Parking Regulations

General regulations

The following are general parking regulations from Lenexa’s City Code:

  • Don’t park any part of a vehicle on any grass, vegetated area or yard area or sidewalk unless authorized by the City.
  • Don’t park a vehicle within 5 feet of a street-side mailbox between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., except on Sundays and holidays.
  • Any vehicle parked on the public street must move every 48 hours.
  • A vehicle may not be used as living quarters.
  • Don’t park a vehicle with 15 feet of a fire hydrant. 

Inoperable vehicles

Vehicles are deemed to be inoperable if any of the following conditions are met:

  • Vehicle is missing a current valid license plate.
  • Vehicle is placed on jacks, blocks, chains or other supports. (For safety reasons, vehicles on jacks or blocks should never be left unattended.)
  • Vehicle is missing one or more parts necessary to be lawfully operated on streets or highways.

An inoperable vehicle can stored in an enclosed garage or other building. It may not be parked on a driveway or public road. Inoperable vehicles left on the road are subject to being towed.

Vehicles parked on the road, driveway or other parking area must remain street operable.

Full regulations on inoperable vehicles

Boats, trailers, motorhomes and RVs (device)

You must park recreational vehicles in your side or rear yard, behind the building line. They must also be screened  from view (with a few exceptions). Recreational vehicles must be stored in a clean and neat manner, and in usable working condition at all times.

Boats, trailers, motorhomes and RVs may be parked temporarily in your driveway for up to four days a month. If you need to park in your driveway for more than a few days, you must first get a Temporary Parking Permit(PDF, 26KB). No more than four seven-day permits are allowed in a calendar year at the same address.

The number of recreational vehicles allowed on a property is based on zoning and lot size. For details on your specific property, contact Community Standards at 913.477.7500.

Known collectively in City Code as “devices,” full regulations for boats, trailers, motorhomes, RVs and other recreational vehicles are in the City Code.

Full regulations for devices

Commercial vehicles

Any vehicle that meets one or more of these specifications is considered a commercial vehicle in Lenexa:

  • Weight specifications greater than 10,000 pounds
  • More than 23 feet long
  • More than 8 feet tall
  • More than 9 feet wide
  • Any flatbed truck, dump truck, utility wrecker or tow truck
  • Any vehicle with permanently mounted equipment

A vehicle with business-related logos is not automatically a commercial vehicle by City Code.

Commercial vehicles can’t park on any public street, private street or private property in a residential area for more than two consecutive hours. Exceptions include:

  • Emergency situations.
  • The vehicle is actively engaged in legitimate loading or unloading activities.
  • The vehicle is a part of permitted construction or service call actively underway on adjacent property.
  • The vehicle is making routine deliveries to adjacent property.
  • The vehicle is located within a completely enclosed structure.

Full regulations for parking

Reporting violations

To report a parking regulation violation for a vehicle on the street, contact the Lenexa Police Department's non-emergency line at 913.466.7301.

If your concern is about a vehicle or device parked in a driveway or private property, report a problem or contact Community Standards at 913.477.7500.

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