Commercial Vehicles

Please read the following guidelines that control the parking of commercial vehicles on both residential and commercial properties in Temple Terrace. These rules are necessary to keep our City safe and clean for all residents. If you have any questions, contact the Code Enforcement Department at the number and email address at the bottom of this page.

Violation
City ordinances prohibit parking of commercial vehicles in residential zoning districts except while temporarily loading, unloading or providing residential services.

Corrective Action
Remove the commercial vehicle and refrain from future parking or storage.

City Code Definitions Include:

Commercial Vehicle - any self-propelled or towed vehicle used in commerce to transport passengers (other than the driver) or cargo.

City Code References Include:

Section 25.750.2 Commercial Vehicles in Residential Zoning Districts.

All “commercial vehicles,” including self-propelled vehicles with or without trailers, having a weight class of one (1) ton or more individually, or combined, and all commercial trailers, are prohibited from parking in any residential zoning district (street or lot) except while standing on a temporary basis for the purpose of loading or unloading, or providing other services, common to residential areas, or as may be permitted for non-residential uses under Section 25.760 of this Chapter.

(Ord. No. 420, 4-7-81; Ord. No. 726, 4-17-90)

Section 25.760.10 Commercial Vehicle Restrictions in Residential Districts.

(a) Except as provided in Subsection (b) below, all “commercial vehicles,” including self-propelled vehicles with or without trailers, having a weight class of one (1) ton or more individually, or combined, and all commercial trailers, are prohibited from parking in any residential zoning district (street or lot).

(b) The parking of a commercial vehicle in a residential zoning district (street or lot), is permitted, provided that:

(1) Said commercial vehicle is standing on a temporary basis for the purpose of loading or unloading; or

(2) Said commercial vehicle is providing other services common to residential areas; or

(3) Said commercial vehicle, or combination of vehicle and trailer, does not exceed a weight class of one (1) ton; or

(4) Said commercial vehicle is parked within a fully enclosed structure AND such parking is APPROVED by the City Council, after notification is given to adjacent residents and a public hearing is held.

(Ord. No. 855, 12-7-93)

For more information call (813) 506-6680 or e-mail scottrell@templeterrace.com.