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Old 11-18-2008, 12:56 AM
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Is anyone familiar with how to register a complaint about the parking of a large trailer and boat on a residential neighborhood street in Phoenix?

We have a neighbor across the street from us that constantly does things that annoys the neighborhood. It's like a "greatest hits" of bad neighbors: a large barking dog, works on his muscle car in the middle of the night and revs the engine (at 3am on weeknights), runs his leaf blower in his front yard in the middle of the night on weeknights, etc. His latest trick is to park a large trailer and boat in front of his house and leave it parked there indefinitely. Normally I wouldn't care much about this, but our street is narrow and it impacts our ability to get in and out of our driveway.

We've already complained to the HOA, and they're "pursuing it", with no resolution in sight. It appears to violate city ordinance 36-040, but I don't know how to register a complaint with the city. Do I have to call the police to complain? I'd really rather not waste an officer's time with low priority stuff like that, considering their responsibilities. Are there other city offices that I can pursue this with?
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:21 AM
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Doesn't sound like it's a violation of Phoenix city codes on the face of it. Parking ordinances are in the PCC 36-100 series, and I don't think there's such a code as 36-040.

36-140 though, deals with parking semis, tractors, and trailers on public right-of-ways. That wouldn't apply in this case either, because that ordinance has a GVW weight requirement ... ie: it has to be a 1-ton truck or a semi.

If the boat trailer's parked in one spot for longer than 48 hours, it can be 'tagged' and then later towed by the parking enforcement detail. That's PCC 36-147

Your HOA is the go-to place for this, if it bugs you. That's the reason for HOAs and their CCRs.

If you need to talk to a cop about it, and don't want to bother a patrol officer for something that would be a sticker on a windshield, go here to this Phoenix map, find your area, and the CAO (community action officer) for your neighborhood. He/she can give you more advice.

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Old 11-18-2008, 11:47 AM
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This from the City of Phoenix Web Site. Where to contact for your type of problem. They'll guide you through the process and direct you to the right person for your complaint.

The Code Enforcement Policy is the guideline that the Preservation Division follows when seeking compliance of violations to the regulations enforced: neighborhood Preservation Ordinance; Zoning Ordinance; Construction and Building Code; Mobile Vending; Street Vending; and portions of the Animal Ordinance.

Main Contacts: Telephone: (602) 262-7844 Fax: (602) 495-5567 E-mail: blight@phoenix.gov

Code Enforcement Policy/Process: English (100k) En Español (100k)
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Phoenix does have an ordinance about parked vehicles on the street that have not been moved after 72 hours and can be ticketed.
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Old 11-19-2008, 05:51 AM
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Ever thought about talking to the guy?
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