Roadshow: Parking in front of a neighbor's house is legal but irritating

Jun 30, 2009 Full story: Ledger Dispatch 186

Q: Whoa, Mr. Roadshow! Were you short on space the other day? Yes, it's legal to park in front of someone else's house, as you wrote.

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Flats

Walnutport, PA

#22 May 4, 2011
My neighbors are just as bad. They think they own the whole street. They have 8 pickup trucks and have to park all of them on the street leaving little room for other neighbors to park. They also like to park in front of my house. Sometimes they park on our sidewalks in front of our house. Out of the 8 pickup trucks, only 2 are inspected and registered. I don't get how they get away with it.

The police and township won't do anything about it unless its a major problem or crime.

These neighbors have no common sense/courtesy or respect for anyone.
Sam

Mount Holly, NJ

#23 May 27, 2011
yes, some people don't have common sense and courtesy. I'm facing same problem, my neighbour have friends visiting everyday and they park car in front of my house, even though they have space in front of their house. More over his son park his car everyday in front of my house because his mother needs to park in garage and she go to work early, so he keeps drive way empty. Can't she move his car in morning from drive way. I guess people are just in habbit of parking in streets even though they have driveways.

I just pain to deal such issues, because you can't change people.
SAN JOSE has rude indians

Santa Cruz, CA

#24 Jun 8, 2011
You can PARK in front of anyone's house if it's on a public street for a limited time/days.

For those who complain about people parking in front of your house, nicely ASK and maybe they'll respect you.

I HATE it when they go behind your back and slash your tires, or key your car and say they don't know nothing about it.

Nonetheless, quit yo effin' bitchin!
JJChingate

Baton Rouge, LA

#25 Jun 27, 2011
It may be legal, but it won't prevent me from kicking your ass for doing so.
Jim Trimble

Seattle, WA

#27 Jul 30, 2011
row wrote:
my neighbor works for a plumbing company and parks the company van in front of our house every afternoon and throughout the weekend despite having a space in his driveway and a space on the street in front of his house.(my dad and the neighbor are angry at each other so talking wont help) are there any rules about continuously parking a commercial van or truck in front of someone's house? my dad hates that its an eyesore in front of our house, it blocks the view of the street as we backup our cars from our driveways in the morning, and it makes it look as though our house constantly has plumbing problems. what can we do about this? thanks!
Yes you can have this vehicle towed -if a vehicle impedes your ability to safely exit your driveway it is considered a hazard and can be towed by the police if you call them and advise them that it has put your family in danger several times...

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#28 Jul 30, 2011
The Real Anon wrote:
<quoted text>
You can park one of your own cars there. Or you can get park YOUR car in front of his house, with a big poster on it that says "Whatever Plumbing sucks!"
how about a poster that reads "Real Anon Sucks?" You don't have to answer every topic loser. Dumb answer..
WithManners

Atlanta, GA

#29 Aug 11, 2011
I know that so many of these thoughtless comments like "you don't own the street" and "can't people park in front of the house they are visiting" are correct, but whatever happened to being courteous to your neighbors. "So you can just move." Oh really? Part of the problem with my situation is that these cars are not very attractive, are not simply visitors, are there from about close of business until about 10 o'clock the next day, and block what's left of my curb appeal under the spreading maple tree in front of the house. I'm sinking money into it to put it on the market to sell, partly because the neighborhood has gone downhill and this legal but unfriendly behavior is a good example.

How do I sell a house in this market for enough to get out of the mortgage when it looks like it has a used car lot sprawled out from next door to surround it? What's wrong with wanting it to look appealing to a prospective buyer without having to navigate around one or two of someone else's cars just to view it. One of you want to buy it? Anyone of you who answer "get over it" want to inherit a parking lot for the neighborhood if you're buying a home?

It's apparent to me that so many people think it's no problem as long as it's legal, and not happening to them. They'd do it to someone else and not think twice. It's a sad world we live in anymore...
Jelly

Bellflower, CA

#30 Aug 15, 2011
My neighbors would car pool with someone every morning and they would park right in front of our house. We live in a cul da sac and parking is limited but they still had room in front of their house. We have a mail man, and gardener, and a street sweeper. I got real tired of it so I left a note to please not park in front of our house again..I forgot to mention my husband had to park there when he got home from work and he would have to re park his car after jerk face left...The note worked but the neighbors were all bent out of shape over it and we didnt speak for months.....
Gr8pillock

Chelmsford, MA

#32 Aug 22, 2011
I don't have a sidewalk so the guy is parking ON MY LAWN. Yeah, everyday. This thread made me laugh, man. I'm glad I'm not the only one thinking a nail in the tire might be the way to go!:) Two notes and he just parked on my lawn in front of me as I was pulling in, so I rode his ass and parked right up on him. Not in my driveway...I'm thinking it's time to line the front of my house with some nice pointy boulders.

Ass!:)
Gr8pillock

Chelmsford, MA

#33 Aug 22, 2011
Oh oh! And we have a library down the road and there are Wednesday night music nights. That night, there are cars parked along every inch of the road. No troubles there...it's the dbag with the daily habit.

Yep....pointy boulders.
teece

Elk Grove, CA

#34 Aug 25, 2011
The funniest thing here is the little person who said we need to "volunteer our time, or find something important to complain about". Petty, rude, inconsiderate, thoughtless behavior IS important. Is LizzyBorden so simple-minded she can't figure that out. She (he or it) is only trying to feel superior by judging....there are MILLIONS like her in the world (just like the neighbors we're talking about. We're supporting each other with our valid concerns and I'm glad I found the thread.....
Reinaldo

San Leandro, CA

#35 Oct 21, 2011
The Street Grows Darker wrote:
Paint your curb red... Look around your area and see how the no parking areas look and copy it... If you know a handicapped person they can apply at the DMV office for special parking space placed in front of your house...
Be creative people... Borrow a no parking sign from a neighboring street... Buy a cash for clunker car and park it there...
Is it legal to paint your curb red so nobody would park infront of your house?
perla

Glendale, CA

#37 Nov 5, 2011
ITS REALLY HARD TO GET A PARKING DOWN THE STREET BECAUSE, I STAY IN APARTMENTS, BUT MY NEIGHBORS HAVE A HUGE YARD SPACE ND INSTEAD OF PUTTING THERE CARS IN THERE THEY LEAVE THE TRASH CANS ON THE STREET FROM SUNDAY TILL FRIDAY SO NO ONE KANT PARK THERE, ITS JUST ANNOYING, AND WHEN I MOVED THEM ONCE SHE CAME OUT YELLING FOR ME NOT TO TOUCH HER DAM TRASH CANS... IS THERE SOMETHING I CAN DO??

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#38 Nov 5, 2011
perla wrote:
ITS REALLY HARD TO GET A PARKING DOWN THE STREET BECAUSE, I STAY IN APARTMENTS, BUT MY NEIGHBORS HAVE A HUGE YARD SPACE ND INSTEAD OF PUTTING THERE CARS IN THERE THEY LEAVE THE TRASH CANS ON THE STREET FROM SUNDAY TILL FRIDAY SO NO ONE KANT PARK THERE, ITS JUST ANNOYING, AND WHEN I MOVED THEM ONCE SHE CAME OUT YELLING FOR ME NOT TO TOUCH HER DAM TRASH CANS... IS THERE SOMETHING I CAN DO??
Damn straight there is. There's a law against leaving the cans on the street in Carson (assume thats where you live):

"5265 Residential Collection Placement of Containers.

Every residential householder shall place each solid waste container, recycling container or bundle for collection at the curb in front of the premises, or at the curb at the side of the premises where the premises are adjacent to more than one (1) street. When the premises are adjacent to a paved alley with a minimum width of fifteen (15) feet, the residential householder shall place the container or bundle within two (2) feet of the rear property line for collection. No person shall place such containers or bundles for collection prior to 6:00 p.m. on the day prior to the day on which collection is scheduled to commence in the district. No person shall leave such containers or bundles at the place of collection after 10:00 p.m. on the day of collection in the district.(Ord. 91-956, 2; Ord. 97-1108, 2) "

So, just call the Code Enforcement division and make a complaint:
http://ci.carson.ca.us/content/department/pub...
shamid

Oakland, CA

#39 Nov 17, 2011
Our neighbor parks his son's car (who is away at school) in front of our house and leaves it there for days (once up to three weeks) and then when he thinks someone will call the city, he moves that van and replaces it with the one he drives. We live at the end of a court so space is limiting. What's irritating is 1) he has enough room in his driveway to park 3 cars, 2) he parks in the middle of the space so no other car can fit there 3) he's a a-hole and last time we asked his maintenance people block to not block our driveway, he told us to never speak to people he hires and that he would only speak to my husband and not me (even though I was the one home that almost hit their truck). They don't speak very good english (or not that I've noticed) and are about the most unfriendly people I've met. We have 4 drivers in our family that ARE home and we always have to park down the street or double up in our driveway (thankfully we live at the end of the court but still)! My son is livid but I'm going to put a nice note on their van today to ask him to move up or back so we can also park there. I have a feeling he'll be knocking at our door tonite. Yep, he's that much of an a-hole!!!
Nicole

Livermore, CA

#40 Nov 17, 2011
Just a quick question. Whenever I visit my friends they never have room to park in front of their house. I always end up parking several houses away to try to get in between them and have both houses still have space for more cars in front of their house. I always feel bad about this because sometimes my car is there for a few hours and it can be up to a few times a week. Would this annoy you guys? I don't really know what else I could do
John

San Jose, CA

#41 Nov 19, 2011
Our neighbor's friends block access to utility trailer parked in side yard. There is parking available in front of neighbor's house. I would like to get utility trailer out in an emergency without searching for the owner. We could create sloped entrance but do not have the 1,250 dollars required to complete the work. Wife is physically disabled.

We have had to carry grocery bags several blocks when our Indian neighbors invite a couple hundred people over for a party. No one parks in front of their house.
John

San Jose, CA

#42 Nov 19, 2011
Nicole wrote:
Just a quick question. Whenever I visit my friends they never have room to park in front of their house. I always end up parking several houses away to try to get in between them and have both houses still have space for more cars in front of their house. I always feel bad about this because sometimes my car is there for a few hours and it can be up to a few times a week. Would this annoy you guys? I don't really know what else I could do
We had several difficult neighbors. Both of them were divorced by their wife. Sometimes what goes around comes around.

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#43 Nov 22, 2011
John wrote:
<quoted text>
We had several difficult neighbors. Both of them were divorced by their wife. Sometimes what goes around comes around.
Karma!
loui

Owen Sound, Canada

#44 Nov 26, 2011
la la la wrote:
you can park on the street in front of anyones house they dont own the street
By law, it has time limit. Not all day long.

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