In general, the law prohibits persons from stopping or parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant. However, if local authorities reduce that distance to less than 10 feet in total length, “the distance shall be indicated by signs or markings.”
Fire hydrants shall be a minimum of 50 feet away from a building or structure, unless as determined by the Fire Chief; a longer minimum distance is needed for the safety of firemen and fire vehicles using the hydrant.
No person shall stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle within 15 feet of a fire hydrant except as follows: (a) If the vehicle is attended by a licensed driver who is seated in the front seat and who can immediately move such vehicle in case of necessity.
Parking near a fire hydrant is prohibited by the California Vehicle Code regardless of whether the curb is painted red or not. There are several thousand hydrants in County area and it is our longstanding practice to not paint the curb. To do so, would not provide any additional enforcement capability.
Parking in front of a fire hydrant isn’t a crime, so a driver won’t go to jail for doing so. However, it is still illegal and therefore a person can count on getting a ticket, amongst other things. The ticket will have some small fines, somewhere around $100.
It is illegal to park a vehicle too close to a fire hydrant. Winning a battle against an unjust fire hydrant parking ticket saves you money and possibly points against your license.
Fire hydrants shall be provided for detached one- and two-family dwellings in accordance with both of the following: (1) The maximum distance to a fire hydrant from the closest point on the building shall not exceed 600 ft (122183 m). (2) The maximum distance between fire hydrants shall not exceed 800 ft (244 m). 7.
A 3 ft (914.4 mm) clear space shall be maintained around the circumference of fire hydrants except as otherwise required or approved. Hydrants – Clearances of seven and one half feet (7’6”) in front of and to the sides of the fire hydrant, with a four feet (4′) clearance to the rear of the hydrant.
Fire hydrants, namely, stand post type, conforming to IS 908: 1975 and underground type conforming to IS 909: 1975 should be provided. For use in industrial establishment, only stand post type hydrants should be provided.
If the curb by a fire hydrant is not painted yellow, can I park in front of the fire hydrant? No. Automobiles must park a minimum of 15 feet from a fire hydrant, regardless of curb color.
Yes, as long as you are fully in your driveway and not in front of it or blocking the sidewalk. You can be fined or towed if you are blocking the driveway entrance, regardless if it is your driveway or someone elses, private or public.
If you are not driving a passenger vehicle, do not park less than 15 feet from the pump.
Yellow indicates that the water comes from a public supply system. Violet means the water comes from a lake or pond. While most areas follow this color scheme, some choose to make up their own system. Either way, fire hydrants may stick out like a sore thumb but those bright colors are chosen with your safety in mind.
White to show the hydrant is a Public system hydrant. Yellow for a Private hydrant connected to a public water system. Red for a special operations hydrant, meaning it’s for special purposes and situations only. Violet to suggest that the water is non-potable.
Drivers should never stop, stand, or park within 15 feet of an NYC fire hydrant. If you receive a fire hydrant parking ticket, the fine will cost you a steep $115. Do not park by a broken hydrant, you will still get a parking ticket.