February 2009, the City of Calabasas will be
enforcing new parking guidelines for all recreational vehicles, utility
trailers, and campers. According to these new guidelines, parking
recreational vehicles on any public street is prohibited without a parking
pass. Short-term parking of recreational vehicles will be permitted up to
seventy-two  hours with a parking pass. The purpose of a parking pass
is to allow users of recreational vehicles to park next to their residences
to load and unload and to allow out-of-town visitors to park in front of
their residence for a limited time period. No more than two parking passes
may be issued to an applicant within a thirty-day period. Property owners
will be limited to a maximum of eight parking passes per calendar year
unless otherwise authorized by the Director.
The current ordinance in effect permits an
encroachment into the side yard for storage of recreational vehicles
provided that a five foot emergency pathway is maintained around the
residence at all times. All recreational vehicles that are visible from the
public view must be screened. The area devoted to recreational vehicle
storage may not exceed four hundred square feet of any property.
Parking passes may be obtained from the City
free of charge either on the website or by visiting the Permit Center at
City Hall, which is located at 100 Civic Center Way. The application
process may begin by telephone but must be completed either on the website
or at the Permit Center. To obtain the parking pass, applicants must
provide proof of tenancy, which includes but is not limited to: a driver’s
license, utility bill, deed, lease document, or insurance document.
Violating the new recreational vehicle ordinance may result in fines issued
by the City or the Sheriff’s Department beginning at $100 per day.
Please contact Armando Saavedra at (818)
224-1723 or any Code Enforcement Officer for questions regarding the new
recreational vehicle ordinance. For questions regarding parking pass
issuance please contact Monica Shinder, the Permit Center Coordinator at
(818) 224-1600 ext.725 or any Building Center Assistant.