Abandoned Autos Unit

 Through The Abandoned Auto Unit, the City of Antioch is committed to keeping our city streets clean. Antioch Municipal Code4-5.1206 requires that all vehicles parked on the street need to be operable, registered and moved every 72 hours. If a vehicle is not operable, but registered, it must be placed out of public view and/or in an enclosed structure. If you wish to report a vehicle that could possibly be in violation please use the following contact information.

 The Abandoned Auto Unit is also responsible for investigation any complaints regarding recreational vehicles/RV’s, boat and/or trailers. City of Antioch Municipal Code4-5.1223.1 states that no person shall park any recreational vehicle, as defined, on any street in any residential district except when such recreational vehicle is being actively loaded, unloaded, cleaned or repaired, and then for a period not to exceed 24 hours.


To report a vehicle or R.V in violation please call The Abandoned Auto Recorded Hot Line:

(925) 779-6981

Please include the following information when reporting a possible abandoned vehicle or a recreational vehicle:

  • Location ( nearest house number and street name)
  • Color, Make, Model of the Vehicle
  • License plate (or CF # on boats) if there is one

*PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CAN ONLY ENFORCE THE LAW ON VEHICLES PARKED ON PUBLIC STREETS WITHIN THE CITY OF ANTIOCH. IF THE VEHICLE IS IN THE DRIVEWAY PLEASE CALL NIS AT (925) 779-7042.

§ 4-5.1206 USE OF STREETS FOR STORAGE OF VEHICLES PROHIBITED.

(A) No person who owns or has the possession, custody, or control of any vehicle shall park such vehicle upon any street or alley for more than a consecutive period of 72 hours.

(B) In the event a vehicle is parked or left standing upon a street in excess of a consecutive period of 72 hours, any member of the Police Department authorized by the Chief of Police may remove such vehicle from the street in the manner and subject to the requirements of the California Vehicle Code.

(C) No person who owns or has the possession, custody, or control of any vehicle shall park such vehicle upon any street or alley between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. when such street or alley has been so posted with official signs or markings.
('66 Code, § 4-5.1206) (Ord. 317-C-S, passed 6-10-76; Am. Ord. 441-C-S, passed 3-14-80) Penalty, see § 4-5.1601

§ 4-5.1223.1 ON-STREET PARKING OF RECREATIONAL VEHICLES IN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS.

(A) Definition. For the purpose of this section, the following definition shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLE. Any boat, camp trailer, fifth wheel trailer, tent trailer, travel trailer, utility trailer, camper, motorhome, camper van, travel coach, bus, pickup truck with cabover camper, dismounted camper body, personal watercraft, or any empty trailer intended for or capable of carrying any of the above.

(B) Findings. This code, in the preceding section, already prohibits the parking of certain oversized vehicles in residential zoning districts. This section is intended to apply to other vehicles of similar character, which the Council finds are creating similar adverse impacts in residential neighborhoods, including sight distance when backing from driveways, obscuring children and pets moving into the street area, reducing property values and aesthetic concerns.
(C) Location. When on-street parking of a recreational vehicle is authorized by this section, the parking shall occur only where contiguous with property owned or occupied by the recreational vehicle owner or operator.
(D) Prohibition. No person shall park any recreational vehicle, as defined, on any street in any residential district except when such recreational vehicle is being actively loaded, unloaded, cleaned or repaired, and then for a period not to exceed 24 hours.

(E) Exception; permit. An exception to the prohibition in this section may be made when and if the recreational vehicle owner or operator obtains from the Police Department a permit for temporary parking. The permits shall be issued at no cost upon request during regular business hours and shall authorize the parking of the recreational vehicle for a period not to exceed 72 hours from the time indicated on the permit. The permit shall be displayed prominently on the recreational vehicle. The Police Department may issue up to four such temporary parking permits per residential address in any calendar year, but the permits shall not be issued for concurrent hours of parking. At least 72 hours shall elapse between the issuance of permits.

(F) Warning notice. Prior to the issuance of the first citation to a recreational vehicle or its owner or operator for violation of this section, an advisory notice shall be issued which notifies of the provisions of this section.

(G) Penalty. The penalties, fines and methods of enforcement for this section shall be as authorized by this code.
(Ord. 1031-C-S, passed 9-14-04) Penalty, see § 4-5.1601