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On-Street Parking

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On-street parking is available throughout the City of Kenmore consistent with the Washington State RCW legal requirements. Those requirements can be found at RCW 46.61.570. Per these requirements, there is no parking:           

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  • 30 feet from a traffic control sign or signal                        
  • 20 feet from a crosswalk
  • 15 feet from a fire hydrant
  • 5 feet from a driveway radius         

 

 
In locations where roadway geometry or other factors create sight distance concerns, the City of Kenmore will post parking restriction signage. Drivers are allowed to move forward to the edge of the travel lane to gain sight distance, as shown on this Intersection Sight Distance flyer. The City of Kenmore does not paint curbs for parking restriction, but does allow private property owners to paint curbs near driveways when there are on-going violations of RCW requirements for parking. You can request an approval for this curb parking by contacting Tobin Bennett-Gold, Traffic Engineer.

City of Kenmore code restricts parking from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at mailboxes to prevent mail from not being delivered. Changes to mail delivery schedules mean that mail is occasionally delivered outside of these hours. Please consider the effects on mail delivery when parking near a mailbox during business hours.

Parking in the Kenmore Downtown area (surrounding the intersection of 68th Avenue and NE 181st Street) is limited in a number of areas to 2 hours between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Parking at Log Boom Park is restricted to 4 hours while the park is open.

Abandoned and non-functioning vehicles are not permitted to be parked in the right-of-way. Upon a vehicle being reported to police as abandoned, an officer will tag it with a 24-hour notice and make a reasonable attempt to notify the owner to remove it. If after 24 hours the vehicle is still present, the officer may impound it. If the vehicle is not a hazard, it may be left in place for more than 24 hours if the owner has contacted police and confirmed that the vehicle will be removed in short order. (RCW 46.55.010 & RCW 46.55.085)