Officers will also enforce vehicles parked on driveway aprons
The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) will soon begin to cite vehicles illegally parked on parkways and driveway aprons.
According to city officials, on November 1, 2022, the Traffic Services Division of the SMPD will begin to enforce Santa Monica Municipal Code section 3.12.380. This Ordinance prohibits driving or parking a vehicle on any sidewalk, parkway, or curb, other than a driveway or roadway.
In the context of the ordinance, a “parkway” refers to the portion of a street other than a roadway or a sidewalk, commonly sitting between the sidewalk and the street curb. A parkway can also be located where no curb exists between the sidewalk and the roadway, which the City has reserved for landscaping and utilities. The Ordinance also prohibits parking on the “driveway apron,” the portion of a driveway between a property line and any curb.
Any person violating the Ordinance is subject to a parking citation with a fine in the amount of $63 per violation, according to the City.