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Commercial Vehicles - Trucks & Trailers

Truck Route Designations and Restrictions

Effective January 1, 2017 by Ordinance 6633 (PDF) the City prohibits the operation of commercial vehicles of 16,000-pounds or more in the downtown traffic control zone. The downtown traffic control zone is located from east of C Street NW/SW to west of Auburn Way N/S and from north of 3rd Street. SW/SE and Cross Street SE to south of 3rd Street NW/NE and 4th Street NE. View a map (PDF) of the downtown traffic control zone.


A vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 16,000 pounds or more, as indicated in the records the Washington State Department of Motor Vehicles for the vehicle, may operate in the downtown traffic control zone if the vehicle:

a. is traveling within the downtown traffic control zone for the purpose of making a delivery to a property located within the downtown, traffic control zone, or returning from such a delivery;
b. originated from a property located in the downtown traffic control zone;
c. is a public transit, school bus, or emergency vehicle; or
d. is operating on a truck route (PDF), specifically designated in the City Comprehensive Transportation Plan.


Effective January 1, 2017 by Ordinance 6633 (PDF) the City of Auburn only allows the parking of commercial vehicles on select City streets (see below) for vehicles displaying a City of Auburn commercial vehicle parking permit.
To obtain a commercial vehicle parking permit, the applicant must:

Note: Only one permit will be issued per address/ business license.

One (1) commercial parking permit will be issued upon approval of the City Business License. Each permit is valid for a calendar year, from January 1st to December 1st. The applicant must renew their business license annually and obtain a new parking permit. The permit is valid for the specific vehicle identified on the application, and is not transferable.

The parking permit does not guarantee a parking space, nor does it exempt the vehicle or operator from other regulations.

Note: Trailers may not be parked in the City right-of-way, unless attached to a commercial vehicle.

Business licenses and commercial vehicle parking permits can be obtained by calling 253-931-3090 or email [email protected].

Where to Park

Parking commercial vehicles and attached trailers on City streets typically interferes with sight distances and vehicle clearance, resulting in increased risk of vehicle collision. As such, the City limits the parking of commercial vehicles to the following locations:

D St NW, on both sides, between 44th Street NW and S 277th Street.
D Street
Map (PDF)

E Street NE, west side, between 23rd Street NE and 26th Street NE, daytime only. Note that at this location, parking is prohibited from 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM.
E Street NE
Map (PDF)

Lund Road SW, east side, West Main Street to end.
Lund Street
Map (PDF)

Commercial vehicles may stop or park in other safe locations while in the process of actively loading, unloading, or providing services to residences or businesses in the immediate vicinity of where the vehicle is parked; provided that the free flow of traffic is unobstructed, and not otherwise prohibited.

For questions, please contact us at 253-931-3090 or via email.