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Oversized Vehicles or Trailers

Oversized Vehicles & Trailers Ordinance

Upon receiving a variety of complaints, concerns, comments and suggestions from the public about oversized vehicles (OV) and trailers being stored on public streets, the City Council directed staff to address this issue.  After almost 24 months of exploring the issue and gathering input from members of the community, an Ordinance for parking of Oversized Vehicles and Trailers was created.  On September 12, 2006, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 3686. The Ordinance includes provisions  for those residents who are handicapped, or who qualify with the City as a low-income family.  All other CVC (California Vehicle Code) and TMC (Torrance Municipal Code) laws still apply; e.g., the 72-hour rule, street sweeping signs, etc.

The City of Torrance began registering oversized vehicles and trailers in January of 2007.  Registration Applications are available at the Torrance Police Department, Community Development Department and on the City of Torrance website here.  Effective July 1, 2007 only registered oversized vehicles and/or trailers with activated daily paperless parking permits will be allowed to be parked on public streets. There are also provisions for residents who are hosting visitors traveling in an oversized vehicle or trailer.  The resident registration stickers are available at the Community Development Department (CDD), and  the daily paperless parking  permits can be pre-purchased at the CDD or the Torrance Police Department (TPD) when City hall is closed.  The daily paperless parking permits can be activated by calling the TPD at (310) 618-5636.

Please visit our updated website here for more information.  If you have any questions or need clarification about registration stickers or daily paperless parking permits, please feel free to contact the Transportation Planning Division of the Community Development Department at (310) 618-5990 or via email at cddtraffic@TorranceCA.Gov.  If you have questions about parking enforcement, please contact the Traffic Division of the Torrance Police Department at (310) 618-5557.