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Early Morning Parking (2:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.)

No person shall park a vehicle, which is subject to provisions of Section 22500 of the California Vehicle Code, on any street or highway, or any City controlled parking facility in the City of Fullerton between the hours of two a.m. and five a.m. of any day, except as may be provided by lawfully posted notice (F.M.C.8.44.080 & F.M.C.8.44.085).


Exemptions

Certain areas may be exempted from the provisions of the 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. parking prohibition by resolution of the City Council by one of the following methods:

Select Street Exemption

Property owners may apply for a “Select Street Exemption” for an entire block, either one side or both.

  • Petition: Property owners must submit a petition signed by a majority of the property owners on both sides of the street.
    • The smallest area which may be exempted is one city block.
    • Petitions, along with the procedures, may be obtained at the front desk of the Public Works Department Engineering Division in City Hall or at the following link.
  • Non-Refundable Fee: There is a non-refundable fee required to forward the petition to the Transportation and Circulation Commission for an exemption, see Engineering Fees.
  • Parking Deficiency Requirement: Exemptions are only granted for those areas having an off-street parking deficiency under existing City ordinances.
    • The current standards specify that anything less than a two-car garage, for a typical single-family home, is considered parking deficient;
    • Other standards apply to multi-family units/developments.
  • Parking Sign: A street that has been exempted from the ordinance, allowing overnight parking between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m., will be posted at the entrance to the street and/or tract indicating that overnight parking is permitted.
    • The signs will clearly read, "Parking Permitted 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m., this side here to corner".
  • Early Morning parking exemptions on a street can be removed in the same manner as it was approved.

Contact the Public Works Department Traffic Division at 714-738-6899 for further information.

Hardship Exemption

Property owners may be eligible for a “Hardship Exemption” permit for an interim parking deficiency due to changing family/residents needs.

  • This permit is provided only to those residents who currently:
    • utilize all available off-street parking
    • and have an interim parking deficiency due to a hardship as defined by Council.
  • Said permit shall be available in one-year increments from date of issuance.
  • The applicability of the requested Hardship Exemption shall be determined and approved at the sole discretion of the Police Department.

Contact the Police Department Traffic Division at 738-5313 for further information.

Temporary Exemption

Property owners may be eligible for a “Temporary Exemption” permit for short-term parking deficiencies such as, but not limited to:

  • emergencies,
  • out of town visitors,
  • or short-term construction (driveways, home repair, etc.).

The applicability of the requested Hardship Exemption shall be determined and approved at the sole discretion of the Police Department. Contact the Police Department Traffic Division at 738-5313 for further information.


Remove Exemption

My street approved overnight parking, now there are cars lining the street all the time, I can't even park in front of my house. What can I do?

Overnight parking exemptions on a street can be removed in the same manner as it was approved, with a majority vote of the block's property owners.

On streets with approved early morning parking:

  • Street parking is open to the public, including the portion in front of your house.
  • Restrictions on Approved Early Morning Parking
    • Vehicles are prohibited from continuous parking, in excess of 72 hours, and can be cited and/or towed.
      • Contact the Police Department's Traffic Division at (714)738-5313.
    • Vehicles with expired registration are prohibited from parking on the street and are subject to citation and/or towing.
      • Contact the Police Department's Traffic Division at (714)738-5313.
    • Vehicles on the street may not be repaired or sold as part of a business in at a property designated as residential.
      • Contact Community Preservation at (714)738-5799.
    • Commercial vehicles are restricted to 3 hours of continuous parking on public streets.
      • Contact the Police Department's Traffic Division at (714)738-5313.
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