RV Parking Ordinance

RV Parking Ordinance Effective as of March 26, 2022
Sebastopol Recreational Vehicle (RV) Parking Ordinance No. 1136 went into effect on March 26, 2022. The ordinance is intended to ensure there is adequate parking for residents of the city and to regulate the parking of vehicles actively used as sleeping accommodations. In short, RVs may not be parked: 

  • less than 30 feet from any street corner at any time, 
  • in commercial areas between 7:30am and 10pm,
  • on any public street in the city that is zoned residential at any time (exception for resident, tenant or out-of-town visitor to load/unload the vehicle for a period not to exceed 72 hours).

These prohibitions do not make up the entire ordinance and there are a number of exceptions to the prohibitions. Read the ordinance for full details. See Sebastopol Municipal Code 10.36 (Amended) and Sebastopol Municipal Code 10.76 for more information. For questions about the ordinance, please email Sebastopol Chief of Police Kevin Kilgore at kkilgore@sebpd.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question that you don’t see here? Email us at info@cityofsebastopol.org.

I have an RV for emergency/evacuation use. May I park it on the street in front of my house?
I have guests who visit me in their RV. May they park it in the street in front of my house?
I am uncertain as to whether or not my vehicle is considered an RV under the ordinance.
What are the penalties for violation of the ordinance?
How do I report a suspected violation?
May I appeal a citation?
Who do I contact if I have questions about the ordinance?

Ron Nelson / Chief of Police

6850 Laguna Park Way
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone: 707-829-4400
Fax: 707-829-0967


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Downloadable Documents

RV Parking Ordinance

  • Ordinance Number 1136 Recreational Vehicle Parking Ordinance