Chula Vista motor home and RV owners beware

Posted at 9:31 PM, May 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-17 11:49:25-04

The City of Chula Vista started writing $100 tickets to owners of motor homes, recreational vehicles, and trailers Monday, the first day of enforcement for the city’s new recreational vehicle law.

The law requires residents to purchase a $2 24-hour permit every day they want to park their vehicle or trailer on a city street. Each violation comes with a $100 fine. A Chula Vista Police spokesman said a vehicle could be towed if it accrues enough unpaid parking tickets.

Only residents can get the 24-hour permit, which means people who live in their motor homes are not eligible and therefore can’t park anywhere in Chula Vista on city streets.

“Finally,” said Rachel Anderson, who lives near 4th Avenue in Chula Vista where dozens of motor homes and RVs regularly park. She called the city to complain numerous times.

“No more urine and feces in the bushes,” she said. “You know there’s a place to do those kinds of things and it’s not on our street.”

Chula Vista Police issued warnings to motor home and RV owners earlier this month. They issued the first round of tickets Monday.

Owners are limited to 72 permits a year, which prevents them from buying a $2 permit every day of the year.