New Parking Regulations
OTAY RANCH FIVE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
AMENDED VEHICLE OPERATIONS AND PARKING REGULATIONS
Effective September 1, 2013
All streets and parking areas located within the boundaries of the Otay Ranch Five community are subject to the Association’s governing documents and Section 22658 of the California Vehicle Code.
For the safety and welfare of all owners, other residents and guests, it is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL that the following rules and regulations be followed, enforced and actively supported by everyone. Please be advised that the following rules are in effect 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.
Owners are responsible for ensuring that their residents, family members, guests and invitees are aware of and abide by the Association’s Rules and Regulations, including without limitation the Vehicle Operation and Parking Regulations.
Owners are required to provide a copy of the Association’s Rules and Regulations, including the Vehicle Operation and Parking Regulations, to all tenants and other occupants of their Otay Ranch Five properties.
Owners assume full responsibility for any vehicles operated and/or parked in the community by themselves, their family members, guests, invitees, tenants and other occupants, as well as any tenant’s or other occupant’s family members, guests, invitees, etc. Owners assume all financial responsibility for any damage to Association property, including without limitation, premises, furnishings, irrigation lines and landscaping, caused by themselves, their family members, guests, invitees, tenants and other occupants, as well as the guests, invitees, etc. of their tenants and other occupants.
- All vehicles operated within the community shall observe the posted speed limit of 25 miles per hour.
- Residents are encouraged to identify speeding vehicles and vehicles failing to stop at posted stop signs by making a complaint to the management company or the Board. Such complaints should identify the make, model, color and license plate number of any vehicle(s) observed speeding in the community, as well as the address where the vehicle is located. Further, the complaint should state the date and time that the violation occurred.
- Drivers observed and identified driving above the posted speed limit, otherwise driving recklessly within thecommunity and/or running stop signs, will be subject to the disciplinary procedure outlined in this document. In other words, they will be called to a hearing or hearings whereat they may be fined and/or have their membership privileges suspended. Where the driver is not an Otay Ranch Five member, the member will be held responsible for such misconduct.
- In accordance with Section 8.2.15 of the Association’s CC&Rs, garages are to be used for vehicular parking.
- In accordance with CC&Rs Section 8.2.15, no garage shall be converted or otherwise used in any manner which prevents the parking of the number of motor vehicles for which the garage was designed (he., one vehicle garages must be maintained to accommodate one vehicle; two vehicle garages must be maintained to accommodate two vehicles). No garage may used as a living space.
- Residents must fully utilize their garages for parking first, vehicles exceeding the garage space available must be parked in the driveway, and then, if necessary, any remaining vehicle(s) may be parked in the street for a period not to exceed ninety-six (96) hours in any one location.
- Garage doors are to remain closed except when being used for the ingress and egress of vehicles and/or persons.
- No portion of any vehicle may be parked in such a manner as to obstruct or protrude onto any sidewalk, walkway, street or alleyway. No vehicle may be parked in a manner that otherwise obstructs ingress and egress to any portion of the May Ranch Five community, including without limitation, any street, alleyway, handicapped parking ramp, cross walk, walking path or driveway. Any vehicle parked in such a manner that obstructs vehicle ingress and egress to any portion of the community may be subiect to immediate towing, without warning, at the owner’s expense.
- No vehicle may be parked in any portion of the community where the curb is painted red or where the area is otherwise marked as a fire lane. Vehicles parked in violation of this rule shall be subiect to immediate towing, at the owner’s expense. No warning shall first be provided.
- No vehicle may be parked within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant. Vehicles parked in violation of this rule shall be subject to immediate towing, at the owner’s expense. No warning shall first be provided.
- No vehicle may be parked on any landscaped Common Area, Common Maintenance Area or area of a lot not intended for parking (e.g. front yard, side yard, back yard, sidewalk, etc.) In addition to imposing an Enforcement Assessment (i.e.. fine) for a violation of this rule, the Association may impose an Enforcement Assessment against the applicable owner to cover the cost of any resulting damage to the Common Area or Common Maintenance Area.
- Vehicles may not be parked in less than standard size driveways in any fashion, including parallel to the garage or on property adjacent to any alleyway.
- No motor vehicle may be parked in a driveway except as follows:
13.1 The vehicle belongs to the resident or guest who is legally entitled to the use of the driveway;
13.2. The vehicle is not a Prohibited Vehicle as defined below and in Section 8.2.6 of the CC&Rs;
13.3. The vehicle is legally and mechanically operable; 13.4. The vehicle is parked perpendicular to the garage;
13.5. The vehicle is wholly located within the driveway area and no portion of the vehicle, including without limitation any hitches, bike racks, etc., is extending into or otherwise blocking any portion of the sidewalk and/or street; and
13.6. The vehicle is not being repaired, maintained or stored.
14. All residents must park within their respective Districts. Vehicles parked outside of the appropriate district shall be subject to ticketing and towing at the vehicle owner’s expense. The responsible homeowner may also be called to a hearing whereat disciplinary action may be taken against him or her in accordance with the Association’s published Fine Schedule and/or Suspension of Membership Privileges
Policy. Notwithstanding the above, residents, regardless of the district they live in,
may park in the district adjacent to any of the Association’s Common Area facilities (e.g. the park, the pool and the clubhouse) during the hours these facilities are open when using these facilities, provided they do not park in a fire lane, fire hydrant or area otherwise designated as a “no parking” zone.
To confirm the hours that the Common Area facilities can be used, please contact the management company or Board.
15. Pursuant to CC&Rs Section 8.2.6, a “Prohibited Vehicle” is defined as boat, trailer, camper, recreational vehicle, commercial vehicle or similar equipment. No Prohibited Vehicle may be parked anywhere in the community (except wholly within a garage area with the garage door closed).
16. Notwithstanding the above, a resident’s vehicle, Prohibited Vehicle or delivery vehicle may be temporarily parked in a driveway or in the area immediately in front of the applicable resident’s garage while the vehicle is being loaded or unloaded, provided the vehicle is not parked in a manner that hinders other vehicles from traversing the street. For the purpose of this Rule, temporarily parked means parked for no more than fifteen (15) minutes except with regard to recreational vehicles, which may be parked for a maximum of four (4) hours for loading and unloading.
17. Public parking is strictly prohibited within the community. Any vehicle parked in a Common Area parking space or any other portion of the Common Area (excepting the driveways) not displaying a current and valid resident or guest parking permit shall be deemed to be illegally parked pursuant to this Rule. in accordance with California Vehicle Code section 22658, such vehicles shall be subject to immediate towing, without notice, at the owner’s expense.
18. Storage of vehicles is not allowed in any portion of the Common Area, including the driveways. No vehicle, with or without a parking permit, can be parked in the same street for more than ninety-six (96) consecutive hours. Vehicles parked for more than ninety-six (96) consecutive hours shall be considered “stored vehicles” and, if located in the Common Area (excepting the driveways) shall be towed away at the Owner’s expense. Any resident seeking to obtain a temporary exemption from this requirement must contact the management company.
19. No disabled, inoperable, unlicensed and/or unregistered vehicles shall be parked on any portion of the Common Area, including the driveways. Vehicles parked in the Common Area (excepting the driveways) in violation of this Rule shall be towed without notice at the owner’s expense. Vehicles parked in violation of this Rule on a driveway shall be subject to a noticed hearing and discipline as provided for in Section 3.3.16 of the CC&Rs and the Rules and Regulations.
20. No vehicle repairs or maintenance are permitted on the driveways, streets, Common Area parking spaces or any other portion of the community visible to others. Excepted from this prohibition are minor emergency repairs required to make a vehicle operable (e.g., the changing of a flat tire).
21. Every Owner is responsible for immediately cleaning up any oil or grease spills on his/her driveway and other portions of the Common Area, including the Association’s streets, caused by his/her vehicle or the vehicle of his/her tenant, resident, family member, guest or invitee. No drip pans, carpets, cardboard, sand or any other materials shall be used on any driveway, driveway apron, street or parking area.
22. No motor vehicle shall be left in a condition that will constitute a fire hazard or damage the Common Area.
Vehicles which cannot be parked within the community in compliance with these Parking Regulations must be parked off-site (i.e., outside of Otay Ranch Five).
All of the stated rules and regulations of the Association, including without limitation, the Vehicle Operations and Parking Policy listed herein, shall apply equally to all individuals leasing or renting property within the Otay Ranch Five community. Owners are expressly responsible for advising their tenants and any other occupants, family members, guests and invitees of these regulations, as well as the regulations contained in the Association’s other governing documents, including without limitation, the Association’s CC&Rs.
The Rules and Regulations provided above do not apply to official emergency vehicles being used to provide legitimate emergency services.
Parking — Resident Vehicle Decals
All resident vehicles must be registered with the Association and display a current Resident Vehicle Decal.Obsolete decals, including the prior orange decals, do not satisfy this requirement.
Residents are encouraged to promptly remove from their vehicles and return to the Association any obsolete decals, as these decals no longer serve any purpose.
Residents who do not obtain decals for their vehicles may be detained at the entry cottage and asked to provide proof of residency within the Association. Enforcement action, including the assessment of fines, may be taken against any resident who fails to obtain the appropriate decal(s).
No more than four decals will be granted to any resident unless said resident can prove that the number of vehicles registered to his or her address exceeds a total of four vehicles.
A homeowner must return all decals previously issued to persons residing in his or her Otay Ranch Five property to the Association’s management before he or she will be issued new decals for a new tenant(s) or other occupant(s). Enforcement action may be taken against any homeowner who fails to abide by this requirement.
Requests for parking decals shall be submitted to management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for national holidays. Email requests may be submitted at any time, but shall only be processed between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Requests received by management shall be processed within five (5) business days.
Resident Access Placards for Prohibited Vehicles
Homeowners and other Otay Ranch Five residents that drive Prohibited Vehicles may obtain from the Association a placard that identifies their vehicle as belonging to an Otay Ranch Five resident. The sole purpose of this placard is to enable such persons to enter the community without having to stop at the entry cottage. This placard does not authorize the homeowner or resident to park the Prohibited Vehicle in any portion of the community except fully within the confines of his or her garage as provided for in Section 8.2.6 of the CC&Rs.
Homeowners and residents wishing to obtain a Resident Vehicle Placard for their Prohibited Vehicle(s) may submit an application form by e-mail to email@example.com or by mail to the management company.
Resident vehicles that are not also Prohibited Vehicles do not require a Resident Vehicle Placard to facilitate enter into the community. The purple vehicle decal serves to identify these vehicles as belonging to residents.
Short Term Guest Parking
Homeowners are responsible for vehicles belonging to and/or operated by their family members, tenants, guests and invitees, as well as the family members, guests, invitees, etc. of their tenants while parked within the community. Owners also assume all financial responsibility for any damage to Common Area and all other Association owned or maintained property, premises, furnishings and/or landscaping, caused by such vehicles.
Guest vehicles parked on any street within the community must display a valid Visitor Pass. Visitor passes are obtained at any entry cottage.
Guests may not park Prohibited Vehicles in the community. Long Term Guest Parking
In addition to regular Visitor Passes, each owner of a single family home and each owner of a condominium unit within Otay Ranch Five shall be entitled to obtain one (1) Long Term Guest Pass for use by a frequently visiting family member or other visitor. A maximum of one (1) Long Term Guest Pass will be issued to each household per month.
A Long Term Guest Pass can be obtained by filling out the Long Term Guest Pass application located on the Association’s website, OR5Countryside.com. Directions for submitting the application are provided on the application itself. Please note, the following information is required to apply for a Long Term Guest Pass; 1) the owner’s name and Otay Ranch Five address; 2) the name and address of the frequent guest; 3) the make, model, color and license plate number of the frequent quest’s vehicle. Additional information may be required, so it is important to read the Long Term Guest Pass application.
The Long Term Guest Passes are intended for frequent quests only. For the purpose of this rule, persons who are likely to enter Otay Ranch Five at least fifteen (15) days within a one (1) month period are deemed to be frequent quests.
A Long Term Guest Pass may be obtained at any time during the month. However, unless a shorter duration is requested, a Long Term Guest Pass will expire the first day of the month after the pass is issued. (For example, a Long Term Guest Pass issued in June will expire on July 1st.) Anyone wishing to extend the Long Term Guest Pass for a specified frequent quest must apply for a new Long Term Guest Pass each and every month that such a pass is desired.
The Long Term Guest Passes are person and vehicle specific. Each pass may only be used by an owner’s specified regular guest and his/her primary vehicle. Further, as stated above, the passes expire the first day of the month after they are issued.
Owners shall be liable for any use of an expired Lonq Term Guest Pass by their frequent quest. For this reason, all owners are encouraged to collect expired Lonq Term Guest passes from their frequent visitors.
VEHICLES NOT PARKED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ABOVE PARKING RULES AND REGULATIONS WILL RECEIVE A WARNING NOTICE UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE HEREIN. VEHICLES NOT IMMEDIATELY REMOVED OR OTHERWISE BROUGHT INTO COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND REGULATIONS AFTER THIS NOTICE MAY BE TOWED OUT OF THE COMMUNITY AT THE OWNER’S EXPENSE. THE RESPONSIBLE HOMEOWNER MAY ALSO BE CALLED TO A HEARING WHEREAT HE OR SHE MAY BE FINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ASSOCIATION’S PUBLISHED FINE SCHEDULE AND/OR HAVE HIS OR HER MEMBERSHIP RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO USE THE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, SUSPENDED.
ANY VEHICLE THAT HAS BEEN ISSUED A NOTICE OF PARKING VIOLATION, AND 96 HOURS HAVE ELAPSED SINCE THE ISSUANCE OF THAT NOTICE, MAY BE TOWED, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER A GUEST PASS, LONG TERM GUEST PASS OR RESIDENT DECAL IS DISPLAYED.
VEHICLES PARKED IN THE STREET WITHOUT EITHER A RESIDENT DECAL OR A VISITOR PASS WILL BE SUBJECT TO CITATIONS AND TOWING AT THE VEHICLE OWNER’S EXPENSE. THESE PROVISIONS APPLY EVEN IF THE VEHICLE IS PARKED IN FRONT OF A RESIDENT’S HOME — THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.
PLEASE NOTE, VEHICLES PARKED IN VIOLATION OF CERTAIN RULES STATED ABOVE SHALL BE SUBJECT TO IMMEDIATE TOW, WITHOUT NOTICE, AT THE OWNER’S EXPENSE.
These amended Vehicle Operations and Parking Regulations were duly approved and adopted by the Board of Directors for Otay Ranch Five Community Association at its open meeting held
On July 30, 2013.