said there was a time and a place for everything he had not encountered
the problem of parking his automobile.”
Most condo units come with one parking spot although in many new
developments parking spots are limited in number and are sold
Most likely you own a parking spot and usually that is the only place
where you are allowed to park your car or light truck.
A parking spot is for a car or a light truck. It is not to be used for
storage. Extra tires, winter clothes, kids toys or sporting equipment
stored in your parking spot.
This should be a no-no. Not only is the van full of belongings but the
owner has piled stuff on top of the roof.
Someone in your
If you find that someone has parked their car in your space, it is your
responsibility, not the security guards, to phone parking enforcement
to have the vehicle ticketed and towed. You may have to wait up to an
hour, or more, for a parking enforcement officer to show up and you
will have to prove that the parking space is for your exclusive use and
you must sign the parking ticket.
Once the vehicle has been ticketed, the parking enforcement officer, or
call for a tow truck to remove the vehicle.
Parking a second car or a company truck in the Visitor’s Parking area
is a sure way to annoy the other residents as their legitimate visitors
will then have nowhere to park.
Some condos use a private company to ticket cars that are illegally
parked on the property or their security guards are authorized to write
parking tickets. A tow truck will only tow a car if it has been
Some unit owners rent out rooms or, if in a townhouse, their basement.
The renters usually have a car, maybe two. That is one major source of
tension as the extra cars take up all the Visitor Parking spots and
cars are parked in the condo's driveways and Fire Routes.
How rigidly the parking rules at a condo gets enforced is up to the
board. Some boards enforce the parking rules vigorously and up to a
vehicle a day gets towed off the property or the directors will ignore
problems or even park their own vehicles in the Visitors'
Anyone can phone parking enforcement if they see someone has parked in
a fire route or is illegally parking in a handicap parking spot;
don't need any special authority to do that.
24 hours, seven days a week.