Residential Truck Parking Permit Program
Program Update 7/26/2021 - The City Council unanimously approved Ordinance 2021-03 regarding the Residential Commercial Truck Parking Permit Program on it’s first reading on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 which places a moratorium on the issuance of Residential Commercial Truck Parking Permits beginning 90 days (November 15, 2021), after adoption subsequent to the ordinance’s second reading scheduled for August 17, 2021. The program fee schedule will be reviewed at the August 17, 2021 City Council Meeting. This page will continue to be updated as changes occur.
The Residential Truck Parking Permit Program is a program designed to continue to allow residents to park their commercial vehicle at their residential or agricultural property, maintaining the number they are allowed today, provided they register with the City, and obtain a parking permit for each vehicle by September 20, 2021.
For the latest updates to the program, please visit the official webpage at www.cityofhesperia.us/ResidentialTruckParkingPermitProgram or www.cityofhesperia.us/RTPPP. Owners and operators are encouraged to revisit this site often for updates to the program and to download the registration form when it becomes available.
There are enforceable truck routes within the City Limits. Operators must take the shortest route from a truck route to their destination, even if parking with a valid permit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Required to Register
Any person who wants to park a commercial vehicle or truck, defined as any vehicle over a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of 26,000 lbs. is required to register with the City, allow for a brief inspection of the property to ensure there is ample room to park safely within the confines of the code, and receive a parking permit for each vehicle.
How often do I need to register?
This is an annual program, a parking permit must be purchased and an inspection of the property performed each year as long as commercial vehicles are parked there.
What is the cost of the Permit?
The program fees of $1,000 per commercial vehicle (defined as one tractor and one trailer or one set of double trailers) will be used to fund staff to administer the program ($200) and the remainder will be used to pave residential roads which age due to use by commercial vehicles. A business license will also be required.
This is an annual fee that must be paid each year.
How do I know how much my vehicle weighs?
You can find the GVW of you vehicle on the vehicles registration from the Department of Motor Vehicles.
I can currently park up to six vehicles on my property, will that change?
If a property is properly registered and receives permits for each vehicle by September 20, 2021 they will be allowed to continue to park the same number of vehicles the code currently allows. This allowance does not extend to the property, but only the operator and their vehicle. Should ownership change, or the owner-operator no longer reside at the property, the new rules will take effect.
It is also important to note that during the property inspection all commercial vehicles must be parked in accordance with the Municipal Code including requirements for parking out of setbacks, or prohibition of parking in front or side yards as applicable.
What happens if I have violations during my inspection?
If violations are noted during your inspection, the Code Enforcement Officer will issue you a notice listing the violations and provide time to correct them. If there are violations that you cannot fix, such as not being able to park out of setbacks, you may have to adjust where you park your commercial vehicle or find alternate means of storing it.
What happens if I don't register or sell my property?
Truck operators or owners who do not register by September 20, 2021 will be allowed only 2 commercial vehicles per property regardless of acreage, with a minimum required lot size of one acre as opposed to the current 18,000 sq. ft. Truck owners and operators are encouraged to register with the City to avoid this reduction in number of allowed vehicles and to avoid any penalties or fines for failure to register.
It is important to note that registering in a timely manner does not extend to the property, only the operator and their permitted vehicles. Upon sale of the property, or if the operator no longer resides and stores or parks commercial vehicles at the property, the new zoning regulations will take effect and the number of vehicles allowed reduced, and the lot size required increased.
I am allowed to park commercial vehicles on my property, can I register in order to lease or rent my empty land to truck drivers?
No, this practice is expressly prohibited by the Municipal Code and could result in civil or criminal penalties
When can I register my vehicles to ensure I register in time?
Registration for this program will be open on March 22, 2021. As that date approaches the City will make available a registration form that will be submitted with payment for each vehicle.