How to Park Legally in San Bruno
This brochure provides guidance to help drivers comply with San Bruno parking regulations, with the goal of helping drivers avoid getting a citation or having their vehicle towed.
Residential Permit Parking Program (RPPP)
Residents have expressed concerns over the lack of available parking within residential neighborhoods throughout the City at various City's public meetings and requested the City to evaluate the implementation of a residential permit parking program. The City Council and the Traffic Safety and Parking Committee (TSPC) members formed a joint subcommittee in March 2017 to evaluate the feasibility of implementing the residential permit parking program and discussed the process and guidelines to establish such a program. Several additional meetings were held along with a Study Session with City Council in July 2019 to obtain input on the detail policies such as: enactment process, enforcement window, quantity of permits, permit cost, visit/guest parking permits, parking exemptions, and implementation process.
The City Council has approved the residential parking permit program and its guidelines. Residents interested in a residential perming parking district must follow the process outlined in the guidelines and as stated in the San Bruno Municipal Code Chapter 7.18 unless otherwise specifically modified in the guidelines.
In most cases, the total process from initial request to establishment of a permit parking district may take approximately six to nine months. A maximum of two permits can be issued per dwelling unit. Only primary dwelling units will be eligible to receive a permit; accessory dwelling units (ADUs) will not be eligible.
The San Bruno Municipal Code Section 7.16.020 defines the following curb markings for parking restrictions on public streets:
- Red: No stopping, standing, or parking
- Yellow: Freight and passenger loading
- Green: 24 minute, short term
- White: Passenger loading or depositing mail
- Blue: Accessible parking
From time to time, the City is asked to establish a parking restriction zone or to establish time limited parking on City streets. Such requests shall be processed and evaluated by the Public Works Department following the procedures and criteria described as follows:
|Parking Restriction Category||Policy|
|A: Blue Curb Handicapped Parking/Accessible Path of Travel Zone|
|B: Time-Limited Parking Establishment of new time limit or zone, or Change in existing time limit or zone:|
|C: Short Term Parking|
|D: Red Curb: No Parking Zone|
|E: No Parking Adjacent to Driveway|
|F: Tall/Large Vehicle No Parking Zone|
- Initial application fee of $247; subject to change pending on master fee schedule
- If staff determines the requested parking restriction benefits the impacted community, then City may assume responsibility for costs associated with establishment and maintenance of parking restriction
- If staff determines the requested parking restriction only benefits the requesting party, then requesting party agrees to be responsible for the costs associated with establishment, maintenance, annual renewal, and removal of parking restriction