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Parking Vehicles and Equipment

Survey

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On-street parking

From October 15 to April 15 vehicles may not be parked on the street from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Vehicles must also not be parked

  • On a sidewalk
  • For more than 24 hours on the street
  • Within 20 feet of a mailbox, Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Within 10 feet of a fire hydrant
  • In front of a driveway
  • Across the street from a driveway

City Council is considering changing the on-street parking rule

For years Brooklyn Park has had a parking rule of no parking between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. from October 15 through April 15 for snow removal purposes during the winter season. In recent years some neighbors, particularly in apartments, need more parking spaces and rely on on-street parking. They have had to endure the costs of parking tickets. But some residents support the current winter parking rule.

Council members will consider changing the current overnight parking rule at the September 25 City Council meeting (open to the public) and want the community’s input! The Council has three possibilities it’s considering: keeping the parking rule as is, expanding it to year round or shortening it.

Give feedback on the on-street parking rule

The Council is currently seeking feedback about the issue. There are various ways you can give us your opinion.

Community meeting

Come to a community meeting on August 24, 6 to 8 p.m. at City Hall and tell us what you think in-person. Your council members will be there as well.

See On-street Parking Community Meeting

Contact the council

Contact your council members directly via email or phone

Survey

Take the parking survey

Vehicles and trailers parked outside must be:

  • Currently licensed
  • Registered to a resident of the house
  • Operable and in working condition

Vehicles and equipment allowed to be parked outside

  • Passenger-style cars and trucks
  • Trailer (without materials in it)
  • Motorcycles
  • Recreational vehicles (camper, boat, fish house, etc.)
  • One non-commercial truck with an attached snowplow
  • One taxi or limousine less than 30 feet long

Vehicles and equipment not allowed to be parked outside

  • Inoperable/unlicensed vehicles (flat tires, on jack stands, expired tabs, damaged)
  • Commercial vehicles (registered for over 12,000 lbs. "G" sticker, step van, tow truck, semi-tractor or trailer, cargo truck, dump truck, or bus)
  • Commercial equipment (bobcat, backhoe, cement mixer, lawn care equipment or similar)
  • Vehicles with commercial equipment added (ladders, winches, booms, or similar)
  • Trailer loaded with materials or equipment

Parking and storage surfaces

Motorized vehicles

All motorized vehicles must be parked on a paved surface such as concrete, asphalt, or paving bricks at all times.

Non-motorized vehicles

If located in the front yard, all non-motorized vehicles/equipment (i.e. trailers and campers) must be parked on a paved surface.

If located in the side or back yard, all non-motorized vehicles may be located on a maintained landscaped surface free of long grass/weeds and erosion, and setback at least five feet from the property line.

Changes to your driveway

Please contact the City before installing or expanding a driveway or parking surface.

Sales and repair of vehicles

Repair or painting of motor vehicles and small engines is not permitted either as a business or a hobby. Minor repairs are allowed if completed within one day.

No more than two vehicles and equipment sales are allowed per parcel/property per calendar year. Vehicles must be registered to an owner or occupant of the property.

Vehicle dealers cannot buy, sell or store vehicles on residential property.

Ownership requirements

Vehicles, equipment, and other items stored outside on a property must be owned by the person who legally lives at the property.

Vehicle recycling

Certain programs offer tax credits for donated cars. Other auto-recycling businesses may remove vehicles for a fee.

National Kidney Foundation
1-800-488-CARS

American Lung Association
1-800-577-LUNG

Reporting a violation

For vehicles on residential or commercial property

Phone and email

Pang Yang
Code Enforcement and Public Health
763-493-8070
Email Pang Yang

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763-493-8145

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763-488-6487

For on-street parking

Police Department
911

 
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