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Overnight Parking

Parking Overnight on Claremont Streets Is Prohibited

Section 10.32.210 of the Claremont Municipal Code prohibits parking any vehicle on a City street for more than one hour between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. There are a variety of reasons for the ordinance, but some major considerations are:

  1. Street cleaning. Having vehicles off the streets at night ensures that most streets will be clear for the street sweeping trucks in the morning.
  2. Beautification. Requiring vehicles to be parked off the streets makes the City a more attractive place to live.
  3. Lower crime. Vehicles parked on the street at night can be targets for theft and vandalism. Having most of them off the street also helps patrol officers see which ones might not belong in the area.

Sometimes someone has to have his or her car on the street overnight. Some of the reasons include the car has broken down, the driveway is being re-paved, the driver is a care provider, or you have out of town guests. For these, and other reasons, an exemption process is available.

Obtaining an Overnight Parking (ONP) Exemption

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If you have to park on the street between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., you can apply for an ONP Exemption up to 60 days in advance. Each household is entitled to 3 ONP Exemptions (3 nights) per month. You can apply for your ONP Exemption online. Only a few minutes of your time are required!

  • Telephone exemption requests will only be accepted between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily by calling (909) 399-5411 or (909) 399-5415.
  • Online Exemption requests will only be accepted until 3:30 a.m. the morning of the exemption request.

To cancel or modify a previously-entered exemption date, click here  and step through the exemption application form. (If you clicked "Remember Me" when you first scheduled this exemption, then your information should already be filled in for you.) When you reach the page that lists your Scheduled Exemptions, click the "Cancel" button next to the date you would like to cancel. You can then select a new exemption date using the dropdown menu on this same page. Exemption cancellations will only be accepted prior to 2 a.m. on the morning of the exemption date.

Although there is no allowance for a permanent ONP exemption, you may apply for an Extended Overnight Parking Exemption.  This is for long term or extended exemptions for driveway construction, etc.  A written request must be submitted to the police department.  An inspection of the property may be conducted to confirm the need for an exemption.  Extended ONP requests will not be accepted online or by mail and must be turned in by person to be processed.  After a review of your application, you will be notified by police department personnel if the exemption is granted.

Online Exemptions Are Now Easier Than Ever!

When requesting an exemption online on or after March 9, 2009, your computer will be "recognized" on subsequent visits, and your exemption request form will be filled out for you. All you have to do is confirm that your information is still accurate, or make any necessary changes (like location or vehicle), and select the night of the exemption request. No more filling out name, address, phone number, license plate, etc.

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