No. In residential zones, vehicles cannot be parked on the grassy or unsurfaced area of your front or side-street yard. Generally, your front yard is the area between the front lot line and the front wall of the primary dwelling that is furthest from the front lot line, and your side-street yard is the area from the side-street lot line and the side wall of the primary dwelling that is the furthest from the side-street lot line. Vehicles parked beyond this area are ok.
To park vehicles in the front or side-street yard, the following surfacing requirements must be met:
- For residential parcels that are less than 15,000 square feet in size, the surfacing must be impervious (consist of asphalt, concrete, grouted continuous brick or cobblestone, for example).
- For residential parcels that are 15,000 square feet in size or greater, the surfacing may also use permeable dust-free options such as gravel or similar materials.
In addition, there are limitations to how much of the property can to be turned into parking areas. Both the total paved area and/or parking area in the front or side street yard is limited to no more than the greater of the following:
- 40% of the land area between the front lot line and the front wall of the primary dwelling that is furthest from the front lot line; or
- The area leading directly to a carport or enclosed garage. (See Section 5.9.3.C.1. of the Zoning Code