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Old 09-19-2011, 04:21 PM
 
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I live in Charlotte in the city limits and to all that say it is illegal to park you car in your yard are wrong! The ordinance says that it is illegal for someone to park their car in the front or side yard of a corner lot. Corner Lot, are the key words. If you do not live on a corner lot this does not apply to you. Many people do not fully read the ordinances and just jump to conclusions. I have had many complaints from the city and then I tell them to come out and look at my property and tell me if it is a corner lot, which it is not. They then immediately back down. Neighbors might be mad as can be, but there is no HOA and no laws broken.
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:02 PM
 
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Moved from Raleigh forum.
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:05 PM
 
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You sound like a great neighbor.
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:05 PM
 
Location: S. Charlotte
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Sure bring down the neighborhood with you, why don't you? Property values are an illusion.
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:14 PM
 
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I live in Charlotte in the city limits and to all that say it is illegal to park you car in your yard are wrong! The ordinance says that it is illegal for someone to park their car in the front or side yard of a corner lot. Corner Lot, are the key words. If you do not live on a corner lot this does not apply to you. Many people do not fully read the ordinances and just jump to conclusions. I have had many complaints from the city and then I tell them to come out and look at my property and tell me if it is a corner lot, which it is not. They then immediately back down. Neighbors might be mad as can be, but there is no HOA and no laws broken.
never let facts get in the way of a good rant!

Sec. 14-216 (a) it shall be unlawful to stop, stand, or park a vehicle:
25. Between the curb or edge of the pavement of a street and the front building line of a single family detached, duplex, triplex, or quadraplex dwelling unit projected to the side lot other than completely upon an improved driveway or improved parking pad. For purposes of this subsection, "improved" means surfaced with concrete, asphalt, gravel, or any other material commonly used for the parking of vehicles, but not including grass or dirt. The prohibition of this section shall not apply:
a.
On lots where parking is not permitted on adjacent streets surrounding the property and the front building line of the dwelling unit is less than 20 feet from the back of the curb line or edge of pavement, or the lot width at the front building line is less than 25 feet; or
b.
In conjunction with special events involving family or social gatherings provided such events do not occur more frequently than once a week.
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Native Son I rated your post positively but wish now I could take it back.

Going straight to the facts is such a kill-joy approach. You should've let this gone on for a little while. I feel like you've effectively killed the topic before it even got to be any fun.

I'm gonna pretend that there's a "c." to Sec. 14-216 that contains something about properties that aren't corner lots being excluded from what seems like a perfectly logical rule. It'd also be fun if the OP could post a picture of what their front lawn/parking lot looks like. I think then we could pick a proper side (neighbors v OP).
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:52 PM
 
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Corner lot or non-corner lot?

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Old 09-19-2011, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Robinson Church rd.
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Corner lot or non-corner lot?
Could be worse. They could all be sitting on cinder blocks!


Kidding aside, nothing wrong with that. You proberly have a few people living there eh?
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:19 PM
 
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The trick to avoiding being cited for violation of this ordinance is to allow your grass to grow high enough so that it covers all the cars on your lawn.

As Jeff Foxworthy once said, if you mow your lawn and find a car...
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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The trick to avoiding being cited for violation of this ordinance is to allow your grass to grow high enough so that it covers all the cars on your lawn.

As Jeff Foxworthy once said, if you mow your lawn and find a car...
...there is an outside chance, that just maybe you might be a redneck.
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