Parking of Oversized / Non-Motorized Vehicles

Fontana City Code Section 17-162 prohibits the parking of oversized vehicles or non-motorized vehicles on any public street, public right-of-way or residential street for longer than four consecutive hours.

What is an Oversized Vehicle?

Oversized vehicles include:

  • Any vehicle motorized or not, that exceeds 22 feet in length or 94 inches in height
  • Accessory extensions such as side mirrors, trailer hitches or roof racks are included in the measured distance

Regardless of width, length, or height, oversized vehicles include all:

  • Buses
  • Camper trailers
  • Campers
  • House-cars
  • Motor coaches
  • Motor homes 
  • Semi trailers
  • Tractors
  • Trailers 
  • Trailer coaches
  • Other equipment or machinery

Non-Affected Vehicles

Automobiles, pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles, and passenger vans that are over 92" in height will not be considered oversized vehicles when they exceed the height limit solely due to the modification of the suspension system or the addition of oversized tires.

Oversized Vehicle Permit

The Fontana Police Department will issue a temporary parking permit free of charge if the following conditions are met:

  • Person applying for the permit lives in the City of Fontana, or is a bona fide guest of a city resident.
  • The oversized vehicle is parked on the street contiguous with the residence of the person requesting the permit (on the same side of the street and in front of the residence, or - if a corner lot - on the side of residence, or on the side of the residence if on a corner lot).
  • The duration of the permit shall not exceed 72 hours (permits do not have to be for the full 72 hours, that is simply the maximum amount of time allowed per permit).
  • No more than six permits shall be issued to the resident or residents inhabiting a single dwelling or to any specific oversized vehicle within any given calendar month. Permits may not be issued for consecutive periods. There must be a minimum of 48 consecutive hours between the issuance of permits for a resident or residents of a specific location or a specific oversized vehicle.
  • The vehicle shall not be used for overnight camping, lodging, or residing in or using for accommodation purposes.
  • The vehicle does not visibly block or obscure any existing traffic control devices.
  • The Fontana Police Department has not determined that oversized vehicle parking on the street adjoining the residence of the person requesting the permit would create a public safety hazard.
  • Semi trucks and tractor trailers may not be issued a permit under this ordinance.

Request a Permit

Fontana Police Department
17005 Upland Avenue
Fontana, CA 92335
(909) 350-7799

Monday through Thursday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Closed holidays

Violation Fees and Permit Exceptions


Violations may be cited immediately.  Fines are set by the City Council and listed below: 

  1. First Violation - A fine not exceeding $100 for the first violation within one year
  2. Second Violation - A fine not exceeding $200 for a second violation within one year
  3. Additional Violations - A fine not exceeding $500 for each additional violation within one year

Permit Exceptions

  • Any vehicle displaying a valid permit issued pursuant to 17-165
  • Oversized vehicles making pickups or deliveries of goods, wares, or merchandise to or from any building or structure
  • Any ambulance, paramedic, or public safety vehicle involved in an emergency
  • Any vehicle being repaired under emergency conditions for less than eight hours
    • For purposes of this section, emergency repairs will mean the need for sudden and unexpected repairs occurring during transport of the vehicle
  • Any vehicle belonging to federal, state, or local authorities while conducting official business

Additional information

Contact the Front Desk at (909) 350-7799