Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Transportation
Department of Transportation
Parking on Primary and Secondary Highways [24 VAC 30 ‑ 640]
Promulgate new regulation governing Parking on Primary and Secondary Highways
Action 5269
General Information
Action Summary Section 46.2-1223 of the Code of Virginia provides that the Commissioner of Highways may, by regulation, regulate parking on any part of the primary and secondary systems of state highways. However, no such regulation has yet been established. Therefore, this action is to establish a new regulation to address the parking-related issues of concern to the Virginia Department of Transportation (“VDOT”) that are not in conflict with localities’ authority to regulate parking under other sections of the Code of Virginia. Such parking-related issues of concern to VDOT include areas along highways where parking impedes the safe or efficient flow of vehicular traffic or the proper operation of the highway. It is highly desirable that counties and towns continue to address, through their ordinances, parking issues on their local streets within their boundaries and that are otherwise maintained by VDOT. Such streets are typically classified as local (or collectors that serve a similar purpose) and primarily serve to provide access to residences or businesses (including parking for those residences and businesses). These streets typically have speed limits of 25 mph and are within a neighborhood or subdivision or in a “residence district” or “business district” of a town.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005832]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8599 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/28/2021.
9479 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/23/2022.
9980 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/16/2023.
Contact Information
Name / Title: JoAnne P. Maxwell  / Agency Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Governance and Legislative Affairs Division
1401 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)786-1830    FAX: (804)225-4700    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.