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City of San Mateo Municipal Code.


(a) In areas which are zoned residential, it is: (1) unlawful for any person to park or store any commercial vehicle on any public street, road, alley, or other public property; and (2) unlawful for any person to park or store, or for the private property owner or occupant to permit the parking or storage of, any commercial vehicle on private property, unless it is within a fully enclosed garage.

(b) Private Property Exception. Ambulances, tow trucks, and other commercial vehicles that are used for life-safety emergency purposes on a 24-hour basis and which park on private property.

(c) Private and Public Property Exception. Vehicles engaged in the delivery or pickup of goods, or vehicles engaged in the delivery of materials to be used in actual bona fide repair, alteration, remodeling, or construction of any building or structure for which a building permit has previously been obtained or for the purpose of public works projects.