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Old 10-24-2011, 04:33 PM
 
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We live in a Cul de sac in Durham city limit .One of the neighbor's boy friend every evening parks his huge garbage/dump truck full of garbage and waste behind it on the street in front of his girl friends house which is in the cul de sac.When we drive towards our house we can not see if any kids coming behind that truck or not so it obstructs the view.Also we do not want to see this old dirty truck as an eye sore in front of our houses.
We want to know if it is park a commercial truck on a tiny residential area such a our cul de sac.?Can he park this dump truck on his girl friends drive way ?
Thank you.
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:02 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Can he park this dump truck on his girl friends drive way?
This is a different, or at least more narrow, Q than the thread title:
Can a commercial dump truck be parked in a residential area?

A commercial vehicle parked on the street is an issue for the cops...
to ticket him for or worse (or not at all)...

But when he's parked on a private driveway...
since that can/might become an issue for code enforcement...
the cops won't want to get involved.

hth
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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If it's a full-size dump truck he can't park it on the driveway. It's weight will destroy the concrete. There's nothing illegal about parking the dump truck. You will have to look into the HOA by-laws if they so exist. I do think it's fantastic that you realize the limited sight distance beyond the dump truck. Most drivers don't even think of this and continue to zoom past oblivious of the potential. Congrats! I'm sure that since you realize this you are slowing way down?
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:24 PM
 
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This is a different, or at least more narrow, Q than the thread title:
[b]Can a commercial dump truck be parked in a residential area?
Blame me for the discrepancy there -- I split off this post from a 2+ year old thread and, apparently, didn't use a good choice of words for the new thread title .....
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:32 AM
 
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Durham City Code....[/LEFT]
Sec. 66-187. - Parking of motor vehicles more than 6 feet in width on streets between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 amIt shall be unlawful for any person to park any motor vehicle of a width exceeding 6 feet on any of the public streets in the city between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. following, except when necessary to stop for the purpose of loading or unloading, and then only during the period in which such loading or unloading operation is being carried out.

http://library.municode.com/index.as...tatename=North Carolina
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:33 AM
 
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I used to live in a neighborhood where a neighbor's boyfriend would park his big rig on the street next to her house. It blocked half our neighborhood street. I called the police and they gave him a warning to move it. He had to find a private parking lot in the area that would let him store his rig there b/c it wouldn't fit in the driveway.

If it does fit on her driveway, you might not be able to do anything about it. If she is renting, you could contact the landlord to tell them that his/her driveway is being destroyed by a heavy dumptruck. Also, if the contents of the truck are really smelly and attracting pests, that could be considered a nuisance and might be able to be ticketed.

Try calling/emailing the Durham city and Durham county inspections or police/sheriff departments to ask.
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Check the restrictive covenants for the subdivision.
Many neighborhood restrictive covenants do not allow parking of commercial vehicles.
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