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Unread 09-16-2008, 07:41 PM
 
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Default street parking question

I'm a student at the Richard Stockton College of NJ, i have off campus housing about a mile from school. I share the house with my roommate and myself, my roommate owns the house therefore gets use of the driveway. Besides the front of my car scrapes coming out of the driveway anyway.

Its a residential street with a speed limit of 25, no shoulder and no middle dividing line. Am i allowed to park in front of the house on the street? I see no signs saying no street parking, but the neighbor across the street said i would get a ticket if i did. I've been there about a month now with no trouble yet, am i breaking the law?

Any help is appreciated...Thanks You
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Unread 09-17-2008, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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A lot of towns in NJ prohibit street parking overnight. Most of them post such a prohibition on signs located at the municipal limits, and not on every block of every street. See this example from West Hartford, CT:



Look for similar signs at the limits of your town, and call town hall or the police department to ask if they have such an ordinance (you don't have to give your address/name or tell them that you're parking now, just ask if such an ordinance exists).
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Unread 09-17-2008, 08:48 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Yup just call the town and explain you recently moved into town and wondered if its ok to park on the street. You may have to give the street name.
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Unread 09-17-2008, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Bergen County New Jersey
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Not to be mean or anything, but wouldn't calling your local cops be the first thought, before posting to folks that have very little chance of living anywhere around where you are? Again, no swipe at you saying you are a college student or anything. In fact, being a student from an era of much lower technology, (late 70s-early 80s) I wish I had the web as a resource. It just seemed like such a local thing.
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Unread 09-17-2008, 11:41 AM
 
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If the neighbor said you will get a ticket, then your probably will. Do you see any other cars parked in street? If not, then there is no parking allowed.
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Unread 09-17-2008, 03:46 PM
 
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Not to be mean or anything, but wouldn't calling your local cops be the first thought, before posting to folks that have very little chance of living anywhere around where you are? Again, no swipe at you saying you are a college student or anything. In fact, being a student from an era of much lower technology, (late 70s-early 80s) I wish I had the web as a resource. It just seemed like such a local thing.
well i googled "new jersey street parking laws" or something of the sort and this came up.

I didnt want to draw police attention unless i had to. There are other cars parked on the street they pull a little bit into the grass, thats what i started doing.

Thanks for the replies
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Unread 09-17-2008, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Street parking laws are different in every town. Local ordinances enforced by local police. Check with your town. The info is probably not on the town's website, so if you want to be sure, call.
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