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Old 03-24-2017, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Frisco, Texas
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My home sits on a corner lot overseeing a green belt with walking trails. I had the home built in 2006 with the hopes of being in a more family friendly less cluttered area than my previous home in Dallas. But now, it has started. Some neighbors have begun to think that my corner lot property is excess parking space for their cars. I have one guy who lives 7 houses up with several cars who started to park their cars on the perimeter on my home. I finally had to leave a message to please park in their own area. Legally, any one can park anywhere since they are public streets so even the HOA can not enforce anything to the matter.


Does any one know of a city ordinance in their town; a courtesy law if you will, that gives residents some leverage in protecting the area in front (or in my case, front and side) of their home? I'm looking for ideas to present to my city council.
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Old 03-24-2017, 11:29 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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No, any public road where I have lived is fair game for parking. The only regulation here is a city law that bans parking on the street in the same spot for more than 72 hours, but it's only enforced if someone complains, then they mark the tire and come back 72 hours later to ticket it if still there. We are also on a corner, and have 3 cars but the driveway will hold 6, so even when we have guests it's rare to have people parked in front or on the side, except for big holiday dinners.
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Old 03-24-2017, 11:32 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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My home sits on a corner lot overseeing a green belt with walking trails. I had the home built in 2006 with the hopes of being in a more family friendly less cluttered area than my previous home in Dallas. But now, it has started. Some neighbors have begun to think that my corner lot property is excess parking space for their cars. I have one guy who lives 7 houses up with several cars who started to park their cars on the perimeter on my home. I finally had to leave a message to please park in their own area. Legally, any one can park anywhere since they are public streets so even the HOA can not enforce anything to the matter.


Does any one know of a city ordinance in their town; a courtesy law if you will, that gives residents some leverage in protecting the area in front (or in my case, front and side) of their home? I'm looking for ideas to present to my city council.


And that's why you're out of gas on this one.
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Old 03-24-2017, 12:13 PM
 
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Makes me glad our predominately retired community bans street parking due to narrow streets/roads. I don't look out my front window and see parked cars.
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Old 03-24-2017, 12:17 PM
 
Location: SoCal again
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I feel your pain. My neighbor has 6 cars. Cluttered in their driveway, on their grass, next to their house and in front of my house.


Nothing you can do.
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Old 03-24-2017, 01:00 PM
 
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I feel your pain. My neighbor has 6 cars. Cluttered in their driveway, on their grass, next to their house and in front of my house.


Nothing you can do.


......."on their grass"...

I'm glad our city requires all cars to be parked on prepared surfaces.


Parking on lawns is the " slippery slope" to things going downhill.
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Old 03-24-2017, 01:09 PM
 
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My home sits on a corner lot overseeing a green belt with walking trails. I had the home built in 2006 with the hopes of being in a more family friendly less cluttered area than my previous home in Dallas. But now, it has started. Some neighbors have begun to think that my corner lot property is excess parking space for their cars. I have one guy who lives 7 houses up with several cars who started to park their cars on the perimeter on my home. I finally had to leave a message to please park in their own area. Legally, any one can park anywhere since they are public streets so even the HOA can not enforce anything to the matter.


Does any one know of a city ordinance in their town; a courtesy law if you will, that gives residents some leverage in protecting the area in front (or in my case, front and side) of their home? I'm looking for ideas to present to my city council.
The road in front of "your property" is not your property. You already know the answer - they can legally park anywhere. Including in front of - gasp - your house.
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Old 03-24-2017, 01:26 PM
 
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The only thing I can think of would be to find a reason for permit parking and then restricted to certain spots, which I don't think you will be able to do unfortunately.
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Old 03-24-2017, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Location: Happy Place
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Too many cars in my development. People have huge two story houses, 3-4 teenagers so there may be six cars per house. They park all over the place with little regard to existing city regulations. The main entry has some bubba type that has two huge pick-ups and two sedans parked in his drive and in front of his home. Go to turn into the development is risky as there is only room for one car, either one going in or one going out.

Such is life in a development. And of course, garages are used as storage rooms so no room to park their car in the garage, imagine that.
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Old 03-24-2017, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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As others have mentioned, your sticking point litres in the fact that nobody is parking on your property. They are parking in public space that's not restricted.

There are municipalities and neighborhoods that do not allow street parking in residential areas. One of these may suit you better. But in your current situation, there's probably little you can do about legal street parking. Unless you can make a case that vehicles are abandoned, probably.
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