Junk cars are an eyesore and a safety concern for neighborhoods!
Vehicles must be parked on "improved surfaces" in most neighborhoods, not on the lawn!
Some parts of the County limit how commercial vehicles, RVs and boat trailers can be parked on the street or in the neighborhood.
One person's junk car is another one's "antique." If you have questions about vehicles and what is or is not permissible in neighborhoods contact Neighborhood Services at 703-792-7018 or email@example.com
If you are having issues with traffic in or around your neighborhood (if you need traffic calming strategies or if you are having problems with "cut-through traffic", contact Prince William County's Department of Transportation for assistance.
Inoperative or unsafe vehicles parked on public roads should be reported to the Prince William County Police non-emergency number at 703-792-6500 or click here for the PWC Police Department page.
The Law Regarding Vehicles, Parking and Storage
Parking on the Grass
The County has zoning ordinances that are meant to preserve the residential character of neighborhoods and safety ordinances to maintain sight lines and emergency vehicle passage. Certain types of vehicles like cement trucks, garbage trucks, bulldozers, tractors or trailers of a tractor-trailer truck are prohibited in neighborhoods or on lots less than 10 acres in agricultural districts. The code can be found on the Police Department's page about Commercial Vehicle Parking Restrictions. The police enforce the code that restricts parking on the street to commercial vehicles that weigh 12,000 pounds or less.
Property Code Enforcement Staff enforces the restriction that commercial vehicles that weigh 10,100 pounds or more cannot be parked or stored on residential properties, public parking lots or on lots less than 10 acres in agricultural districts. These vehicles include box trucks, flatbed trucks, stake bed trucks, step vans or trailers. In general, panel vans used by craftspeople to carry ladders and equipment to job sites are legal. More details can be found in the Commercial Vehicle Parking Restrictions.
The specific definition of a commercial vehicle is available in the code Chapter 32 Article I. Article III Part 300 provides more details about motor vehicle parking and storage. Click here to view the code.
Some parts of the County prohibit RVs and boat trailers from being parked on the street. Visit Watercraft Boat Trailer RV and Camping Trailers for a discussion of the ordinance boundaries of areas where they are prohibited on the street and a link to a map showing where the ordinance is enforced.
State laws and County ordinances are concerned with the safety of riders, protection of property and the rights of property owners. Prince William County's Police Department is the source of information about safety laws and ordinances on
Antique vehicles are licensed by Virginia's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). For more information about the proper licensing of these vehicles go to DMV's Frequently Asked Questions about antique vehicles.
If you have any questions about vehicles in neighborhoods contact Neighborhood Services at 703-792-7018 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.