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Private Property Parking Ordinance

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Private Property Parking Regulations

Palm Bay Ordinance Chapter 93.044

“No inoperable motor vehicle shall be parked, kept or stored on any premises, and no vehicle shall at any time be in a state of major disassembly, disrepair, or in the process of being stripped or dismantled. Painting of vehicles is prohibited unless conducted inside an approved spray booth.” 

Intent of Ordinance

  • Responsibly address the parking of vehicles on private property in Palm Bay.
  • Address blight and potential detrimental effects on surrounding properties.

Explanation of Approved Parking Areas

Residential Property Parking

Front Yard - Parking is allowed on the driveway and adjacent to the driveway on the side opposite of the front door. Vehicles must be parked on an improved surface.

  • Parking Permitted
  • Improved Surface Required
  • Licensed / Operable Vehicles

Side of home - Two vehicles per property may be parked on the side of a residence. Vehicles must be parked on an improved surface. Vehicles parked on the side of a residence located on a corner lot must be screened from the adjacent street by a 6’ opaque fence.

  • Two (2) Vehicles Permitted Per Property
  • Improved Surface Required
  • Licensed / Operable Vehicles

Rear Yard - One (1) vehicle may be unlicensed and/or inoperable in the rear yard, provided the rear yard is enclosed by a 6-foot tall opaque fence.

  • Six (6) Foot Opaque Fence
  • One (1) Inoperable Vehicle Allowed


Inoperable Vehicle - A vehicle which cannot be driven upon the public or private streets for reasons including but not limited to being unlicensed, wrecked, abandoned, in a state of disrepair, or incapable of being moved under its own power.

Improved Surface - A hard surface consisting of concrete, asphalt, brick, paving stones, block pavers, gravel contained by appropriate border material, or other similar hard surface material used to minimize erosion from a disturbed surface to improve strength and durability. Wood and rubber based ground cover products shall not be considered an improved surface.

Regulation of Commercial and Recreational Vehicles in Residential Areas

Palm Bay Ordinance Chapter 185.123

Regulations for the parking of recreational and commercial vehicles may be found in Chapter 185.123 of the Palm Bay Land Development Code. For additional information about the Palm Bay Code of Ordinances or to report a violation contact Code Compliance. 

Code Compliance
120 Malabar Road SE Palm Bay, FL 32907
(321) 952-3430
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