With nearly all COVID-19 public health restrictions lifted, enforcement of parking rules that were relaxed during the pandemic is returning next month.
As of Saturday, Oct. 1, the City will enforce all timed parking limits in Mountain View. This will include enforcement of 24-minute, 1-hour, 2-hour, 3-hour, and 5-hour parking zones as well as the citywide 72-hour parking limit, which prohibits vehicles from parking in the same spot on a public street for more than 72 hours.
The 72-hour parking limit applies to all public streets regardless of signage and to all vehicles regardless of type or size. After 72 hours, vehicles must move to a different location. Vehicles parked in the same spot beyond the maximum 72-hour limit may be issued a warning, cited and/or towed.
Also, on Oct. 1, the City will begin enforcing the voter-approved Narrow Streets Ordinance and the Bike Lane Ordinance as part of a tentative settlement in the Navarro v. City of Mountain View lawsuit. View the settlement agreement, which is now available online.
Throughout the month of September, City staff has been conducting extensive outreach and informing individuals living in oversized vehicles on narrow streets and streets with bike lanes that enforcement for ordinance violations will begin on Oct. 1. The City has also been distributing a map, which is available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Russian, to assist individuals living in vehicles find legal parking within the city.
For more information, view Frequently Asked Questions about the tentative settlement and parking rules.