Parking Regulations

Parking Requirements
For the most recent parking requirements please see the Zoning Ordinance Sections 1-19-6.200 to 1-19-6.220.

Off-Street Parking & Loading Regulations
General - § 1-19-6.200
  • No structure will be erected, substantially altered, or its use changed unless permanent off street parking and loading spaces have been provided and maintained in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, unless amendments or modifications are authorized under § 1-19-10.700.2(c)(4).
  • In no case will any part of a parking area be closer to the right-of-way line than 1/2 the normally required setback for principal structures.
    • Parking and loading requirements per area will be determined by the total gross floor area utilized for the main use excluding incidental service, storage and mechanical areas.
    • Parking and loading requirements per seat will be determined by the number of the individual seats. For purposes of bench type seating, 20 inches will be equivalent of 1 seat. (Ord. 77-1-78, § 40-45(A), 1-24-1977; Ord. 97-06-184, 5-6-1997)
    Loading Space requirements & Dimensions - § 1-19-6.210
    A loading space shall have minimum dimensions of not less than 12 feet in width, 50 feet in length, exclusive of driveways, aisles, and other circulation areas, and a height of clearance of not less than 15 feet. One off-street loading space will be provided and maintained on the same lot for every separate occupancy, requiring delivery of goods and having a modified gross floor area of up to 5,000 square feet. One loading space will be provided for each additional 10,000 square feet or fraction thereof. (Ord. 77-1-78, § 40-45(B), 1-24-1977)

    Parking Space Requirements - § 1-19-6.220
    For the purpose of this chapter, the following parking space requirements will apply.
    Type of Use
    Parking Spaces Required
    Residential
    Single family, duplex, or 2 family dwellings
    2 for each dwelling unit
    Multi family dwellings, townhouses
    1 space per unit, plus 1-half space for each bedroom in the dwelling unit
    Boarding houses, rooming houses
    1.5 for each sleeping room
    Housing for the elderly


    1 for each 3 units; however, additional area must be reserved for future parking sufficient to meet the standards above, depending on housing type
    Commercial
    Auto sales and service garages
    1 space per each 300 sq. ft. of floor area
    Hotels, motels
    1 per each sleeping room, plus 1 for each 2 employees
    Funeral parlors, mortuaries, and similar type uses
    1 for each 150 sq. ft. of floor are devoted to viewing
    Retail stores
    1 for each 150 sq. ft. of floor are excluding preparation and/or storage areas
    Banks, financial institutions, and similar use
    1 for each 150 sq. ft. of floor area excluding storage area
    Office, public or professional administration, or service buildings
    1 for each 400 sq. ft. of floor area
    All other types of business or commercial uses permitted in any commercial district
    1 for each 300 sq. ft. of floor area
    Shopping centers
    5.5 spaces for each 1,000 sq. ft. of gross leasable area
    Recreational or entertainment
    Dining room, fast food shops, restaurants, taverns, night clubs, etc.
    1 space per each 50 sq. ft. of floor area devoted to customer service, but excluding food preparation and storage
    Bowling alleys


    4 for each alley or lane, plus 1 additional space for each 100 sq. ft. of the area used for restaurant, cocktail lounge or similar use
    Skating rinks
    1 for each 100 sq. ft. of floor area used for the activity
    Outdoor swimming pools, public, community, or club health club, fitness center, vocational/sport training facility
    1 for each 5 persons capacity, plus 1 for each 4 seats or 1 for each 30 sq. ft. floor area used for seating purposes, whichever is greater
    Auditoriums, sport arenas, theaters, and similar use
    1 for each 4 seats
    Institutional
    Places of religious assembly
    1 for each 5 seats
    Hospitals
    1 for each bed
    Medical and dental clinics and offices
    1 for every 100 sq. ft. of floor area of examination, treating room office and waiting room
    Sanitariums, homes for the aged, nursing homes, children homes, asylums, and similar uses
    1 for each 2 beds
    Libraries, museums, and art galleries
    1 for each 400 sq. ft. of floor area
    Schools (Public, Parochial, or Private)
    Elementary and junior high schools
    2 for each classroom and 1 for every 8 seats in auditoriums or assembly halls
    High school
    1 for every 10 students and 1 for each teacher and employee
    Business, technical, and trade schools
    1 for each 2 students
    Colleges, universities
    1 for each 4 students

    Kindergartens, nursery schools, and similar uses
    2 for each classroom, but not less than 6 for the building
    Child care centers
    1 for every staff person and 1 space for every 10 licensed slots
    Industrial
    All industrial uses
    1 for every 2 employees (on the largest shift for which the building is designed) plus 1 for each motor vehicle used in the business