The City of Pacific Grove, the City of Pacifica, and the City of Rohnert Park all have requirements for covered or enclosed off-street parking for residential dwellings, while the City of Petaluma does not. For further details, see this spreadsheet.
City of Pacific Grove
- For a single-family dwelling greater than 1,800 square ft, two covered parking spaces are required.
- For a dwelling less than 1,800 square feet, only one covered space is required.
- These requirements are detailed in section 23.64.190 of the municipal code.
- The municipal code does not give specifications about the dimensions of parking space or the type of surface.
City of Pacifica
- For a single-family detached dwelling, two enclosed spaces are required.
- If the driveway is not long enough to accommodate a car, one guest space per unit is required.
- These requirements are detailed in section 9-4.2818 of the municipal code.
- The enclosed parking spaces must be nine feet in width, 19 feet in length, and have a vertical clearance of seven feet.
- The municipal code does not give specifications about the type of surface of the parking spaces.
City of Petaluma
- The City of Petaluma has no requirements for off-street parking for residential dwellings.
City of Rohnert Park
- For a single-family detached dwelling, two enclosed parking spaces are required.
- These requirements are detailed in section 17.16.030 of the municipal code.
- The enclosed parking spaces must be 10 feet in width, 20 feet in length, have a vertical clearance of 76 inches. They must be paved with concrete, asphalt, or pavers.
In the municipal code for the City of Petaluma, the word "parking" is used in 41 different sections. Our research team reviewed each of these sections, and none of them mention requirements for off-street parking for any type of residential dwellings. However, in section 11.44.160, the code says that people who live in a parking meter zone and have no off-street parking available may obtain an annual parking permit. This rule implies that dwellings exist without any off-street parking, thus confirming the possibility that parking spaces for residential dwellings are not required in the City of Petaluma.
For the City of Pacific Grove, the municipal code does not include specifications for the dimensions or the surface type of the parking space. For the City of Pacifica, the code does not specify the surface type of the parking space. To determine that this information was not included in the municipal code, we conducted a series of searches. We identified each section of the code that discussed parking, and within these sections, we searched for any keyword relating to dimensions or surface type, like width, pavement, and several others. When these searches failed to result in requirements, we were assured that no such requirement existed.