of recreational vehicles, as defined in (a) above, shall be allowed for the purposes of loading or unloading or other appropriate short term use provided that one of the following permits have been issued in advance by the police department:
(1) A permit for loading, unloading, or other appropriate short term use for a thirty-six hour period, providing no more than eight such periods are allowed in a calendar month. Such parking shall be limited to the area in front of the residence from which the loading or unloading will occur, or in reasonable proximity thereto if the front of the residence is not available for parking, or
(2) A permit for visitor parking for a period of twenty-four hours, providing no more than three such periods are allowed per month per residence. Such permits may only be issued to persons visiting a resident within the city and such visitor must provide proof that the driver of the recreational vehicle resides outside the city. Such parking shall be limited to the area in front of the host residence, or in reasonable proximity thereto if the front of the hosting residence is not available for parking.
(3) A permit may be granted if any person proves that a medical necessity requires street parking.
Please call the Fountain Valley Police Department
Traffic Bureau if you have further questions.
Or you can email the Traffic Bureau at firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you have filled out the initial form,
you can call 714-593-4485 to obtain a valid permit