The City Council of Kent, WA, is looking at a change in city zoning
codes that could bar truckers from parking their rigs in their own driveways.
The King City Journal reported that the council has received “ongoing complaints” about commercial
trucks parked at homes. This time, however, the complaints aren’t the usual
ones about the noise or diesel fumes.
“Neighbors complain they are an eyesore,” Charlene Anderson, manager of
the city’s planning services, told the Journal.
The proposed ordinance would specifically ban commercial vehicles
longer than 19 feet from parking in driveways. The proposed ban does not
include recreational vehicles, boats on trailers or travel trailers longer than
The city already has an ordinance banning trucks from parking on