How Far Must You Park From a Stop Sign?

The distance required by law between a parked car and a stop sign varies depending on the location. Several U.S. cities require 30 feet between a parked car and a stop sign.

The state of New Jersey and the city of San Diego require 50 feet. An intersection with a traffic signal is often treated the same as a stop sign in terms of how close a driver can park. Standard parking distance from a crosswalk is usually 20 to 25 feet, while the required distance from a fire hydrant is usually 10 feet. The section of the curb near a fire hydrant or stop sign is often painted red to warn drivers that it is illegal to park there.