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Old 05-01-2009, 11:01 AM
 
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Most of you know my family relocated here from Nevada at the beginning of April. Well our tags on our car expired at the end of April, so we had planned to just renew this morning (May 1st) online at the Nevada DMV's website. - We can't prove residency yet.
We are parked in our temporary housing parking lot. It is private property, it is owned by the apartment complex. We were issued a parking pass for our car.
At 8am I renewed my registration online, then went down to my car around 10am to find a parking ticket issued by a city cop for expired tags!! The ticket was written at 7:10am.

In Nevada a police officer can not ticket for parking on private property... is this legal in Virginia?
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Denver--->Atlanta--->DC
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hmm i dunno if that's legal but it's definitely not nice.

Last edited by FindingZen; 05-01-2009 at 11:36 AM.. Reason: watch the language...
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:32 AM
 
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I've been searching online and the only thing I have found is this:
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[SIZE=2]Parking Tickets may be written for illegal parking such as vehicular trespassing, parking on sidewalks, fire lane or a disabled zone on private property, including Shopping Malls."

But that was posted on Roanoke's website... but I can't imagine them having different laws than the rest of Virginia.
Parking Ticket FAQs


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Old 05-01-2009, 12:23 PM
 
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It's absolutely legal for them to do that. Most apartment complexes let the local authorities ticket cars for expired tags and stickers.
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Broadlands, VA
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Ive gotten one and the timestamp was 1:10am and its legal.
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Old 05-01-2009, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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It's perfectly legal to do so in Pennsylvania. In fact, even though most of you hate me I have a funny story to share about that. A few weeks ago a neighbor of mine called the police on another neighbor for habitually permitting their dogs to bark loudly at inopportune morning hours. The police officer, a friend of the offending neighbor (who is an EMT) came to diffuse the situation for "show" to appease the caller, and in return he went back to bite the caller in the rear-end by walking up her driveway and citing her for having a vehicle in the driveway with an expired New York registration. Talk about karma coming back to bite you in the rear-end! LOL! That's the way small-town politics works though in PA (I hope this isn't the same in VA).
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Old 05-01-2009, 03:49 PM
 
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It is. I have a condo in Arlington and the police routinely checked cars parked in the garage and ticket them for expired tags, missing decal, out-of-state license plates (because you are supposed to register the car within 60 days), etc.
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Old 05-01-2009, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Yes it's legal. In PWC the complex writes a letter to the department requesting enforcement within the complex for parking issues.
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Denver--->Atlanta--->DC
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One thing I thought of is that generally when renewing your tags from a distance (online or by mail) you have to make sure you get that taken care of before the expiration date just to make sure that everything's kosher when that date rolls around.

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It is. I have a condo in Arlington and the police routinely checked cars parked in the garage and ticket them for expired tags, missing decal, out-of-state license plates (because you are supposed to register the car within 60 days), etc.
What about for people who can legally leave their out-of-state registration?
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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One thing I thought of is that generally when renewing your tags from a distance (online or by mail) you have to make sure you get that taken care of before the expiration date just to make sure that everything's kosher when that date rolls around.


What about for people who can legally leave their out-of-state registration?

Still have to keep them current.
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