Can I park a vehicle in my yard?

Vehicles are not allowed to be parked in the yard of any residence.

Allowed Parking Areas

  • On improved parking surfaces composed of pavement, concrete, bricks, or similar materials
  • In areas screened from public view inside of a building or by solid or opaque fencing
  • On gravel driveways meeting the following requirements:
    • The parking area must be contained and clearly defined from the rest of the yard, by either lowering the ground surface enough to allow the top of the gravel to be flush with the existing yard, or by using some form of physical barrier such as landscape edging, bricks, concrete edging, or a similar treatment.
    • The parking area must be constructed of granular limestone, sandy gravel, or asphalt milling. The material is required to be compacted to a density similar to the surrounding natural soils a minimum of 3 feet deep after compacting and free from contaminants such as topsoil or vegetation dense enough to prevent rutting.


Driveways must be constructed in accordance with the requirements of the Public Works Department, and an Approach Permit must be obtained prior to construction. For more information regarding the Approach Permit, call the Public Works Department at 325-676-6281.

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1. How can I make a complaint?
2. How long should it take for a Code Officer to investigate my complaint?
3. What if I want to remain anonymous?
4. Why isn't the City doing something about a property complaint I made?
5. How do I report littering?
6. How do I report illegal dumping in rights-of-way?
7. How can I encourage others not to litter?
8. Who is responsible for keeping the street and alley clean?
9. Who is responsible for trimming trees?
10. What can the City do about dead or diseased trees?
11. Can I park a vehicle in my yard?
12. Can 18-wheelers be parked on a residential street?
13. Can I operate a business in my home?
14. Can I post a sign to a utility pole or tree?
15. What items cannot be stored outside?
16. Can I compost my own leaves and grass clippings?
17. How can I tell if my contractor is disposing of waste properly?