Parking on public streets is available to everyone. However, these are a few of the areas taken from RCW 46.61.570 where parking is prohibited:

  • on a sidewalk or street planting strip
  • within an intersection
  • on a crosswalk
  • on any railroad track
  • anyplace where official signs prohibit parking
  • in front of or within 5 feet of a driveway
  • within 15 feet of a fire hydrant
  • within 20 feet of a crosswalk
  • within 30 feet of a stop sign, yield sign, traffic signal, or flashing signal
  • in a bike lane 
For information about State codes and regulations, check the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) on the Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington web site. Chapter 10.52 of the Redmond Municipal Code (RMC) more fully answers the following questions about stopping, standing, and parking in Redmond. View the Redmond Municipal Code.

How long can I park on a public street?line

RMC 10.52.110 states that a vehicle can park on a public street for no longer than 24 hours, after which time it could be considered a traffic safety hazard or reported as abandoned.

Is parking the same Downtown?line

No, parking Downtown is time-limited.  The City of Redmond monitors time-limits for approximately 500 downtown Redmond on-street parking spaces between 9 am and 5 pm weekdays, excluding holidays. 

More information

How are abandoned vehicles removed from a public street?line

Contact:  Code Enforcement or 425-556-2412

How can we get “No Parking” signs in our neighborhood?line

Parking can be a problem in residential areas, particularly in those neighborhoods near schools, public parks, or athletic fields. Residents need to keep in mind that if parking is prohibited in a neighborhood, restrictions apply to both residents and visitors to the area. If you have a parking problem in your neighborhood, enroll in the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program so the City can work with you towards a solution. See RMC 10.52.200 for more information about parking signs.

Can residents paint curbs or install signs to prohibit parking?line

No. It is illegal for private residents to paint curbs or install signs that prohibit parking. Requests for the City to consider parking restrictions on public streets can be addressed to Public Works/Traffic Operations at

How close to the curb should I park?line

RMC 10.52.030 states that a vehicle should be parked within 12 inches of the curb. 

Accommodations for Disabilities

The City of Redmond wants to ensure that programs and facilities are accessible to all residents in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

People with disabilities can request accommodation or accessibility by completing this form.  Your request will be received and reviewed by the City of Redmond's ADA Coordinator, who will respond to the requestor within 15 business days, or prior to the program or event where accommodation/accessibility is needed.

To reach the City's ADA Coordinator, call Kendra Johnson at 425.556.2169.