Do you have the right to tell someone not to park in front of your house?
Actually, it is illegal to block your driveway...however, it is perfectly legal for them to park in front of your house since you do not own the street or sidewalk. My suggestion is to speak with your husband first about the situation. What you have to decide is how far you want this to go and in what direction. You can either make life long friends or have enemies until one of you moves out. I don't suggest getting their car towed as a way to start things off, yes, they blocked your driveway...but in order to keep some sense of civility, I highly suggest you all come to an agreement like adults...
by evaohell - 5 hours ago
Oh my gosh. I feel so sorry for you because I have had this problem before. I have lived in my home for over 12 years and on either side of me and across the street a variety of renters have come and gone over the years. Many have parked their cars in front of my home when they had space in front of theirs! It appalls me, and also, they have their visiting family or friends do the same. One night I pulled out of my garage to head to the drugstore for aspirin because I had a headache, Luckily as I pulled out I happened to glance in the rear view mirror and saw a car parked in front of my driveway. I slammed on my brakes and jumped out of the car. The people next door were on their lawn just talking. I said, "I almost hit your car." So with a look of resentment, the perpetrator moved his car as if I were inconveniencing him. Okay - this is a bad problem you are having. It is illegal to block someone's driveway if you cannot pull out and you can call the police and it will be towed. Also, if someone leaves a car in front of your home indefinitely, or if that car has no license plates, it can be towed. The downside is it doesn't make for a good situation with your neighbors. If they are ignorant enough to park in front of your home and block your driveway, they are jerks and might resent what you do. That would make you nervous if they are vindictive. But it is not illegal to park in front of your home under normal circumstances. I have a homeowners organization, and the only time they'd get involved in that is if an RV was parked on the street for a certain length of time because it is against the rules and regulations. I feel so sorry for you. Good luck. Oh, one time last Christmas my next door neighbor had his relatives' cars parked in front of my home for two weeks, which meant my relatives and friends had to park in front of someone else's homes. I got so mad I turned on the lawn sprinklers because they tend to blow water on the cars. It didn't stop them, though! Now that I've vented, I am very glad your husband will talk to these neighbors. Legally he does not have a case, but if they are actually good people, maybe the talk will do some good. Again, good luck.
by fried_twinkie1 - 5 hours ago
I had the same problem, this is very annoying it gives me a problem entering my drive way. so I called my local police few time, and what they start doing is every time if there's a car parking 5ft in from my drive way, they will give them a $30 ticket. and I'm using my parents name that is older over 65 to apply for handicap parking front of my house, so no body can park there without a handicap pass. Done I can keep front of my house clear all times.
by Ken K - 5 hours ago
It is legal for them to park in front of your house on the street as that is city property. However, if they are blocking your driveway, you can have their vehicle towed or have them cited by the police or city.
by Heather - 5 hours ago
It's not legal for them to block your driveway, other than that if they are parking on a public street, it is legal and nothing you can do about it.
by Classy Granny - 5 hours ago
If they block your driveway or block you in on the street where you can not get out, call the police. They will tow the car.
by not now - 5 hours ago
They can't block your driveway, but they are allowed to park where they want, legally. In the road, in their driveway, in their yard or garage. The moving truck shouldn't have blocked your driveway, and you should have immediately told them to move it. You making such a huge deal of this because you don't like to look at their cars on the street, makes me very happy that I'm not living in your neighborhood. You'd probably yell at me for not planting my flowers evenly.
by Sheila valencia - 5 hours ago
You cannot stop them from parking their car on the street if they are legally parked. If they are parked illegally (blocking driveway, blocking in your car) simply call the police and the police will issue tickets have them towed.
by Pascal the Gambler - 5 hours ago
yes you can also get the vehicle towed on there expense.
by bkzant93 - 5 hours ago
I think you should call the cops if they are blocking your driveway
by San - 5 hours ago
Yep, it's legal to park on a public street, but not to block your driveway. Ask them to move it and if they don't get it towed. But perhaps bringing them fresh baked cookies and welcoming them would be better.
by Nobel Devotie - 5 hours ago
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