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Posted on: February 28, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Park Legally - the Do's and Don'ts

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It feels good to be a good neighbor – and to do the right thing.  Parking is often times a premium, and we can help maximize parking space availability by parking efficiently and legally.  Parking legally will also help you to avoid a parking citation!  To park your car legally on the streets of San Bruno, please pay attention to these key areas:
Driveways, Sidewalks & Hills
  • DON’T block driveways, crosswalks or wheelchair access ramps.
  • DON’T park on sidewalks.  No portion of your vehicle shall hang over the sidewalk.
  • DO curb your wheels when parking on a hill.
  • If you park in your driveway, DON’T block any portion of the sidewalk.
Know Special Color Curb Zones
  • Yellow curbs are parking areas reserved for commercial vehicles actively loading and unloading.
  • Red curbs are no parking zones. Do not park in a red zone at any time.
  • Blue curbs are areas reserved for people with a valid disabled parking placard or license plate.
  • Green curbs are short-term parking generally not exceeding 24 minutes.
  • White curbs are five-minute parking zones, which are to be used for picking up and dropping off passengers.
  • Yellow and white curbs are not enforced between the hours of 6:00 PM and 8:00 AM.
Time Limits
  • In the absence of other posted restrictions, vehicles are allowed to park in one public spot for up to 72 hours without being cited for overtime parking.
Other Rules for Parking
  • Your parked car should always be in the same direction as the flow of the traffic.
  • Park adjacent to the curb - your vehicle's right wheels should be no more than 18 inches from the curb, and should not be parked on a rolled curb.
  • When parking on a hill, your vehicle's front wheels should be angled so that the vehicle would roll into the curb should the brakes fail. For parking uphill, that means angling the tires away from the curb, and for parking downhill, towards the curb.
  • Beware of parking signs, such as Residential Parking Permit (RPP) zones, time limits and street sweeping signs.
Fines for parking illegally can range from $50 to $514, with additional fees and storage charges if the vehicle is towed.  Learn more about parking legally in San Bruno and the Residential Permit Parking Program at

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