The Parking Division is charged with promoting and maximizing parking opportunities that contribute to improving the quality of life in its residential and commercial areas citywide.
Parking Division staff operates and manages the city’s parking facilities including parking enforcement, citation processing, preferential parking, and installation and management of parking meters and signs.
Restrictions apply to downtown, street sweeping, and special events parking.
• In December 2020, in response to the COVID 19 pandemic Regional Stay at Home order,
the City temporarily suspended the parking enforcement of residential street sweeping
and relaxed enforcement of other parking regulations. As the Regional Stay at Home order
has been lifted, we are asking you to help us reduce pollutants from entering our local
waterways and assist us in keeping your neighborhoods clean by not parking on street
during posted Street Sweeping days
• The reinstatement of residential street sweeping and enforcement practices will resume
on February 1, 2021. While we ask that all residents comply with parking restrictions on
Street Sweeping days, only warning citations for Street Sweeping related violations will
be issued for a 30 day period starting on February 1st.
• Street Sweeping Services : During the Governor’s Regional “Stay at Home” Order, the City
of Riverside will temporarily suspend Street Sweeping services in residential areas
throughout the City while this order is in effect. As such, parking enforcement for Street
Sweeping violations will also be suspended
• Parking Enforcement Services : As of December 15, 2020, the City of Riverside will
implement relaxed enforcement of other parking regulations. For example, vehicles
parked in preferential parking zones without a permit will not be cited. This effort will
remain in effect for the duration of the Regional Stay at Home Order
• Although we will reduce parking patrols, safety related violations will continue to be
enforced. These include and are not limited to parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant, red
zone, zones designated as No Stopping/No Parking, blocking sidewalk, blocking crosswalk,
and parking in a space reserved for persons with disabilities.