Please note: The final Parking Summit meeting was in July 2010. These Parking Issues pages were created in June 2008 and some of the information presented here may now be obsolete.

Parking has become increasingly problematic in many San Francisco neighborhoods over the last couple of decades. The problems include a shortage of parking spaces, sidewalk parking, blocked driveways, unused or unusable garages, fleet parking, oversize vehicle parking, abandoned cars, and more. Most of us probably have at least one pet peeve on the subject of parking, and emotions often run high.

Unfortunately, outside of the rules and regulations posted on the state and city and county web sites, there is very little documentation available which addresses the problem of parking in San Francisco, or anywhere else for that matter. See the References page for links to the state and city and county web sites, as well as links to other sources of information.

Please note that the web pages presented here are not intended to serve as an authoritative reference about parking problems in San Francisco or the rules and regulations affecting motor vehicles and parking at either the state or city and county levels. However, it is hoped that these pages will at least answer some common questions about parking in the city and will serve as a starting point for further discussion of the parking problem within our community.

Please note also that the state and city and county codes shown on the California Motor Vehicle Codes and San Francisco Motor Vehicle Codes pages are listed in ascending order of section number. Chapter and Section numbers usually represent a logical grouping of codes, but their order does not imply some specific way that vehicle and parking codes should be viewed.