Capitol Heights, MD asked in Land Use & Zoning for Maryland

Q: Can I park my commercial vehicle on the side of my house in pg County

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Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: If it is the type of commercial vehicle prohibited under the Code, then no, the prohibition reaches to all property within the residential zoned area. It does not matter that the vehicle is on privately owned property.

MD Transportaion Code, Section 21-1010 - Parking commercial vehicles in residential areas in Prince George's County

(a) In this section, "commercial vehicle" means a vehicle that:

(1) Is used to transport property;

(2) Is owned by, or used in conjunction with, a business enterprise; and

(3) Is of a type capable of being registered:

(i) Other than under § 13-917 of this article, as a Class E (truck) vehicle under this article;

(ii) As a Class F (tractor) vehicle under this article; or

(iii) As a Class G (trailer) vehicle under this article.

(b) This section does not apply to any vehicle that is of a type capable of being registered:

(1) As a Class A (passenger) vehicle under § 13-912 of this article; or

(2) As a Class E (truck) vehicle under § 13-917 of this article.

(c) This section does not apply in any municipal corporation in Prince George's County.


(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, in Prince George's County, a person may not park a commercial vehicle on any street, highway, driveway, or other property in an area specified as a residential zone under the zoning regulations of Prince George's County.

(2) This subsection does not apply if the parking of the commercial vehicle is essential to the immediate use then being made of the commercial vehicle in conjunction with a commercial transaction for a business enterprise.

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