Auto Test Drive Routes

Auto dealership operators in Santa Monica are responsible and liable for any activities of a common carrier, operator or people involved with loading or unloading of vehicles. The Santa Monica Municipal code also requires auto-related businesses to submit and adhere to auto delivery routes. The purpose of this requirement is to ensure auto-related facilities operate harmoniously with adjacent and surrounding uses.

Auto Test driving is permitted on streets which are designated by the City as major collector streets; test driving is not permitted on residential streets or alleys. Each dealership operator is obligated to inform all its personnel of this requirement and to ensure compliance with it.

Dealerships are required to confirm compliance with the approved plans on an annual basis. [SMMC 9.04.12.040]

Auto Test Route Instructions and Form

Auto Dealership Loading and Unloading Guidelines